Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CFBA Blog Tour Love In Disguise By Carol Cox

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Love in Disguise
Bethany House Publishers (June 1, 2012)
Carol Cox


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...


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.

MY REVIEW-I have read a couple of Carol Cox's others books and enjoyed them. But this one took me by surprise! I LOVED this one! The whole Pinkerton detective plot pulled me in as I love spy or detective books. The book opens with setting up the later plot and giving a background of Ellie. But then it plunges you into the middle of a mystery, romance and lots of disguises! I thought the first meeting of the Pinkerton detectives and Ellie was quite hysterical and when I laughed, my sister wanted to know what was going on:) The characters are well fleshed out and the detail is well done. I felt like I was actually in Arizona!

Steven was quite the sweetheart and I had to laugh at certain times with him and Lavinia. Believe me, you will think it is funny when he thinks it is an old woman and she is making eyes at him!! He is very protective and sweet. Jessie Monroe was a little bit different and I can see why Ellie wanted to be more like her but yet, Jessie was a bit flighty at times:)

So, if you want to take a vacation somewhere without leaving the comforts of home, pick up this book. I can't really tell you much more or I will be giving away some of the book. You just have to pick it up for yourself:)

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts are 100% mine. I did not receive any monetary compensation.
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