THE SECRETS OF THE MONTEBELLIS
BOOK 1 OF 2 IN THE SECRETS OF THE MONTEBELLIS SERIES
Lisa Richards has a dream. And a secret. In league with the clandestine Montebelli Corporation, she grasps her one chance to escape her traumatic life and build her future. Maintaining the mystery surrounding her activities becomes a huge undertaking, putting all she holds dear at risk. Including her life.
Genre: contemporary Christian suspense with plenty of romance and mystery
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
5 out of 5 stars Secrets of the Montebellis
A Tale of Intrigue and Adventure
By Dana Rongione
Lisa Richards is far more than she seems. Despite her unfaithful husband's opinion of her, Lisa has dreams, goals and many secrets. With opposition meeting her at every turn, Lisa is determined to see her plans come to fruition no matter the cost. Unfortunately, she has no idea just how high the cost will be.
In a story riddled with greed and mystery, treasure and history, The Secrets of the Montebellis tells the story of one woman's determination to be faithful to herself and her family while struggling to find out who she truly is. It is a tale of intrigue that will leave you reading long into the night.
When I first read the description of Cheryl's book, I knew it sounded right up my alley. Treasure hunts, abandoned mines, historical artifacts that point the way to solving the mysteries at hand. Definitely the kind of book I like to read, and I was not disappointed. From the very first chapter, I was drawn in to the story, feeling like another character immersed in the mystery.
I would have to say that the thing I loved most about the book was the character development. Cheryl did a fantastic job of portraying characters that you love and those that you love to hate. Not only were the characters realistic, but each had their own unique personality that set them apart in the story. At times, I found
One of the best of 2013!
By M. Schemanski: 5.0 out of 5 stars: Secrets of the Montebellis
Honestly this book snuck up on me and grabbed me. I was contacted by the author to read it and the summary sounded interesting. I was actually surprised at how wonderful the book was! This is one of my top favorites of the year. It had just the right amount of mystery, suspense, discord, family legacy, and God in it!
Fantastic job Cheryl!!
Review by Author Alliance Reviewer, M.Hand: Secrets of the Montebellis
Posted by AAAuthor on Dec 17, 2013 in Book Reviews
This is a wonderful book, definitely deserving of 5 stars! There are so many good qualities about The Secrets of the Montebellis. From beginning to end, it keeps you guessing and in complete suspense. Add in a mixture of mystery, drama, and romance and you have the perfect book to escape in. The characters are dynamic and I immediately fell in love with them. Lisa is such a strong woman with so much against her, but she never gives up and is fortunate to have her family and friends there with full support. That being another nice touch—family and friends being very important throughout the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By sandi This review is from: The Secrets of the Montebellis
I want to go back and read again. Even the cover brings a smile. Quite mysterious and tightly written. Enjoy!
So very good: 5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets of the Montebellis
This is one of the best books I have read in a while! It is interesting from page one to the epilogue,which by the way comes after it said the end. Glad I turned the page! There is no profanity or graphic sex scenes. You will want to have a few hours free time when you start it because it is very suspenseful and hard to put down. Bravo!
Great read. By R. Coats 5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets of the Montebellis
I started this book last night and couldn't put it down! Can't wait till the next one comes out! Many twists and turns that kept me up reading last night.
Wonderfully Unpredictable Secrets of the Montebellis
I enjoyed the suspense without being able to predict the outcome. The last minute twists and turns kept me interested right up to the end. The former generations were clearly defined and the current dissention between the different branches of the family were menacing and kept me wondering how the keys to mine were being used, or misused.
I especially enjoyed the places described - the map helped also - making them almost a character themselves. At times I felt like the setting was Italy, or at least the Mediterranean coast. There was a similar sense of old-world charm and mystery as there was in Dan Brown's early books.
If I had one hiccup it would be that at one point it felt as though conversations too often happened over meals, going from restaurant to restaurant. Although I suppose that's to be expected since two of the main characters were from out-of-town.
All in all, I enjoyed the book very much and am happy to hear there is another one - Volume 2 - on the way.
5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets of the Montebellis
Another Page Turner!! Highly recommended read!
By FB Golfer
Another wonderful book by Cheryl Colwell! This book has Romance ... Mystery ... Suspense! It is truly another page turner! The only disappointing thing about this book is when you arrive at the end & you're wanting more! I was informed there is a sequel due to be released in a couple of weeks ... Thank you Cheryl!
A must read Secrets of the Montebellis
By Brian E. Fish
This was a wonderful read, I love to read a good mystery with lots of twists and turns, and The Secrets of Montebellis had them all! The plot was well thought out and the characters had great personalities that either made you love or hate them.