Marcie Fields returns to France for the reading of her grandfather's will. Not only does she inherit a castle and the mystery of her grandmother's disappearance, but she finds the man of her dreams. Marrying Pierre Jardin starts a chain of events that not only threatens her life but the lives of her twin infants.
When Nadine L'Orange RN learns that the adoption agency where she works is selling infants on the black market she is outraged. When she learns that two of the babies have been kidnapped from their mother, she risks her life to save them.
Set in France, The Turquoise Cross is every mother's nightmare. As her husband works with local police to find her kidnapped twins, Marcie Jardin's life is threatened by a vindictive woman from Pierre's past.
Set in post-World War II this novel of romance and intrigue gives the listener a vivid description of the landscape and culture of this wonderful country.
©2009 Sandra L Olson (P)2016 Sandra L Olson
This was a fun book, and I liked it. I would consider it a romance thriller. I have to admit that the love-at-first-sight romance between the two main characters did seem a bit rushed and improbable. I do appreciate that it is a "clean" romance. The story takes place in a castle with hidden secret passages - what's not to like about that? I liked that the mystery involved multiple generations of a family and was shocked to learn what happened to the grandmother.
I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by Ayelet Sror. I thought she did pretty well. She gave unique voices to each of the character, had good pacing, and sounded very "French" for the French characters. There were a couple times when she sounded a little robotic and her pronunciation of a word was strange (ex. the word "swathed" was pronounced "SWAY-th'd". Other than that, she was fine. I have heard better, but I have heard many more that weren't as good.
Overall, this was a good book. I enjoyed it and I would read more by this author. If you like romance and mystery, this would be a good choice for your next read.
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