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Litfuse Publicity: Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell (review)

on April 26, 2013


About the book:


Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe’s best confections, she’s sure she’ll come up with a recipe that will save her father’s struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager-a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy’s skin.

Charlie Clarke’s new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he’s never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She’s making his work life miserable…and making herself impossible for him to forget.
You may purchase the book at Amazon.

About Siri Mitchell:

Siri Mitchell is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists “Chateau of Echoes” and “The Cubicle Next Door”. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many different levels of government. As military spouse, she has lived in places as varied as Tokyo and Paris. Siri currently lives in the DC-metro area.

You can visit Siri at her website.

My Opinion:

I’ve only read one other of Siri’s other books, Love’s Pursuit, which I really enjoyed, and this newest book, Unrivaled, is no different – full of twists and turns and conservative romance I felt swept into the story almost immediately.  I say almost, because at first I thought there is no way the candy making industry would be as ruthless of Siri portrayed it!  It’s candy, not a cutting edge, medical breakthrough like the cure for cancer, know what I mean?  However, it indeed was ruthless and even cut  throat at times, which I appreciated in the notes at the end of the book, so I’m thinking Siri knew that some readers may doubt that making candy could be so vile.

While I enjoyed the book, the characters, were well, whiny and all about me, me, me – whether it was Lucy’s mom or Lucy herself or Charles or his father – the main characters were all about chasing their own dreams.  Of course, while the characters admitted to believing in a God, they didn’t have a saving faith in the God – which, if you know people who believe in a God they usually act differently than those who have a Saving Faith in the God.  I would have liked to see Lucy’s Aunt and Uncle and her father play more of a part in the book, but her father was bedridden and ill so I can sort of understand why he wasn’t more to the story.

Since I so enjoy history, I think that is what played the biggest part for me – as there was quite a bit of history woven into the story and plot.  At one point, my heart does ache for Lucy when she is jilted just a short time before her wedding to Mr. Arthur – but honestly what made the book sweet (pun intended) to me was the history that Siri obviously took so much time in researching to make the book authentic feeling to the reader.  I look forward to reading even more books by Siri when the time allows me to do so.

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One response to “Litfuse Publicity: Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell (review)

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! Thanks for taking the time to write and post a review.

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