Sandra Orchard’s Blind Trust tracks the fledgling romance between herbal medicine researcher Kate Adams and handsome, former FBI agent Tom Parker. For some strange reason, Kate just can’t seem to keep herself out of harm’s way or off of newly-minted Detective Parker’s diverting suspect list. Lucky girl.
As the novel opens, Kate’s been accused of passing counterfeit bills at the local supermarket. And you guessed it: “Hunkster” Tom’s dispatched to investigate. Will the perceptive detective believe Kate innocent of knowingly passing $30.00 counterfeit Canadian when she claims to have purchased the groceries at the request of an elderly neighbor?
But the rollercoaster literary ride Orchard’s designed to barrel toward a “twisty,” “turny,” terrific climax has only just begun. Along the way, you’ll meet a quirky cast of characters that includes a slickster-type mayor, an elderly German herbalist, a down-on-his-luck divorcé and a smattering of ominous mystery men.
Who should Kate trust? It’s anybody’s guess.
Okay. So, I cheated.
I broke the cardinal rule against jumping into a three-book series in the middle—a mistake I won’t make again—especially not with gifted author Sandra Orchard at the helm.
Don’t get me wrong. Ms. Orchard did an incredible job of weaving just enough backstory into “Blind Trust” to acquaint obstinate readers like yours truly—who failed to read the first book first—with what had transpired previously.
I only meant to imply that I can’t wait to read everything in Ms. Orchard’s growing backlist of inspy tomes.
The second novel in the author’s inspirational romantic suspense series entitled “Port Aster Secrets,” “Blind Trust” not only captured my attention but held me in breathless anticipation until the bittersweet—trust me when I say that’s the right word—end.
There’s plenty of payoff to be had as “Blind Trust” reaches its inevitable—and yet way unexpected—end.
But take my advice. Read DeadlyDevotion, the first in Orchard’s sensational Port Aster series, first. I definitely plan to do so before the year is out!Christian Romance/Pulsating Suspense, follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, friend her on GoodReads, connect with her on LinkedIn, and circle her on Google+. Believe it now?