As a young widow, Callie Webber finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her growing romance with her employer, Tom Bennett. When their friend and mentor, Eli Gold, is shot, the search for answers as to who and why leads Tom and Callie to the beautiful Virgin Islands. There they face a sinister enemy among the ruins of an old sugar plantation-an enemy who's willing to do anything to keep his identity secret and the past deeply buried.
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Customer Reviews for Quarter for a Kiss, A - eBook
I have been reading novels ever since I was old enough to understand them and I have always have a few favourite authors.
This year I discovered Mindy Starns Clark and I cannot say enough good things about her. She is my new favourite! I am completely IN LOVE with her books and the characters in them. Her writing style is amazing and I now own every single book of hers!
It's great when it only takes you 1 day to read a 300+ page book :)
Highly recommend the Million Dollar Mystery series. The 5 books were amazing!
A Quarter for a Kiss by Mindy Starns Clark is the fourth book in the Million Dollar Mystery series. Callie Webber and her boyfriend, Tom Bennett, are just finishing up their first vacation together and are regretting their return to the real world when she gets a terrifying phone call. Eli, her mentor and father figure, was shot by a sniper and before going unconscious gave instructions to his wife Stella to tell Callie to find his notes and that she would need Tom's help. The pair head down to the Virgin Islands in hopes of solving the mystery Eli was working in and learn who tried to kill him. Clark manages to mix just the right amount of suspense, thrills, and romance to keep the pages turning and pulses pounding. I'm not normally a big fan of romantic suspense novels, but Clark's elevates this above the standard fare. I could not put this book down! I hope I don't have to wait long for the next one.
Although this novel is the fourth in a series, it can be read and enjoyed by itself; however, the reader might prefer to read the preceding titles as they build on one another.
Romance blossoms as Tom and Callie grow closer, but this mystery gains in suspense as pages are turned. The reader does not know for sure just who is the "bad" guy.
My one caveat is the poor editing. I offer one example of several that made me flinch. "Then you drive while I go it through again." (63) Errors like this should simply not be allowed in a published copy.
Thank you to FirstWildCard and Karri James at Harvest House Publishers for my copy.
I really enjoyed this mystery read! When Callie's dear friend Eli is shot, he tells his wife to get a hold of her. Tom and Callie had just finished there vacation in West Virginia and were headed to their respective homes when the call came. The change their plans immediately and head to Florida to be by Eli. He is critical and no one is sure he will survive. Stella, Eli's wife, has a message for Callie that Eli had given her, just before he went unconscious. Tom and Callie end up in in St John in the Virgin Islands, they are accompanied there by Jodi, Stella's daughter. What and adventure they are about to begin! Shootings, underwater surveillance, bombs, kidnappings, etc. This is a real spy whodunit, will keep you guess throughout, and then surprise you again. A real wonderful page turner!
I was provided with a copy of this book by Harvest House publishers, and was not required to give a positive review.
I first discovered Mindy Starns Clark's Million Dollar Mysteries series several years ago - when they were first released. Somehow along the way, though, I missed out on the final two books in the series. Thankfully, though, A Quarter for a Kiss came my way, and I absolutely loved it!
This series is reminiscent of the Nancy Drew mysteries that I grew up loving. Just the perfect amount of mystery and a smidge (or more!) of tasteful romance thrown in. I love this genre of mystery stories (if there are genres within mysteries). It's good, old-fashioned sleuthing / detective work.
I absolutely loved Callie's character and found myself wishing we could be friends. She seriously has the coolest job - investigating charities so that she can give them money! Clark weaves together an intriguing plot that keeps you guessing as to what will come next. The way Callie seems to just "stumble" into trouble makes her endearing and kept me rooting for her to solve the mystery until the very end.
If you haven't read the previous books in the series, you'll have no trouble picking up here. However, my guess is that you will want to go back and read the rest! I highly recommend this entire series and can't wait to read the conclusion!
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.