Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell | Kindle Fire Giveaway, Facebook Party and Blog Tour

Welcome to the “sweet” campaign for Siri Mitchell’s latest book, Unrivaled, where falling in love could be a recipe for disaster. 

Celebrate with Siri Mitchell by entering to win a Kindle Fire and joining her on April 18th for a Facebook Author Chat Party!

One “swooning” winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Vintage Candy Kit
  • Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell (one for you and one for a friend!)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 17th. Winner will be announced at the “Unrivaled” Author Chat Facebook Party on 4/18. Connect with Siri, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be gift certificates, books, vintage candy kits, and more!

So grab your copy of Unrivaled and join Siri on the evening of the April 18th for a chance to connect with Siri and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!


{More about Unrivaled}

Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe’s best confections, she’s sure she’ll come up with a recipe that will save her father’s struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager–a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy’s skin.

Charlie Clarke’s new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he’s never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She’s making his work life miserable…and making herself impossible for him to forget.

Purchase a copy here.

Read an excerpt here.

Siri Mitchell

{More About Siri Mitchell}

Siri Mitchell is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists “Chateau of Echoes” and “The Cubicle Next Door”. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many different levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived in places as varied as Tokyo and Paris. Siri currently lives in the DC-metro area.

Find out more about Siri at http://sirimitchell.com/.


Three-Time Christy Finalist Pens Another Winning Historical Romance!

… this richly detailed, exciting story moves quickly through the action, and each chapter leaves you wanting to read another. A well-written, enthralling historical novel, The Messenger will not disappoint. –Portland Book Review

When I finished this novel I found myself wondering how I could have been reading Christian historical fiction for two years and not yet discovered Siri Mitchell. The Messenger is an example of all that is good about this genre, and makes me proud to say that I endorse Christian novels. Believable characters, realistic spiritual journeys, heavily researched historical detail and a gentle and understated romance make The Messenger a novel I highly recommend to historical fiction fans. Christian Manifesto

The alternating first-person narrative brings the emotions of the duo to the forefront, and the intrigues of the Colonials versus the Redcoats are well plotted as we learn of Jeremiah’s own story: he is maimed during one of the many battles. In an example of opposites attract, it seems that not everyone or everything will be as it appears. Hannah struggles with the pacifist ideals of her faith, and Jeremiah is not as rough as his appearance. With a convincing supporting cast, this is a compelling Christian historical set during a very important time for America. — Historical Novel Society




    Oh how fun to read about candy! Who just doesn’t love it? Of course I never expected to find so much competition in the candy making world and wow can they be mean. I found the setting to be fun and loved the candy making plot because it was different and something I had not read yet.

    Written by Book Reviews from a book lover on April 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A2W5P5VQPC7I9H?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_thx_pdp


    This is it! The one I have been waiting for. Unrivaled has Lucy who’s father started up a candy factory, teaching and tempting her as she has grown up. Now she is back from Europe having tried some of the best confections around and ready to jump in to help her family business. But…(we always know there is a but in there) her dad is home quite ill and it looks like the rival company in town is going to run them right out of town. Lucy is determined, but so is Charlie…
    I love candy. I love to read too. So of course I opened up a box of bon bons and jumped right into this turn of the century story line. I ate up the fashion, etiquette and of course the romance that came out like sweet honey pulled taffy. Siri Mitchell did a great job of keeping me interested while teasing my sweet tooth.

    Written by Crazed Mind on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/591613766


    Details, details, details… Siri Mitchell is the queen of detail! From the clothing to the candy in Unrivaled, she has done an outstanding job of bringing her characters and story to life. From the moment I laid eyes on the beautiful cover, to the very last page, I was taken on a incredible journey into the lives of Charlie and Lucy.

    I really enjoyed Unrivaled. It is a wonderful story of finding who you really meant to be, instead of trying to win approval from man. Wonderful settings, real-to-life characters and the amazing talent of Siri Mitchell make this the perfect book to disappear with for a few hours. I also recommend having a box of candy near by, you will be needing it after the first few chapters!

