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Coyote in Provence

Dianne Harman Updated
 
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Coyote in Provence

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Coyote in Provence
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Rated PG-13 (questionable content for children under 13)

Book Description

What happens when the very beautiful and sexy Maria Brooks, now Elena Johnson, a woman hiding out in Provence, France, from the California legal authorities, meets Jordan Kramer, a handsome art theft detective from Los Angeles?

He's looking for stolen California paintings reportedly for sale in Provence. She's trying to stay under the radar. Both share a love of food and wine. Will Jordan find Pierre, the French chef who's suspected of being the art theft? And who are those young Afghan girls hiding out in his parents' home?

If you liked Dianne Harman's award-winning novel, Blue Coyote Motel, you don't want to miss Coyote in Provence. Great mystery, wine, food, and art in romantic Provence.

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I could not WAIT to start this book and was so glad it was one of a series. I savored this one and Coyote Cornered in the span of 2 days! I'm a hopeless romantic who loves food and wine so this book sucked me in from the start. The author made sure the reader connected with the characters from the very start. Her painstakingly vivid descriptions from the region... to the landscape.. to the smell of the food and the taste of fine wine had me believing I was there. I love a good romance read and Ms. Harman did NOT disappoint. I could easily identify with Elena and her need to become 'lost' in a quaint little town living incognito. I felt her loneliness and my heart ached as she tethered on whether to give of herself and let down her guard to this new man who fell into her path. Which brings us to the question...Do you believe in fate? Jordan Kramer is the man every woman could hope to meet! Handsome, sexy, educated, connoisseur of fine cuisine - what's not to like? The sexual attraction between Elena and Jordan was immediate. The exchanges between these two had me tingling... I can't lie. I don't want to give the story away, but I can tell you this love story was amazing. All the elements exist here. You've got a crime, suspects, a sexy detective, a beautiful woman....suspense and romance all 'corked' up into a fine, well bodied book. My kudos to you Dianne Harman for giving me a totally enjoyable reading experience. I'm hooked and I'm a fan!
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Mystery, Romance, International Flare!
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I love to travel and was attracted to this novel because of its broad international backdrop. Ms. Harman's obvious familiarity and love of Europe, art and French cuisine made this a particularly enjoyable read for me. This book is my introduction to Author Dianne Harman's Coyote series and I can't wait to read her first novel in this series, Blue Coyote Motel, where I can officially meet Maria, who assumes a new identity as a widow--Elena-in Coyote in Provence. Bored with her new life, Elena decides to apply for a job in a popular local French bakery. Introduction of a handsome undercover agent, stolen art work, romance and international espionage add to the existing intrigue of Elena's past life and mysterious death of her husband. Mystery, romance and international culture make this a great read!
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With lot of surprises along the way during this story. Situated in France with much mystery and suspense along with entertainment, beautiful and smooth read. Much enjoyed. Recommended fun read.
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Brilliant sequel
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I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of “Coyote in Provence” by Dianne Harman, the long awaited sequel to her excellent novel “Blue Coyote Motel” and I am pleased to have found it just as remarkable and enjoyable as the first one. Maria, the ageing Mexican beauty and widow of an American scientist, is hiding in France under a new identity. Harman did a splendid job at tying everything up at the end of the last book but manages to unravel the story again easily. Maria is still ambitious and somewhat of a loose agent who won’t be satisfied with a boring and secluded life and therefore attracts people and problems. Of all people she falls for a detective from Southern California on a field trip to locate stolen art. A separate narrative introduces a filthily rich Afghan business woman with a big heart. I don’t want to give away much more of the plot to avoid spoilers. All I will say is that said woman is an amazing character and a great and intriguing addition to the already well composed and wonderful cast. Harman really knows how to write entertaining and thoughtful stories with characters caught in the grey areas of morality and legality. With clever juxtaposition and sharp dialogue Harman makes several important points about those (too often contradictory) concepts. I was impressed how the narratives then come together and how the themes from book one returned so naturally and organically into this story. As far as sequels go this is masterfully crafted and particularly pleasing as the plot is not predictable and the book contains a lot of new elements, yet retains the original character of the series / trilogy (Maybe we can persuade Harman to go beyond the third book?). I found this a gripping and compulsive read and - although I really hate to use this worn out phrase in reviews - I cannot wait for the next book to find out more about how the remaining issues will be resolved. A great equal to book one and a real treat.
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