Well, I can now add Jill Elizabeth Nelson to my list of favorite authors! Her first book is an intriguing romp through the art world with engaging characters, loads of suspense, some romance, and a touch of humor. What more could you want out of a story?!? I couldn't put the book down until I had finished the entire story (and that is rare for me to do these days!). I cannot wait for her next book! I recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic suspense!
Jill Elizabeth Nelson's excellent prose and gripping plot pulled me into Reluctant Burglar from page one. I cared about Desiree Jacobs and Tony Lucano, the handsome special agent who thinks her late father was a thief. You will, too. Buy this one. It's a keeper.
If you read this novel, book a manicure. Nelson's writing is witty, her characters multi-dimensional, but above all, the suspense will have you biting your nails. Thus the manicure. Anyone who reads my blog knows I don't DO suspense. I've already admitted to being Queen of the Big Honkin' Chicken Club. Halfway through Reluctant Burglar the suspense was getting so intense, I thought about giving it to someone else to finish. But Jill dared me to finish it. Be sure to visit Jill's website to read that story! The story is wonderfulfull of twists and turns I never say coming. If you like suspense, you'll love Reluctant Burglar and count it as one of the best of 2006.
This is a wonderful book. From the beginning I was drawn in to Desiree's desire to clear her father's name. Having good-looking FBI agent Tony chasing after her made this a difficult situation. Jill Nelson has done a superb job weaving a growing romance into an excellent mystery. I had no clue who the bad guy was until I had nearly reached the revelation in the book. I love it when the mystery is just that. This is a terrific book and a must have for every mystery reader!
This mystery has it all--a plot you can believe, characters you can like, and a pace that leaves you panting. Best of all, you get a story told in wholesome language and reflecting sound values. This one is further proof that Christian fiction is top-notch.