Monday, September 15, 2014

CFBA Review: The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead by:Diane Noble

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead
David C. Cook (September 1, 2014)
by
Diane Noble


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award-winning novelist Diane Noble writes stories that tap into the secrets of the heart.

With more than a quarter million books in print, Diane feels incredibly blessed to be doing what she loves best—writing the stories of her heart.

For the last three years Diane has been honored to be lead author for the popular Guideposts series, Mystery and the Minister’s Wife (Through the Fire, Angels Undercover), and has recently returned to writing historical fiction. She recently finished writing book two of her new historical series, The Brides of Gabriel. Book one, The Sister Wife, and book 2, The Betrayal, which are published by Harper Collins/Avon Inspire, are now in bookstores.

Now empty nesters, Diane and her husband live in the Southern California low desert, near a place known for the lush and beautiful gated communities of the rich and famous.

ABOUT THE BOOK

She’s Passionate about Solving the Case ... with the Town’s Life-Long Bachelor

El Littllefield runs The Butler Did It catering. It’s the perfect cover for her to solve “who-done-its” (nothing too dangerous, please!) in this small university town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While catering her most important event yet—a fancy retirement dinner for Dr. Max Haverhill, life-long bachelor and history dean—countless guests fall ill, a 200 year-old relic is stolen, and her best friend vanishes. All in the first hour.

As El and Max race to solve the mystery, they discover there’s more to their relationship than simply solving the case. Welcome to Eden’s Bridge—the perfect small town setting for big intrigue, romance, and humor.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead, go HERE

My Review:
 El Littlefield runs a catering business by the name of, "The Butler Did It"---with a little bit of solving mysteries as a side business. While catering Dr. Max Haverhill's fancy retirement dinner, she is pulled into the disappearance of a 200 year old relic. As El would say, it's time for a triple chipper! With her best friend missing and several guests at the party getting sick, El knows it's time to get busy on this mystery. With Max by her side they rush to get this mystery solved.

 When El's daughter and grand daughter go missing El knows its no longer playtime, suddenly things get even more serious and overwhelming for all involved.With so many things going wrong at once, the lead character feels that she is backed against the wall and must face this on her own. Using the figurehead as a bargaining tool, El must take matters into her own hands and get her family back. Soon she realizes that lines have been drawn and the people that she thought she could trust, can be trusted no longer.

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