Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book Review: Targets in Ties (A Secret Sisters Mystery) by Tristi Pinkston

****--4 Stars.
January 2012, 258 pages.
Source: borrowed from the library

Amazon Description: After two long years, Ren's mission is finally over, and it's time for Ida Mae, Arlette, and Tansy to travel to Mexico to pick him up. They have their itinerary all planned out visiting the ruins in the Yucatan, shopping, playing in the sand and surf and then they'll head to Ren's mission home and be reunited with that dear boy. But a wanted antiquities thief crosses their path, and soon the ladies find themselves tangled up in a web of lies, intrigue, and costly jewelry. Held hostage by men desperate for riches, they do what only they can do keep their heads about them, plan their escape, and discuss the proper making of tortillas. Will they survive their most harrowing adventure yet?

My Review: Targets in Ties is a face-paced story about three older ladies who journey to Mexico to pick up Ida Mae's nephew from his mission and encounter an international thief. This is book 4 in the series and I think it would be best to read it from the start. It makes more sense that way--to understand the connections the characters have with one another.

I love the personalities of these ladies. Tansy is such an airhead, coming up with the funniest things; Arlette is kind of grumpy, yet she's a good balance for the other; and Ida Mae is kind of the ring leader--a busybody who sticks her nose where it doesn't always belong, but she's very likeable.

This wasn't a long, complex novel. There are twists and turns but it's very light and moves along quickly. I love how the ending sets up the next book, yet it isn't a drastic nail-biting cliff hanger.

There are religious references, but they aren't the main focus, nor are they over the top.

Content: some moments of peril, but clean.

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