Friday, February 25, 2011

Operation Bonnet by Kimberly Stuart

Good Day Everyone,

Cue the Mission Impossible music! This book is great! Meet an amazing young woman with four names;
Nellie Augusta Lourdes Monroe, aspiring Private Investigator. One problem, no case. Next problem, small towns are not conducive to PI work, or are they?

While she could do anything in the world, Nellie just wants to be a PI. Her parents are wealthy enough, and would be happy for her to do anything, but PI work was not what they had in mind. Both her parents are famous golfers, and while Nellie has the talent, she is not interested in golf as a career.

In looking for a case, the only good one that comes her way is Amos. Amos use to be Amish, but he left the community. The problem is that he also left his heart with the love of his life, Katie. Since Amos is working at the same place that Nellie is, the mini-golf place, Amos decides to hire Nellie to find out if Katie still cares about him or not.

Meanwhile, Matt is trying to figure out what has happened with Nellie. Matt has been her best friend for years and years, and now she is is going all secret agent on him. Then, there is Nona. I really like Nona! Nona is Nellie's Grandmother. She is a painter, and deeply rooted in the word of God. However, somethings with Nona are not as they should be.

With all that is going on in Nellie's life, she still decides to go undercover, um, under bonnet and infiltrate her local Amish community using one of her few really special gifts. Once there, she plans to find out what really happened between Katie and Amos, and set the course of true love straight. From the time she steps foot in the Amish town things really start to sizzle.

Nellie is an amazing character, backed up by several other good characters like Nona and Tank, in addition to others I have already mentioned. I really enjoyed Nellie's hair, her sence of humor, and I don't feel so odd myself when I read this book. LOL! No, my hair is *nothing* like Nellie's, but we all have something.
Kimberly Stuart's wit and humor make this book really good.

I highly recommend it and I really enjoyed it not being the same old trip to Amish country as other books. Not that I don't like those trips time to time, but variety is the spice of life, or at least keeps my book and spice racks happy.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Operation Bonnet
David C. Cook; New edition (February 1, 2011)
Kimberly Stuart

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:     Kimberly says:
I am a writer of comedic fiction, and would like to suggest that you laugh regularly when reading my books. Let’s also try for one to two teary moments. If you are crying more than that, you don’t understand my sense of humor and should move on to another author.

I grew up in a book-loving home. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. My mom loves books. My dad loves to read the first chapters of books and then make us all listen as he recites his favorite passages. I, however, enjoy reading books in their entirety and came into writing as a result of book-love. After earning two fancy degrees in education and Spanish, I promptly let the thinking part of my brain take a breather and instead became pregnant. (I’m sure a lot of other things happened between early literacy and pregnancy but I don’t really remember any of that. If you also have shared your uterus with another human, you understand.)

In an effort to author a book that would entertain my sassy, irreverent, breast-feeding/drooping friends, I wrote my first novel, Balancing Act. People were so nice to me after that, I decided to continue with writing. Also, I can’t craft, knit, or scrapbook, so what else was a nice, Christian girl to do?

In addition to writing books to make my friends laugh and cry, I observe the chaos at the home I share with my unfailingly supportive husband and three offspring. We’re doing our best and so far, no one’s been to prison.

Twenty-year-old Nellie Monroe has a restless brilliance that makes her a bit of an odd duck. She wants to be a private investigator, even though her tiny hometown offers no hope of clients. Until she meets Amos Shetler, an Amish dropout carrying a torch for the girl he left behind.

So Nellie straps on her bonnet and goes undercover to get the dish. But though she’s brainy, Nellie is clueless when it comes to real life and real relationships. Soon she’s alienated her best friend, angered her college professor, and botched her case.

Operation Bonnet is a comedy of errors, a surprising take on love, and a story of grace.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Operation Bonnet, go HERE.

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