by Corinne Everett

February 2002
ISBN: 0-8217-7146-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Kensington Publishing
Mass Market Paperback

Corinne Everettís Sweet Violet is a delightful tale full of adventure, suspense, and romance. This story has all the pieces including a mysterious group of spies. Donít expect to totally relax while reading this book because it will keep you laughing, crying, or on the edge of your seat reading as fast as you can to find out what is going to happen.

Violet Pearson is a normal seventeen year old with a healthy lust for adventure. Her parents are planning to go away for a couple of months and Violet talks them into letting her stay home and run the family business. All the while she is planning to go on an adventure of her own. Dressed in boysí clothes, Violet gets into a bar and tries to get them to serve her a drink. She is only successful in being right in the middle of a bar room brawl and is lucky enough to have some help in escaping before her disguise is discovered. Unfortunately, her rescuer turns out to be none other than Gabriel Isling whom she has been writing back and forth and doing business with under the name of her brother Adam. When she discovers his identity, the adventure begins.

Gabriel sees through Violetís costume, but is reluctant to reveal to her what he knows. Gabriel has a seemingly tainted history to hear anyone from London tell it and has come to Virginia looking for a new start and perhaps some land to buy to move his household to. While Violet doesnít have any clue of the real reason for Gabrielís visit, she only realizes that she canít go on her big adventure to London under the pretense of doing business with him now. Gabriel soon finds out what Violetís plans were and rescues her from another attempted escape. Although, he has great responsibilities and tries to avoid the attraction that he feels for Violet, he is eventually pulled into a relationship with her by forces beyond his control.

Stubborn beyond belief, our hero and heroine throw one obstacle after the next in the path of their relationship. And, fate helps out and throws in a few obstacles, too. Some of which are spies, a kidnapping and a father who returns on the warpath before he knows the whole story. Through one escapade after another we are drawn deeper and deeper into this saga until all the mysteries are finally resolved and we lay it aside with a smile and a sigh. If only real life could be half as exciting!

Reviewed in April 2002 by Angela.

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