Bonnie Turkle, multimedia historian for the Kentucky Commission of Tourism, is dispatched to Mud Creek, a tiny eastern Kentucky town, with few prospects but many oddballs, to rescue important artifacts from McBride’s Music Hall. Now fallen beyond disrepair, McBride’s was once a jewel of the early American music scene, an intersection of the country-western and rhythm and blues circuits. The former owner’s grandson, Will McBride, who also happens to be Mud Creek’s esteemed mayor, would like nothing more than to see the place bull-dozed in favor of a factory that will provide much-needed jobs to his citizens.
But Bonnie finds evidence of a legendary musical event at the music hall and her plans to turn it into a museum put Mud Creek’s economic future at risk – not to mention the growing flirtation between the two of them. If Will and Bonnie can’t find common ground, the town’s past and future will be lost.
My Thoughts :
I have been a huge fan of Molly Harper's books since I read that first Jane Jameson book. Even her non paranormal books have been brilliant reads and I was really excited to read this second Bluegrass book. The book manages to stand alone so it doesn't matter if you have read the first book, My Bluegrass Baby.
Set in Kentucky this series revolves around the people working for the Comission of Tourism. This time we meet Bonnie who is a historian who is been given the job of checking out the old McBride's Music Hall before it is converted into a factory which will bring some much needed jobs and money to the town of Mud Creek. However Bonnie reveals some amazing history behind the place that has been sitting empty and ignored and she becomes involved in trying to turn it into a museum. Much to the despair of the citizens of Mud Creek.
The humour and fun filled writing style that fills all the Molly Harper books is also present here in Rhythm and Bluegrass. The characters are just as likable as those in the paranormal books I love so much. With a great plot and some interesting subject matter this is a really good read. Yes it may lack the vampires and werewolves that readers are used to but otherwise this is a typical Molly Harper read.
I really enjoyed this one and it was just what I needed to give me a break from the fangs and fur. I read this in record time and loved following Bonnie and Will's rocky relationship. If you are looking for something that will make you laugh and give you that feel good feeling then look no further. Rhythm & Bluegrass is a satisfying read and I look forward to more in the series.