I won a free copy of this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
Bryce Bishop owns a coin shop in Chicago. He is introduced to Charlotte Graham by the FBI director in Chicago. She has coins to sell from her grandfather's estate. These facts are only the tip of the iceberg for this beautifully woven story.
I was drawn into the story from the very beginning. Just the mystery surrounding Bryce's introduction to Charlotte had me captivated. I had to find out the secrets of her past.
I was absolutely fascinated by the descriptions of the coins that Charlotte had to sell. Dee Henderson is either a coin collector herself or she took the time to do extensive research to write this book. Either way all of the details she gives held my interest while waiting for the suspense caused by Charlotte's past to build.
The plot was slow to build but very intricately woven. I enjoyed the fact that Bryce was able to talk with key people in his life and get support from them without having to tell everything that had been shared in confidence with him. His faith in God was apparent and yet he didn't come off as being preachy or judgmental towards those that didn't have the strong faith he did.
As usual Dee Henderson delivers a great book! I love being able to read a great murder mystery / romance without having to worry that there might be bad language or other inappropriate stuff - I can let my teenage daughter read them without worry. And as a great bonus there is a huge spiritual message in all of her books!
I have always enjoyed Dee Henderson's books, but I am very disappointed in this one. The last one, Full Disclosure, was OK, but this one bored me. It is supposed to be suspense, but there was hardly any in it, and definitely no excitement. I got bored with all of the coins and talk of coin collecting and grading, and a lot of the book could have been cut out and to make it shorter.
I didn't get why the guy wanted to marry the woman.. he didn't love her, and she was determined to never have a normal marriage.
I had people say it got better, and it did, but not enough for me. If this had been the first book I read by her, I'd never read another, but I know she is capable of better books.
If you want suspense, pass this one up.
I'm disappointed enough that I wish I hadn't read it, but I had ordered it on my Christmas wish list, so I plowed through. I definitely don't recommend it.
Dee Henderson penned this new novel introducing two new characters while reuniting her readers with old chums. Storylines are clean, fun. Due the nature of this novel's mature subject matter I would recommend this novel for 13 years and older.
I am so glad I borrowed this book. It was so slow moving, not really anything going on until chapters 28-30, the characters were not developed, holes in the story about people. I wasted so much time with a book that could of been written in 15 chapters not 30+. Don't waste your time, go with another book.