    Written by Our Crazy Life on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3EIP3VL2TEG8N/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I was instantly drawn to this book by the name of the author first and secondly, the cover of this book. It is beautiful and simple. The blue in the girls dress is just enough to draw your eye and for me, made me not able to wait to read this book.

    I like Siri Mitchell a lot. She is an excellent storyteller and that still holds true through this book. She captured me from the start and left me wanting to read more of her stories. I personally liked the humor that was thrown into this book through the way of both Lucy and Charlie’s inner thoughts. Lucy had me laughing at the things she did.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Unrivaled-novel-Siri-Mitchell/dp/0764207970/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366023840&sr=8-1&keywords=unrivaled


    The overall plot was fun to read, although a bit predictable. That, dear readers, is why I’m not giving Unrivaled a full five stars. I found most of the key details to be rather easy to figure out. There were few surprises – at least few big surprises.

    Despite the predictability, I would highly recommend this book. It’s fun, it’s fast, and I think it’d make a perfect summer read. Fans of historical fiction with a touch of romance should have this in their beach bag for sure!

    Written by Proud Book Nerd on April 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/580199651


    The book was an easy, enjoyable read. Charlie was the more likable character of the two main protagonists. Lucy was a bit self centered – she didn’t listen to anyone around her and she really didn’t change all that much throughout the book. Lucy’s mother did no one any favors by being so sneaky and deceptive. But I suppose without all of the intrigue there wouldn’t be a book. I just wasn’t drawn into the story or the romance for that matter – it just felt a bit forced. What I did enjoy was the descriptions of the candy making and I wished there was more of that in the book.

    Written by Patty at Broken Teepee on April 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3P7P86EW7Y7Z8/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • be warned, you may experience candy cravings as you Mitchell transports you back in time and into the kitchen of candy making as Lucy tries to create the perfect candy to save her family’s business.Lucy is spirited and Charlie is charming – and both grow a lot throughout the book, in faith, grace and forgiveness. I do wish it had ended with an even more redemptive ending, but still enjoyed it. It was entertaining watching them one up each other, and some incidents were a great reminder that thoughtless actions can result in consequences you did not anticipate.

    Written by Tammy at TammyIsBlessed on April 13, 2013 | e


    I read most of this book in one sitting. Once it hooked me I found it quite engrossing. It had a few mysterious elements to it as well as some rags to riches themes. Perhaps the most touching was the desire of a son for his father’s love. The heroine was a bit harder to bond with because she was pretty self-centered and prickly, but she had her moments when you felt sorry for her. At the same time I had a hard time connecting with her. I think she’d spurned the hero one too many times, which made me lose my affection for her. So while I was glad how it ended, I wasn’t sighing and excited because I was still trying to figure out what the hero loved about her beyond the pretty face and the passion for candy-making.

    Written by Healing Hearts book review blog on April 13, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com/2013/04/litfuse-publicity-blog-tour-stop-for.html


    I was so excited to be able to review this book. Not only do I have a huge love of historical romance but adding the blend of sweet candy making to stir things up a bit. Both the characters of Lucy and Charlie are caught in a situation neither of them is comfortable with. Lucy’s been groomed to be the proper lady of her family, even though she would much rather spend time in the kitchen working on new recipes and work alongside her father. But much to her mother’s insistence that a woman’s role is in finding a suitable marriage, she feels caught in the middle by what she should do and what she wants to do. Charlie is very much the same. I love how eloquently Siri Mitchell played out all the crossroads at which Lucy and Charlie meet and kept each of them from learning who they really were.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on April 12, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2EVH557B7N9VZ


    Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell was a welcome change from the books I’ve endured lately. This was Siri Mitchell at her best. I was captivated from the first word and giggled my way through the end of the book.
    Each chapter is written from the point of view of one of two characters. Lucy and Charlie take turns telling the story. It was fun to watch the way they reacted to each other through their own eyes.
    Delightful and heartwarming. The characters were realistic and I learned a lot about the time period. I wish every book could be like this one!

