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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Review: 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 rating:

My thoughts:

Love in Disguise is one of those books where I'm not sure if I should give it 4 or 5 stars - so I decided to give it 4.5 stars. At times I loved the story (especially towards the end) and the whole book was entertaining/enjoyable.

I loved the characters! Ellie was probably my favorite because of how she juggled being "Jessie" and "Lavinia" - and all of her struggles made her very personable.

The mystery of who was behind the thefts was interesting and I was kinda surprised about who one of them was (not saying who). I also really liked how this novel features the Pinkerton Detective Agency - I seem to almost always enjoy novels that have them in it.... don't know why that is. =)

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed Love in Disguise and am very glad I read it. Part of me is even hoping for a sequel because I did love the characters and setting.

I recommend Love in Disguise if you enjoy historical romance/mystery novels.

*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*


  1. This sounds like a great read with elements I love, historical fiction, romance and a little mystery. Great review :)

    1. Thanks! Those are all things I like, too! (which is probably why I liked this book so much!) Thanks for commenting! :)

  2. Yay I just got this book! Im so glad to see that you liked it! now I'm excited to read :)

    1. I hope you enjoy it!! It was really good!! :)


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