Saturday, July 21, 2012

Love In Disguise - A Review

Ellie Moore finds herself down to her last pennies and out of a job. In desperation, she seeks a job with the Pinkerton Agency. The only reason they hire her is because of her acting ability. When things quickly go wrong on her first assignment, Ellie's only course of action is to rely on her acting skills and play the roles of both elderly widow and her beautiful, vivacious niece. Steven Pierce is one of the mine owners who have asked the Pinkertons to come and investigate into the silver robberies the owners have been facing. He didn't expect to find a friend in Lavinia or fall for her beautiful niece, Jessie. When the thieves come after both Lavinia and Jessie, Ellie finds herself depending on Steven. What will happen to their budding love when she's got the case wrapped up? Or will she decide that it's time to take on the role she was born to play - that of herself?

This is the first book I've read by Carol Cox. I found that it started out a little slow, but then as the story moved along, it became quite entertaining. I really liked seeing how Ellie managed both roles. But in the process of that, she also found out who she really was and the importance of integrity. I also really liked how Steven was a man who wanted justice done. He'd also protect the people who managed to put themselves in danger. Overall, this was a really pretty good book.

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a light-hearted mystery, Mary Connealy fans, and those looking for adventure in the Wild West.

Rating - 4 stars


  1. Oh, this looks so good! It looks witty and suspenseful all at once!
    After reading your review I made sure to mark it as "to-read" on Goodreads! thanks :)

  2. I really enjoyed your review. I also read and reviewed this book and I must say that your review really did it justice. When I first picked up the book, I was unsure of whether I would like it, but it had enough suspense and mystery to hold my interest.

  3. Carol Cox is a new to me author that I would love to read. Going to be watching for her books for sure.

  4. Thanks for this review. you've convinced me that I'd really enjoy this book! :)


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