    Written by Suzanne Schaffer on April 12, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://clickingherheels.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrivaled-by-siri-mitchell.html


    I am absolutely in LUV with Siri Mitchell’s UNRIVALED! I loved Lucy & Charlie so much, when these characters get together- it’s like magic! I loved the back and forth, the rivalry between these two families. Siri completely immerses readers in this time period and you feel like your there, in St. Louis! There were definitely some hilarious moments in this book:-) WARNING: this book may cause major candy cravings!!!
    Check out my PINTEREST board too,http://pinterest.com/jojosutis/unrivaled-by-siri-mitchell/

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on April 11, 2013 | e


    I enjoyed it as a light, entertaining book. I was thrilled at the humor throughout. I snickered and even laughed quite a few times! I can’t say that the main characters are my favorite ever, but they were entertaining.

    Written by Bluerose’s Heart on April 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://bluerosesheart.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrivaled-by-siri-mitchell.html


    This book is quite a bit different from the previous title I’ve read by Siri Mitchell. The book starts out slow but gets a bit better halfway through. I would have liked to know more about the female characters interactions with the town as I think that would have helped the storyline a great deal.

    Written by Homemaking Organized Blog on April 10, 2013 |e
    Read my full review: http://homemakingorganized.com/blog/?p=6778


    Lovely cover drew me in to this sweet story. Built around the lesson of redemption it will be a keeper on your shelf. Loved this book!!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on April 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrivaled-sweet-giveaway-from.html


    There were some humorous moments, as Lucy and Charlie found themselves going head-to-head as they one-upped each other as they tried to get ahead and stay afloat in the ruthless candy business!

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on April 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrivaled-by-siri-mitchell-review-and.html


    The two family’s rival candy companies make for an absorbing and amusing tift between a spirited Lucy and a charming Charlie in the early 1900′s in St. Louis, MO. Business practices back then were ruthless, as they are today only in a more up-front manner.

    You will enjoy the journey, as both of the main characters grow in maturity, forgiveness and faith. I loved the fascinating descriptions of the technology of the day, and the scrumptious candy making.

    Written by Frugal Plus on April 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764207970/


    This was a “sweet” story. I really liked the 2 main characters and I found it funny at times of upset Lucy would get over things.

    Written by The World As I See It on April 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p2QBOK-1gl


    I love the cover–look how pretty it is.

    I enjoyed reading the book although a book about the competitive candy making business was a little different to me.

    Written by A Dusty Frame on April 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RN1TCLOW3OE3T/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    Unrivaled was set in one of my favorite historical periods (early 1900′s) but it was based on a subject I have never read about in a historical fiction novel: candy making! I love that original story line and I, of course, loved the romance, competition, sadness, and all the many emotions that Lucy and Charlie face as their life collides!

    Siri Mitchell really outdid herself in this book and I love how she unfolds this story of two very different people from two very different backgrounds colliding in business, society, and love! They learn to love, forgive, and understand life and God and I loved watching and learning from them about how to trust God and know that His forgiveness spans every sin and to all people!

    Written by The Review Stew on April 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thereviewstew.com/2013/04/book-review-unrivaled.html


    Things are bound to get interesting when Lucy Kendall, daughter of a candy factory owner finds herself attracted to the son of the city’s rival candy manufacturer but doesn’t know his connection. Needless to say, she discovers Charlie Clarke’s true identity soon after she learns that his father is determined to destroy her father’s company. Although Charlie doesn’t like his father’s schemes, he follows his directions as he tries to prove himself to his dad. Lucy desperately counterattacks each move made by Standard Manufacturing to undermine City Confectionery but somehow they always seem to be one step ahead of her strategies.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on April 8, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1G6I42WJ6MDDP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    This, to me, was a book that had a little bit of everything. It had a little romance, it had a little humor, and it had a little intrigue. When I first met Lucy, she seemed a little spoiled to me, but she grew on me. Charlie was someone I liked from the beginning. His father had deserted his family fifteen years earlier and then, asked Charlie to come help with his company after Charlie got into a little trouble. When Charlie met Lucy he was enchanted with her. But when the two find out they are from rival families, they realize there can never be anything between them.

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on April 7, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Unrivaled-novel-Siri-Mitchell/product-reviews/0764207970/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R5GJMHGAWD2JZ


    What a sweet life! Or maybe not when your rival confectionary is determined to put you out of business.

