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Fortune and Pride (Miss Fortune World, #3)

Fortune and Pride (Miss Fortune World, #3)

by Stephen John

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When a former Marine buddy goes missing in Seattle, Carter LeBlanc goes undercover to find out what happened and save his friend. Fortune flies to the Emerald City with him but when Carter discovers the level of danger involved, all he wants to do is protect her by sending her home. Instead of heading back to Sinful, Fortune enlists the aid of her friends, Ida Belle and Gertie, and conducts an independent investigation to help Carter without him knowing it. Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie soon find themselves knee deep in the middle of a dangerous mess of intrigue, murder and deception. 


Also, check out Stephen John's latest book, "Night Music."



Stephen John knows how to tell a story. "Night Music" is a classic "man comes to town" kind of story, except in this one, both the man and the town are changed. Great characters, great dialogue. This is just some really good writing. The plot keeps you interested all the way through, with enough twists and turns to keep you turning pages. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be following this writer for more.  Bob S.


I never dreamed when I started reading this book that I would fall in love with it like I did. I really didn't know what to expect, beyond the fact that it would be good, since I've read many of this author's books and they're all wonderful reads. But this one was truly exceptional. I can't even begin to describe or do justice to these characters and how endearing they are. This story kept me guessing from page one and as each chapter flew by, I just didn't know where we were going to end up. But this story ended up being a little bit thriller, a little bit action and suspense, a little mystery and romance, and a whole lot heartwarming. I have no idea if the author plans more books with these characters, but I'd definitely be in line to read each and every one. This book was such fun, I never wanted it to end. But all is wrapped up perfectly and the ending was very satisfying. I can't recommend this one enough.  DTC



The author does a great job in building this wonderful mystery thriller. The courageous PI Fortune is at the forefront while her sidekicks Ida Belle and Gertie deliver terrific humor and chemistry. The ending is furious and stunning, keeping you riveted right up until the last word written. Five stars. Should be able to give more for this fascinating story.


Love, love, LOVE this series!!!! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. It was so nice to see Gertie get some male attention finally! KC


What readers have said about Stephen's other Miss Fortune books:

Of the many other authors who contribute to this series Stephen John is one of my favorites. He continues with the main characters and weaves a series of intrigue and chaos into his story.

I have now read a few of these stories by this author and this one I enjoyed most of all. The regular characters are back, joining a couple of newbies who prove to be interesting as well. Once again, the crime solving aspect of the story proves intriguing. It left me fulfilled and more than ready to read the next chapter in this particular writer's Miss Fortune setting. Great stuff.


Definitely a must read!


A well-structured mystery, and probably the most literary of the Kindle Worlds Miss Fortune Mysteries I've read so far. 


I loved this book as much as I loved the original books by Janet DeLeon. I wish he would write more.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940156328475
Publisher: J&R Fan Fiction
Publication date: 01/28/2019
Series: Miss Fortune World
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 80,468
File size: 568 KB

About the Author

Steve is a retired business executive and freelance sports journalist. He loves to write cozy mysteries, though his first book was non-fiction. Steve interviewed thirty of the top poker players in the world for Phil Hellmuth's book, Deal Me In. Steve has also written a Dan Maddock novel with David Wood (Devil's Face) and a Blake Crouch's Wayward Pines novel called Unspoken. Steve lives in Seattle and enjoys spending time with his wife of 41 years, his two children and his two grandchildren. He can often be found playing classic rock on his acoustic guitar.

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