* Pinkerton detective Maggie Cartwright poses as a mail order bride in order to catch the man they suspect is the notorious Whistle-Stop Bandit. But the more Maggie gets to know him, the more unsure she becomes that Garrett Thomas is the crook they're after. Are either of them what they appear to be? 320 pages, softcover from Shiloh Run.
Pinkerton detective Maggie Cartwright is tasked with going undercover as a mail order bride. Her "fiancé" is widower Garrett Thomas, aka the suspected Whistle-Stop Bandit. No sooner does Maggie arrive in Arizona Territory when shes confronted with an early wedding datethe clock is ticking on her detective work or she may end up a criminals wife! As the day of the wedding draws near, Maggie begins to panic. The problem is that the more she gets to know Garrett and his two adorable children, the harder it is to keep up the deception. Can a man as kind and gentle as Garrett really be the Whistle-Stop Bandit?
Bestselling author Margaret Brownley has penned more than forty historical novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers' Choice Award of Excellence. She's a former Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap. She is currently working on a new series. Not bad for someone who flunked eighth grade English. Just don't ask her to diagram a sentence.
Once again Brownley brings the ladies of the Pinkerton Detective Agency to life with the fun character Maggie Cartwright. Her keen intuition and observations make her a capable woman who holds her own amongst dangerous outlaws. The insight Brownley gives readers into Maggie's thoughts and feelings allows them to fully understand the dilemma she faces. This story moves at just the right pace, allowing readers to get to know the characters while progressing quickly to keep their interest.
This delightful take of the Old West has it all: witty dialogue, engaging characters, deceit, betrayal, and redemption. Brownley reins the pieces into a highly satisfying conclusion.