By: Margaret Brownley
Published By: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Shiloh Run Press
Maggie Cartwright (aka Maggie Taylor), a lady Pinkerton detective, will do anything needed to get her suspect, including answering an ad for a mail-order bride. Garrett Thomas was suspected of robbing a train and killing the guard. Garrett fit the description to a “T” of the train robber. Since his wife died leaving him to raise two small children, he placed an ad in the paper for a mail-order bride and the Pinkerton agency sent Maggie undercover. Maggie was a good detective and she was determined to prove that Garrett was the robber, find the money and get out…however she didn’t expect to fall in love with two adorable children or their dad. The more she learned about Garrett the more she was convinced he was innocent eventhough the evidence was proving otherwise. How can she turn a man in for a crime her gut tells her he is innocent of?
This is one of the most entertaining books I have read in a long time. The antics of each of the characters will keep you turning the pages as some of them will cause you to laugh and others will bring tears. The characters are truly delightful. You will fall in love with each one for a different reason. You will love Maggie from the first page and her partner Rikker will quickly cause laughter for his wild and crazy modes of disguise and for his love and protection of Maggie. Garrett will steal your heart because he is a lost soul since spending time in Andersonville Prison…yet he is filled with love and compassion for those he loves especially his mischievous son, Toby and his adorable daughter, Elsie as well as his hypochondriac, Aunt Hetty. Although there are several characters, the story line is easy to follow and each character has a specific role in making it all come together.
What is not to love about this book? Absolutely nothing…it has everything from romance, mystery, suspense, laughter, tears, and history, to sharing God’s love. Although it is Christian based it is not a “preachy” type book. I highly recommend this book especially if you like fiction Historical romance that is based on historical facts.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Barbour Publishing, Inc./Shiloh Run Press, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.