“I don’t buy it, Darci. You’ve been more than busy. You’ve been scared. Tell me what you are afraid of,” Connor demands in Carol J. Post’s novel, Mistletoe Justice.
~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-twenty-four-page pocket-sized paperback targets those who enjoy inspirational suspense with romance. With no profanity or sexual content, topics of physical abuse and murder may not be appropriate for immature readers. The book promotes Christian theology of praying to God for help and guidance. An author’s notes and two inserts of other Love Inspired series books are at the end.
In this current-day short story based in Cedar Key, Florida, twenty-six-year-old Darci Tucker does not mind her job; it is her boss that frightens her. Believing she is being set up for embezzling from the company, she befriends Connor Stevenson, an equipment mechanic who works with her. Although her focus is on her four-year-old special needs son, she purposefully leaves little time for romance.
Connor, brokenhearted that his sister who worked was Darci’s predecessor has been missing, has been taking care of his seven-year-old nephew but is attracted to Darci and willing to help uncover why Darci is now being targeted. The couple try to stay one step ahead of the boss and his underhanded ways to clear Darci’s name before she is arrested.
~ Why ~
The fast-reading tale has many engaging players who may or not be out for Darci’s protection as the two protagonists try to find out what their boss is hiding and why. With Darci’s ex-husband vying for her attention, the story shows how a mother feels conflicted when it involves her son.
~ Why Not ~
Having a couple of twists in the plot, the storyline is predictable as far as the romantic relationship between two people develops.
~ Who ~
Author of six novels, Post lives in Florida, writing fun, fast-paced inspirational romantic suspense novels. With her family not living close by, she enjoys sailing, hiking, camping, and taking care of her beloved pets.
~ Wish ~
With Christmas vaguely being mentioned, the tale does not fit accurately with the book’s title. I wish the title was related instead to employment, revenge, or finding the truth regarding people.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a quick read that includes suspense, romance, and intrigue while asking God for guidance and hope, this would be a good one to pick up.
Thanks to the author for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinions.
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