    There are some books I just don’t want to end. This was one of them.

    Written by sunny island breezes on April 7, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R32QRSOE7UZZQ4/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0764207970&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=


    I have always enjoyed reading novels by Siri Mitchell as I find her a talented and entertaining writer! Unrivaled is no different. Mitchell has once again given us a well-thought out story line with very detailed characters so that we may truly know them as we’re reading about them. I found myself wanting to give Lucy a good shake, though, as her character is that of a spoiled girl who needs to grow up and stop being mean to people. It was nice to have a character in the book point out her faults and bring her to this realization!

    I had the “mystery” portion of the book figured out long before it was revealed to me but I wasn’t really disappointed in that fact simply because it didn’t feel much like a mystery novel to me. All-in-all, a very interesting book to lose myself in each evening!

    Written by Vera Pereskokova on April 7, 2013 | e


    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a great Sunday read for me. Both Lucy and Charlie were fun characters to get to know and I enjoyed watching them struggle with their love of candy and their love of each other. If you want a sweet read then this one is for you!

    Written by Kerrific on April 6, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://kerrificonline.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrivaled-by-siri-mitchell-kindle-fire.html


    Who knew the candy business could be so antagonistic? Lucy Kendall and Charlie Clarke are the children of candy business entrepreneurs. Both of them are trying to make more of the parent’s company, especially Lucy who had dreams of adding new candies to the lineup. Now their competition heats up in more ways than either of them ever expected. “Unrivaled” is more than just a love story it is a story about family and fathers.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on April 6, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RVHDUYTTXNOZP


    I liked that this is also a story about second chances, an opportunity to negate earlier failings and make things right. Charlie Clarke grew up in poverty, the child of a single mother abandoned by Charlie’s father. On the cusp of adulthood, his father is giving him a chance at success, working for his father’s successful business. It is a new opportunity for Lucy’s family to work for goals together, not against each other in secret.

    So yes, this is the love story of Charlie and Lucy; but it is also about another chance to heal relationships. It is about truth overcoming old prejudices. It is a story of redemption. In short, there is a lot to like about Unrivaled. There is some excitement (a big fire), and an interesting look at early 20th century life. I recommend this book.

    Written by Manifest Blog on April 5, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R32RM6B1XVN1AN


    The story is written in first person, with clear headings as to whose point of view we’re in—Lucy’s, Charlie’s. . . If you like historical fiction and a romance with two strong cut-throat characters, then UNRIVALED is a book to consider.

    Written by Laura Hilton on April 5, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com


    This is not the first book I have read by Siri, but is it much different then her other books. But then again Siri has a much different writing style she writes with such details and feeling.
    This book will pull you back in time and you will not want it to let you go.
    I think all of the historical fiction fans will LOVE this book and not be able to put it down.
    I give this book 4 stars
    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on April 5, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.themarybookreader.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrivaled-by-siri-mitchell.html


    Unrivaled is Siri Mitchell at her best. I love this wonderful heartwarming story and I enjoyed reading it very much. The characters are well created and developed well throughout the story. Charlie and Lucy both wanted to do the best at their job, and working against each other caused a lot of tension, which made the story even more interesting. This is the first story I’ve ever read that focused on a candy making business, and the insight into everything involved was interesting and knowledgeable. Ms. Mitchell sure did her research well and explained it all in a fun and interesting way.

    Written by Joy Hannabass on April 4, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/unrivaled-with-siri-mitchell-win-a-kindle-fire/


    This is the first of Siri Mitchell’s novels that I’ve read. I appreciate the way she brings you along with the character as she discovers things about herself. It’s definitely not a preachy novel, which gets under my skin.

    There’s a bit of a mystery that keeps you guessing along the way, but it’s also a straight up romance novel. My only criticism is that it seems to wrap up a little too nicely in the end for all the lessons Lucy’s learned along the way.

    Written by Welcome to Married Life on April 4, 2013 | e


    I was so surprised with the twist at the end of the story! I didn’t see it coming although I had an idea that something was going to happen, just not in the way it did!

    I found Unrivaled very entertaining and surprising!

