Friday, October 25, 2013

Mistaken by Karen Barnett

Mistaken by Karen Barnett

About the book:

Laurie’s judgment about men has never steered her wrong. Until now.

Since alcohol and prohibition have made criminals out of every man in her world, Laurie Burke resolves to find at least one honorable man to fill her life.
Convinced that handsome newcomer Daniel Shepherd is connected with her brother’s rum-running gang, Laurie quickly scratches his name off her list. Federal agent Samuel Brown might be the answer to her prayers—or her worst nightmare.

My review: 

This was an interesting story set during Prohibition and the irony is that Laurie's father is a drunk.  I had never heard that a person could get a prescription for alcohol during that time, and that's one way her father got his alcohol.  I can't imagine how hard it would be to have to deal with a drunk parent, with cleaning up their messes and enduring their rages.  I felt pretty frustrated at her brother, father, and even Laurie at times, because of the bad choices they made and the lengths Laurie went to to protect them.  Sometimes you just have to let people make their own choices; Laurie also has to learn to trust when she finds a good man and forgive.  I liked the cute romantic moments, too.

I received this book free from Abingdon Press in exchange for an honest review.

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