The Mobster’s Daughter by Rachel Scott McDaniel | Review

The Mobster’s Daughter is Rachel Scott McDaniel’s 4th release, and guys, it’s the best one yet. If you love historical romance set in the 1920s with beautiful faith threads (I do!!), you have to add this one to your TBR.

Check out the back cover, followed by my review. Or just go buy it, either way. 😉

Back Cover

The one man who could help her, must never know her name.

If Kate Chamberlin can’t reveal her true identity to the world, she must settle for sharing only her talent. Hired as a musician for KDKA radio, Kate plays everything from sponsors’ jingles to complex sonatas. As long as the whispers around the broadcasting room refer to her as “Killjoy Kate” and not “Catarina the crime boss’s daughter,” then her life is safe from danger.

Or so she thinks.

When anonymous, violent threats surface, Kate’s wary of accepting protection from the handsome private investigator, Detective Jennings. His save-the-world attitude is as charming as his manners, but no one, especially him, can know the gruesome realities of her birth.

The 1924 Pittsburgh underworld is as complicated as it is elusive, and though the dealings of the Salvastanos have dwindled, Rhett Jennings is certain the man responsible for his father’s death is still at large. But his personal hunt for justice must be set aside when his day job requires him to investigate threats directed at a young radio broadcaster with enamoring brown eyes and secretive behavior.

When danger surrounds them, will the truth of Kate’s past become the key to their survival?

My Review

I’ve loved all of Rachel’s releases to date, but The Mobster’s Daughter was a level up. I was gripped from the first page, and the mystery in this one really took me by surprise.

Rhett was a great hero on a road to healing and in pursuit of justice. Of the personal sort. Kate (aka Caterina) was mysterious, kind, very relatable and bent on staying hidden. The chemistry was real between these characters. But what I loved was the way Rhett was such a gentleman and made protecting Kate’s virtue (and heart) at the top of his priority list.

Danger, mystery, suspense, love, faith … and some great wit were just a few of my favorite things about The Mobster’s Daughter. McDaniel brought the 1920s alive better than ever in this inspirational historical fiction novel.

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Note: I received a complimentary copy of this story from the author. All opinions in this review are one hundred percent mine.

About the Author

Even though Rachel Scott McDaniel won a writing award at the ripe age of eleven, the love of storytelling didn’t enter her heart until she became a mother. Now her stories are channeled to an older crowd, but her message of faith and grace remain the same. Winner of the ACFW Genesis Award and the RWA Touched by Love Award, Rachel pens novels brimming with romance and mystery. She embraces her fanatical penchant for classic movies and has never been known to turn down chocolate. Her work is represented by Julie Gwinn from The Seymour Agency. Rachel currently enjoys life in Ohio with her husband and two kids. 

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