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A Quarter for a Kiss (Million Dollar Mysteries Series #4)

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With a touch of romance and a strong heroine, A Quarter for a Kiss offers more of the fast-paced and suspenseful inspirational writing found in A Penny for Your Thoughts, Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels, and A Dime a Dozen. In this fourth book of the Million Dollar Mysteries, Mindy Starns Clark weaves another tale of mystery and God's touch on the lives of those who seek Him.

As a young widow, Callie Webber finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her growing romance with her...

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Overview

With a touch of romance and a strong heroine, A Quarter for a Kiss offers more of the fast-paced and suspenseful inspirational writing found in A Penny for Your Thoughts, Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels, and A Dime a Dozen. In this fourth book of the Million Dollar Mysteries, Mindy Starns Clark weaves another tale of mystery and God's touch on the lives of those who seek Him.

As a young widow, Callie Webber finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her growing romance with her employer, Tom Bennett. When their friend and mentor, Eli Gold, is shot, the search for answers as to who and why leads Tom and Callie to the beautiful Virgin Islands. There they face a sinister enemy among the ruins of an old sugar plantation--an enemy who's willing to do anything to keep his identity secret and the past deeply buried.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736929592
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: Million Dollar Mysteries Series , #4
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 791,144
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Mindy Starns Clark is the author of many books, which include the popular Smart Chick Mysteries, Whispers of the Bayou, Shadows of Lancaster County, and Under the Cajun Moon. In addition, Mindy's plays and musicals have been featured in schools and churches across the United States.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Amazing book! Bravo!!!!

    Mystery, romance, travel.... are all included in this book. Seriously, I could not put this book down. I finished it in a day. Whenever I read something with Callie talking about Tom, I get all mushy. But after all I get that feeling when I read a good book! When Eli Gold gets shot Callie and Tom get sent on this remarkable journey together. Tom is a private man, but when he keeps secrets from Callie... she gets suspious.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Awesome

    I love this entire series. Start with A Penny for Your Thoughts and read through to The Buck Stops Here. Great characters, great mysteries. I've read multiple times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Perfectly Written

    If you are thinking if buying these series of books dont think about it and just buy them trust me, you will not regret it! These are the best books i have ever read and probably that you will ever read to! Although i do suggest to start with her first book (a penny for your thoughts)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Darah

    Guy is that you i am on ninetry

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Just as good as the very first one in the series. Loved them all.

    Mystery, suspense, romance, travel....who can ask for more. Great reads and I'm anxiousl awaiting the next book in this series....It's is best if you can read them in order.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    4th in Million Dollar Mystery series proves it's just getting better

    A Quarter for a Kiss by Mindy Starns Clark is the fourth book in the Million Dollar Mystery series. Callie Webber and her boyfriend, Tom Bennett, are just finishing up their first vacation together and are regretting their return to the real world when she gets a terrifying phone call. Eli, her mentor and father figure, was shot by a sniper and before going unconscious gave instructions to his wife Stella to tell Callie to find his notes and that she would need Tom's help. The pair head down to the Virgin Islands in hopes of solving the mystery Eli was working in and learn who tried to kill him. Clark manages to mix just the right amount of suspense, thrills, and romance to keep the pages turning and pulses pounding. I'm not normally a big fan of romantic suspense novels, but Clark's elevates this above the standard fare. I could not put this book down! I hope I don't have to wait long for the next one.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    Romance Blossoms

    Although this novel is the fourth in a series, it can be read and enjoyed by itself; however, the reader might prefer to read the preceding titles as they build on one another.

    Romance blossoms as Tom and Callie grow closer, but this mystery gains in suspense as pages are turned. The reader does not know for sure just who is the "bad" guy.

    My one caveat is the poor editing. I offer one example of several that made me flinch. "Then you drive while I go it through again." (63) Errors like this should simply not be allowed in a published copy.

