Jun 11, 2012

Review ~ Loves in Disguise by Carol Cox

Love in Disguise
Bethany House Publishers (June 1, 2012)
Carol Cox

When costume-maker Ellie Moore suddenly finds herself out of a job in the middle of a bleak Chicago winter, she uses her knowledge of theatrical disguise to secure a position as an undercover operative with the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Her assignment: find the culprit behind the theft of silver shipped from the mines near Pickford, Arizona.

Disguised as Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, Ellie begins her investigation. Soon she finds she must also pose as the dazzling young Jessie Monroe, whose vivacious personality encourages people to talk.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Love in Disguise, go HERE.

I enjoy a good mystery, and I must say that this books is definitely a good mystery.  I was a little surprised at who turned out to be one of the thieves by the end of the story.  Usually I can figure it all out ahead of time, but this one sort of snuck up on me.
I have read a few other female detective stories that feature the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and this one lived up to the adventure, mystery and more that I was expecting.
I really loved the characters in this story!  If I had to choose only one favorite, it would definitely be Ellie, since she was able to deal with playing the dual roles of "Jessie" and "Lavinia."   Her struggles throughout this book showed her strength of character and endeared her to me from the start.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Love in Disguise and would recommend it to any who love Clean and Christian: romance, mystery, adventure, and historical.  Again, a wonderful clean read that does mention faith in God, but is not preachy!


Native Arizonan Carol Cox has an abiding love for history, mystery, and romance. The author of more than 25 books, she believes in the power of story to convey spiritual truths. Carol lives with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where deer and antelope really do play--within view of the family's front porch.

A word from Carol:
As a native of Arizona, I have a longtime interest in the Southwest and its history. My family shares my love of the Old West, as evidenced by this photo taken back in the halcyon days before my son turned to a life of crime and started robbing trains for a living...

I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion .  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like the perfect combination. I like mystery and romance, and it is nice to have a clean option to read as well. I'm not as much a fan of typical historical romance, but I think the costuming options would make this interesting. Will have to check it out.


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