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by Kerry Blair
Libby James, the new librarian for Alma Elementary School , has come to the small, quirky town of Amen , Arizona to spend her life in solitude. But is she hiding from more than an outside world she finds painful and unforgiving? David Rogers thinks so. As a new semester begins at Alma Elementary, Captain Rogers, a dashing young naval officer and former astronaut, arrives t ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Covenant Communications
(first published August 2002)
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Libby James is the school librarian in Amen, AZ where her ancestors helped settle. She's also the CEO of a company she wants to sell. David Rogers, an astronaut and CIA employee is sent to Amen to investigate Libby, because someone has been selling sensitive information. David and Libby, both LDS, fall in love, but there are complications. It's an interesting whodunnit with kooky characters and church doctrine thrown in. Relatively good mystery aspect.
I wish that I could give this a four/five. I loved the story line, but it was taking too long for them to get together! For a while there in the middle I wasn't too sure that I wanted to keep reading, except that I did wan tto see them actually get together in the end. I had my suspicions about who the mastermind of the operation was, and I was right, which always makes me happy that I was smart enough to figure it out, but I don't always necessarily like knowing. I still haven't figured out wha ...more
I loved the romance in this story--about an "incognito" heiress whose company is selling defense secrets to Iraq. She is targeted as the main suspect and a grounded astronaut is hired by the CIA to charm her secrets from her. The story reads almost like a fairy tale (which stories I love!) but the LDS references are a welcome and not-overdone part of the story. Ah, Eternal Love!
I was excited to read Kerry Blair's book as I was in the mood for a good romance, mystery story but it took reading a couple of chapters to really get into the story. But once in, the story carried me through to the end. A great novel and some of the characters in the town where they lived were very amusing. Some were very inspirational. A great book all in all.
I was a little apprehensive because I don't like mysteries as a general rule. But this was fun! Two people pretending to be someone their not and falling in love! I did enjoy the love story! It was a fun read. The religious aspect was a little much for me, but it wasn't overbearing, so it was tollerable. But I did enjoy this story quite a bit!
Elizabeth Jamison alias Libby James; Captain David Rogers, NASA astronaut, rookie CIA agent on assignment to investigate Libby in Amen, Arizona. Libby is so not what the government thinks she is, and David decides to prove it. Now, if he can just get on Libby's good side. I especially enjoyed Kerry Blair's wit in this book.
Would Someone please tell me what this book is about? I had it on my "read" shelf but I don't think I really did read it. I have only read two of her books that I know of. I think I might have clicked on it "to read" but got the wrong shelf. I can't seem to find any information about it.
I really enjoyed this mystery/romance novel. The characters were witty and intelligent, and I loved that they were both trying to be someone they weren't and really found out who they really were! Parts were pretty predictable, but for the most part, I enjoyed the corny story anyway!
This book is my absolute favorite of all time. I've read it every summer since I was 14 and never get tired of it. It's the perfect mix of suspense, romance, and humor. The main characters are charming and lovable with plenty of quirky and fun side character mixed in.
Mar 30, 2010 Judie rated it it was amazing
I think maybe this is a 5-star book for me. It has humor, romance, and a touch of suspense. I know that if I picked it up again, it would entertain me, even though I know the ending. I also love the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
This was a great blend of action, romance and bits of fairy tales. I recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy a mix of the three. I think this is one of those six-star books for me and one I would like to re-read at some point.
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