    Thank you to FirstWildCard and Karri James at Harvest House Publishers for my copy.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    A Real Page Turner

    I really enjoyed this mystery read! When Callie's dear friend Eli is shot, he tells his wife to get a hold of her. Tom and Callie had just finished there vacation in West Virginia and were headed to their respective homes when the call came. The change their plans immediately and head to Florida to be by Eli.
    He is critical and no one is sure he will survive. Stella, Eli's wife, has a message for Callie that Eli had given her, just before he went unconscious.
    Tom and Callie end up in in St John in the Virgin Islands, they are accompanied there by Jodi, Stella's daughter. What and adventure they are about to begin! Shootings, underwater surveillance, bombs, kidnappings, etc. This is a real spy whodunit, will keep you guess throughout, and then surprise you again.
    A real wonderful page turner!

    I was provided with a copy of this book by Harvest House publishers, and was not required to give a positive review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2007

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    I loved seeing Callie and Tom work a case together. Since Eli is friend to both, they want to solve the mystery of who wants him dead. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a suspenseful, romantic story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2004

    A wonderful and riveting read

    Charity investigator Callie Webber finally seems to be having some joy in her life. Although heartbroken by the death of her beloved husband in a boating accident, she has just started to explore a relationship with Tom Bennett, Callie¿s boss and the philanthropist behind the J.O.S.H.U.A. Foundation. As they are ending their vacation together in the North Carolina mountains they receive a devastating call; Eli Gold, Tom¿s friend and Callie¿s mentor, has just been shot and his last words before sliding into unconsciousness were to ask for the couple¿s help. After rushing to Eli¿s bedside they discover that he had been tracking down a woman he had thought was dead but is apparently very much alive. Callie also learns that Eli has been hiding his own secret past, namely his history with the National Security Agency and his ties to the mysterious woman. As Tom and Callie follow the trail to the Caribbean island of St. John they find themselves involved in a complicated scheme involving art fraud, secret identities, and double-crosses. Complicating matters is that just as Callie allows herself to believe that it¿s possible to find two loves in a lifetime she must confront Tom¿s own past and whether she has enough trust left in her to believe in him. Although labeled an inspirational Christian mystery, Quarter for a Kiss easily crosses into the mainstream thriller genre with its fascinating plot and fast pace. The action speeds up as Tom and Callie use his rock climbing skills to stage an elaborate break-in into an extensively guarded home and coordinate their investigation with federal agents. One of the most entertaining scenes is the detailed description of Callie¿s attempt to place bugs within the home of their suspect by using actual bug traps. Additionally, Clark so vividly paints a picture of St. John that the reader feels the breezes and sees the clear ocean. The author successfully creates great characters that are conflicted and very real, from Jodi, Eli¿s immature adult daughter, to Sergeant Abraham Ruhl, the St. John¿s police officer who is unwilling to give up his investigation to Interpol or the NAS. Of course, Clark¿s greatest achievement comes with Callie and Tom, who are both very engaging and slowly building a stronger relationship together. Callie¿s wit, investigative skills, perseverance, and faith will ensure the success of this fourth entry in the winning Million Dollar Mystery series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    Excellent

    In the North Carolina Mountains, Callie and Tom spend three weeks together becoming acquainted in person with one another after only meeting over the telephone due to work. Tom is the philanthropist behind the J.O.S.H.U.A. Project while Callie investigates non-profit groups for grant suitability. Tom introduces Callie to his favorite hobby, mountain climbing while Callie does likewise with canoeing. Both feel something special connects them......................................... As their time together draws to a close, Stella Gold calls to tell them that her spouse, Eli the man who brought Callie and Tom together has been shot. They rush to Cape Canaveral to visit Eli in the hospital. The ailing Eli asks Callie and Tom to find out who shot him. The duo would refuse nothing if Eli asked so they begin investigating and soon find themselves in danger in the Virgin Islands from someone who wants certain truths to remain hidden...................................... The fourth Million Dollar Mystery¿ is a fantastic story that moves the series forward on a personal level as well as providing the audience with a delightful who-done-it. The relationship between Tom and Callie evolves beautifully as each finds they are falling in love with the other, but has baggage holding them back. The amateur sleuth inquiries is cleverly handled because of Callie, who though she is not a detective, her work makes her something more than an amateur. Mindy Starns Clark keeps the suspense going from the moment the dynamic pair reach Florida until the final confrontation in St. Johns and the romance blossoming from the first wall climb to the closing discussion making the upcoming half dollar tale something to look forward to reading.......................... Harriet Klausner

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