Monday, January 28, 2008

Reluctant Smuggler - by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Looting of archaeological sites is big business in a thriving art and antiquities black market. When a desperate foreign government hires Desiree Jacobs’s security company to stop the hemorrhage, she runs afoul of a deadly art-for-drugs operation. Tony Lucano risks his rising career in the FBI to dive into the international underworld after her. Before either of them can come up for air, they must navigate through a deepening murk of ruthless looters, hair-trigger DEA agents, crooked government agents, and innocent bystanders caught up in an illegal trade beyond their understanding. Even if a miracle delivers Desi and Tony from evil, will their love survive the test?

Complete with a reader’s guide, this third book in the To Catch a Thief series explores the power of hope in the darkest of circumstances.

My take:

This was a super fun read! I've enjoyed all of Jill's stories in this fantastic series, and I was sad to see the third one end. I think it was my favorite yet! I'm always impressed when a book in a series manages to be better than the one before. So many times with sequels (in books and in movies alike) the original remains the best. With Jill, it's a toss up! =) Way to go!

You won't want to miss this story. It's got it all - faith, romance, friendship, danger, and a subtle yet inspiring spiritual theme that will make you reevaluate your own issues of trust in Christ.

Jill Elizabeth Nelson graduated with a degree in literature and creative writing from Southwest State University in Marshall , Minnesota . She served for three years as the senior inspirational reviewer for Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers Group, and Christian Authors Network. In 2004, she served as a Christy Award judge in the romance category. Nelson and her husband have four children and live in Madison , Minnesota.

Buy your copy of Jill's fun, exciting novel here!


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Lori said...

What a great series! I haven't read this one yet, but I can't wait. :)

Jill said...

Thanks so much for featuring Reluctant Smuggler on your blog, Betsy Ann. You're a blessing! I hope my readers have at least as much fun reading the book as I did writing it.