Monday, August 5, 2013

CFBA Review:Millie's Treasure by:Kathleen Y'Barbo

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Millie's Treasure
Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2013)
by
Kathleen Y'Barbo


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.

ABOUT THE BOOK

From bestselling author Kathleen Y'Barbo comes Millie's Treasure, the second book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, a new set of novels involving romance, adventure, and hidden identity.

Memphis 1890--Bookish heiress Millie Jean Cope is as clever as she is beautiful. Unfortunately, though adept at solving puzzles and cryptograms, she doesn't realize her new fiancé isn't who he claims to be, but instead is a charming scoundrel. The infamous Will Tucker is presenting himself as a British gentleman, Sir William Trueck, though in reality he is a crafty criminal looking for a hidden map to a secret treasure.

Pinkerton agent Kyle Russell has been on Tucker's trail for years. At last Kyle believes he has Tucker cornered, but he is uncertain whether the lovely woman on the con man's arm is an unsuspecting victim or willing accomplice. Finding reasons to spend time with Millie is easy. Keeping himself from falling in love with her is another issue entirely. A fun and entertaining story of how God can shine the light of truth on the most cryptic circumstances.

If you would like to read the first chapter of >Millie's Treasure, go HERE.

My Review:
 Kyle Russell reluctantly takes an assignment that he would rather not, probably because he feels that it is beneath him. 'He is a Pinkerton agent not a treasure hunter,' he adamantly replies. He is sent on a assignment during the holidays which also doesn't sit well with him. But he goes never the less, especially when he is promised something that involves one of his partly secret inventions.

 Mildred Cope which everyone calls Millie, has been trusted with a secret that was passed on to her from her mother and her grandmother before that. She has planned real soon to start looking into this trusted family secret. But as any young girl at her age, she is promised to wed the honorable Sir William Trueck and move to England. So how does this impending wedding work into her treasure hunting plans, anyway?

 We soon sit idle as we watch things start to fall apart for Ms. Millie in the most unpredictable of ways. She is introduced to Mr. Kyle Russell and she also finds she is not the only one with a secret. It is possible that God is stepping in to set things straight in this story of intrigue and romance.

 This is the second book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.