"The girls hesitated and then shook their heads. The whole thing was unnerving. What bothered them the most was how fast the ghost seemed to disappear after being sighted! Whenever someone saw it, Uncle Kelly quickly hopped on his horse to check it out. Each time he found nothing. How did he disappear so quickly if he was a real person?"
~Desert Intrigue, Linda Weaver Clarke
As in other books in this series, Julia continues to have strange dreams, and a sense of foreboding. Her intuition tells her that something is not quite right, and she's worried about her brother, because his dude ranch, which was flourishing, has seen a dramatic drop in business. She's not sure what's going on (and neither is the reader), but she suspects that someone wants to sabotage his business. Julia decides to take matters into her own hands and investigate, and she and John join their twin daughters at Kelly's Arizona ranch in an effort to figure out what's happening.
Desert Intrigue is an entertaining and joyful book, my favorite in this mystery series by Linda Weaver Clarke, which I think would make an excellent TV mini series. I love the sparks of romance in this adventure--they spice things up and add much interest to the story. The book has a handful of surprises that I did not anticipate, and the mystery fuels much of the action. The author includes some of the delicious-sounding recipes mentioned in the story at the end of this book, including chicken salad wraps (made with red grapes and pineapple!), and Hal's prize winning chili.
Linda Weaver Clarke is generously offering a copy of Desert Intrigue as a giveaway (U.S., paperback, or ebook, everywhere else) to a lucky reader. Although this book is part of a series, it can be easily enjoyed without having read the preceding books.
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Special thanks to Linda Weaver Clarke for sending me her new book, Desert Intrigue.