OVER MAYAS DEAD BODY by Sandra Orchard

OVER MAYAS DEAD BODY by Sandra Orchard


Crime doesn’t take a vacation

FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha’s Vineyard with her family, ready for a bit of R & R and a lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But when a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring interrupts her picture-perfect trip, she’s soon entangled in the investigation.

Propelled into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them a boatload of romantic complications–and even a secret or two?


Praise for the Serena Jones Mysteries

“This intriguing look into the world of art theft from the perspective of an FBI agent will keep readers guessing.”–RT Book Reviews on A Fool and His Monet

“[Orchard] brings together mystery, comedy, love, and family issues to make the perfect story.”–Suspense Magazine on Another Day, Another Dali

“With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones–and readers–a new high-stakes case to crack.”–Relz Reviews on Another Day, Another Dali



It seems like FBI Special Agent Serena Jones runs into trouble no matter where she goes. This time is at an engagement party of an old family friend, Jack Hill, on Martha’s Vineyard, and she finds her friend dead. Could it be the fiancé? Or one of many friends and family?

Murder Mysteries are so much fun to try and figure out, and Sandra Orchard does a fantastic job of making that difficult for readers. Serena needed help so friends Nate and Tanner just happens to show up, both helping with the investigation, but both also trying to woo Serena.
And I can’t leave out Aunt Martha, whom I just love. This book is full of interesting characters, chills and thrills and enough twists and turns to keep your head spinning. But you will love this last installment in The Serena Jones Mysteries Series. I really hate to see this series end because I want to see more of Serena and Aunt Martha’s adventures. And who is Aunt Martha really? And does Serena pick Nick or Tanner as a dating partner? Of course you will need to read Over Maya Dead Body to find all the answers!



Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several books, including A Fool and His Monet; Another Day, Another Dali; and the Port Aster Secrets series. The winner of six Canadian Christian Writing Awards and a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Sandra has also received a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, a National Readers’ Choice Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more at http://www.sandraorchard.com.


A Fool & His Monet by Sandra Orchard

A Fool & His Monet
by Sandra Orchard

A Fool & His Monet

by Sandra Orchard

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art

Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about who murdered her grandfather. She’s joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite her mother’s pleas to do something safer–like get married–Serena’s determined to catch thieves and black market traders.

When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Serena leaps into action–and a whole heap of trouble.



A Fool and His Monet is a pretty light mystery read. Serena Jones was high on the trail of a missing Monet from a local museum, which leads her into a whole lot of trouble. The clue just didn’t make sense, and didn’t pan out. But how about Aunt Martha’s mafia theory? I loved this lady! She was such a busybody that she wanted to know everything Serena was doing to try and catch the criminal. Aunt Martha was the best part of this story. Without her, I’m afraid I would have lost interest early on. I love Sandra Orchard books, but this one is not one of my favorites. And I just can’t put my finger on why.

If you enjoy a nice light cozy mystery, you will enjoy this interesting story. And it is a pretty quick read as well. This is a book I can recommend, its enjoyable enough to keep your attention throughout the book, and you will love Aunt Martha!  I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Revell Presents Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard

Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard

Kate won’t be safe until all of Port Aster’s secrets are revealed

Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the supposed “miracle plant” that tore apart her family years ago. She’s certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding her father’s disappearance. She’s willing to risk anything to find the truth, including her relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But with so many people in pursuit of the plant, going it alone might be a fatal mistake.

Award-winning author Sandra Orchard pulls out all the stops in this breakneck and breathtaking conclusion to the Port Aster Secrets series.

What people are saying about the Port Aster Secrets series

“Romantic suspense maven Orchard plunges readers into the fray immediately. The writing is über-dramatic and the action hectic.”–Publishers Weekly

“I couldn’t put it down.”–Margaret Daley, author of the Men of the Texas Rangers series

“A fun, sometimes quirky whodunit, full of everything a mystery lover is looking for, including a dash of romance.”–Lisa Harris, Christy Award-winning author of Dangerous Passage

Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several books including Deadly Devotion, winner of the 2014 The Word Award for suspense, and Blind Trust. Her Love Inspired Suspense titles have garnered two Canadian Christian Writing Awards and a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Sandra has also received a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more at www.sandraorchard.com.



