Weaver’s Needle by Robin Caroll

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to write a review.

Weaver's NeedleWeaver’s Needle by Robin Caroll

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

A well-off widow recruits two recovery specialists, Landry and Nickolai, pitting them against each other to earn a substantial fee to recover a stolen map. While searching for the coveted map to a hidden and legendary gold mine, Landry and Nickolai may be growing too close for comfort–especially when the search could have deadly consequences in Weaver’s Needle, a novel by author Robin Caroll.

This novel’s cover is what most drew me to the story. The cover has a sense of adventure and danger, but it isn’t dark. You can almost feel the blaze of the dry and scorching sun in the bold and vivid design that screams “romantic suspense.”

Overall, I found this adventure entertaining. The plot kept me curious, and Landry and Nickolai each have crucial, believable reasons for wanting to earn the recovery fee they’re competing for.

Now, I thought some of the romantic thoughts and feelings in the story didn’t quite ring true. It seems to me that unless he or she is completely inexperienced, a grown man or woman wouldn’t be super shocked or confused by a growing attraction to someone attractive, particularly when the two are working closely together. Also, I’ve never really been keen on the “I can’t be with him/her because he/she isn’t a Christian” theme in novels, as it tends to muddy the characters’ faith/romantic motives to me. And, interesting as it was, I almost felt a little let down by the story’s ending.

Still, many fellow fans of Christian romantic suspense should enjoy this novel, and I wouldn’t mind reading this new-to-me author again.


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