Friday, April 8, 2016

Book Review - A Fool and His Monet


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.


Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of many inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries, including Deadly DevotionBlind Trust, and Desperate Measures. Her writing has garnered several Canadian Christian Writing Awards, a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, a National Readers' Choice Award, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. In addition to her busy writing schedule, Sandra enjoys speaking at events and teaching writing workshops. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about Sandra's books and check out the special bonus features, such as deleted scenes and location pics, at


This was a fun book and I loved every minute of reading it! It was a great mystery as well as having a lot of really good humor throughout.

Serena is an FBI agent whose specialty is stolen artwork. When we first meet her, she is undercover doing a sting operation and she has a feeling that things didn't go as they should have. She is worried, even further, when she finds out that they aren't in jail where she expected them to be. When things start happening and she feels like she's being watched, she is concerned that it's the two thugs.

When her friend, who is in charge of an Art Museum realizes that two paintings are missing from them, she contacts Serena, hoping that they can get the pieces back and figure out who stole them and how they got them out of the museum. Serena and her partner, Tanner, start investigating and it leads them to a rabbit trail of all kinds of conspiracy.

I just love Serena's family. Her aunt is just a hoot and really adds a lot of humor to the story. Not only that, she has a lot of good ideas that help Serena. I also love Nate, her landlord, who is always there for her and seems quite smitten with her.

The characters are very well developed and there are a lot of twists in this story that will keep you guessing! I just loved this book and am so excited to learn there is another one in the works! I highly recommend this book!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Revell Reads

Blessings - Julie

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