Love can be expressed in many forms. Jacqueline E. Garlick is one author who has been able to write about the tangible connection between love and loyalty. The depth of her understanding of the connection can be seen in her novel ‘Noir‘ from the Illumination Paradox series.
The book tells the tale of a lady named Eyelet Elsworth. A woman who navigates through the unknown lands to save the one person who understood and accepted her. A person who loved her despite all her defects and failures. The man who had been framed. A man who had been sentenced to death. The man whose name was Urlick Babbit! Eyelet knows that her love had very little time and so she bands together with some unusual and yet loyal associates. People she can trust.
Her journey leads her to uncover secrets that are dangerous. Secrets that could challenge the new ruler’s claim to the throne. The new ruler of the time was Penelope Rapture. Penelope however is on a quest of her on. She is vying to speed up Urlick’s execution. When she learns of Eyelet’s agenda she vowed to stop Eyelet at any cost.That does not spell good news for Eyelet!
Noir is a perfect mix of romance, deception and loyalty. It is a book that will pull at your heart strings and make you realize how valuable loyal accomplices are. Jacqueline E. Garlick spins a web of mystery around her characters as each one of them follows their own quest. The twist and turns in the plot will keep you at the edge of your seat till the very end.
The book will make a great addition to your collection of novels in the romance series. The author’s understanding of each of her characters helps her give her words shape. You will find it easy to let your imagination take you through the entire story line. That in itself makes this book a must have!