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.
This was one of the funnest (Yes, Dad, I know funnest isn't technically a real word) books I have read in a long time. It had just the right mix of adventure, excitement, humor, faith and romance. I enjoyed every minute of reading this book.
Ellie Moore tugs at your heart from the moment you meet her. She is left all alone in the world, in desperate need of a job. When she uses her acting ability to get a job she is plunged into a case in Arizona. Silver has been stolen and she has to find out who has been stealing it and get it back.
One of the things I loved most about this book was what a wholesome, light read it was. So many Christian books these days tackle hard issues and deal with mature subject matter. However, this book was refreshingly light hearted and free from heavy issues. That doesn’t mean it didn’t have a spiritual flavor, because it did. This book was made for people who just want a fun relaxing read without having to think too hard.
Carol Cox also is very good at sprinkling humor into her books. I laughed out loud many times during this book, prompting my family to ask what was so funny. Of course I had to tell them that they had to read the book.
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.