    Written by My Blessings From Above on April 4, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1G95H4KBJNU50


    I loved reading the Note From the Author, Siri Mitchell. It was interesting information about the candy industry and how elements of history and the story came together as she wrote it. I am learning to enjoy history more and more, especially as I read fiction stories that tie in a few elements of history to make it interesting and seem real.

    I really enjoyed reading Unrivaled. Siri Mitchell has a way with words and a great perspective.

    Written by The IE Mommy on April 4, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2WXV9TO1B28MH


    Siri’s books always give me a great story as well as teaching me something new and interesting. In this case, it is candy making. Lucy is at first is difficult to like, she comes across as selfish and spoiled, but as the story progresses we understand her and are more understanding of her. Charlie is easy to like, it was humerous at times to watch him go from a street kid to a gentlemen’s son. He wanted to rise above his past and become a better person. I liked that the story is told in alternating chapters of Lucy and Charlie’s POV. It allows for a broader view of both sides of the story.

    Written by Under the Boardwalk on April 4, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://nisefunpages.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrivaled.html


    It took me a little while to get into this story but once I did I really enjoyed it! The candy-making aspect of the story was definitely unique and rather interesting though it did make me crave sweets the whole time I was reading it!
    Charlie was by far my favorite character! I really liked the way he handle things and people. Lucy was nice too but I was a little disappointed in how low she was willing to stoop to try to save her father’s business.
    There were quite a few fun little twists, both good and bad, that kept you guessing as to how it was all going to work out.

    Written by Christian Novels on April 3, 2013 | e


    This book held my attention from start to finish. In fact, I did not want to put it down to eat, sleep OR do housework!! This genre is generally not my favorite, however Siri is changing my likes!! Her book completely won me over.
    I fell in love with the main characters, Lucy and Charlie , immediately. Siri described them with such rich language skills and so thoroughly , that I felt that I knew them. For me to enjoy a book, I must be able to connect with the characters and this was the case here.

    Written by Quiet Quilter on April 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://karla-hanns-karla.blogspot.ca/2013/04/falling-in-love.html


    Unrivaled is a good read with a great message (which is shared greatly by Winnie Compton). I would definitely recommend it to a friend, especially if they liked to historical fiction (set in1910). Siri had done a great job of writing a book that is historical, entertaining and presents a great message– our need for GOD!

    Written by The Life and Times of a pwnmom… on April 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R11937W59XX9RJ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I read Unrivaled in one day. Such a good story. I liked the decision Alfred Arthur makes to stand for love. A seemingly sub-character frees others to go beyond appearances and be real. I liked reading about the homemade taffy-making in Lucy’s home kitchen. Buttery and sticky, melt in your mouth taffy!

    Written by Lane Hill House on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://lanehillhouse.blogspot.com/2013/03/unrivaled-by-siri-mitchell-2013.html


    Unrivaled was the first book I had read from Siri Mitchell. I have heard wonderful things about this author and was excited to be part of this tour. Unrivaled is a story told in dual narration by both lead characters, Charlie and Lucy (by the way- LOVE these names).

    Written by The Best Books Ever on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.thebestbooksever.com/2013/04/unrivaled-blog-tour-giveaway.html


    I almost always love Siri Mitchell’s books, mostly because she writes some of the few historicals in the CBA market written from first person point of view.

    Written by A Passion for Pages on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://apassionforpages.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-writers-review-of-unrivaled-by-siri.html


    I must say this book had such an AWESOME and SURPRISING twist that I thought to myself, “NO WAY!!” And was utterly in shock!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had no idea how much expertise and patience it takes to make candy, to get the right texture, taste, etc.

    Lucy Kendall really deserves our admiration. She was fighting against all odds and yet, nothing staunched her determination to help find the perfect candy and to re-build her dad’s factory.

    Charlie had this tough outside exterior but I liked him almost immediately.

    The story was absolutely well-written and I was astonished and shocked at the twist of events that occurred at the end of the story.

