I had trouble “getting into” this novel. I have read most of Henderson's novels and loved them. This one was a bit different.
really like Henderson's other novels because of the suspense. There
was none in this novel (not even at the end). I kept on expecting
something to happen but the next scene would just be another
conversation or slow moving scene.
can usually identify with one or more of the characters in the novel
and the general circumstances in which they find themselves. The main
male character in this novel is a high end rare coins dealer who
makes purchases in the millions of dollars. I had a penny collection
when I was a kid but that is about all the interest I have ever had
in coin collecting, let alone ones worth hundreds of thousands of
dollars. The main female character turns out to be worth billions of
dollars (yes, billions). Again, someone I could not identify with at
all. She had also been kidnapped as a teen and held for four years.
She has refused to talk about it for nineteen years. So that doesn't
really move the plot along.
that brings up the plot which is, I guess, rare coins dealer meets
wealthy girl who wants to sell millions of dollars worth of coins.
The two develop a friendship which morphs into him helping her give
away millions to charity which morphs into the situation of her
needing to be married in order for her to inherit the rest of the
estate, the billions of dollars.
redeeming aspect of the novel is the sweetness of the coin dealer in
gently coming alongside the wealthy woman, helping her, ever so
slowly, to heal. For me, that just was not enough to carry the novel
through over 400 pages.
can find out more about the novel, watch a trailer, and join others
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is the author of eighteen novels, including the O'Malley series. She
has been nominated for or won the RITA Award, Christy Award, and the
ECPA Gold Medallion. She is a lifelong resident of Illinois. You can
find out more at http://deehenderson.com/.
Bethany House Publishers, 448
I received a complimentary egalley
of this book from the publishers for the purpose of this review.