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The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green: Book Review

   *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

Bestselling author Jocelyn Green sweeps you away in a dazzling novel of secrets, betrayal, and romance within one of New York City's most esteemed museums.

For years her explorer father promised Dr. Lauren Westlake she'd accompany him on one of his Egyptian expeditions. But as the empty promises mounted, Lauren determined to earn her own way. Now the assistant curator of Egyptology for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lauren receives two unexpected invitations.

The first is her repentant father's offer to finally bring her to Egypt as his colleague on a new expedition. The second is a chance to enter the world of New York's wealthiest patrons who have been victims of art fraud.

With Egyptomania sweeping the city after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, Detective Joe Caravello is on the hunt for a notorious forger preying on the open wallets of New York's high society. Dr. Westlake is just the expert he needs to help him track the criminal. Together they search for the truth, and the closer Lauren and Joe get to discovering the forger's identity, the more entangled they become in a web of deception and crime.

Jocelyn Green (www.jocelyngreen.com) inspires faith and courage as the bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including the Christy Award-winning The Mark of the King and Drawn by the Current and her On Central Park series.

Oh, what a beautiful book this is... and I don't just mean this wonderful cover-- though it certainly is beautiful too. The beauty carries over into the story inside. Jocelyn Green has created a story that has so much going on... in the best way possible. The historical detail was absolutely fantastic and made me appreciate the research that I know must have gone into bringing this story to life. I found the history and love of Egypt during this time fascinating, and not something I knew a lot about. It also had a great balance of romance and mystery to keep readers engaged from start to finish. There was just so much to appreciate in this story, and it had me looking forward to seeing more in this series. While I've read other books by the author in the past, I definitely felt like this one was the most up my alley! 

If you enjoy historical reads with romance and mystery, this is worth checking out. 


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