Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Book Review - A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

A Fool and His Monet: A Serena Jones Mystery (Serena Jones Mysteries)
A Fool and His Monet, by Sandra Orchard, lives up to the light-heartedness of the title while still being a suspenseful ride through FBI agent Serena Jones's case of two missing paintings.  The main character, Serena, is a young FBI agent eager to prove that she's a serious agent who can handle the job while secretly hoping to solve her own grandfather's cold murder case.  The story is told in first person, with lots of witty dialogue between interesting characters.  I often don't like when more than one character is vying for the main character's romantic attention, but in this book, it worked very well, and I enjoyed the interplay between Serena and her possible love interests.  Serena herself is an interesting character with integrity, and her ongoing thoughts throughout the book add to the fun.  Her family was a riot.  The characters may be a bit of a stereotype, with her mom just wanting grandkids and her aunt being a nosy wannabe sleuth, but they were so believable that I enjoyed them tremendously.  The story is fast-moving, with plenty of suspects in the art theft case and a few wrong turns.  I like the way the author intertwines Serena's work and home lives so seamlessly.  This book was funny and engaging and just a good read.  I recommend this book, and I look forward to the sequel.

I received this book from the publisher, Revell, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.

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