Growing up I loved two things: Cinderella and detectives. Good triumphs over evil, the law steps in and puts the bad guys away, and Prince Charming gets his girl. Great stuff! So imagine my delight when I found a Christian romance where the girl gets to go undercover!
Love in Disguise by Carol Cox is a wonderful story set in 1880s Arizona. Ms. Cox obviously did quite a bit of research into the mining community as well as the time period. And she skillfully transports the reader back 130 years without a jolt to the senses. The characters are distinctive and believable and I quickly became immersed in Ellie’s story, wanting to find out how things could possibly turn out well for her. Perhaps the moment I most identify with Ellie is when she says to God, “What is it you want from me? I’m only Ellie. I have so little to offer you.”
This novel is a delightful read. I recommend it to anyone who loves a historical romance or a female character with the bravery to walk forward in life in spite of doubts and difficulties.
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