Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2013)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.
Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.
A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots. Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.
ABOUT THE BOOK
From bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo comes Millie’s Treasure, the second book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, a new set of novels involving romance, adventure, and hidden identity.
Memphis 1890–Bookish heiress Millie Jean Cope is as clever as she is beautiful. Unfortunately, though adept at solving puzzles and cryptograms, she doesn’t realize her new fiancé isn’t who he claims to be, but instead is a charming scoundrel. The infamous Will Tucker is presenting himself as a British gentleman, Sir William Trueck, though in reality he is a crafty criminal looking for a hidden map to a secret treasure.
Pinkerton agent Kyle Russell has been on Tucker’s trail for years. At last Kyle believes he has Tucker cornered, but he is uncertain whether the lovely woman on the con man’s arm is an unsuspecting victim or willing accomplice. Finding reasons to spend time with Millie is easy. Keeping himself from falling in love with her is another issue entirely.
A fun and entertaining story of how God can shine the light of truth on the most cryptic circumstances.
My thoughts and giveaway:
I enjoyed the characters in this story. Millie is not afraid to speak her mind and go after the things she loves, her dreams, I admire that.
Kyle is a great hero, he will do whatever it takes to protect Millie and go after the bad guy.
The search for Millie’s treasure kept me reading. I wanted to see if and when they would find it and what would happen when they did. I can’t say a bunch about that, it would give away too much of the plot. But there are many twists and turns in this book.
In case you are like me and expected Will Tucker to play a more important role in the book, I will tell you he doesn’t. He is very secondary. I actually would have liked to see a bit more with him and his trickery.
I did feel that some of the developments in the story were a bit contrived and far-reaching. But I went with it and allowed the story to unfold.
For me this book was okay, not great. There wasn’t the heart pounding romance I really like. Although there was romance I didn’t really feel it. However, there are some moments when you are sure Millie’s father is going to ruin everything for her and a very heartbreaking moment that takes place.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.