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Obres de Cara Putman

Imperfect Justice (2017) 71 exemplars
Beyond Justice (2017) 69 exemplars
Timeless Treasures (2010) 69 exemplars
Delayed Justice (2018) 65 exemplars
Flight Risk (2020) 50 exemplars
Stars in the Night (2010) 42 exemplars
Lethal Intent (2021) 40 exemplars
Mason Jar Mayhem (2016) 40 exemplars
Squared Away (2011) 40 exemplars
Canteen Dreams (1990) 39 exemplars
Deadly Exposure (2008) 35 exemplars
Trial by Fire (2009) 30 exemplars
Blessed Are the Cheese Makers (2016) — Autor — 27 exemplars
To Have And To Hold (2017) 27 exemplars
In the Fullness of Time (2017) — Autor — 27 exemplars
A Promise Forged (2012) 23 exemplars
Mixed Motives (2014) 22 exemplars
Sandhill Dreams (2008) 20 exemplars
Mysteries of Lancaster County: An Unbroken Circle (2019) — Autor — 20 exemplars
Captive Dreams (2008) 20 exemplars
Making Waves (2017) 18 exemplars
Till We Meet Again (2018) 16 exemplars
Shark Bait (2018) 12 exemplars
A Promise Kept (2009) 11 exemplars
Sail Away Home (2019) 11 exemplars
Across the Shores (2023) 9 exemplars
The Vanished (2024) 6 exemplars

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No one writes better legal thrillers than Cara Putman! She's always able to weave her strong knowledge as a lawyer into a tale that keeps me turning the pages and this book is the latest proof! I was completely engrossed in the circumstances surrounding two paintings that may have been stolen during World War II and are now hanging in a small museum in Virginia. Were they once the property of a Jewish family who were forced to leave them behind when they fled Vienna in 1938? Do the family survivors have legal rights to these paintings?

Fans of mystery/suspense, this book's for you because the art mystery is just one of three in The Vanished! Janae Simmon's return to her hometown leads to a startling family secret and the death of Carter Montgomery's sister may not be as it seemed. I loved the work partnership between Janae and Carter, I admired that they both had strong moral convictions to guide them, and I was hoping that there might be a romance waiting to happen!

If you're looking for an intriguing suspense novel with a surprise ending and an enlightening look at the Lost Art of World War II, grab a copy of this book! I recommend it to all who enjoy romantic Christian suspense!

I received a copy of this book from the author and Kregel via NetGalley. There was no obligation for a positive review.
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fcplcataloger | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | May 6, 2024 |
The Vanished, by Cara Putman, is the first book in Secrets to Keep series. This story is well written and easy to imagine. It contains suspense, mystery and touches of romance. I found this book to be an very enjoyable story with well developed characters. I especially enjoyed the parts of Janae, her mother and grandmother as they cleanout the carriage house and found items Janae’s father has tucked away and not spoken about. I found the topic of art stolen during WWII to be very interesting. I enjoyed the closeness of the three women and how they worked together.

I enjoyed the mystery and suspense of the surrounding the painting at the gallery that were under question. It gives a look into what it might be like for the families that lost items as well as to how the stolen items were dealt with. This is such an enjoyable story, I look for to the rest of the series.

I voluntarily received a complimentary copy of this story, this is my honest review.
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eccl | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Apr 19, 2024 |
Once again, Priscilla Latham Grant is on the case in this installment of the "Mysteries of Martha's Vineyard" series. This time, a huge metal shark, a prop from the movie "Jaws", has vanished without a trace before an important event. Can Priscilla find out what happened and get the beloved shark returned?

This is another cozy, beach read. Just good fun. I found it a little heavy in the Jaws department. Most everyone seemed to be a fanatic. I've never gotten the hype, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book.… (més)
briandrewz | Apr 18, 2024 |
I’ve never been super interested in art per se, but I do have quite the appreciation for it, even if I don’t understand that world too well. I have never given much thought to just how crazy the art world could be, or how dangerous in certain situations, like what we see in The Vanished. Who knew that the art world could be so dangerous?

There is something that drew me into this story instantly. Mystery after mystery wraps this novel in a cloak of darkness layer by layer, leaving you wondering which way is up. I love stories like this so much!! The multi-facets keep it interesting and keeps you guessing the entire time you’re reading.

This novel has some great characters, but Janae’s grandmother is wonderful and one of my favorites. I loved the wisdom and support that she bestows on Janae during one of the most difficult times of her life. How I wish we all could have someone there to support us during our dark times.

I would’ve liked to have seen the ending not be tied up so quickly. Maybe an epilogue would’ve suited better, but the author could be leaving that open-ended with this being the first novel in a new series, so I can’t fault her too much.

Overall, this is an endearing story with quite the web of mystery, characters to root for, and all for the love of art.

*I have voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher through JustRead Tours. All views and opinions expressed are completely honest, and my own.
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cflores0420 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Apr 17, 2024 |


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