Co-owner of Undiscovered Treasures, Caroline Gibson particularly relates to the ballerina music box: forever spinning and never going anywhere. But when her dream prince appears, she’s sure her prayers have been answered. Trouble is, even though family and friends hint that the local artist is the guy for her, Caroline takes matters into her own hands.
Andrew Carrington has loved Caroline since they were kids. But when contracts suddenly arrive begging for his signature, Andy thinks this just might be the way to win the only woman he can ever love.
And then there’s the hitch in both their plans. Someone is stealing Andy’s paintings, and why would they when he’s an unknown so far? Is something deeper going on neither understand? Caroline must put aside her on-going battle to avoid Andy and his art so they can discover the art thief in Appleton.
Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of ten books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?
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Caroline, poor Caroline. So oblivious, and sometimes, so terrible.
I’ve said before that Carole Brown knows how to write characters we love to hate. Caroline was no exception. At times, I wondered how she would ever redeem herself. She’s sweet to everyone except Andy. When Andy’s around, she reminds me of The Taming of the Shrew.
Caro felt Andy was beneath her, and she hated his art. Okay, I can give her the benefit of the doubt because art is subjective. But I wanted to crack her over the head when she continuously demeaned Andy. Not cool, Caroline.
That being said, I kept reading because I knew Caroline would face facts sooner or later.
Only someone who truly loved Caroline would have been able to put up with her attitude for all those years. Andy has the patience of a saint, and I wondered if Caroline would ever push him to his absolute limit. Caro and Andy’s circle of friends are always there to help, and I love the camaraderie between this group.
Undiscovered Treasures is one of those books where you’re pretty sure you know what’s going to happen, but you can’t stop reading. The whodunit was fun to anticipate, and I love the characters in this series. That’s something I appreciate about a good series, you get to visit with all the characters from the previous novels while enjoying a new story.
Cozy mysteries and a group of great friends make for happy reading. Caroline is determined to find the thief, and nothing will stand in her way. Unless it’s the man of her dreams, who suddenly appears in Appleton.
Sometimes, what we think we know about God’s plan for our lives is really our plan for our lives and we try to make God adhere to our ideas. Learning the difference between His plans and our plans can be a painful process, but it’s a journey well worth taking.