At last, The Metropolitan Affair has been relocated from my TBR list to my READ list and I just have to say…it was worth the wait.I have had this book on my Kindle since it’s release but just as soon as I would open to read, I’d doze off from the days exhaustion or I’d remember I had something I needed to handle. But the last week, I refused to not let the month of May end without finishing it.

The Metropolitan Affair summoned my inner child that longed to be an Egyptologist like Lauren. The mummies, the cryptography, the stories told through ancient texts–all calling for me to “dig” a little deeper.This was more than a good bit book back dropped by Egyptmania, and Prohibition. And it was full of dramatic, storytelling, childhood friendships, developing into lifetime romances, and of course, it ever building mystery surrounding Egyptian artifacts, such as Canopic jars and sarcophagi.

The Metropolitan Affair kept me on my toes and sighing with relief. My only complaint is that it ended–I had one more thing I wanted to see (let’s see if you can see what it was). Now there is one part that I respect the author for the picture she painted of the father/daughter relationship. It’s not easy to be estranged from a parent and long for some thing that might never be there. This thread of the storyline was very personal for my household.

About the Book

The Metropolitan Affair

Author: Jocelyn Green

Genre: Historical Romance/ Historical Fiction/ Mystery

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Bestselling author Jocelyn Green sweeps you away in a dazzling novel of secrets, betrayal, and romance within one of New York City’s most esteemed museums.

For years her explorer father promised Dr. Lauren Westlake she’d accompany him on one of his Egyptian expeditions. But as the empty promises mounted, Lauren determined to earn her own way. Now the assistant curator of Egyptology for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lauren receives two unexpected invitations.

The first is her repentant father’s offer to finally bring her to Egypt as his colleague on a new expedition. The second is a chance to enter the world of New York’s wealthiest patrons who have been victims of art fraud.

With Egyptomania sweeping the city after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, Detective Joe Caravello is on the hunt for a notorious forger preying on the open wallets of New York’s high society. Dr. Westlake is just the expert he needs to help him track the criminal. Together they search for the truth, and the closer Lauren and Joe get to discovering the forger’s identity, the more entangled they become in a web of deception and crime.

About the Author

Jocelyn Green is a former journalist who puts her investigative skills to work in writing both nonfiction and historical fiction to inspire faith and courage.

Her books have finaled in the Christy Awards and Inspirational Readers Choice Awards, and have won gold from the Military Writers Society of America and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

Complex and nuanced characters, rich historical detail and twisting plots make her novels immersive experiences. Her fiction has been praised by Historical Novel Society, Romantic Times, Library Journal, historians specializing in her novels’ time periods, as well as popular and acclaimed authors Laura Frantz, Lori Benton, Jody Hedlund, Sarah Sundin, Joanne Bischof, Julie Lessman, and more.

Jocelyn loves Broadway musicals, the color red, Toblerone chocolate bars, Mexican food, and well-done documentaries. She lives in Iowa with her husband, two children, and two cats she should have named Catticus Finch and Purrman Meowville.

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