    Written by My Daily Trek on April 2, 2013 | e


    This is the first novel that I have read by Siri Mitchell and I was impressed. The rich detail that went into making this book was clearly evident. The colorful and detailed descriptions of the making of various candies was very informative. I loved the various ‘candy quotes’ the author sprinkled in. She added some twists like woman in business and rich people marrying for love instead of money to top the book off. I enjoyed the light and entertaining feel the book had. I would recommend it to readers who love reading about history and sweet romances. I give Unrivaled a 4 out of 5.

    Written by Surrendering All of Me on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.christianbook.com/unrivaled-siri-mitchell/9780764207976/pd/207976?product_redirect=1&Ntt=207976&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP


    This is a great historical novel with a sweet subject. Candy, Reading this will make you gain weight just from the descriptions. The story between the characters was good. too.

    Written by A Room Without Books Si Empty on April 2, 2013 |e
    Read my full review:http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrivaled-by-siri-mitchell.html


    Charlie Clarke was intriguing and gave the romance depth, spirit and heart. I found his rags to riches story quite endearing and his friendship with Alfred Arthur (Lucy’s fiancé) was lighthearted and humorous- to say the least! Unrivaled has bright points of humor that shine but I didn’t truly fall in love with this romance.

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on April 1, 2013 | e

  • When I read about this book, I instantly thought of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Why? Because of the candy making and Truly Scrumptious. Was that her real name or just the song? Anyways, who wouldn’t enjoy a book about a candy making family? This book was filled with all of the usual romance and drama that I enjoy reading. Lucy is a strong, independent woman who is a great character. Charlie (not to be confused with the one from the Chocolate Factory) is also a great main character. I absolutely love when an author switches between the points of view, as Mitchell did in this novel, between the main characters!I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good romantic novel. This one does have some great periodic fun in it also.

    Written by All Meant To Shine on April 1, 2013 | e


    I enjoyed the historical part of this book and how you were taken back into time. I loved reading about how the candy making business worked during that time. Your recipes were the blood of your company and you kept them secretly guarded as it could make or break your company if you didn’t!

    My favorite part of the book was Charlie. He’s mis-judged because of his criminal past. His crimes were done with intentions of taking care of him family and it’s nice to see a new opportunity open up for him. He’s a likable guy and I found myself rooting for him throughout the book. He’s got a kind heart and I loved seeing him evolve into a good man.

    Overall, I thought the book was good. Lucy is not one of my favorite characters but I liked seeing the growth in both Lucy and Charlie and this was an enjoyable read.

    Written by Julie @ More of Him on April 1, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2013/04/book-review-unrivaled.html


    Overall, I really, really enjoyed Unrivaled and loved the message in the book. I was so close to giving it 5 stars, but since the beginning was a little slow (though not unenjoyable), I decided to go with 4.5 stars. I recommend Unrivaled if you enjoy historical romances. Oh, and if you have a sweet tooth, be prepared to really crave sweets while reading this book – I did! :)

    Written by Christian Bookshelf Reviews on April 1, 2013 | e
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    At first, this novel did not really capture my attention. I stayed with it to read about the candy, to be honest with you. But about halfway through, the pace picks up and I found myself wanting to know what happened to Lucy and her family’s company. But the candy is still an integral part of the plot. I even learned the meaning of a couple of candy-making terms that I never understood before. The author is either experienced at making candy, or did her research really well, which I appreciate.

    Lucy and Charlie are both interesting characters. Their attraction to one another is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet. Their families have been in competition with one another for years, but Lucy and Charlie find it difficult to fight the love they have for one another.

    Written by THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK on March 31, 2013 | e
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    I really enjoyed the easy flow writing that Mitchell writes with and really enjoyed the story line of the candy business. The book is very easy to read and is a quick read too, as well it has fantastic flow, and endearing character that will catch your eye from the very beginning. While combining twists and turns with mystery, and of course romance, the never ending theme of God’s gift of forgiveness shone throughout the novel.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on March 31, 2013 | e


    “Unrivaled” easily pulled me back in time, allowing for a unique glimpse of the candy making business during the early 1900′s. We see the story unfold thru the eyes of two main characters. The author alternates between Lucy and Charlie’s perspective, but does it in a smooth easy to follow way. Lucy sincerely wanted to keep the family business, even though during the time period women in business wasn’t the norm. Thing is Lucy didn’t seem to care how her actions affected others, although as the story progresses it is nice to see Lucy grow and change. I really could understand and empathize with Charlie more because he was struggling with issues from the past. There were a few secondary characters that really added to the story.

