Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Peacock Throne by Lisa Karon Richardson - REVIEWED

About the Book:
A mysterious throne holds the key to two murders; an epic adventure steeped in treachery and romance

When Miss Lydia Garrett's guardian is murdered, and the authorities refuse to investigate the odd circumstances, she vows to catch the culprit. The same night the Earl of Danbury is murdered in his bed. Against all odds it appears that the murders are related--and Anthony Douglas, the new Lord Danbury, is bent on revenge.

The clues point to the former earl’s first naval command. In 1758 the earl spirited away and hid the magnificent Peacock Throne at the behest of the Indian royal family. To draw out the murderer, Anthony and Lydia agree that they must locate the throne.

They are not the only ones interested in the Peacock Throne, however. Marcus Wiltshire, a British intelligence, has received hints that Bonaparte intends to return the throne to India and leverage its mystical significance to foment rebellion and cut England off from her most important trading partner.

When the amateur sleuths join forces with the professional agent, the quest for the throne leads them around the globe on an adventure steeped in danger, treachery, and romance.

My Thoughts:

Idiotic.  It was the only word that fit.  He was idiotic.”  (p. 97)

Well, this sentiment is one that is bounced around at a frantic pace in Lisa Karon Richardson’s book, The Peacock Throne!  I haven’t been this thoroughly entertained in so many genres-all-at-once in a while!!  This story begins with a double homicide that morphs into domestic violence, that morphs into a type of espionage that morphs into a full scale treasure hunt for pirates’ loot – Hint! Hint! This throne is some kind of wonderful!

Lydia Garrett winds up in betwixt and between situations and people that the reader has to sort out time and time again!  Who is the good guy?  Who is the bad guy?  And more than that, Lydia’s heart gets the better of her, and her judgement isn’t so sound sometimes…and that becomes dangerous!

I’m telling you now…there is SO MUCH to like about this book!  It doesn’t matter what genre you prefer, this book has got it!  But the best part is…all of is well-written and keeps your imagination fully captive from first to last page!!  A rip-roaring good time will be had between the covers of this novel!  I highly recommend it to everyone!!

And you won’t BELIEVE how it ends!!!  You have to read this!!!

About the Author:

Lisa Karon Richardson is the author of several novels including Diamond in the Rough, Vanishing Act, and Curtain Call. Her novella, Impressed by Love, was a Carol Award finalist. Lisa and her husband are currently planting a home missions church in the USA, having previously been missionaries to the Seychelles and Gabon.

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