Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Book Review: Knight in Shining Apron by Carole Brown

About the Book

Starli Cameron gave up her career plans to be a concert pianist to marry the man of her dreams. He turned out to be a nightmare. When he dies in a car accident, Starli takes the insurance money and builds a successful and upscale restaurant: Apple Blossoms in rural West Virginia. Threats from someone determined to ruin her life and the suspicious romantic advances from her new chef force Starli to search her heart and finally turn to God for real healing. Sir Joel Peterman-Blair, top notch chef from England, is roped by his uncle into filling in as head Chef at Apple Blossoms. Joel, with his sanguine-personality, has always laughed and flirted his way through life. But now, confronted with and attracted to the most beautiful woman he’s ever met, Joel has to prove his sincerity and depth of character to his icy-cold employer. Can his love for God and for this woman reach out far enough to rescue her from her own mistrust and bitterness? Will he learn that life is not all play? And can they both work together to find the source of threats that seem to be coming from Starli’s past?

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My Review

I've read other books from this series previously, and it was nice to visit this community again.  I felt welcome among this tight-knit group of friends.  Since I read this book out of order in the series, I can attest that it definitely stands alone. 

Starli's character was very well-written.  The abuse that occurred years ago in her marriage still haunted her perception of herself and how she related to people.  Joel was a charming lot of fun; so jovial, and patient with her.  I liked that their relationship developed very slowly, given the issues Starli was dealing with.

Not only was the story about Starli and Joel's developing relationship, but there were mysteries to be solved.  The full cast of characters and plenty of action, plus some angst, made this a satisfying read.

Readers who enjoy clean romance and cozy mysteries will certainly want to pick up this book.

I received an e-ARC of this book from the author, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

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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