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A Certain Truth: The Trials of Kit Shannon    by James Scott Bell order for
Certain Truth
by James Scott Bell
Order:  USA  Can
Bethany, 2004 (2004)
* *   Reviewed by Melissa Parcel

Newly married attorney Kit Shannon Fox had been looking forward to a peaceful honeymoon cruise with her husband Ted. She is excited that they will have some time away from the pressures of her legal career and Ted's focus on developing his monoplane. She doesn't count on one of her fellow passengers being murdered and his wife accused of the crime.

Kit is sure that the murdered man's wife, Wanda Boswell, had nothing to do with her husband Chilton's death. But many people, including the deceased's mother, knew of problems in the marriage. With the trial set in a small town where the prosecutor and the judge are brothers, Kit must summon all of her ingenuity to present Wanda's case. Is Wanda being completely truthful with Kit? Troubling and exciting things also come up in Kit's own marriage. Is the legal profession still God's calling for newlywed Kit Fox?

This is the third book in The Trials of Kit Shannon series. It is always intriguing to see how the author incorporates real issues from the early 1900s into the story, combining historical facts with the fictional account. The most thought-provoking part of this episode is the issue of whether or not Kit should continue working now that she's married, a dilemma still prevalent today. A Certain Truth also involves the mystery of who actually killed Chilton Boswell?

Readers will enjoy seeing how Kit and her co-workers get to the truth. I continue to be fascinated by the rules of law from this time period, and marvel at how far we've come to protect the innocent (and the guilty as well). Fans of legal thrillers and Christian fiction will enjoy this installment in the series, which can stand alone or as a part of the ongoing saga of the legal system of 1907 California.

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