The McCarran Collection

The McCarran Collection Bridget Olasfson a beautiful archivist hiding secrets comes to Utah s brilliant red rock country to catalog the McCarran Collection Though she s sworn off men in her life she s attracted to Ben th

  • Title: The McCarran Collection
  • Author: Liz Adair
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Bridget Olasfson, a beautiful archivist hiding secrets, comes to Utah s brilliant red rock country to catalog the McCarran Collection Though she s sworn off men in her life, she s attracted to Ben, the bad boy, off road racing McCarran cousin But it s Lew McCarran, the tall, quiet cousin, she turns to when she finds herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue involving a lBridget Olasfson, a beautiful archivist hiding secrets, comes to Utah s brilliant red rock country to catalog the McCarran Collection Though she s sworn off men in her life, she s attracted to Ben, the bad boy, off road racing McCarran cousin But it s Lew McCarran, the tall, quiet cousin, she turns to when she finds herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue involving a lost boy, a drug cartel, and death What will she do when the only way to save the boy is to give up the man she loves Part romance, part cozy mystery, part thriller, The McCarran Collection is, last of all, a novel about family ties From InD Tale Magazine four star review When archivist Bridget Olafson s marriage crumbles in divorce after the death of her young son, she struggles to find something to live for When an opportunity to catalogue an extensive wealth of historical family papers in the beautiful red rock country of Southern Utah presents itself , she jumps at the chance She finds that all is not as clear cut as she thought, however, and is soon thrown into a dangerous game waged between a lethal drug cartel, a famous race car driver, and an orphan boy who knows too much In trying to unravel the mystery that might save the boy s life, Bridget finds an ally in the lest likely of the McCarran men But will she once again lose the man she is growing to love to save the boy she needs Liz Adair s latest is an engaging, suspenseful mystery as well as a love story written to the beauty of nature in a little known area of the southwest Ms Adair deftly weaves the threads of intrigue while successfully tying in a believable love story.

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    1. I am a big fan of Liz's writing and this one is no exception. If you love mysteries, you have to pick up her books!This one starts out with a woman named Bridget getting her first archivist job. She's going to archive the mining documents at the historic McCarran house. After being greeted by a quirky woman and an off-road racer, things get ever more strange when Bridget gets caught up in a murder and protecting an innocent child from a drug cartel. There are so many unexpected twists and turns [...]

    2. SPOILERS!!!! I don't know what I expected when I started this book, but I didn't really care for it. When I started this book, I was really into it and it was really good and then when Ben died, it just went downhill from there. Then, when I found out he was married, it made me even more angry but it made it a little better that he died as bad as that sounds. Yes, there was some heat between Bridget and Lew but I was never totally convinced that she really was in love with him. I felt that even [...]

    3. FantasticI really enjoyed this fast paced suspense love story. The characters are so realistic and took root in my heart. And the bad guys were equally as vivid. I can honestly recommend this book to all readers.

    4. I liked this book more than I thought I would. It is a classic love story where there is a barrier between our hero and heroine that must be overcome. There is a murder mystery to solve along the way. This is a fun, light, read when you are in the mood.

    5. Satisfying ReadSometimes the characters got confusing. But this was a different kind of story. Mystery, romance, good & evil all flashing by page by page.

    6. Rushed endingI thought this was a pretty good story though the ending was really rushed. Would've loved it if we got to see more of the family after the move.

    7. GoodLong book it was a descent read but I wouldn't read a second time. Kind of gets boring about half way through.

    8. Love StoryI enjoy mystery and suspense . To me this was more of a love story. It was also too predictable. Romance readers will enjoy it.

    9. A woman is hired to archive a collection of family and business papers. She has been divorced for 5 years and lost her young (3) son to complications of Hemophilia, she carries the gene. She meets Ben and falls for him. Then something tragic happens. She cares for a 10 yr old orphan from Mexico and Ben's cousin Lew. They fall in love but she is worried about not wanting children. He is sterile so that is perfect. The Mexican Mafia are after the orphan so that leads to lots of DRAMA.

