Mayan Intrigue by Linda Weaver Clarke Receives Terrific Book Reviews

The jungles of the Yucatan, Mayan ruins, looters, a mysterious artifact, and a nosey reporter are focus of mystery/adventure novel, Mayan Intrigue.

St. George, UT, May 31, 2012 --( The discovery of a priceless artifact puts Julia’s life in great danger. From valuable artifacts to shady businessmen, the Yucatan Peninsula becomes a dangerous vacation spot for John and Julia Evans. “One thing I admire about Linda Weaver Clarke’s writing is that she desires to put the reader right there with her characters by describing the setting so well that you are swept away,” wrote Melanie Ski, Homesteading Review. “From page one Linda eloquently describes in interesting details the surroundings and the feelings of her characters. I love when I begin reading a book and am taken in!”

Melanie Ski carefully chooses what kind of books to add to her library. She expressed her feelings as she wrote: “I have to be really selective in the books I read. I guess you could say I am an author’s dream reader as I get very wrapped up in my reading, and internalize the events of the book. What I love about Linda’s books is that the relationships in the book are God-honoring and real. No sticky, fake love scenes, but real to life love between a married couple. I loved that in her first book, and she continues to epitomize what true Christian marriage should look like in a novel. So thankful to have not only that, but a great mystery to go along with it. The relationships and the communication between the characters is top notch.”

Socrates Book Review enjoyed this mystery/adventure novel, as well. She wrote: “John and Julia Evans are off to Cancun, Mexico to explore the Mayan ruins. As an investigative reporter, Julia is going on assignment but at the same time she and her husband are using it as a chance to spend some much needed time together. Julia sees something she wasn’t supposed to and finds herself in the middle of a stolen artifacts ring. When she becomes a liability to the thieves, her life is on the line. This is an exciting follow-up to Linda Weaver Clarke’s Anasazi Intrigue. She takes us through Cancun and we get to visit the Mayan ruins. Ms. Clarke’s descriptions easily transports the reader to Mexico. You really feel as if you are part of the story. Her words flow beautifully through each page of the book.”

Susan Ortlieb of Suko’s Notebook described Clarke’s writing as “down to earth.” She wrote: “Excitement prevails. This book is full of mystery and suspense. Linda’s writing is lively and down-to-earth; she has the ability to make you feel as if you're in these stories, along with John and Julia, trying to decipher the truth and escape from harm.”

Barb Shelton enjoyed this mystery as she wrote: “The personalities of the characters are well written, and the plots and subplots are thoughtfully created. The historical and mystical facts of the Mayan culture add to the general mystique of the story and particularly enjoyed by this curious reader. I give Linda Weaver Clarke a big high five for this humorous and involved story that held my attention until I finished and put it down with a contented sigh and a smile on my face. A great read.”
Red Mountain Shadows Publishing
Linda Weaver Clarke