    Overall, I think my favorite parts of this story actually revolved around the candy making, I could just imagine Lucy as she was making taffy. I also got a few laughs when things didn’t turn out quite right. If your a fan of historical fiction with romance, inspiration, along with a company rivalry and a bit of mystery woven into the mix then your in for a sweet treat with “Unrivaled’ by Siri Mitchell.

    Written by WV Stitcher on March 31, 2013 | e
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    “Unrivaled” is a very “sweet” story that finds two candymakers struggling to put their businesses on top and quickly find themselves “double-dipped” in both rivalry and love!

    I loved Siri Mitchell’s look at turn-of-the-century St. Louis and the world of candymakers in that city. I also enjoyed the lively, fast-paced story that includes romance, a bit of mystery, a good dose of faith and a whole lot of fun. This was just a delightful book to read.

    Written by Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews on March 30, 2013 | e
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    This book kept my attention to the very end. I would love for their story to continue! The author wrote of deception, ruthlessness, romance, family ties, second chances, reconciliation and redemption. This is a great lesson in overcoming misconceptions, trials and tribulation.

    The only downside of the book was I kept craving candy for some reason, especially taffy!

    Written by It’s Time To Read Mamaw on March 30, 2013 | e
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    When the book arrived, I had paged through it and was prepared for it to be a book I’d have to force myself through. The setting appealed as a fascinating one (and it was!), it was the discovery of not only one first person prose but two that set me on edge; this is one style I’d never before experienced. Fortunately, the alternating POV’s (every chapter) wasn’t difficult in any means to follow…

    Upon reading the book, the one thing that struck me was what a unique story-line. The making and selling of candy is not usually such an interesting backdrop and yet this book was – it held my interest the entire time even with its unfortunate snags.

    Written by Dreaming Under the Same Moon on March 29, 2013 | e
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    There’s something about the characters that reminded me of Jack and Rose from Titanic. Jack and Charlie have similarities just as Rose and Lucy have similarities. Charlie is trying to reconcile his past with his present and future. He wants to please his dad, but his dad isn’t necessarily a stand-up guy. While the old Charlie may have been okay with that, the new Charlie wants to be a better man.

    Lucy, just like Rose in Titanic, is fighting against what her mother thinks is best for her versus her heart’s desire: to be part of her father’s candy business. How does she satisfy her mother while also satisfying herself?

    Written by A New Leaf on March 29, 2013 | e
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    I had read The Messenger by Siri Mitchell last year and I eagerly signed up to review Unrivaled, courtesy of Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I don’t normally read many books set in this era, but I became intrigued when I noticed it was set in my home state, Missouri. Since I do have a sweet tooth for chocolate, I enjoyed the candy factors of the plot. The main characters are both likeable and the situations they fall into are realistic. The author has a natural talent for writing historical descriptions. Overall, Unrivaled is a well written romantic tale with a bit of mystery thrown in. I recommend it to everyone.


    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on March 29, 2013 | e
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  • Sometimes it’s nice to have a novel that transports you to another place and time in your imagination, like a mini-vacation. That is what Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell did for me.The book takes place in 1910. I felt that the plot had an original idea with the incorporation of a candy business and the competition between the characters. It added a little more substance to the story than just the romantic aspect alone. Of course, the conflict and romantic tension is very high, even though it’s not difficult to anticipate the ending for the main characters.

    If you enjoy historical fiction and romance, you will find that Unrivaled is a good choice for your reading list!

    Written by Embracing Destiny on March 28, 2013 | e


    I love reading Siri Mitchell’s books. She has a way of drawing you into the story to the point you do not want to put anything down. I am usually amazed at how the plot twists and turns. Where I would have thought it to go one way, the author totally surprises me and takes me on a journey that was even better than I would have imagined. Her writing is superb in this way.

