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Another Day, Another Dali

(Serena Jones Mystery #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  380 ratings  ·  110 reviews
A Fast-Paced, Keep-You-Guessing Whodunit with a Dash of Romance
When a valuable Salvador Dali painting belonging to her grandmother's friend is mysteriously replaced by a forgery, FBI Special Agent Serena Jones is called in to investigate. Serena hopes finding the thief will also mean finally measuring up to Nana's expectations. But when the evidence points to members of t
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published October 2016)
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Hannah It's Christian based, but only a few lines mentioning praying etc. Clean from sexual content, but there is some violence, theft and shooting. They're …moreIt's Christian based, but only a few lines mentioning praying etc. Clean from sexual content, but there is some violence, theft and shooting. They're quirky fun reads(less)

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Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
...I have a very bad feeling that the end of this love triangle is not what I hope it will be.

The mystery in this one was harder for me to follow, but enjoyable despite it!
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I just like Serena Jones. She's such a great main character, even if she drives me a little crazy sometimes! She's a study of contrasts- tenacious yet tender, keeps her romantic interests at "friends status" but has a secret hope to marry one day and raise a family. The mystery plot is set at a quick pace throughout the novel as Serena works the clues of two cases that overlap. Tanner, Nate, and Aunt Martha all help in various ways and provide an interesting dynamic. I can't wait for the next Se ...more
Amanda Tero
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book two... which makes the third book that I've read of the Serena Jones mysteries (yeah, I read book three first--big spoiler).

I think I've figured out something about Ms. Orchard's books (at least this series). They start out a little slow, but oh my... by the end, I'm so into them!

What I liked most about this book was probably the progression of Grandad's story. It's still not finished (because, of course, there's book three), but some things were definitely explained and I loved this threa
Sarah Grace Grzy
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 15+ for violence\mild romance
3.5 stars

Another fun installment in the Serena Jones Mystery series!

Despite the 3.5 star rating, I really liked this book. Orchard's characters are priceless. Incredibly quirky, fun, and engaging; they are the best part of these books.

The mystery part was well done, and kept me on my toes until the final pages! Usually I guess the mystery pretty quickly, but not with these books.

I love the furtherance of the mystery surrounding Serena's grandfather's murder! Very emotional, and well do
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
{{This is an updated review. Originally posted October 17th, 2016, it was updated on July 2nd, 2017 to the Official Rating System.}}

About this book:

“The world of art theft can be a deadly game--one that Serena Jones understands all too well.
When FBI Special Agent Serena Jones takes on the case of a forged Dali painting as a favor to her grandmother, she assumes it will be a typical investigation. Hopefully collaring the thief will also mean finally measuring up in her grandmother's eyes. But t
Hanne T
READ 2 (December 7, 2019)
this was a good read, a bit more romance heavy than I would have liked/than in the first book, but still overall a pretty good book
I love how clean this book is (though this one less than the first one) and the love triangle isn't a terrible one at all
the story was kinda waCK and I def didn't like it as much as book 1
I remembered this one more from last time I read it (in 2017)
Cara Putman
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is a delightful first person romp through the cases of a art crimes FBI agent. Serena Jones has two men she's not really interested in -- or is she? She also has a delightful Greek chorus of supporting characters from her sleuthy great-aunt, to her mother and father, and don't forget her disapproving grandma who actually asks her to help solve what happened with a missing piece of Salvador Dali. There are two art cases and enough mysteries to keep Serena stumped and in trouble. Don't f ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading the first book in this series, I was happy my library had the next two books because of the continuing mystery in the books.
Honestly, I love a good, clean mystery. I still don't adore Serena's character, I don't know why. She just has an annoying habit of doing things, then being shocked at the bad results. Imagine that, if you string two guys along, you get pulled towards both, and they don't like each other. But I do appreciate that Serena is not perfect.
I look forward to finis
Serena Jones returns with the FBI and her specialty in art crime in this fast-paced installment, where Serena faces off with some pretty bad dudes to uncover someone who's forging art. Is it insurance fraud or theft? Or a combination? And how does that tie in with her old wish to solve her grandfather's murder?

