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Okay, but not very believable
on June 23, 2015
I had trouble believing a lot of the story line. Juliana gets pregnant with Lucas' child, finds out she has a gene for "hyperstormic atrophy" which kills male children when they are 40 years old. She doesn't think Lucas will accept her child, so she leaves him without explaining anything. Why pick a non-existent medical condition when there's plenty of real ones that would make more sense, particularly when Juliana's child turns out to be female. So then a jewel thief enters the picture, somehow figures out everything about the child (Briana's) parentage by romancing the local librarian who knows 5 year-old Briana from library visits (wow, how easy is that to believe?). He then manipulates Juliana to steal Lucas' family's jewel treasure, the Nadyenka Sapphire. Which dates back several generations to the royal family of Dunavia, a non-existent country.
The story stays unrealistic throughout, but I liked how the main characters interacted and worked together to catch the absolutely crazy jewel thief. By the way, this book also makes the FBI appear incredibly stupid and inept. But if you're ready to try a "willing suspension of disbelief," this story was an OK read, especially for the (free) price.