Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Miss Match
Author: Sara Mills
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release Date: March 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Mystery
Year/Setting: 1947, Berlin
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Sara's Website: www.saramillsbooks.com
I really find it hard to believe that Sara Mills is a new author. Her story and characters are so believable that it seems they are right in the room with you. We again meet Allie Fortune, the only female private investigator in New York in the year 1947 and her best friend Jack O'Connor, FBI agent. If you recall the last time we met these people, Jack had enlisted Allie to help him solve the case of a treasure that was missing and in return, when the case was solved Jack would help Allie to locate her fiancé who is missing in the war torn country of Germany.
This time Jack has a message from a long ago girlfriend. She is trapped in Berlin with an orphan that she has adopted and their lives are in danger. They have found some important documents that give the names of three American spies who are in the Russian Military and the entire city of Berlin is on alert for them. Jack is determined to go to Berlin to save his old love and Allie will not let him go alone. So, off they go, disguised as a married couple in a mission to save German orphans and bring them back to the US for adoption. Through the search for Maggie and her adopted daughter, Allie's past has been brought back to her and this case might lead back to her missing fiancé.
This book is a real page turner. I didn't think I would like it as much as the first book, Miss Fortune, but I did. I am really into this series and hopeful that the author is already writing the third book. The ending of number two sets up the beginning of three. I have to add to what I said in the first review. The time period that this book is set in is my very favorite. There are so many interesting characters. Men and women who actually looked stylish even in war torn countries such as Germany in the years right after the war. Also, the four allies who ruled four different quadrants of Berlin: America, Russia, France and England. Mystery lovers and History lovers will all love this book. Keep up the good work, Ms. Mills, I can't wait for Allie Fortune number three.
Talk to you soon,
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