Friday, June 29, 2012

"Love in Disguise," by Carol Cox

"Love in Disguise," by Carol Cox



Jobless and down to her last dime, Ellie Moore hears about a position with the Pinkerton Detective Agency and believes it's the perfect chance to put her acting skills and costumes to use. Reluctantly, the agency agrees to give her one assignment, one chance to prove herself. Disguised as Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, Ellie travels to Arizona to begin her investigation. When the need arises, she also transforms into the dazzling Jessie Monroe, whose vivacious personality encourages people to talk.


Mine owner Steven Pierce is going to lose his business if he can't figure out who's stealing his silver shipments. In his wildest dreams, he never expected to receive help from a gray-haired widow... or to fall in love with her beautiful niece.


Then the thieves come after Lavinia and Jessie. Ellie isn't safe no matter which character she plays! Should she give up and reveal her true identity? What will Steven do when he realizes the woman he's falling in love with doesn't really exist?


Set in 1880s Arizona, Love in Disguise blends romance, humor, and mystery for a can't-put-down read.


For me this wasn't "a can't-put-down read," I personally found it hard going and not a book that I found compelling.  The leading character Ellie just didn't do it for me with this story line and the romance part of the book was a bit forced and not believable.  The story itself seemed a bit far fetched to say the very least.


Stars out of 5 : 2.5 It's a light read for a day when you have nothing to do and don't want a book with a too deep story that you have to really think about when reading.



"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".



1 comment:

  1. I started to read this book a couple of years ago, couldn't get past the first few chapters. It just never really "went" anywhere.

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