Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Fool and His Monet

A Fool and His Monet
A Serena Jones Mystery
Sandra Orchard
ISBN: 978-0800726713
February 2016/336 pages/$14.99

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.

Read an excerpt.


Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of many inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries, including Deadly Devotion, Blind 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, www.sandraorchard.com.


Sandra Orchard had me at the title and never let go! A Fool and His Monet blends mystery with humor and a touch of romance and the result is an absolute delight. Serena's foibles and fears only make her more endearing and relatable. Her interactions with her family, from her mom's fretfulness over her job and marital status to her aunt's overly enthusiastic interest in her cases, are alternately amusing and cringe-inducing. And what's not to love about Tanner, her partner and mentor whose experience and affable personality allow her to rely on him again and again? Or her apartment superintendent, Nate, who is always in the right place at the right time? Underpinning it all is a fascinating mystery, rife with twists and turns that kept me furiously turning pages as Serena and Tanner dashed from one clue to the next. I don't know how I've missed Sandra Orchard's novels before, but she's on my list now, and I'm already eager for the next Serena Jones mystery, Another Day, Another Dali, coming in November. Add this clever book and series to your must-read list!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Baker/Revell for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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