Sunday, January 6, 2019

SABOTAGED CHRISTMAS by Carole Brown, Reviewed by Trixi Oberembt

Threatening pink notes, mysterious phone calls, and sabotaged building materials and construction sites taunt Toni Deluca. New Appleton resident and single dad Perrin Douglas hires Deluca construction to build an addition to his house. Expecting Toni to be a man, he soon finds the exact opposite is true! He's quite wary and mistrustful of women since his late wife treated him badly, thus not starting the relationship off on the right foot. His twelve-year-old son Blake takes an immediate liking to Toni and tries to help smooth things over between them. As threats against her escalate, Perrin turns rather protective and proactive in helping Toni find out who's behind them, and that's where the journey for the reader begins!

This is the first book I've read by Carole Brown and I was completely drawn into the story by the end of the first chapter. She wrote with the cleverness of any good mystery writer and the play between the characters kept my interest. She threw me off course quite a few times, I never guessed what the pink notes were about until she revealed it just at the right time. Trying to piece the mystery together was a challenge for me, and that is a good thing in my book (no pun intended)! I also loved the balance between romance and suspense without either one being overly played. I think this would suit anyone who loves a good mystery, a dash of romance, a smidgen of danger, threads of faith, and an all-around great story!

*I won a copy of this in a contest and voluntarily left a review. All opinions are my own. *

BackCover Blurb:
Toni DeLuca, the Italian owner of DeLuca Construction, finds herself confronted with doubts about her father and his possible deceptions—all because of the mysterious pink notes she’s been receiving.

Relations with Perrin Douglas who has a troubled history—but the first man in years who’s interested her—is building to a peak. Yet Perrin‘s own personal problems and his doubts about women and God, keep getting in the way.

Gossip, a Spanish proposal, an inheritance, and a sabotaged construction business may ruin Christmas for Toni’s employees as well as her own happiness.
Will a mysterious person succeed in pulling off the biggest scam Appleton, West Virginia has ever seen? And will this culprit destroy Toni's last chance at happiness with the man of her dreams?

Available in digital ebook and paperback:
Buy Sabotaged Christmas at Amazon

No comments:

Post a Comment

Share This Post

How Our Giveaways Work: The Official Rules

We, the ladies of Inkwell Inspirations, would love to give free stuff to everybody. Since we can't, we will often have a giveaway in conjunction with a specific post. Unless otherwise stated, one winner will be drawn from comments left on that post between the date it was published and the end of the giveaway as determined in the post. Entries must be accompanied by a valid email address. This address is used only to contact the commenter in the event that he/she is the winner, and will not be sold, distributed, or used in any other fashion. The odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. NO PURCHASE, PLEDGE, OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.