Monday, November 04, 2013

Book Review: MISTAKEN by Karen Barnett

From the publisher:  In the prohibition era rum running business, first impressions aren't always to be trusted...  Since booze and prohibition have made criminals out of every man in her world, Laurie Burke resolves to find at least one honorable man to fill her life. Convinced that handsome newcomer Daniel Shepherd is connected with her brother’s rum-running gang, Laurie quickly scratches his name off her list. But what of Federal Agent Samuel Brown? The Strait of Juan de Fuca, just off the beaches of Port Angeles, Washington, was treacherous water for reckless rum-runners—and the agents who tried to catch them. So when Laurie realizes her brother is in danger, romance is the last thing on her mind. Yet the people she believes she can trust, may not be so honorable after all.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this historical fiction book of suspense.  It lifted me into another time period and let me peek into the minds and hearts of so many characters.  Barnett did an excellent job developing her characters, creating a storyline, and creating/resolving conflict in the plot.  She kept my attention - and even kept me up past the time when I usually 'turn into a pumpkin' (aka fall asleep reading). 
I would recommend this book to female readers over age 18. 
I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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