Another awesome suspenseful read by Sandra Orchard that I thoroughly enjoyed. A lot of twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat and I didn’t want to put the book down! I did stay frustrated at Kate throughout the book because she just needed a good shaking. Her wishy washy personality was just uncalled for, she definitely needed to grow up! I do enjoy the author’s writing style, and will look forward to reading more books from Sandra Orchard in the future! If you enjoy a good, clean suspense, you really need to check this one out! And while you are at it, check out the first two books in this series!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


CFBA Presents Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Blind Trust

Revell (June 17, 2014)



Sandra Orchard is a multi-award-winning author of mysteries and romantic suspense with Revell Publishing and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense imprint. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America and The Word Guild (Canada). A mother of three grown children, she lives in Niagara, Canada with her real-life-hero husband and writes full time . . . when not doting on her young grandchildren.


Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can’t believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Or that it lands her in the middle of another one of Detective Tom Parker’s investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor’s innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation–and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world–and her budding romance with Tom–begin to crumble. To Kate, it’s clear that she won’t be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster’s secrets. But is it too late for her and Tom?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Blind Trust, go HERE.


Sandra Orchard is a new favorite author for me. This was such an enjoyable read! I love the suspense throughout the book, and I just couldn’t figure out why this little old lady had counterfeit bill! A lot of things going on in this story, which kept me glued to the page! If you enjoy a good clean read that will keep you on your toes, I highly recommend Blind Trust! I promise you wont be able to put it down.

Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard …..From Revell

Deadly Devotion

A Novel



Kate knows the truth is out there–but if she’s right, that means a killer is out there too. Research scientists Kate Adams and Daisy Leacock were on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy was suddenly found dead. Kate knows that her mentor’s death wasn’t suicide or a careless accident–and she’s determined to do whatever it takes to unearth the truth about what happened to the woman who changed her life.
Former FBI agent Tom Parker is finding it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gave him a job as a detective on the local police force, not everyone approves. Tom’s just trying to keep a low profile, so when Kate Adams demands he reopen the investigation into her friend’s death, he knows his job is at stake. But despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate may have something to hide.
As evidence mounts, a web of intrigue is woven around the sleepy town of Port Aster. Can Kate uncover the truth? Or will Tom stand in her way?



Wow, this is my first book by Sandra Orchard and I am totally hooked. I loved this story. Ms. Orchard has a way of capturing your attention and keeping it until the very last page! I didn’t put Deadly Devotion down until I just had too! Kate looses her friend and mentor to what police say is suicide, but Kate just doesn’t buy it. Being new at the Port Aster Police Dept, Tom Parker is really not happy with Kate approaching him to reopen Daisy’s care because he knows he can loose his job. So, Kate takes matters into her own hands, and investigates herself. Will Kate find out what really happened to Daisy? The answer is in Sandra Orchards new book, Deadly Devotion.

This is a wonderful fast pace thriller that you do not want to miss! With the so very many twists and turns in this story, when you think you have it all figured out, something else happens that has you wondering again! I love books like this! Deadly Devotion is an amazing read, and if you are a mystery/suspense buff, this book is a much for you! I encourage you to pick up your copy now, you will certainly not be disappointed in this one, I can assure you!

I received this book from the publisher Revell
to read and review.  I was not required
to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am
disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part






Sandra Orchard

Sandra Orchard

Sandra Orchard is an active member in American Christian Fiction Writers, The Word Guild, Romance Writers of America, and a local writing group. She recently participated in the Writers’ Police Academy for hands-on training and simulations at a police training facility. She is the author of Shades of Truth, Critical Condition, and Deep Cover, which won the Canadian Christian Writing Award for romance in June 2012 and was recognized as one of the top five novels of the year by Family Fiction magazine. Sandra has also received a Daphne DuMaurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense in both the inspirational category and for best score overall. She lives in Niagara, Ontario, Canada. To find out more, please visit http://www.sandraorchard.com.

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