    The point of view switches back and forth between Lucy and Charlie, with first person writing (which I love because it puts you RIGHT THERE in the characters heads). As the story progressed and the rivalry between Lucy and Charlie escalated, the stakes got larger than I ever imagined possible. It’s kind of a wild ride, and there were times when I was absolutely clueless as to how things could ever be neatly wrapped up!

    Written by Jen’s Journey on March 28, 2013 | e
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    I loved Lucy’s spunk and tenacity and while I laughed at some of her actions, I cringed at others. I liked Charlie a lot.

    Charlie’s relationship with his father bothered me immensely. I never found that it ever appropriately resolved. Mr. Clarke wasn’t a likeable character and he gave reasons and excuses as to why he left Charlie’s family, but it was all brushed under the table too easily. Lucy’s mother was a disappointing and unlikeable character as well.

    The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Charlie and Lucy. While not my favorite way to narrate, I liked reading both voices and I enjoyed the conclusion.

    Of the three Siri Mitchell novels I’ve read, this is probably my least favorite, but I still enjoyed it and will always look forward to more.

    Written by 2 Kids and Tired Books on March 27, 2013 | e


    In Unrivaled, author Siri Mitchel weaves an entertaining historical romance tale written in the first person narrative with alternating points of view by Lucy and Charlie, who transports the reader back to the turn of the century (early 1900s) St. Louis with a rousing story of family rivalry, love and confectionery sweets.

    With a storyline that wraps itself around a tapestry of society functions, candy making, and business battles; the messages of love, truth, and forgiveness comes shining through and makes Unrivaled a thoroughly enjoyable read.

    Written by Jersey Girl Book Reviews on March 26, 2013 | e
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    When I started Siri Mitchell’s Unrivaled, I realized a few pages in that not only was this book first person, but it had two narrators and I was skeptical that I would enjoy it. But like a new piece of candy, you have to give it a chance. Because once you do, some wonderful flavor that you’ve never tasted may be worth every last calorie. Or in this case, every minute spent reading.

    Written by The Sunset Won’t on March 26, 2013 | e
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    This book was such a delight to read. I think historical fiction is always so interesting since you get to learn things about the past and realize how so many things are different and yet the struggles can be the same. Business and money is always an issue in the world. This book also made me realize how blessed we are that women have gained so many freedoms in business just in the past 100 years.

    I could relate to Lucy and her fight to save her family’s company and the love of candy. I thought the author really made her human by showing how we can react poorly when under stress, even the best of us. It also shows that you never know what someone else is going through. You need to get the whole story before you judge.

    Written by Buzz4Mommies on March 26, 2013 | e
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    If one could develop a “sweet tooth” for books, Siri Mitchell’s novels would certainly satisfy, and this story, set in the midst of a “candy war” in 1910 will please the palate of any lover of historical romance. Mitchell has created a wonderful pair of characters in Lucy Kendall and Charlie Clarke….I enjoyed reading about the candy business and was astounded at how different things were a century ago from a legal standpoint….Highly recommended.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on March 26, 2013 | e
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    Just like major food companies have their recipes patented, and under lock and key. This story deals with candy. Yum!
    Their are two main characters here and the story is told from each perspective. Lucy Kendell begins with a return home from touring Europe, and Charlie Clarke’s begin with his being released from jail. Because of the bad crowd Charlie is being sent to live with his father, who abandoned the family when he was seven.
    A real page turner of a story, and some of the things that happen you won’t have seen coming!!

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on March 26, 2013 | e
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    I think the plot of rival candy businesses was unique and so very interesting! And who doesn’t like to hear about candy?! The secrecy of recipes and unethical business practices showcased the intriguing underworld of sweets!

    Ah, though candy-making (and love!) is serious, Unrivaled was an entertaining book from many points of view!

    Written by A Cooking Bookworm on March 25, 2013 | e
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    Another interesting book by Siri Mitchell, Unrivaled. It seems to me like she uses such interesting settings and circumstances. I love the information that she adds about the story’s time era without it being a dry read. I was able to correctly guess what was happening in the subplot as well as the main story so there weren’t any big surprises.

    Written by Jendi’s Journal on April 17, 2013 | e
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