A Fool and His Monet

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art

Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about who murdered her grandfather. She’s joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite her mother’s pleas to do something safer–like get married–Serena’s determined to catch thieves and black market traders.

When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Serena leaps into action–and a whole heap of trouble.

I just loved Sandra Orchard’s light, airy writing style in this book.  I loved the characters, especially Aunt Martha.  Get ready for Aunt Martha… she’ll take you for a wild ride.  I loved the narration… and I don’t normally like it when a book is narrated by one of the characters.  I prefer 3rd person narration where the narrator is a bit more disconnected from the story, but ‘hearing’ Serena’s inner dialogue, especially when it came to Tanner and Nate, just took the story from good to great.

A Fool and His Monet will have you guessing right until the very end.  Trust me, I had no idea who the thief was.  It was a great read, with laugh out loud moments as well as sitting on the edge of your seat and not being able to put the book down moments.

If you ever watched the show “White Collar,” I think you’ll love this book.  It reminded me a bit of that — between the FBI and the art crimes, and all that.  That show was epic… if you haven’t checked it out, I know for sure it’s on Canadian Netflix but can’t speak for the rest of the Netflixes.

I’m really excited for Orchard’s next book in the Serena Jones in the series, which comes out in October.

I was also really thrilled with Sandra Orchard’s website — where you can vote on details for upcoming books, engage in discussions with Orchard herself, and peruse past and upcoming titles.  Check it out at www.sandraorchard.com/

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

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