Review: The Bones of Our Fathers by Elin Gregory

 

 
Length: 80,000 words approx
 
Publisher: Manifold Press
 
Cover Design: Michelle Peart
 

Blurb

Malcolm Bright, brand new museum curator in a small Welsh Border town, is a little lonely, until – acting as emergency archaeological consultant on a new housing development – he crosses the path of Rob Escley, aa Dirty Rob, who makes Mal’s earth move in more ways than one.

Then Rob discovers something wonderful, and together they must combat greedy developers and a treasure hunter determined to get his hands on the find. Are desperate measures justified to save the bones of our fathers? Will Dirty Rob live up to his reputation? Do museum curators really do it meticulously?

Answers must be found for the sake of Mal’s future, his happiness and his heart.

My Review

This isn’t the first book I’ve read by this author, and I’m always struck by the excellent description that makes you feel as if you’re right there with the characters, seeing what they see, and feeling what they feel.
I liked Mal and Rob right from the start. They’re opposites, but their attraction to each other is immediate and they hit it off the minute they start talking (and flirting). Their romance meanders through the story, set against the fascinating backdrop of an incredible archaeological find, and the resultant drama, making in me (and I imagine most other readers) wanting to give Mal a good slap and tell him to grovel to Rob much earlier than he did.
The supporting characters filled out the story wonderfully, and I liked Harvey, Gary, Betty, and Morris the monster dog. Despite the length of the book, I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a day and a half. I can definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a really good plot, a strong romance, and a bit of a falling out, ending with a HEA.

 

Author Bio

Elin Gregory lives in South Wales and works in a museum in a castle built on the edge of a Roman Fort! She reckons that’s a pretty cool job.

Elin usually writes on historical subjects, and enjoys weaving the weird and wonderful facts she comes across in her research into her plots. She likes her heroes hard as nails but capable of tenderness when circumstances allow. Often they are in danger, frequently they have to make hard choices, but happy endings are always assured.

Current works in progress include one set during the Great War, another in WW2, one set in the Dark Ages and a series of contemporary romances set in a small town on the Welsh border.

www.elingregory.com
www.facebook.com/elin.gregory
@ElinGregory
www.elingregory.wordpress.com

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