Millie's Treasure [NOOK Book]

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From bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo comes Millie’s Treasure, the second book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, a new set of novels involving romance, adventure, and hidden identity.

Memphis 1890—Bookish heiress Millie Jean Cope is as clever as she is beautiful. Unfortunately, though adept at solving puzzles and cryptograms, she doesn’t realize her new fiancé isn’t who he claims to be, but instead is a charming scoundrel. The infamous Will Tucker is presenting ...

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Overview

From bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo comes Millie’s Treasure, the second book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, a new set of novels involving romance, adventure, and hidden identity.

Memphis 1890—Bookish heiress Millie Jean Cope is as clever as she is beautiful. Unfortunately, though adept at solving puzzles and cryptograms, she doesn’t realize her new fiancé isn’t who he claims to be, but instead is a charming scoundrel. The infamous Will Tucker is presenting himself as a British gentleman, Sir William Trueck, though in reality he is a crafty criminal looking for a hidden map to a secret treasure.

Pinkerton agent Kyle Russell has been on Tucker’s trail for years. At last Kyle believes he has Tucker cornered, but he is uncertain whether the lovely woman on the con man’s arm is an unsuspecting victim or willing accomplice. Finding reasons to spend time with Millie is easy. Keeping himself from falling in love with her is another issue entirely.

A fun and entertaining story of how God can shine the light of truth on the most cryptic circumstances. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736952149
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Series: The Secret Lives of Will Tucker , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 229,995
  • File size: 645 KB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Y’Barbo is the author of over 40 novels with more than 1 million copies in print in the United States and abroad. A former literary publicist, she was recently nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times magazine. A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen has four grown children, seven bonus children, and her very own hero in combat boots. Find out more about Kathleen at kathleenybarbo.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Excellent, attention-keeping, adventurous love story!

    This is an easy-to-read, fun story filled with adventure, humor, mystery, and love. I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted October 24, 2013

    Kathleen Y'Barbo excels at light-hearted adventure stories with

    Kathleen Y'Barbo excels at light-hearted adventure stories with humour and heart. Millie Jean Cope is a bright woman but instead of reading and thinking she is supposed to stick to the more 'feminine arts'. She's a great character because far from being bookish and boring, she's bold and daring and it was a delight to follow along on her adventures!
    This is part of a series following the cad and swindler, Will Tucker and the women he leaves behind. He makes his living tricking heiresses into agreeing to marry him and then taking off with as much as he can. The Pinkertons are on the trail. Lucas McMinn from the first book, Flora's Wish, is back in action here. We also meet Sadie Callum, whose story, including her search for Will Tucker, will be the basis of the next book in the series. I definitely plan to read it.

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  • Posted October 16, 2013

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    Kathleen Y¿Barbo in her new book, ¿Millie¿s Treasure¿ Book Two i

    Kathleen Y’Barbo in her new book, “Millie’s Treasure” Book Two in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series published by Harvest House Publishers takes us into the life of Millie Jean Cope.




    From the back cover:  If I drew you a treasure map, could you find the way to my heart?




    Memphis 1890—Bookish heiress Millie Jean Cope is as clever as she is beautiful. Unfortunately, though adept at solving puzzles and cryptograms, she doesn’t realize her new fiancé isn’t who he claims to be, but instead is a charming scoundrel. The infamous Will Tucker is presenting himself as a British gentleman, Sir William Trueck, though in reality he is a crafty criminal looking for a hidden map to a secret treasure.




    Pinkerton agent Kyle Russell has been on Tucker’s trail for years. At last Kyle believes he has Tucker cornered, but he is uncertain whether the lovely woman on the con man’s arm is an unsuspecting victim or willing accomplice. Finding reasons to spend time with Millie is easy. Keeping himself from falling in love with her is another issue entirely.




    A fun and entertaining story of how God can shine the light of truth on the most cryptic circumstances.




