I really enjoyed reading Tracing Invisible Threads by C. Fonseca. This novel is a charming, low-angst romance with an added cozy-mystery that brings the two women, photographer Eleanor Heysen and historian Alexa Bellamy together. The mystery involves Alexa’s ancestry, and as the two work to solve it, dark secrets emerge involving Alexa’s family.
The romance in the story is perfectly written. It is sweet and fairly slow, but quite steamy too. The chemistry between the two is evident from the moment they meet, but past heartbreak on both sides make them fearful of what they’re feeling. All of the characters are well-written and realistic. I especially liked Alexa’s grandmother, Grace. I just hope I’m as feisty as she is when I get to be her age.
While the characters, the mystery, and the romance are obviously important in this tale, I think the real gem of this story is the setting. Most of the story takes place in and around Melbourne, Australia. Not only do we get to see some of the beautiful places in this city and the surrounding communities, we also get to learn some of the history of this area since it involves the mystery in the book.
This novel and the history revealed in the book makes a fascinating read. I am very impressed with this intriguing and complex romantic mystery, and I’m glad I was given the chance to read this story.
I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.