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Review by Suze
Jax is looking for a killer. His reputation is at stake and being away from his usual surroundings is exactly what he needs. He's looking for a wanted criminal, a promise he's made to an innocent man and wants to see through. Jax doesn't like the countryside, but that's where he has to stay for the duration of his search. Jax is a rogue and he isn't looking for love, he's content with his city lifestyle. Will broadening his horizons be good for him?
Jax is lucky enough to find Daisy, a young widow with an ability that could be useful. Maybe she can give him some much needed leads. Daisy never made a secret of her unusual skill. She can draw images from people's thoughts. When she's trying to transfer them on paper she's in a trance. This always results in an astonishingly accurate drawing. In the past she wanted to show off, but doesn't anymore, because it brought her serious trouble. She had to marry an older man, but their marriage didn't last long, because he died. She planned to help others with his money, but discovers that he never intended to go through with what he promised her. Now she's selling portraits to supplement her allowance. She's determined to just paint and never use her gift again, but then Jax asks for her help. Will she be able to give him what he wants and what will be the result of coming out of hiding?
The Lady Who Drew Me In is another amazing book by Thomasine Rappold. The Sole Survivor series is fantastic. I love how strong the heroines are. Daisy has a wonderful personality. She wants to help others, she's great with children and she's kindhearted. I admired her spirit and loved her from the start. Jax is supposed to be a rogue who only likes being in the city. He has a reputation, but he's actually also really nice and honorable with a fabulous sense of humor. I loved the chemistry between Daisy and Jax and couldn't wait to find out where it would lead. They are evenly matched and they are a good team. They're interesting characters and I enjoyed reading about their thoughts, problems, abilities and wishes.
Thomasine Rappold has a lovely easy flowing writing style. She always manages to captivate me from the moment I start reading one of her stories and The Lady Who Drew Me In is both gripping and entertaining. I loved the historical setting combined with the strength of the woman she writes about. Her colorful and detailed descriptions make the story come to life incredibly well. I also admire the original approach of special abilities. The Sole Survivor stories feel completely realistic and that makes them even more compelling. I highly recommend The Lady Who Drew Me In, it's a terrific intriguing read.
The Sole Survivor series is a great series about brave women with unusual abilities. The books can be read as standalones, but if you like the genre I advise you to read all of them.