Saturday, December 19, 2020

Courting Misfortune Review



 About the Book

Calista York needs one more successful case as a Pinkerton operative to secure her job. When she's assigned to find the kidnapped daughter of a mob boss, she's sent to the rowdy mining town of Joplin, Missouri, despite having extended family in the area. Will their meddling expose her mission and keep Lila Seaton from being recovered?

When Matthew Cook decided to be a missionary, he never expected to be sent only a short train ride away. While fighting against corruption of all sorts, Matthew hears of a baby raffle being held to raise funds for a children's home. He'll do what he can to stop it, but he also wants to stop the reckless Miss York, whose bad judgment consistently seems to be putting her in harm's way.

Calista doesn't need the handsome pastor interfering with her investigation, and she can't let her disguise slip. Her job and the life of a young lady depend on keeping Matthew in the dark. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

 Having been to Joplin I was curious to read the historical aspect of the town. I had a difficult time connecting with the characters and the first part of the book moved a tad slow. But as the story moved on things started to flow a bit better and I got more into the story line. There are some fun moments and Calista is a very independent woman. Some of the scenes are pretty over the top but that can be part of the fun. It is interesting to read how rowdy this town was and the details of it's past. 

If you enjoy Regina Jennings you will love this new book. This is the first in a new series so I am curious to see what comes next! 

Three Stars. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."












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