Unrivaled (Against All Expectations, #6) by Siri Mitchell

Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Unrivaled-248x384Unrivaled 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.

Read from March 16 to April 05, 2013 — I own a copy


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


Celebrate Unrivaled with Siri Mitchell by entering to win a Kindle Fire and joining her on April 18th for a Facebook Author Chat Party!
One “swooning” winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Vintage Candy Kit
  • Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell (one for you and one for a friend!)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 17th. Winner will be announced at the “Unrivaled” Author Chat Facebook Party on 4/18. Connect with Siri, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be gift certificates, books, vintage candy kits, and more!

So grab your copy of Unrivaled and join Siri on the evening of the April 18th for a chance to connect with Siri and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.
  • I’m sorry you didn’t connect with this one. Thanks for giving it a chance!

    • I love your others, so I already know in most cases yours are a keeper shelf for me. 🙂

  • I felt much the same way about this one, although I did, ultimately like it. I adored, simply adored, She Walks in Beauty and everything has paled in comparison!
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