When Things Aren’t What They Seem

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Sandra Orchardby Sandra Orchard

Years ago I was surprised to learn that a fellow youth worker thought I didn’t like her. I didn’t have a clue where she got that idea. I thought she was a super nice person and great with the kids. After she participated in a workshop on personality types, she realized that she’d totally misinterpreted my quiet personality.

Serena Jones, the FBI art crime agent in my newest mystery, Another Day, Another Dali, might be making a similar wrong assumption about her grandmother. You see, Serena blames herself for something that happened years ago and assumes her grandmother does too. Of course, the last thing she wants to do is talk about what happened, which makes for some fun asides as she secretly hopes to regain Nana’s favor by figuring out who replaced her friend’s painting with a forgery.

In real life, however, such misconceptions are not so amusing. We tend to see what we expect to see. But sometimes it takes an appraiser’s objective perspective to recognize a forgery—in art and in life.

another-day-another-daliAnd as Serena discovers, identifying the forgery is only the beginning.

Sandra Orchard writes fast-paced, keep-you-guessing whodunits with a dash of sweet romance. Her award-winning novels include Deadly Devotion, Blind Trust, Desperate Measures, A Fool and His Monet and the newly released Another Day, Another Dali (Revell), as well as numerous Love Inspired Suspense titles. Visit Sandra at www.SandraOrchard.com Facebook.com/SandraOrchard and pinterest.com/AuthorSOrchard/

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