I love Christian mystery and was looking for a new author since I had read all the books written by my favorite authors. I was not disappointed. Jill Nelson did an excellent job of keeping you in suspence with constant action. I had a hard time putting it down. Loved it! Can't wait to read more of her writings.
Desiree Jacobs is an art buff. She works for her father at his internationally renowned security company that specializes in museum management. Yet while her father is overseas, hes murdered. As Desiree tries to pick up the pieces and learn what happened, she discovers what Special Agent Tony Lucano has known for a long timeher father was an art thief. Then Desiree is left with a container of priceless stolen paintings, paintings that museums dont even know are missing. Desiree is suddenly launched into a cat and mouse game with unknown art thieves, hidden codes, kidnapping, and more. She must discover why her honest father would turn to thievery and whether Tony, the same man who believed her father a felon and Desiree a possible accomplice, can be trusted. She must depend on her faith, integrity, and true friends to get her through. To think this is Nelsons first book! The characters are great, jump-off-the-page realistic. Its gripping novel, with just the right dash of romance and humor. The writing is superb; Ms. Nelsons words flow, grab you, and pull you in. I cant wait for the next book!
I read this book in just one evening. I just couldn't put it down. The storyline and the characters are so well written it is like you are stepping into their world. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a great mystery with a little romance mixed in.
Everything that Desiree Jacobs father Hiram taught her about honor, integrity, faith, and God is tested after she learns he is murdered. The foundation of her world is severely shaken. Who could she turn to for answers!! Desiree discovers hope in unexpected ways! How could she try to find out who killed her father,when the FBI is keeping close tabs on her every move. They still had her as a suspect in her father's murder. Unthinkable! She needed to help them find the killer. But how?Desiree & her father owned a rein securities company and staged robberies to see how well the current security system was doing or could hold up under pressure. This reminded me of a movie that I really liked called "THE CROWN AFFAIR". In the movie it showed this very thing going on. I could imagine Desiree playing the lead and going thru elaborate measures to steal these paintings without anyone seeing what she did because there was a big enough distraction going on somewhere else. Then she would go thru just as much trouble to put the picture back again without anyone knowing. It was fascinating and suspenseful.Things get messy and complicated when there is an attempt on Desiree's life. Why would someone try to kill her? She thought she was safe. Maybe she needed to ask for help after all? Things were getting beyond her control. Who could she turn to? Could she even think about asking God for help? It's been a while. Why not, she has tried everything else?This was one fast passed interesting story. You will really get to like Desiree and root for her throughout the book. It has a satisfying ending. There are two other books in this series. The Reluctant Runaway and Reluctant Smuggler. The story of Desiree continues in these other exciting adventures.Nora St.LaurentBook Club Servant Leaderwww.psalm516.blogspot.com
Desiree Jacobs beloved father has been murdered, but the beautiful museum security expert has little time to wallow in her sorrow. Handsome FBI agent Tony Lucano is set on proving her deceased father an art thief. Desiree is every bit as determined to prove his innocence. But the further she delves into her fathers affairs, the more it looks like the agent could be right especially when her fathers secret codes lead her to a warehouse container full of stolen paintings. Determined to avoid further sullying of her fathers name, Desiree sets out to secretly return the priceless pieces of art. Why would a man of integrity like Hiram Jacobs be involved in an art theft ring? Desiree means to find out, but will her probing open a Pandoras Box of secrets shed rather not know? Danger lurks around every corner, and just when she thinks things can get no worse, suspicion falls on the person closest to her. Now shes forced to turn to her nemesisFBI guy Lucanofor assistance and protection. Reluctant Burglar is a masterpiece of intrigue and romance. This tightly written tale, spiced with the authors special brand of humor, keeps the reader flipping those pages until the stunning finale comes hurtling in right out of left field. A genuine work of art