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.
What I Loved:
There’s nothing I love more than a well-crafted mystery. And, boy, was I in for a treat here! I had portions figured out but not the whole thing, so it was a joy to watch it all unravel. I also have a sweet spot for a Pinkerton story. There’s just something fun about the historical setting and the undercover agency.
Add to that a sweet romance and solid Christian characters, and we’re in for an entertaining novel! I also found the historical details about Joplin very interesting.
Truly, I have no complaints. I love reading Jennings because she keeps a solid Christian message while telling an engaging historical romance.
Rating and Recommendations: I’m giving Courting Misfortune 5 stars. I highly recommend it to Christian historical or Pinkerton fans.
~ I received a copy from NetGalley. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.