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[Book Review] Truth Be Told by Carol Cox

Truth Be Told

by

Carol Cox

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

I love the mysterious aspect to Carol Cox’s novels. Mysteries have always intrigued me but for some reason I don’t read a lot of them.

In Truth Be Told, Amelia is arrives in Arizona for what she thinks will be a nice visit with her father. But what she doesn’t expect is to arrive and find her father on his deathbed and the newspaper now left in her hands. Amelia is determined to fulfill the motto of the newspaper in only telling the truth. What Amelia soon finds out is that she’s been left with a big mess with the Great Western Investment Company. Her father wrote some articles that the company did not appreciate and now they want Amelia to print a reprieve. This sets Amelia off on the quest for the truth of what’s really going on with the Great Western Investment.
Benjamin Stone has been tasked by the Great Western Investment to keep tabs on Amelia. As Amelia uncovers revealing facts about the Great Western Investment, Benjamin questions whether he is really loyal to his company.

An intriguing novel that will keep you on your toes and turning the pages until you know what’s going to happen. The author did a great job of drawing you in. I have enjoyed Carol Cox’s novels and look forward to seeing what novels she writes in the future.

I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.

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[Book Review] A Match Made in Texas | A Novella Collection

A Match Made in Texas

by

Karen Witemeyer | Mary Connealy | Regina Jennings | Carol Cox

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

A Match Made in Texas is a collection of four novellas. Each of these authors have written full length novels that I have enjoyed so I was eager to read these short stories as well. They were each sweet stories and fun to read.

 

A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Witemeyer –

Many of us have met the Archer men in Karen Witemeyer’s novels Short Straw Bride and Stealing the Preacher. This novella features Archer brother Neill. When he’s enlisted to help a pregnant widow rebuild her home, he finds himself being protective over her when she is threatened by her father-in-law.

 

An Unforeseen Match by Regina Jennings –

Grace is going blind and thinks she needs a husband to help her get by. However, she learns to adapt with her failing eyesight. Clayton follows an ad for a handyman job to her house and the two form a friendship – or could it be more?

 

No Match for Love by Carol Cox –

There’s nothing left for Lucy in her hometown so when the chance to be an elderly lady’s companion arises, Lucy packs up and moves out. However, Andrew doesn’t think this refined lady is ready to care for his aunt as strange occurrences keep happening at her ranch.

 

Meeting Her Match by Mary Connealy –

Hannah has been playing matchmaker for her friends, but when the tables are turned, will she find love with the man she cares about?

 

Each of these stories are slightly connected and each story will leave you smiling and sighing. I love how these authors are talented enough to draw you into the story even though it’s a lot shorter than the novels they usually write. These authors all did a great job of introducing these characters and developing them in the short amount of time. I am glad I picked up this collection and am looking forward to reading more from each of these authors.

 

I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher Bethany House through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.

 

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[Book Review] Trouble in Store by Carol Cox

Trouble in Store

by

Carol Cox

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Trouble in Store is the first Carol Cox book I have read and I hope it won’t be the last! This book was full of smiles, mystery, and romance and I was very glad I picked this one up.

After losing her job as a governess, Melanie Ross decides to go to Arizona and claim ownership of a mercantile that was left to her by her uncle. But what she doesn’t expect is to find a stubborn Caleb Nelson who refuses to let this woman walk in and take the store from him. So while they try to run the store together, Caleb tries to marry Melanie off so he can claim full ownership. But mysterious notes are showing up at the store and other events point to evidence that someone is trying to destroy the store. As rumors fly and fingers are pointed, Caleb and Melanie must work together to find out who is threatening their store before it is too late.

Trouble in Store was very enjoyable and I found myself liking the characters a lot. I enjoyed the mystery aspect to the story and found myself surprised at some of the turn of events. One thing I realized halfway through the book is that I couldn’t picture Caleb because I don’t think there was really any description of him. But other then that, I really liked this book and would definitely pick up another of Carol Cox’s books.

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“What I’m Reading” Wednesday

Good evening followers,

Welcome back to “What I’m Reading” Wednesday! If you’re new to this, this is where I post what book(s) I am currently reading. I give you a little description and tell you my impressions of the book so far. I also ask that you share with me in the comments what book(s) you are currently reading! So without further ado, here’s what I’m reading this Wednesday.

Well, I actually just finished reading Moonlight Masquerade by Ruth Axtell this afternoon. This is a book that I talked about in my post from last week. You can read that post here. I enjoyed this book very much and will be writing a review for it within the next couple weeks.

Since I’m not currently reading anything, let me tell you about a book I read over the weekend and the book I plan on reading next.

Over the weekend I read At Every Turn by Anne Mateer:

At Every Turn

by

Anne Mateer

This is Anne Mateer’s second book. I greatly enjoyed her first book, Wings of a Dream, so I was excited to get my hands on this book as well. I enjoyed it very much and thought it was a great book with a refreshing plot and an interesting historical setting.

Here is the description of this book via Goodreads:

Caught up in a whirlwind of religious enthusiasm, Alyce Benson impetuously pledges three thousand dollars to mission work in Africa. Now she just has to find a way to get the money.

Alyce harbors a secret passion for speed and automobiles, and she’s spent many an afternoon driving around the rustic track in the field behind her home. When she discovers that her father’s company has sponsored a racing car that will compete in several upcoming events–races in which the driver will be paid and could win as much as five thousand dollars in prize money–she conspires with her father’s mechanic, Webster, to train and compete.

But when her friends cast aspersions on Webster’s past, she realizes she may have trusted the wrong person with her secret. Will Alyce come up with the money in time, or will she have to choose between her hasty promise and the man who holds a piece of her heart?

I would suggest picking up either of Anne Mateer’s books if you haven’t already. I have enjoyed the historical content of both of them as they are both different than books that I’ve read in the past. Anne Mateer also has a book coming out this September called A Home for My Heart. I am looking forward to reading that book as well.

Have you read either of Anne Mateer’s books? If so, which one(s)?

The next book I am going to read is:

Love in Disguise

by

Carol Cox

I just read the book Trouble in Store by Carol Cox a couple weeks ago. I found it to be enjoyable enough that I wanted to read more of Carol Cox’s books so I picked this one up from the library. It sounds like an interesting read.

Here is the description via Goodreads:

Delightfully Engaging Blend of Romance, Suspense, History, and Humor When costume-maker Ellie Moore suddenly finds herself out of a job in the middle of a bleak Chicago winter, she uses her knowledge of theatrical disguise to secure a position as an undercover operative with the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Her assignment: find the culprit behind the theft of silver shipped from the mines near Pickford, Arizona. Disguised as Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, Ellie begins her investigation. Soon she finds she must also pose as the dazzling young Jessie Monroe, whose vivacious personality encourages people to talk. 

Mine owner Steven Pierce is about to lose his business after the theft of several bullion shipments–until hope arrives in the unlikely form of Lavinia Stewart, who offers to invest in Steven’s mine. In his wildest dreams, Steven never expected to be rescued by an inquisitive gray-haired widow . . . or to fall head over heels for Lavinia’s captivating niece, Jessie. But then the thieves come after both Lavinia and Jessie. Ellie isn’t safe no matter which character she plays! Will she be forced to reveal her true identity before the criminals are caught? What will Steven do when he discovers the woman he loves doesn’t exist?

What do you think? Sound like an interesting read? I am excited to start it!

Have you read any of Carol Cox’s books? If so, what ones have you read?

So now is the fun part of the day… It’s your turn to tell me what you’re reading! So tell me, what are you reading this Wednesday?

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