    Will Tucker is a swindler, a cad and an all-around bad guy  This time he is after Millie’s fortune and whatever he can bilk from Millie’s father.   Pinkerton Detective Kyle Russell is closing in however he doesn’t know if Millie is a partner with Tucker or his prey.  Of course he finds out the truth, he is a Pinkerton Detective after all, and things take off from there.  ”Millie’s Treasure” is quite a story.  It has everything:  a detective, a thief and a woman in danger of being swindled out of everything.  And it is a romance too.  This book is a lot of fun and it entertains you as you keep flipping pages as you try to find out what is going to happen next.  Ms. Y’Barbo has a great way of telling the story and moving it along at a nice pace.  Her characters are wonderful and she gives them life and unique voices.  A really enjoyable read.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Harvest House Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Posted September 25, 2013

    Millie's Treasure, book #2 in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker by

    Millie's Treasure, book #2 in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker by Kathleen Y'Barbo takes us on an adventure with Kyle Russell and Millie Jean Cope. Kyle is an inventor and Pinkerton agent. Millie is a very forward thinking young lady who loves reading, science and things frowned upon for a young lady in the late 1800's. On New Years Eve Millie goes up on the Cotton Exchange roof and comes across a mystery man who is testing his flying machine. He quickly realizes that Millie is not an empty headed female and is drawn to her. Millie's adventures begin when he takes her for a ride on his flying machine.

    I do not write spoiler reviews so I will let you read this highly entertaining book for yourself. You will be very glad you did. I give this book 5 stars and plan to read book #1 in the series.

    I was given an ebook of Millie's Treasrue by Harvest House and Netgalley for my honest review. I was not paid in any way for this review.

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  • Posted September 4, 2013

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    Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite Kathleen Y¿Ba

    Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

    Kathleen Y’Barbo has once again created an intriguing story filled with romance, deception, and mystery in her book Millie’s Treasure, which is Book Two in her The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series. Millie is a smart woman, smart in terms of books and solving puzzles, but not so much in terms of love and reading people. Millie’s fiancé, Sir William, has many secrets, including his name and who he really is; Millie is oblivious to these facts. Millie is leading a secretive life of her own as she is searching for a treasure and hiding her true interests from those who would not approve. When Millie meets Kyle, a Pinkerton agent, there is a connection which goes deeper than the connection they both have with Will Tucker aka Sir William. 

    I am a huge fan of Kathleen Y’Barbo’s work and her latest novel, Millie’s Treasure, does not disappoint. Millie’s Treasure continues the saga of searching for Will Tucker, but also shares a story of love found between Millie and Kyle, which neither one of these individuals was searching for. Kathleen is a talented writer and weaves together a story that is sweet and mysterious while being filled with lovable characters. 

    The book also moves at a pace that keeps the reader engrossed in the story from start to finish. I am looking forward to Book Three in this series and cannot wait to read Sadie’s story in the midst of continuing to track down and corner Will Tucker.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

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    My Review: Millie Cope is a Lady of society in Memphis Tennesse

    My Review:

    Millie Cope is a Lady of society in Memphis Tennessee but no one knows that she lives under the thumb of her tyrannical father, Silas Cope. After her mother and two sisters succumbed to the fever, her father became unbearable, often going into fits of rage. Millie loves studying science, inventing and reading but her father refuses to have those things in his home. Millie knew she had to get out of that house and out from under her father's rages and watchful eye so when Sir William Trueck started calling on her, she saw it as her means to escape. Marry Sir William and move to England. Until the night she met a strange but handsome man on the roof of the Cotton Exchange building. Millie is determined to find the hidden treasure of Jean Laffitte. She knows the answer lies in the cypher she wears around her neck and she also knows Kyle Russell is the perfect person to help her find it. But, somewhere alone the way, Millie losses her heart in the process.

    Kyle Russell is a Pinkerton Agent by profession but a scientist and inventor at heart. When his boss sends him on a job searching for stollen Confederate gold, he is also on the search for Will Tucker, a thief that preys on unsuspecting ladies. Will Tucker escaped from Angola Prison and Kyle has made it his mission to find him. While on his search in Memphis, Kyle sees this as the perfect opportunity to test his flying machine and what better place to test it but the roof of the Cotton Exchange building. What he doesn't expect is an audience in Millie Cope. Beautiful, smart Millie Cope. She is everything he has been looking for in a woman and once he takes her for a ride on his flying machine he knows there is no turning back. With a thief to catch and hidden treasure to be found, Kyle sets out on a journey with Millie. Will the treasure he finds be Millie's heart?

