I LOVE a second book in a series that stands up to the first! Doors Of Gold And Rust was just as wonderful as the first book! I liked that this story still had the same characters we already know, and involved the same house, but there are a whole lot of NEW mysteries to uncover. It was exciting, and I enjoyed it!
The story picks up just four months after the resolution of the last story, and we find Evelyn has befriended Jake, and Alex is a bit estranged as he’s living with his mom out of town. Evelyn receives a letter that sparks the return of Alex and the eventual discovery of a long-hidden murder on the Byrne House grounds.
A.N. Willis writes with a beautiful storytelling quality that makes the reader melt into the pages. I truly escape this world and become part of her story when I’m reading. I was excited to find that this new mystery in the Byrne House was just as exciting and dangerous as in the previous book. I didn’t want the story to end, and found myself reading every moment possible!
Alex and Evelyn’s characters have a lot of struggles throughout this book. These were not my favorite parts of the story. I thought a little honestly between the two could have gone a long way. I will say though, I liked that we moved passed confrontations quickly.
Overall, I loved this book! It’s a wonderful extension of the characters and the story from book 1. The mixture of mystery, paranormal, romance, and enemies melded into this perfect book!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend