I thoroughly enjoyed reading April Snow, book two in Steward’s Dana McGarry Series. In this installment, we follow beautiful, sensitive, and independent Dana as she, now newly single, relocates from New York City to London in order to start fresh and further advance her career. Having filed her divorce papers she is looking to improve upon her position as a buyer for B. Altman, a posh and exclusive department store, and re-build her personal life.
Now, hurt and vulnerable, Dana can’t help question her decision to end her eight year marriage, while at the same time wonder about her true calling in life and who she really is deep down. She must also learn to take care of herself and not make everyone else a priority.
In London, a helpful priest, Father Macaulay guides her and helps her ponder these questions. Doors begin to open for her when the position as fashion director at the House of Cirone becomes a possibility along with the chance of another job back home in New York. She also starts taking riding lessons and meets a handsome and wealthy man who seems to care for her deeply. All appears to be moving well. But then, fate shows her face in the most unexpected and tragic of circumstances, and once again destiny puts Dana to a test.
Lynn Steward has a special talent when it comes to writing about women who are strong yet sensitive and vulnerable. Her knowledge of the fashion business speaks for itself; the story sparkles with authenticity. I found the dynamics and cut throat aspect of the fashion industry especially fascinating. Readers will love Dana and following her ups and downs as she tries to fulfil her journey in life. The story moves at a quick, comfortable pace, making this a great leisurely read. The secondary characters are interesting and Steward will make you love them or hate them. April Snow is an entertaining, compelling sequel to A Very Good Life and I can’t wait for book three. Recommended.