Overall, a fun romp of a mystery. There's some dark stuff in it, but it's done so humorously that you only really notice it in hindsight.
Jennifer Fluegge
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book as much as the first one! Though I’m kind of dying to know which guy she chooses. Me and the author might have words if she doesn’t choose one (I think I’m Team Tanner) in the next (and final, I think) book.
Fiction Aficionado
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! First of all, I have a thing about specialist law enforcement. I have no idea why, but I do. So the fact that Serena Jones is an FBI agent who investigates art fraud is an immediate draw card for me. But what has really taken me by surprise with this series is the character of Serena Jones herself —not to mention her supporting cast: Aunt Martha, the wannabe detective; Harvey, the duly self-entitled cat; and of course we can't leave out fellow FBI officer Tanner, and Nate, th ...more
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
I am very saddened to report that I did not like this book. It started out good. In fact, I appreciated Serena's intelligence for picking up clues that others were not smart enough to discover. In addition, Serena could handle herself in tough situations. My issues with this book stemmed from the fact that I could not form connections with any of the other characters in the story or the storyline itself. I really tried to stick with this book but after getting to the half way mark I just did not ...more
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
While I didn't enjoy this second of the Serena Jones Mystery Series as much as the first, it was an enjoyable mystery and there are so few of those in the Christian Fiction market.

In Another Day, Another Dali, Serena is working to solve a fraudulent painting case. As in the first of the series, Aunt Martha is quick to assist (and get in the way) and certainly adds comedy to Serena's life. Co-worker Tanner and apartment superintendent Nate are on the scene as potential romantic pursuits.

My gratit
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
As mentioned in my review of the 1st Serena Jones adventure, "A Fool and His Monet" Serena Jones is a fairly new member of the FBI's Art Crime Team. Serena's family includes her worry-wart Mother, university professor Dad, and outrageous and sleuthing Aunt Martha. Serena lives in Aunt Martha's former residence with her cat Harold. There are two (2) male characters that add a sparkle in various ways to Serena's life but especially FBI supervisor Tanner and apartment building superintendent Nate.

Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: got-review-copy
This book was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, I wanted more Serena Jones and really enjoyed this sequel :) Serena is doing a favor for her Nana when she is pulled into another case of art being stolen and replaced with a forgery. I had to catch on that it's her Nana and NOT Aunt Martha. Serena is eager to better her relationship with her stiff grandmother and the more the case looks like an inside job, the more Serena dreads resolving the case but also needing to know answers.

Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Serena Jones Mystery series takes the reader back into the world of art theft and forgery. The very large cast of characters is a bit difficult to keep straight at times, but the tale moves at a good, quick pace. Some characters (particularly Aunt Martha) are more like caricatures than real people, which can draw the reader out of the story. Overall, the mystery elements are quite strong and fascinating. The information about the art
Eva Hamilton
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Finished reading Sandra Orchard's book, Another Day Another Dali! Excellent!
Here's just one funny quote,
"Zoe's shoulders relaxed. 'You think so?'
'Absolutely,' Aunt Martha said as if she had infinite experience with men, despite being a happily unmarried woman."
I can't wait for the the next book in this series!
Will Serena finally figure out who killed her grandfather? And will she choose Nate or Tanner?
Wendy Sparkes
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-2017
#2 Serena Jones Mysteries

I really enjoyed #1 in this series and so was glad when I was able to get this 2nd book in the series and settle down on a nice and sunny Bank Holiday Monday to enjoy it. (Yes, I know, Bank Holiday, nice and sunny aren't words usually used together in the same sentence, but on this day it happened to be true!)

While I didn't enjoy it quite as much as #1, it was still an entertaining read and Aunt Martha is as delightful as ever. (Although I still maintain that if she was
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
I liked this book better than the first in the series. Serena was less clueless (though she did still make a few really dumb decisions), and overall was much more competent and professional.

