Love in Disguise
Bethany House 2012
Ellie Moore is jobless and down to her last pennies. See hears about a job at the Pinkerton Detective Agency and applies for the job. She figures her acting skills and her costumes will be a big asset. The agency reluctantly gives her a chance to play Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow. She ends up also playing the dazzling Jessie Monroe when the need arises. Has she bit off more then she can chew? Will the agency show her the door when they find out?
Mine owner, Steven Pierce, is close to losing his business if the thieves stealing his silver are not apprehended soon. He never expects to receive help from the elderly Mrs. Stewart and her niece. Most of all, he never expects to fall in love with the niece.
The thieves have it in for Lavinia and Jessie and they have no where to hide. Steven is determined to keep them both safe, no matter what. Should Ellie just take things into her own hands and let everyone know who she is? The question is whether Steven will still love her when he finds out he was deceived.
This novel takes place in 188o's Arizona and combines romance and lots of mystery. It is a story of love, trust, deceit, faith, and starting over. Ellie is not my favorite character in this story. She thinks a little too highly of herself and you want to say "just get over yourself, will you!" Steven is an honest, kind and sweet man. The kind of man you want to love. The story line is brought together nicely and flows well until the conclusion. I had no idea who the leader of the thieves was until it is brought out in the story. This is a great mystery and if you like a good clean romance, this is the one for you. If you enjoy a good faith filled story, you can't go wrong with this one.
Disclosure: I was provided a copy for reviewing purposes.
I give Love in Disguise 4 out of 5 stars