Author Laurie Olerich posted her review of The Coin on her FB page. Beyond happy.
Here's my book of the week: The Coin by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra. I played hooky yesterday and stayed up late last night to finish this. It was just that good. The Coin is a romantic suspense with a clever, clever plot that involves a rare French coin, the unlucky artist who finds it, and the reluctant CIA operative who gets sent to babysit her. Maria set the book in/around Nice, France -- one of my favorite places! You can tell she lived there because the detail is perfection. I could clearly see the winding roads and hills of Grasse. The Cuban expat connection is thoughtfully done as well. Again, her experiences shine through. Her characters have a lovely depth that was a joy to sink into. Even the minor ones jumped off the pages! Loved Maurice! Bravo, Maria, for coming up with an unique twist for suspense fans! I really, really enjoyed this story! I'm looking forward to the second book -- The Book of Hours.
Check out Laurie Olerich's ( http://www.amazon.com/Laurie-Olerich/e/B00H7KJQS8/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1426945068&sr=1-2-ent ) novels. They are worth reading!!