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Controlling Interest Paperback – May 27, 2008
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More About the Author
Beth's foray into the world of publishing began with a young adult romance written while her son was a baby. When that book failed to find a publisher, she joined Romance Writers of America and within two years landed a contract with Tyndale House. Fourteen books later, she continues to dream up happy endings with faith, warmth and a golden glint of humor. Look for her on the Web at www.bethwhite.net.
Beth usually sets her stories in either her native Mississippi or her current home, Alabama. Though she has spent most of her life studying, performing and teaching music--she plays piano, flute and pennywhistle and sings lyric soprano--she has always been in love with the written word. With a Masters degree in Creative Writing, she has also taught middle school Language Arts, high school English, and college Freshman composition. Her current day job is teaching chorus and piano at an inner city public school on the Gulf Coast.
Top Customer Reviews
Elizabeth White has crafted a wonderfully funny, entertaining mystery romance. You'll laugh as you turn each page.
Natalie Tubberville has left the Tunica County Sheriff's Department to try her hand in the world of private investigating. Matt Hogan's detective agency suffered a major financial setback and he was forced to accept partnership with a wealthy investor. With the partnership comes a partner he never expected or wanted, Natalie. Natalie also has no interest in partnering with anyone. So, when a runaway bride is the case they must solve they agree to work together long enough to solve it, but whoever solves it first wins the agency. The sparks fly.
In an intriguing twist of plots and characters, Elizabeth has her readers hoping Natalie and Matt find the bride one second and rooting for the bride to get away the next. The runaway fiancé manages to remain one step ahead of them. And the situations they find themselves thrown into can be humorous and dangerous. Elizabeth keeps you turning the pages from start to finish. As the characters travel from Memphis, down the Mississippi River through Louisiana and Alabama, romance and faith weave an interesting story. While this was the first of Elizabeth White's books I have read it won't be the last. I plan to go back and read her others also. I highly recommend this book.
Natalie Tubberville cannot believe that her father has hog-tied her future to Matt Hogan; putting them in competition for the controlling interest in his detective agency based on who can locate a missing Pakistani heiress first. Never mind that it is kind of her fault that the young woman is missing in the first place. Matt and Natalie reluctantly join forces to find the beautiful Jasmine, who clearly does not want to be a participant in an arranged marriage. Within a few short days, it becomes perfectly clear that Matt and Natalie are in a little over their heads, in more ways than one.
This delightful story is a page turner with its clever, romantic jest and an underlying story line seeped in international terrorism and heroism.
Matt Hogan hasn't had much luck with his clients lately. His last client turned out to be a crook which hurt his pride and his pocketbook. So, he feels that he has no other alternative than to accept Eddie Tubberville's offer to finance his detective Agency even with the stipulation that Eddie's naive, wanna be daughter is to be his partner.
When Natalie and Matt have their first case together it turns out o be anything but fun! Their first case, Yasmine Patel, has decided to run her own life and choose the man she will marry and now Yasmine is running for her life! Her fiance wasn't the upstanding man she thought him to be so now she is running scared. She has asked Natalie and Matt to help her get out of this mess.
This turns out to be a mess of an escapade for all involved!
This in a great, fast read! I love the story line! Toss in unusual relatives, Yasmine's disappearance and a romance of two unwilling.to.bend individuals. All the characters are well rounded and fun to read about!
*This book was provided for review by Zondervan*
The characters in Controlling Interest were delightful! My interest was held from page one to the close of the book. You get a chance to see Cole and Laural from Off the Record and find out what's going on in their lives.
I loved the book and highly recommend it! I think it's one of Elizabeth White's best.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this was a very good book....the comedy was appropriate and the premise was pretty good as well....the writing was well done, however, as I'm noticing with all digital books, the... Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by mary
Controlling Interest was a good relaxing read that made me smile. Just the kind I like. Natalie Tubberville, the heroine, is smart but trouble prone. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I read once that people think Christian works of today are all low key. This was not the case with Controlling Interest. Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Jaymie
Elizabeth White has written another funny, entertaining, and at times very poignant novel, sprinkled with a bit of suspense. I enjoyed reading Controlling Interest. Read morePublished on September 13, 2008 by Kathleen Fuller
Controlling Interest tickles your funny bone and your romantic one too. The interaction between Matt Hogan and Natalie Tubberville is priceless. Read morePublished on August 21, 2008 by Winter A. Peck