Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Flora's Wish by Kathleen Y'Barbo

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:
 
 
Flora's Wish
Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2013)
 
by
 
Kathleen Y'Barbo


MY TAKE:

The name Fatal Flora had my attention from page 1. What a horrible moniker to be crowned with, who could do that to a girl? What could possibly earn that nickname?

Lucas McMinn is sure she's a bad girl, but now that he's met her he's finding it hard not to fall under her sweet, lilac scented spell. Is she really bad news or is she the target of some other really bad guys?

Kathleen Y'Barbo's stories are always full of fun and romance, but I also love her characters quirks and unique personalities. Their realness and relate-ability. (Even if I haven't had 4 fiances keel over before they made it to the alter). Faith is always a strong thread throughout as well and I appreciate how well it's interwoven into the fabric of the stories.

Flora's Wish is a great read, I loved the details, especially all of Lucas' inventions and gadgets. Put me in mind of Inspector Gadget for the 19th century...only a whole lot better looking. :) I find it intriguing that the series is titled The Secret Lives of Will Tucker, seeing as Will Tucker is part of the bad news surrounding Flora. I'm curious to see how the series will follow what appears to be the 'bad guy' and if we'll see him find his own redemption.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

May 1887--Flora Brimm is determined the fifth time is the charm. Back home she has a reputation as "Fatal Flora," a woman whose previous four fianc├ęs died in untimely accidents. Flora is desperate to marry, because producing an heir is the only way she can keep her family's estate. She's confident this visit to Eureka Springs with her grandmother will help her land a husband.

Pinkerton detective Lucas McMinn is hot on the trail of Will Tucker, the thief who broke his sister's heart. When he discovers the slippery fellow with Flora, he thinks they are in on the devious plot together. Will Flora be able to convince Lucas of her innocence? Will Lucas catch the elusive Mr. Tucker?

And, more importantly, will Lucas survive if he pursues Flora's heart?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Flora's Wish, go HERE.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.

Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.

A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots. Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.

2 comments:

Kathleen Y'Barbo said...

Thanks so much for hosting me! I hope your readers will love reading Lucas and Flora's story as much as I loved writing it!

April Erwin said...

Welcome, Kathleen! So glad you could drop by to say hello. I agree, I hope they enjoy it as much as I did. I look forward to the next in the series. God bless. :)