Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Review, Split Time

Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon

I’m delighted to share my review of Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon, the second action-packed romantic split-time novel of the Carrington Family series!

about the book

Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon

Finders Keepers by Sarah MonzonThree lives. Three hundred years. One ship that ties them together.

Spain, 1689

The same evil that stole her mother’s life stalks Isabella Castellano. Afraid for her safety, Isabella disguises herself as a cabin boy and hires on to one of His Majesty’s treasure fleet vessels. But has her flight from a known threat only led her to be ensnared in a sea of dangers?

Florida, Present Day

Summer Arnet will go anywhere to capture the perfect shot that will get her marine photography noticed by the prestigious nature magazine, Our World—even diving in waters haunted by great white sharks. When a treasure hunter with a ladies’-man reputation approaches her about a sunken ship at one of her dive locations, it may be the chance she’s been looking for to launch her career…if his charming smile doesn’t derail her first.

A past tragedy has left a hole in Trent Carrington’s life—a hole he’s tried to fill with women, money, and adventure. Could the feisty marine photographer be the missing piece, or will Trent finally accept that the treasure he seeks can’t be found where rust and moths destroy?

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my thoughts

This book is chocolate-covered bacon. Sweet and savory, these two crave-worthy stories are individually yummy but put the two together and y’all are in for an unforgettable experience.

Isabella Castellano must escape her unfortunate circumstances or risk ending up like her mother. In a time when women have few options, Isabella comes up with a clever plan to flee the country. By securing a position as a cabin boy for the treasure fleet, she is putting her life in the hands of the ship’s captain. Isabella is brave, intelligent, and hardworking and I admire her for it!

Summer Arnet is nearly desperate to take her marine photography to the next level in order to secure a position at her favorite magazine. One of her ocean encounters made my heart pound yet the soothing quality of the waves and water-soaked deep. Summer’s eclectic fuss-free style and innocence snags her two determined suitors and bless her, she’s just irritated by the distraction.

Trent Carrington has me very much thinking #teamTrent and “have mercy!” A motorcycling thrill-seeker in black leather, he’s earned his adventurous ladies man reputation yet his confident, bullet-proof persona is just the armor he needs to protect the deep emptiness he can’t seem to fill. Trent’s inner struggles and Summer’s initial aversion ignite the soul-deep search of a lifetime.

Both time periods in this book held me captive and my reader heart is overjoyed that this is just the beginning of our journey with the Carrington family!

This title is from my personal collection. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Sarah MonzonSarah Monzon is a Navy chaplain’s wife and a stay at home mom to the two cutest littles in the world. Playing pretend all day with them isn’t enough, she spends the evenings after their heads hit the pillow to create her own imaginary characters.

When she isn’t in the world of make believe, she can be found in a small desert town in central Washington taking care of her family, fostering friendships, and enjoying all the adventures each day brings.

Visit her website or connect with Sarah on facebooktwitter, pinterest, or instagram.


Carrington Family series

Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon All of You by Sarah Monzon With You Here by Sarah Monzon


also available

The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon Book Nerds and Boyfriends by Sarah Monzon


Be sure to add Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon to your tbr!

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