Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Day Two of my Tour with Jill Elizabeth Nelson and "Reluctant Smuggler"!


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Jill Elizabeth Nelson's third and final installment (I hope there's more...time will tell) of her mystery series, "To Catch A Thief" is a satisfying conclusion to one of the most unique suspense series' I've ever read.

Desiree Jacobs inherited her father's security company upon his untimely death in "Reluctant Burglar". Part Mission Impossible, part Mr. & Mrs. Smith-ish, her disguises alone are worth reading this one! FBI Agent Tony Lucano doesn't hit it off well with his would be thief, but by the end, a new crime fighting team is born.

In "Reluctant Runaway", we see a softer side of Desi, and the sparks really start flying between her annoying FBI "partner". Max is more the focus of this storyline, which I love, because I simply adore Max! Plus, the question of Steve-o and his faith gets answered...but I'm not telling!

Finally, in "Reluctant Smuggler", story threads are tied up nicely, and the back cover copy truly says it all: "They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer...but what if you can't tell the difference?"

Desiree is in heated competition with the Greybeck securities firm, and a dispute over contract terms has her in Mexico with no prospects and no Tony (he's snowed in in the States).

So, when El Presidente offers her a secret assignment for his government, Desi takes him up on his offer. Finding the missing state treasures can't be that hard, can it?That's when everything that can possibly go horribly wrong begins to go horribly wrong.

With artistic passion and a flare for telling, not showing, Jill has crafted a series that is not only enjoyable, but a series that is unique and stands out in the Christian fiction marketplace.

Characters we've come to know and love (or get extremely frustrated by!) are finally fully fleshed out and the storyline twists and turns at the perfect rate. The plot is unpredictable, yet plausible, and by the time you turn the final page, you find yourself nodding your head and saying, "Now, THAT was good!"

I'm giving "Reluctant Smuggler" five out of five bookmarks, with a tiny gold and emerald medallion as a charm...and don't you even TRY to steal it...or I'll send Agent Tony and P.I. Steve-o after you!

For my full review of "Reluctant Burglar", click here.

For my full review of "Reluctant Runaway", click here.

For my Q & A with Jill, click here.

And to win one of two copies of "Reluctant Smuggler", leave me a comment and I'll draw two winning names in one week (February 5th)!. Also, you'll find more ways to win a copy in my interview with Jill...even a chance at a complete "To Catch A Thief" set!

Happy Reading!



windycindy said...

Hi, I have been following Jill's interviews and I learn something new each time! Please enter me in your contest for her wonderful book. I appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi

Amy said...

I, too, would like to be entered in the contest for her book...thanks!

Maureen said...

I would love to win a copy of her book.

aBookworm said...

This sounds like a great read and I really liked your summation of this book as well as the whole series. Count me in for the giveaway!

I just posted about this giveaway at my book review/contest blog - A Book Blogger's Diary

Hope that's ok with you.

I was also wondering if you'd like to exchange links with me. You're already on my blogroll, btw. But please feel free to say 'no', although I really really hope you say 'yes' :-) Please let me know.


abookblogger at gmail dot com

Jill said...

Thank you mucho, Deena, for "touring" me so thoroughly on your wonderful book review site. If anybody hasn't guessed it by now, Deena's a very professional reviewer. Reluctant Smuggler is my personal fav of the To Catch a Thief trilogy, maybe because I get to bring so many personal and relationship issues to a climax. I hope one day to return with more Desi and Tony, but for now I'm deep into the first of two suspense novels for Steeple Hill. Evidence of Murder releases in February 2009, and I'm jazzed about the story. Yesterday's interview here on Deena's Bookshelf contains a teaser about the novel, in case anyone's curious.

Thanks again, Deena! You're a blessing!

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win, so please count me in! Have a great week!

Jennifer :-)

marjolein said...

here is my entry for the contest

Nise' said...

Enjoyed the interview and reveiw (as always)! Got these books on my TBR list! Thanks.

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Hannah said...

i'd love to win this book! great interview! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com thanks!

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Hannah said...

i'd love to win a copy of this book! great interview and review! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com thanks!