Surprisingly, I'm actually enjoying the love triangle. I like Tanner much more than Nate - I think Serena has more in common with Tanner. He's also a much more vivid character than Nate, who seems very flat and is fairly one dimensional. I think my favorite scene is the "romantic river cruise" with Tanner -
Toni Shiloh
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great addition to the series.
Mackenzie S.8B
It was interesting, but I think if I had more time to really understand and read it I would have liked the book more.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is amazing! I love it more than the last book (which is saying a lot).
Honestly, I think I like the plot of this book more. Also the "romances" are great. I put romance in quotes because I don't really count her two love interests as romance yet. I'm still rooting for Tanner, so no change there. Nate is so sketchy! I'm kinda expecting him to turn out as a mafia member or something. :D I am seriously excited for the third book. I just want this love triangle to end! If the love triangle
Just Commonly
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Serena Jones is back at it again! OK. not back at it.. more like just back? It's not like she attracts crazy drama.. o...wait. Yes, she does. She is an FBI agent, no? We can blame it on the author, Sarah Orchard for another FUNNY adventure for Serena in Another Day Another Dali. I had another blast with this one. That was almost a spoiler for the opening, or was it? Don't mind me, I'm in one of those moods after reading this book. I feel quirky and want to do something silly. Why? I really don't ...more
Lisa Johnson
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Another Day Another Dali (Serena Jones Mystery #2)
Author:Sandra Orchard
Publisher: Revell
My rating is4 stars.
Serena Jones is working two cases of art theft in this mystery. She goes undercover as a British hippy named Sara to try to discover the identity of an art forger. She plays her mentor, Tanner’s, girlfriend while he investigates the Russian mafia. She is also the maid of honor at her best friend Zoe’s wedding and is coerced into going bridesmaid dressing shopping.
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Clever title. Clever cover. Clever plot. Campy good fun with lots of tongue-in-cheek wit and a passel of quirky secondary characters. Not to mention an opinionated cat named Harold. What is not to love?

And that includes the two hero heart-throbs engaged in a subtle one-upmanship as they vie for Serena's attention. In fact the author has invited her readers to cast their vote for the man who will ultimately claim Serena's heart by the end of the series. I'm hovering between Team Nate and Team Ta
Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Another Day Another Dali has the earmarks of a cozy mystery like quirky characters and hilarious situations but it also has a serious storyline that lends to the mystery designation. This is the second book in the series and I enjoyed it even more than the first.

Serena Jones is a special agent with the FBI and she works in the art theft division. She is located in the St. Louis area so it was fun to read about familiar landmarks and be able to clearly visualize what was going on. Her family, esp
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Serena Jones stumbles on to another intriguing mystery when her grandmother approaches her about taking a friend’s case—off the books. A valuable painting has been stolen and Serena can’t resist a good mystery, especially when it comes to stolen art, so she plunges in feet first.

And soon everyone else is involved too—from her quirky aunt to her hunky partner and good-looking superintendent. Even though she’s trying to keep the investigation on the down low. And who’s taking shots at her? The mys
Katrina Epperson
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sandra Orchard brings us the second installment in the Serena Jones Mysteries. Even though this book is part of a series, I believe this is a stand alone story. The story opens as Serena and her partner, Tanner Calhoun, has been called in to the scene of a drug investigation of a well known drug dealer who has a "Renoir" hanging in his den. While on the scene she receives a request/demand from her grandmother to investigate a missing Dali owned by a close friend. As the investigation heats up Se ...more
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Serena Jones, an FBI agent, investigates a missing painting as a request from her grandmother. Her grandmother's friend had some artwork appraised, only to realize that it had been replaced with a forgery. But the deeper Serena digs into the case, the more it looks like this case is linked with another case. The Dali isn't the only painting that has been stolen and replaced with a forgery. The forgeries are good and are often not noticed for quite some time.

I didn't notice when picking this boo
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Serena is an excellent FBI Agent, one that focuses on high-dollar art theft and forgeries. Thanks to doing a favor for her grandmother, Serena is drawn into a new mystery. Serena is still torn between her two beaus and doesn’t seem to be any closer to deciding which one she likes more. As the clues twist her one way and another, we are again entertained with her wit, her charm and of course, her family. After two short books, we’re drawn into all of the antics and puns that make for a refreshing ...more
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