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Love in Disguise

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Read!!

I enjoyed this book so much. A bit of mystery, a little romance, intrigued by author Carol Cox. I am really inspired by the genre of Christian books. Thanks B&N for offering this as a free book.

posted by 1635284 on August 3, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Jobless and down to her last dime, Ellie Moore hears about a pos

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. Disguised as both Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, and her dazzling ni...
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. Disguised as both Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, and her dazzling niece Jessie Monroe, Ellie begins her investigation into the theft of silver from Arizona mines. When the thieves come after both characters, Ellie isn’t safe no matter which disguise she’s wearing. Should she give up and reveal her true identity? What will mine owner Steven do when he realizes the woman he’s falling in love with doesn’t really exist?

My review: This was the first book I have read by Carol Cox and it will probably be my last. I did not like how someone who is suppose to be a Christian is living a lie and deceiving many others. It seemed like Christ was mentioned in the book only enough so that it could be passed off as being a Christian book. I had a hard time finishing this book, it just didn’t hold my interest for very long at all. I love a good mystery and this book didn’t have much mystery to it. The story line wasn’t very original either l. I love historical novels with strong female heroines, and I wish that I could say Ellie was one but sadly I don’t think I can. All in all it was an okay book. While I wasn’t particularly pleased with it, I don’t think it was an awful book.



***** I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for sending me this book!!!

posted by madaboutbooks2 on August 4, 2012

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  • Posted December 4, 2013

    Love in Disguise is the first novel by Carol Cox I have read. T

    Love in Disguise is the first novel by Carol Cox I have read. This novel takes place in 1881 where Ellie Moore loses her job in the theater. Ellie finds herself desperate for a job and uses her knowledge of acting and theater to get a position with Pinkerton Detective Agency. Ellie finds herself in Arizona to investigate the theft of silver from the mine there. Ellie finds herself in over her head and has to find a way to fix all of it.

    Love in Disguise is a good novel. I enjoyed the characters, especially Ellie having to be pose as not one person but two. I enjoyed watching the characters evolve throughout the book with their faith and relationships. Carol Cox writes with authority about 1880's time period, the states at that time in our history, theater components, and the ins and outs of being a detective. I found myself laughing in many spots in this novel, Carol Cox definitely has a wonderful sense of humor. For me the story was hard to get into and I had a hard time connecting completely with this novel. Also felt the story moved slower than I like. This novel may not have been for me, it is well written and I did enjoy many aspects of it. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys Historical Christian Fiction that is looking for a light read.I look forward to reading more from Carol Cox. I give this book 3 Stars. I received this novel from Bethany House Publishers for no charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

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    And the Oscar goes to . . . Ellie Moore! A wannabe actress, Elli

    And the Oscar goes to . . . Ellie Moore! A wannabe actress, Ellie poses as both Lavinia Stewart, an aging widow, and as Jessie Monroe, her young, eye-catching niece as she sets out in the Wild West to solve a mystery of stolen silver ore. She manages to fool an entire small Arizona town, and therefore, she certainly deserves that Oscar. The reader must be willing to suspend disbelief as Ellie first poses as Lavinia in a grey wig and then Jessie in a red wig. I don't think that she would have fooled me.

    Ellie's relationship with Christ ranges from nonexistent in the beginning to fuzzy at the ending. There seemed to be no point where she begins a relationship. She does begin attending church, but only as part of Lavinia's character, not as her true self; it fails to make an impact on her. There are times that she asks for God's help when she's in a jam, but I found her non-faith confusing for a Christian fiction novel.

    I did not like the way the author chopped off action in a chapter and then in the following chapter, summarized what had happened. I'd much rather witness the action. In other words, show me don't tell me. In addition, there are some sentence fragments. All of these things make this not one of my favorite books.

    Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Publisher for my copy.

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