Monday, March 28, 2016

A Fool & His Monet: A Serena Jones Mystery



Title:  A Fool & His Monet
Series: Serena Jones Mysteries, Book 1
Author: Sandra Orchard
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  March 1, 2016


ABOUT THE BOOK


Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can't stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art.

Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art--one that's surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about who murdered her grandfather. She's joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite her mother's pleas to do something safer--like get married--Serena's determined to catch thieves and black market traders.

When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Serena leaps into action--and a whole heap of trouble.

                                                                                                                                                                      

MY THOUGHTS

Cozy mystery in the world of art thefts with quirky characters that will have you laugh and wonder "is he/she for real?!"  The cover is cute and fun in it's own way. The main character, Serena have her own battles from the past to deal with while trying to be the best FBI agent in the Art Crime division, with hopes to solve a murder in her past. Yes, that sounded serious, but throughout there are such wacky elements and scenes that you just can't help but enjoy. And here's a warning, Aunt Martha. Watch out for her! You'll just love her and her over the top (or is it?) imagination. Now this warning is to tell you not to be drinking or eating while reading her scenes. You might choke or snort something up your nose!

The romance aspect interlaced throughout the investigations. Are you team Tanner or team Nate? I didn't realize there really was such a huge dilemma until you hit the last page! O, did I already say too much? Oops! Even though the case in question was solved, there's still more to the series, and this is a continuous series. You'll need to keep reading to figure out some conclusions, one being the romantic triangle that presented itself throughout the book. Any how, a sweet and cozy read to lighten your mood. However, if you are looking for a strong faith element, there really isn't. Just something to enjoy and have fun with!


NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of many inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries, including Deadly DevotionBlind Trust, and Desperate Measures. Her writing has garnered several Canadian Christian Writing Awards, a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, a National Readers' Choice Award, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. In addition to her busy writing schedule, Sandra enjoys speaking at events and teaching writing workshops. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about Sandra's books and check out the special bonus features, such as deleted scenes and location pics, at http://sandraorchard.com.

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2 comments :

  1. Thanks Caryl! I'm serious about Aunt Martha! Beware! *wink

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