Monday, August 20, 2012

Love In Disguise - Review

"Love In Disguise" is a delightful romp through Arizona silver mining country.  Desperate for a job, Chicago costume designer Ellie Moore convinces the world-famous Pinkerton Detective Agency to hire her to investigate a string of robberies out West.  There she meets handsome young mine owner Steven Pierce and they fall in love.  But does Steven really know who he is in love with?  Not the middle-aged Lavinia, Ellie's alter ego.  What about captivating and vivacious Jessie, Lavinia's "niece"?  Will he love Ellie when he discovers her true identity?  Will Ellie unmask the thieves before Steven and his associates lose their mines?

This may very well be Carol's best book yet.  Her gift for interweaving a tasteful romance with mystery and suspense is at its utmost.  She also has a fantastic ability to share her faith in God in a subtle way without overwhelming the reader.  Her love of Arizona's history and landscape are also evident in her settings and characters.  For "Love In Disguise", Carol drew on her knowledge of Tombstone and the surrounding area, as well as her vast knowledge of Arizona history, to create a realistic, fictional mining town.

Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys living books, history, romance and mystery.  The romance here is classy, suitable for early teens to older adults.  Great for the family bookshelf.

"Love In Disguise", by Carol Cox (c)2012,  ebook $9.99 and up, paperback $11.18 and up.

I downloaded this book for free from Amazon, during a 24 hour promotion.  No compensation was received for this review.