Monday, January 28, 2008

On Tour with The Reluctant Smugglar and contest!

Author Bio:
Jill Elizabeth Nelson
graduated with a degree in literature and creative writing from Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota. She served for three years as the senior inspirational reviewer for Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers Group, and Christian Authors Network. In 2004, she served as a Christy Award judge in the romance category. Nelson and her husband have four children and live in adison, Minnesota.


Looting of archaeological sites is big business in a thriving art and antiquities black market. When a desperate foreign government hires Desiree Jacobs’s security company to stop the hemorrhage, she runs afoul of a deadly art-for-drugs operation. Tony Lucano risks his rising career in the FBI to dive into the international underworld after her. Before either of them can come up for air, they must navigate through a deepening murk of ruthless looters, hair-trigger DEA agents, crooked government agents, and innocent bystanders caught up in an illegal trade beyond their understanding. Even if a miracle delivers Desi and Tony from evil, will their love survive the test?

My Review:

Well folks, I’ve got to back track two books now! I’ve never read any of Jill Nelson’s books, and since this is the third in a series, I must go back and read the others! If you enjoy plot twists at a fast and furious pace, you will love this book! Honestly, I feel like I’ve read a lot more than just one novel..this story is packed! You can enjoy this book as a stand-alone, but it is evident that a lot of history can be found in the first two novels that would add depth to this story.

At the beginning, I was totally confused, until I learned who the good guys and bad guys really were. It was a wonderful way to draw you into the story….confusing the two! From the very first cat-burglary to the many gun battles, kidnappings, chases…you are in for a wild ride. And for me, what makes it truly appealing is the Christian message woven throughout. It is so refreshing to see the daily walk and relationship with Christ interwoven into the characters’ most difficult circumstances. Real life is like that whether you are an FBI agent tracking international fugitives or whether you are the secretary blogging great Christian fiction.

I highly recommend this book for folks who enjoy suspense and mystery with a healthy dose of romance mixed in. Order your copy today! Me, I’ve got to go find copies of the first two in the series! Enjoy! Purchase your copy here.

If you post a comment on this review, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free copy of this terrific book! I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Brittanie said...

Enter me please. :)
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glimpsed said...

Wow - plot twists?! thats a book for me!!

Pamela J said...

"If you enjoy plot twists at a fast and furious pace, you will love this book!" These are things I love in some books I had read. I have seen several interviews about these books and I already KNOW I will love reading it. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.
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Kim said...


You are the winner of the Reluctant Smuggler! Send your snail mail address and I'll get it in the mail to you!

kimfurd at hotmail dot com

Jill said...

Thanks so much for featuring Reluctant Smuggler on your blog, Kim. I had so much fun writing this book, I can only wish my readers the same!