    10. I really enjoyed the intrigue and romance of the story. It was slow getting started. It just seemed scattered with too much background information given up front. But, about page 50, the book picked up and kept me reading. The writing style contained some elements that didn't really further the plot, not long chunks, but just interspersed with the story. But for the most part, the foreshadowing was there, even if sometimes a bit overdone. It was also very nice to have tension, plot, action, and [...]

    11. I have mixed feelings about "The McCarran Collection." It was clean and had a lot of action and some romance, but I am not sure what the story was really about.Yes, there was chemistry between Bridget and Lew, but I wasn't convinced that she really was in love with him. It was also a little strange that Lark wasn't invited to do more things with them. It sounded like she and Lew were pretty close, but then she never really did anything with them outside of the house. I was glad Bridget found hap [...]

    12. I loved this story! It sucked me in from the very beginning and kept me asking just what was going to happen next! Bridget is a really well-written character and I loved her more and more as I came to understand her backstory and as I saw the love that she was able to have for a poor young Mexican boy that only grew and grew as the story went on. I was amazed at the way she was able to continue on, both with what had happened to her before and also with having seen Ben die and the way he died. C [...]

    13. This book wasn't exactly what I was expecting. It took me a fair bit to get into the book and invested in it's characters but it did eventually happen. Honestly, it was the little boy that brought that about. I loved him.I love when books are based on a bit of history and this one was. It is set in Kanab, UT which I have driven through many, many times on our way from AZ to UT. Beautiful country, that. The house the characters live in is the part of history.I felt like the author was trying to i [...]

    14. ​Liz Adair has written a page turning western, contemporary, romance, suspense novel that will have readers on the edges of their seats. From page one, I could tell this story was going to be full of adventure and suspense. With surprising twists and turns, this novel will leave readers anticipating what will happen next. And of course there is a bit of western-romance involved too. This is an entertaining novel with great characters and a well-written somewhat fast paced suspense story. I wou [...]

    15. I received a copy of “The McCarran Collection” by Liz Adair in exchange for an honest review. Bridget Olasfson is an archivist with a tragic background. Her young son tragically died and her marriage couldn’t take the pressure. She divorced and is trying to move on with her life. She has been hired to archive the documents from the McCarran House. Her first day on the job, she watches one of the McCarran family members die in a tragic accident. She soon meets the other family members and g [...]

    16. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.This book starts with a woman who is going to be organizing and archiving papers. I though that the reasons they introduced for having the main character, Bridget, stay at the McCarran house to perform her job as an archivist were a tad too unprofessional. I did not like the love story so much. I prefer when the heroine is interested in only one other character. Those are the main issues that I had with the book in the negative.The p [...]

    17. This book caught my attention from the beginning and had it until the last page. I loved that the book was based on a house the was actually real and other places in the book were real. It makes me want to go visit the area around Kanab. I grew up in Southern Utah but have only visited Kanab once. Bridget was a very like able character. She was kind and did not get lost in the past but was trying to move on with her life. I wasn't instantly in love with Lew but as the book went on he grew on me [...]

    18. I have mixed feelings about this book. It was well written and clean but I don’t really get what the story is about. The title and description make you think that the book is going to be about some important papers or maybe some discovery in this collection. I feel like the collection only gave Bridgett the reason why she was in Kanab because she didn’t seem to be working very often. I felt like there were a couple different plots or stories going on and the author kind of threw them all tog [...]

    19. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Gosh, this book was super entertaining. The story was compelling and suspenseful at times while there was tenderness to some of the relationships and interactions between certain characters that I absolutely loved. I thought that the mystery was solved well and that everything was able to be resolved in a satisfying way. I would like to have been able to connect more some of the characters, like Lew, or even Bridget to a certain ext [...]