    This was a fun, romantic and even intriguing book. Flying machines, gadgets and contraptions, oh my! Every situation Kyle got into he only had to reach into his pocket and pull out a new gadget to accomplish his goal. He was a regular 1800's Agent 007 in action and I loved that. Being scientists, Kyle's and Mille's minds were always thinking. I could see the wheels turning inside their brains on several occasions but when it came to romance they were spot on. The romantic scenes were so sweet and done very tastefully. I found myself sighing quite often. I also loved the author's knowledge and attention to detail. I learned alot about inventing and Jean Laffitte and I have always been fascinated by the Pinkerton Agency. It has the right ammount of spiritual overtones without trying to overload the reader with Biblical information. It had a touch of humor, romance and was overall a very satifying read. I DO recommend it to anyone that likes Inspirational Historical Romances.
    **This book was provided free by the publisher for my true and honest review**

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    I enjoyed the characters in this story. Millie is not afraid to

    I enjoyed the characters in this story. Millie is not afraid to speak her mind and go after the things she loves, her dreams, I admire that.

    Kyle is a great hero, he will do whatever it takes to protect Millie and go after the bad guy.

    The search for Millie's treasure kept me reading. I wanted to see if and when they would find it and what would happen when they did. I can't say a bunch about that, it would give away too much of the plot. But there are many twists and turns in this book.

    In case you are like me and expected Will Tucker to play a more important role in the book, I will tell you he doesn't. He is very secondary. I actually would have liked to see a bit more with him and his trickery.

    I did feel that some of the developments in the story were a bit contrived and far-reaching. But I went with it and allowed the story to unfold.

    For me this book was okay, not great. There wasn't the heart pounding romance I really like. Although there was romance I didn't really feel it. However, there are some moments when you are sure Millie's father is going to ruin everything for her and a very heartbreaking moment that takes place.

    A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted July 28, 2013

    Millie's Treasure is the second in Kathleen Y'Barbo's Secret Liv

    Millie's Treasure is the second in Kathleen Y'Barbo's Secret Lives of Will Tucker series.  She calls it historical with a twist of steampunk, and that steampunk element comes through in this sotry because the hero Kyle Russell is an inventor as well as a Pinkerton agent. His inventions and workroom are wonders I'd love to see. 




    Millie Cope is a heroine I wanted to scoop up and protect. She's learned that the best way to get along with a difficult father is to disappear into the background and say as little as possible. The problem is she is brilliant and wants so much to escape and become the person she could be that she's willing to mary Sir William Trueck. Kyle has been tasked with uncovering a rumored Confederate treasure and arrives in Memphis on his way to test an invention. The two meet by chance and he is enchanted. Millie begins to realize she is settling and plots a way out, all the while searching for a family treasure that has disappeared. 




    I read the early parts of this book as the author wrote them and couldn't wait to dive into the finished book. I wasn't disappointed. I loved the interplay between Millie and Kyle. She befuddles him and challenges him as he shows her more is possible. When their minds tackle a problem, they are unstoppable. And through the story, there are strong overlays of faith, though it does not overrun the romance. I can't say that I've ever read a book with Steampunk layers to it, but I thoroughly enjoyed slipping into what could have been possible, even as the historian in me kept thinking not possible. This book is perfect for those who enjoy a well-crafted historical romance with threads of more. 

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  • Posted July 19, 2013

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    This was the first book by Kathleen Y'Barbo that I have read and

    This was the first book by Kathleen Y'Barbo that I have read and it will not be my last.

    Millie's Treasure was such an interesting and fun story. From the synopsis, I was expecting a man hunt, investigation type story, what I got was much more. There was science, history, pirate stories, and the lore of pirate's treasure. There was also a fun bonus, I don't want to call it steampunk, but the ideas kind of leans toward that direction. I will say the ideas mentioned were on the cusp of the inventing age. The Victorian era inventors is the best way to describe it.

    Millie Cope is in the top 5 of favorite female characters that I have read about this year. She is smart, resourceful, hungers for knowledge, she is a crack shot, she doesn't bend under pressure, and she has a wonderful library! She hasn't had the charmed life, however. She lost her mother and two older sisters in a yellow fever epidemic. She is left with only her father. A father that doesn't approve of women learning and reading and keeping their minds occupied on someone other thing than their husbands, but that doesn't stop her from perusing her passions at any means necessary.

    There is quite a bit that goes on in Millie's Treasure between Millie and Pinkerton Agent Kyle Russell, but it flows together wonderfully in to a thought provoking adventure. Millie and Kyle are on equal ground when it comes to science and solving puzzles, on paper or that of a questionable person. It was good to read a story, where the hero and heroine have a passion for knowledge and can exchange ideas which builds and leads you throughout the book.

    Thank you to Harvest House, I received this book for free for an honest review.

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    Posted September 21, 2013

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