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Fragile Designs by Colleen Coble: Book Review

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

There’s only one thing more dangerous than family secrets.

Since her police-officer husband Eric’s mysterious murder, Carly Harris has been struggling to support herself and their infant son. Her career as an antique dealer isn’t sustainable, nor is her dream of becoming a novelist. So when her grandmother proposes she and her two sisters restore the family’s large Beaufort home and turn it into a bed-and-breakfast, she immediately gets to work clearing out the house. In the process, she uncovers a family secret that Eric kept hidden. And an heirloom that the wrong person wouldn’t hesitate to kill for.

Homicide detective Lucas Bennett isn’t his neighbor’s biggest fan, not since she broke his brother’s heart years ago. But when Carly turns to Lucas for help, believing she’s found a lost Fabergé egg that would be worth millions and that could put her family’s lives in danger, he can’t help but get involved. Soon, they’re entangled in a mystery with threads that lead all the way to the Russian mafia. Lucas has gotten in deep, and while he trusts his ability to keep Carly and her family safe, he begins to realize he’s vulnerable to an unexpected kind of danger. And he’s helpless to stop the freefall. As they continue working closely together, Carly and Lucas realize they may have found something more precious than gold. Yet it’s only a matter of time before Carly—or, worse, someone she loves—gets hurt.

Colleen Coble is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than seventy-five books and is best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels. Connect with her online at colleencoble.com; Instagram: @colleencoble; Facebook: colleencoblebooks; Twitter: @colleencoble.

 When I pick up a book by Colleen Coble, I know without a doubt that I am in for a story that will keep me on the edge of my seat... and Fragile Designs is absolutely no exception! 

Right from the start, I was drawn into this story. I didn't know much about Fabergé eggs before reading this book, but I thought it was a really unique aspect to this story and definitely kept me intrigued. Throw in a good dose of family secrets and drama, suspense and of course the romance and I couldn't help but enjoy this story. There were lots of twists and turns to keep me guessing. The romance was sweet and slow, taking more of a backseat to the suspense, while still making the romance fan in me happy. The family dynamics were messy and oh, so very complicated. With so much going on in the story, it would have been easy for it all to be too much... but as always, the author blended it all wonderfully to create a story I really enjoyed. 

Colleen Coble is one of my very favorite Christian suspense authors and this story is a great example as to why that is. If you enjoy a good romantic suspense, this is absolutely one not to be missed. 

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