Thursday, June 21, 2012

Win a Book!

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 24, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where  prohibited. (You can read details about my book giveaways here.)


Love in Disguise by Carol Cox


Author of nearly 30 novels and novellas, Carol Cox has an abiding love for history and romance, especially when it's set in her native Southwest. As a third-generation Arizonan, she takes a keen interest in the Old West and hopes to make it live again in the hearts of her readers. A pastor's wife, Carol lives with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where the deer and the antelope really do play--within view of the family's front porch. You can visit her at her website.


From the book's back cover:
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. Reluctantly, the agency agrees to give her one assignment, one chance to prove herself. Disguised as Lavinia Stewart, a  middle-aged widow, Ellie travels to Arizona to begin her investigation. When the need arises, she also transforms into the dazzling Jessie Monroe, whose vivacious personality encourages people to talk.


Mine owner Steven Pierce is going to lose his business if he can't figure out who's stealing his silver shipments. In his wildest dreams, he never expected to receive help from a gray-haired widow...or to fall in love with her beautiful niece.


Then the thieves come after Lavinia and Jessie. Ellie isn't safe no matter which character she plays! Should she give up and reveal her true identity? What will Steven do when he realizes the woman he's falling in love with doesn't really exist?


Set in 1880s Arizona, Love in Disguise blends romance, humor, and mystery for a can't-put-down read.


From Jo:
Cox does a fantastic job with her invention of two non-existent characters, Lavinia and her niece, Jessie. She gives Ellie Moore a great juggling act to convince the town's people of the existence of the two but yet always seems genuine in her reasons why the two characters never appear together. Cox gives the reader memorable characters and a strong plot--a gray-haired widow is a Pinkerton detective and her "niece" visits from back East. There's enough humor thrown in to give you a few chuckles.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 24, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Love in Disguise. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address. Winner will be announced in Monday's blog.


Till next time ... keep on smiling.

26 comments:

  1. I've read many good reviews of Love in Disguise. I really enjoy reading books with a mix of suspense or mystery, romance, and humor. I'd like to be entered in your drawing for this book.Thanks.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Pam, you're entered. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  2. I've been excited to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Liz, you're so welcome. Thanks for reading my blog and for leaving a comment.

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  3. This book sounds really intriging, and i would love to win a copy!

    gwen(dot)gage(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Gwendolyn, It certainly is that! Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  4. This sounds like a fun book. I've always thought it would be fun to do detective work and know I would enjoy this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. reubynreba, detective work would be exciting to me if it were not for possible danger. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. I've seen this book around and thought it had such an interesting cover and back cover copy. Thanks for the chance to win it!

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Rachelle, You're welcome. I agree, the front cover is beautiful. The blue in her hat is striking. Thanks for your comment.

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  6. I've too have seen this book several places around the blogosphere lately=) It sounds like a fun read, would love to win a copy!

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty, thanks for joining in and leaving a comment. Come by any time and read my blog.

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  7. Jo,

    I LOVE comedic detective stories and would be thrilled to win this book. The fact that Carol actually puts Ellie into the very REAL Pinkerton Detective Agency is the clincher for me - I WANT to read this book! It's on my To Read list on Goodreads and my Wish List on Amazon both!

    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. Becky, you're welcome. It is an exciting read as Ellie and her "aunt" get into one thing after another. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  8. I have heard good reports on this book and am anxious to read it! Love the cover! Thanks for entering me.
    jackie.smith[at[dishmail[dot]net

    J Smith

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    1. Jackie, You're welcome. I continue to hear good comments about the book. Thanks for reading my blog and for commenting.

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  9. I have heard marvelous thing about this book! And I would love to finally read it.

    Thank you!

    crazi.swans @ gmail dot com

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    1. Faye, thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment. Stop by again for future book giveaways.

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  10. Love in Disguise sounds so fun. I love the idea of a Pinkerton lady, two disguises and of course, romance. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry, yes, the book is a fun read and a page turner to find out if Ellie gets out her trouble each day. Thanks for commenting.

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  11. Love in Disguise sounds like a fun read! I would love to be entered into the drawing. Thank you!
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Samantha, you're entered. I appreciate your reading my blog. Thanks for commenting.

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  12. I love Carol's writing. I'm anxious to read Love in Disguise and hope I win a copy.
    bengstrom@hotmail.com

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    1. Bonnie, You'll love this book then. Thanks for reading my blog and for leaving a comment.

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  13. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. karenk, you're welcome. I appreciate your taking the time to read my blog and for leaving a comment.

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