ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sandra leaps off the garden trails of her herbal-researcher-turned-amateur-sleuth (Port Aster Secrets) series, to the museum corridors of her plucky FBI art crime agent Serena Jones, in A Fool and His Monet.
When not plotting crimes, Sandra plays make-believe with her grandchildren or hikes with her hubby along the escarpment, near their home in Niagara, Canada.
Her novels have garnered numerous awards, including the National Readers’ Choice Award, a Holt Medallion Award of Merit, an RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Daphne DuMaurier Award of Excellence and five national Canadian Awards.
Learn more about Sandra’s books and fun bonus features at www.sandraorchard.com
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 the owner’s own household, it becomes increasingly clear that Serena won’t be winning any popularity contests.
The Dali isn’t the only painting that’s fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the specter of a sophisticated theft ring–one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena’s grandfather.
With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, “Another Day, Another Dali” gives the plucky Serena Jones–and readers–a new high-stakes case to crack.
I CANNOT HELP IT: 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.
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 thread that went from book one throughout the whole series. .
Again, the Christianity was shallow and almost non-existent. As with the other books, it’s super duper clean (like, cleaner than some books I’ve read where there *was* a strong, Christian thread). FOR A NON-BELIEVER LIKE ME THAT WAS PERFECT.
It’s not necessarily the type of romance I’d suggest to a teen. Because I did find it enjoyable( way older than a teen). But it was a good read.