Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Pages: 400 Trade Paperback
Date Published: March 2013
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe’s best confections, she’s sure she’ll come up with a recipe that will save her father’s struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager–a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy’s skin.
Charlie Clarke’s new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he’s never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She’s making his work life miserable…and making herself impossible for him to forget.
As a reader that enjoys Siri Mitchell I absolutely loved She Walks in Beauty and liked Love’s Pursuit and A Constant Heart with kinda a love/hate relationship (see those reviews to see what I mean…). I was really excited about the prospect of Early American, 1910 St. Louis, Missouri read with the dresses and full suits all filled with a prop set of candy making to go along with the story. That’s not exactly what I found in this book. It didn’t feel like Siri Mitchell to me. I liked it, but the depth that I normally find and was expecting was just not there. Then also some things seemed to jump and change with a lot of missing bits, at least that’s how it felt. Overall I was disappointed in this read, but wouldn’t hesitate to pick up another book from this author in the future or some in the backlist that I’ve missed.
Oh, and it would have been neat to have had a taffy recipe at the end of the book…
*Thanks to Bethany House for providing a copy for review through Litfuse Publicity.*
Siri Mitchell is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists “Chateau of Echoes” and “The Cubicle Next Door”. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many different levels of government. As military spouse, she has lived in places as varied as Tokyo and Paris. Siri currently lives in the DC-metro area. Visit www.sirimitchell.com
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