The Crown Conspiracy by Connie Mann ~ Book Review

June 6, 2024

About the Book 

Book: The Crown Conspiracy
Author: Connie Mann
Genre: Suspense
Series: Speranza Team
Publisher: Tyndale
Release Date: June 4, 2024

She’s a master at spotting a forgery . . . and knowing how to create one. But can she solve a decades-old mystery?

The media spotlight is the last thing art thief and forger Sophie Williams needs. But when one of three long-missing royal portraits turns up in Germany at her best friend’s art gallery, the spotlight is exactly what she gets. Since the tragic deaths of Princess Johanna of Neuhansberg and her two children forty years ago, the whereabouts of these portraits have been unknown . . . and the timing of their reappearance—just days before a new prince’s coronation—reignites questions surrounding the infamous accident.Then Sophie’s best friend vanishes, and a rumor about hidden treasure connected to the paintings surfaces, seemingly confirmed by a cryptic message on the back of the first canvas. Convinced that finding the other two portraits will lead to her friend, Sophie begins a twisty investigation that pits her against other ruthless treasure hunters, a handsome who seems to dog her trail at every turn, and a mysterious group that offers help, wearing an emblem identical to one on the painting.From Germany’s grand castles and soaring cathedrals through the Alps to the canals of Venice, Sophie must choose her allies carefully if she hopes to find the portraits, rescue her best friend—and perhaps save a throne—before time runs out.A clean, contemporary adventure with a dash of romance.

My Thoughts 

This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. It is definitely a high paced book and immediately captures you in the beginning pages and sets you off in a course of adventure, action and high stakes journey that keeps you engaged in the story. However, the beginning of the story while it introduces you to what some key elements in the story are doesn't evolve right away which was a bit frustrating because I wanted to return to that storyline a bit more. 

That being said the characters are good. It is definitely centered around women and their ability to do whatever it takes. Sophie and Lise are great friends and they help each other out at all costs. They are supportive of each other and both trying to do the right thing for other people. There is a male character in the story which is intended to provide some light romance in the story. There are no deep elements of faith except for the one line " I believe in God even when He is silent" It was the basis for the storyline. 

Overall I thought the story was well written and enjoyable. If you enjoy shows like White Collar, Robin Hood type movies/books or a "Girl Power" type books then you will enjoy this story. 

I received a copy of this book for review. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Connie Mann loves taking readers on heart-pounding, suspense-filled adventures featuring strong, determined women who fight for what they believe – and for those they love. When those stories take place in exciting locales and include a tempting hero, so much the better. She is the author of the upcoming The Crown Conspiracy, an adrenaline-fueled adventure where an expert art forger must team up with a mysterious women-only secret society in order to rescue her best friend – and save a country. Connie’s other titles include the Florida Wildlife Warriors series, the Safe Harbor series, Angel Falls and Trapped. She has won several writing awards and Amazon declared Beyond Risk an Editor’s Pick.

Connie is also a USCG-licensed boat captain, and when she’s not writing, “Captain Connie” gets to introduce Florida visitors and students to dolphins, manatees and other coastal creatures, which is as much fun as it sounds. She is also passionate about helping women and children in developing countries break the poverty cycle and build a better future for themselves and their families.
She and her husband love spending time with family and friends and heading off to explore new places, especially those involving water and boats. Visit Connie online at and sign up for her newsletter for all the latest news.

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