    20. The book is more about the McCarran family then the McCarran collection, which was a bit of a let-down. The collection is mentioned a couple of times, and Bridget seems to be spending more time going out with the family instead of cataloguing the collection. She discovered some interesting things and I would have liked it if the author had elaborated on this (e.g the fact that Lark is part of the family, it is a ‘big reveal’ but after it is mentioned nothing changes). It has a few interestin [...]

    21. I really didn’t know how to peg this book as I started it. Was it mystery or romance? I found out there were several elements. As I started, I liked the Ben storyline, until that literally crashed along with my appreciation for that character. I could appreciate, however, the fact that the story was in no way straightforward or predictable. Yes, I can really appreciate some originality. I still, however, found it difficult to follow the track of the plot as it continued. This doesn’t necessa [...]

    22. I really liked this book. Bridget was a historian hired to go through papers at the McClarren house, and right from the start you feel very involved in the book. There were twists and turns that I didn't see coming. It was a mystery worth a little romance mixed in. It was very clean, I would let my daughter read it. Some parts felt very unlikely to actually happen, but for the most part, it was believable. Bridget's ex husband was a surprise, and I really liked Lew. I've never read a book by Liz [...]

    23. WHAT IT'S ABOUTBridget Olasfson, a beautiful archivist hiding secrets, comes to Utah's brilliant red rock country to catalog the McCarran Collection. Though she's sworn off men in her life, she’s attracted to Ben, the bad-boy, off-road racing McCarran cousin. But it’s Lew McCarran, the tall, quiet cousin, she turns to when she finds herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue involving a lost boy, a drug cartel, and death. What will she do when the only way to save the boy is to give up the ma [...]

    24. This book was pretty great. I was hooked almost from the start. The setting was beautiful--an interesting old house, and the beautiful scenery of southern Utah. I've been there, so I could picture it in my mind pretty well.The story was great--were twists and turns that I totally didn't expect. I was consistently surprised and excited to see how things would turn out. I don't want to say too much about who did what since I don't want to ruin the surprises for y'all--but I will say that I was fas [...]

    25. (Free book in exchange for honest review)There were a few shocking and surprising happenings in this tale. More twists and turns than I was expecting, however, I was also expecting more significance with the actual McCarran papers. I was a little disappointed that the historical papers weren’t featured in the story more and that the plot was not based on the papers. The actual McCarran Collection was definitely a backdrop to the story.Absolutely loved that slow developing romance. Started out [...]

    26. Bridget Olafson travels to Utah to catalog the McCarran Collection after being personally requested. However, once she arrives, no one knows why she was requested and what secrets the McCarran family collection hides. Murder, car racing and a drug cartel isn't at all what she had planned for or expected! I thought this e-book had a good steady pace-some romance and some drama. I thought it would be more "thrilling" than it was, based on other reviews and the book description. I did enjoy the sto [...]

    27. I was not sure whether I would like this book or not, but I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed following the twists and turns the story took and the surprising connections that came about. One of the things I loved most about the stories were the characters. Bridget learned more about herself. Lew had hidden depths. Diego was a sweetheart. Lark was a bit dotty but also a sweetheart. I thought the setting was well-developed. It makes me want to visit Kanab and Fredonia, along with revisit the towns jus [...]

    28. WOW talk about twists! The book sure had some good ones. This book was interesting from the first chapter to the last. I never really thought about how old documents and family information are organized and protected for centuries to come. So the book does shed light on the process. But the story is really more about the family and individual members of the extended family. Racing and an innovative car plane is the background for much of the story. I sure am glad I am not part of or friends of t [...]

    29. This was not one of my favorites from this author. There were parts of the book that I loved but then other parts that I didn't so much. For some reason the story felt a little disjointed to me. I also felt like some parts were only partly developed. I don't like to give books a negative review because it really is just one persons opinion. Someone else could read the same story and totally disagree so don't let a review stop you from experiencing a story for yourself. I will tell you that this [...]

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