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Friday, February 25, 2011

Operation Bonnet

Twenty-year-old, Nellie Monroe has things most people her age can only wish for. She has the perfect college GPA, a job working for a man named Tank at a golf course, a boy name Matt who loves her but can't bring himself to tell her, parents that are wealthy and want her to take a year off and travel, all expenses paid of course and a desire to become to world best private investigator.

The only problem is in the small tiny Ohio town she lives in there isn't a big demand for private investigators, so when an Amish boy named Amos finds a job building a mini golf course for Tank, he confesses to Nellie that he wishes to hire her. His need is to find out whether the love of his life, Katie from the old order Amish is going to marry a man named John Yoder.

The problem is for any Englisher that Amish don't like outsiders in their homes. When Katie finds out her college professor is working on a research paper that involves her working with an Amish family learning to cook, Nellie believes she has found that open door of opportunity.

Nellie however has to find a way to keep her grandmother, Nona well enough to prevent her from being put in an old folks home. She keeps forgetting where she is and who Nellie is.

I received the novel Operation Bonnet by Kimberly Stuart compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and once more fell in love with the characters of the story. This one rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars for the romance and love you will find nestled between the pages that will warm your heart.

Here's even more great information about the book, the author and a first chapter glimpse that is guaranteed to have you wanting to read this amazing story.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Operation Bonnet
David C. Cook; New edition (February 1, 2011)
Kimberly Stuart

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kimberly says:

I am a writer of comedic fiction, and would like to suggest that you laugh regularly when reading my books. Let’s also try for one to two teary moments. If you are crying more than that, you don’t understand my sense of humor and should move on to another author.

I grew up in a book-loving home. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. My mom loves books. My dad loves to read the first chapters of books and then make us all listen as he recites his favorite passages. I, however, enjoy reading books in their entirety and came into writing as a result of book-love. After earning two fancy degrees in education and Spanish, I promptly let the thinking part of my brain take a breather and instead became pregnant. (I’m sure a lot of other things happened between early literacy and pregnancy but I don’t really remember any of that. If you also have shared your uterus with another human, you understand.)

In an effort to author a book that would entertain my sassy, irreverent, breast-feeding/drooping friends, I wrote my first novel, Balancing Act. People were so nice to me after that, I decided to continue with writing. Also, I can’t craft, knit, or scrapbook, so what else was a nice, Christian girl to do?

In addition to writing books to make my friends laugh and cry, I observe the chaos at the home I share with my unfailingly supportive husband and three offspring. We’re doing our best and so far, no one’s been to prison.


Twenty-year-old Nellie Monroe has a restless brilliance that makes her a bit of an odd duck. She wants to be a private investigator, even though her tiny hometown offers no hope of clients. Until she meets Amos Shetler, an Amish dropout carrying a torch for the girl he left behind.

So Nellie straps on her bonnet and goes undercover to get the dish. But though she’s brainy, Nellie is clueless when it comes to real life and real relationships. Soon she’s alienated her best friend, angered her college professor, and botched her case.

Operation Bonnet is a comedy of errors, a surprising take on love, and a story of grace.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Operation Bonnet, go HERE.


  1. Sounds an intriguing twist on Amish romance. Would like to read this.

  2. Thanks, Kat, for your kind review and for spreading the word about Operation Bonnet. I so appreciate you taking the time to read and react. :) In fact, if you get the chance to cut and paste this into Amazon, I'd be forever indebted. Your words make a difference!

    Thanks again and happy spring!



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