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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cherry Blossom Capers

Putman, C., Conroy, G., Devine, F., & Sowell, L. (2012). Cherry blossom capers.
     Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour .

Set in Washington, D.C., Cherry Blossom Capers tells the story of four women in four stories that are connected, but separate.  The four women live in condominiums that allow them to keep friendly track of each other.  Tara Whitley is an assistant chef at the White House who runs into an old friend searching for a breach in the security there.  Ciara Turner is an attorney fighting for women and children in divorces when she and another attorney become prime witnesses in the murder of their old employer.  Samantha Steele a budding archeologist is caught up in a forgery scheme at Mount Vernon. Susan Holland stumbles into danger when she inherits a mansion from her uncle.  All four women depend on each other and God to see them through to safety, encountering love interests along the way.

Christian fiction is often bland and uninteresting.  Cherry Blossom Capers has interesting characters, and interesting action to keep the reader involved.  All the characters suffer trials and stumbles in their day-to-day lives as they attempt to live according to their beliefs.  Possibly the four different authors lend the characters such separate personalities that they it gives the story more depth and perhaps one author might achieve.  Interesting book, written with an interesting format.  I really enjoyed it. 

Received Galley from NetGalley.com

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