As if I didn't have enough to do, I joined a book club. Legend of the Jewel by N.C. Allen was the first book we read. We met together last Thursday to discuss the book. N.C. Allen came and talked to us as well about her process of writing this book and the others that she has written. It was a very delightful evening with good friends and a good time.
N.C. Allen wrote the Faith of our Fathers series. Isabelle Webb and her young charge, Sally Rhodes, are characters from that series. But since I haven't read Faith of our Fathers yet, I didn't know this. And it was ok. You don't have to know this to enjoy the book. And I did enjoy the book. It was light and fun and a quick read.
There was one point in the book that became confused. The main male character gets shot and a few pages later he was in a very physical fight with one of the bad guys. Very. Physical. I thought that perhaps I had missed a passage of time. So I checked. Nope, it was just a few days later. So I asked Nancy about that. And there was a very good explanation. The fight scene was added after the book was done and no one caught the problem. But it is something I can overlook because it didn't really take away from the story- just made me think I was sleep reading.
I liked this book enough that I will be buying the next two books in the series.