Contemporary Fiction, Review

Weaver’s Needle by Robin Caroll

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Two recovery specialists. One murder. A hunt for the Dutchman’s Lost Gold Mine becomes a race of survival.

Weaver's Needle by Robin CarollFormer Army MP Landry Parker fell into the recovery specialist role quite by accident—to help her ailing father. Now that she’s on her own, she is determined to prove herself and honor her family legacy.

After being shot in the line of duty, former police officer Nickolai Baptiste became a recovery specialist, and he’s good at his job—maybe even the best.

A potential client pits Landry and Nickolai against one another to find the Dutchman’s Lost Gold Mine map that was stolen from her murdered husband, and the potential payday is too enticing to pass up. The trail takes them from New Orleans to Weaver’s Needle in Arizona where legend claims the mine is hidden. Landry and Nickolai are no strangers to adventure, but the unlikely partners quickly discover there’s someone after the treasure and there are those who want to ensure the lost mine in Arizona’s Superstition Mountain stays lost forever.

Can Landry and Nickolai work together despite their distrust of each other to save the legend before more innocent lives are lost? Will they find the real treasure isn’t the gold, but something more valuable. . .true love and understanding?

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My Thoughts

Weaver’s Needle has ample action and attraction to satisfy romantic suspense fans yet perhaps the most intriguing element of the story is the Native American culture and traditions. Although the storylines feel disjointed and sluggish at first, it gives readers a solid foundation of familiarity with the main characters before the turmoil kicks in.

(confession: I’ve been talking to fictional friends again, “COME ON! Like each other and work together already!” Of course, they ignored me and continued taking their sweet time but that’s a reader’s lot in life.)

Landry is a hard-core version of the girl next door. She’s former military police but she does own a cat which (in my opinion) makes her a lovely combination of feminine and fierce. Although Landry lost her family, she has a steadfast faith and her vigilant and compassionate best friend to draw strength, hope, and support from.

Nickolai is the New Orleans Indiana Jones version of Mr. Darcy. His career with the NOPD was cut short but now he’s an established recovery specialist entrepreneur. Brawn and brains, reader friends! In true Darcy fashion, Nick often carries the weight of the world on his shoulders keeping everyone except his best friend/former partner at arm’s length.

Readers who enjoy treasure hunt adventure, suspense, mystery, and romance will be pleased with this book.

I requested the opportunity to read this book through the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.


About the Author

“I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I’ve never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in.” ~Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better.

Robin’s passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others and come alongside them on their faith journey—aspects Robin weaves into each of her 26 published novels.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends quality time with her husband of twenty-six years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home.

Robin gives back to the writing community by serving as Executive Director/Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best, and Book of the Year.

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3 thoughts on “Weaver’s Needle by Robin Caroll”

  1. I recently read & reviewed this myself (my first Caroll novel). It did have an Indiana Jones type feel to it and the Indian legend of the Dutchman’s Lost Gold mine added to the mystery! One thing that was hard for me to get used to was the slower pace of a suspense type novel, I’m so used to reading ones that have almost non-stop thrills (LIS)…lol! This one was paced slower so therefore I was able to enjoy it more for the mystery 🙂 And, c’mon, Nickolai….need I say more??

    I loved it so much I’ll be stalking her back-listed books for more adventure! Thanks for the review, I have to agree with everything you said here 🙂


  2. I just totally LOLed at your description of Nickolai: “New Orleans Indiana Jones version of Mr. Darcy.” I think my brain warped trying to get a mental image! ????

    This is on my review TBR, so I’ll be interested to see what I think. And whether that whole New Orleans Indiana Jones Mr. Darcy thing becomes any clearer! ????


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