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Native Arizonan Carol Cox has an abiding love for history, mystery, and romance. The author of more than 25 books, she believes in the power of story to convey spiritual truths. Carol lives with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where deer and antelope really do play--within view of the family's front porch.
New Historical Suspense From Author Carol Cox

New Historical Suspense From Author Carol Cox

(June 30, 2012)

Love in Disguise by Carol Cox

Minneapolis, MN — Bethany House is proud to add Carol Cox to their roster of top inspirational historical fiction authors. Her latest release, set in the rough-and-tumble mining world of 1880s Arizona, is a delightfully engaging blend of romance, mystery, and humor that’s already winning over critics.

The inspiration for her newest novel, Love in Disguise, came from Cox’s own fascination with the art of disguise. “Imagine being able to change your appearance so completely that you could be unrecognizable, even to people who know you!” says Cox, who modeled her latest heroine around that concept. Out of work theatrical costume-maker Ellie Moore is desperate for cash, so she decides to put her talents to the test as an undercover Pinkerton detective.

Donning multiple disguises in the course of her investigation, Ellie discovers both the freedom and perils of concealing her true identity. Cox hopes that readers also perceive a deeper significance to Ellie’s plight. She explains, “Fear of acceptance is a very real issue for many of us. We often show only certain facts to others. Much like Ellie, we tend to wear a disguise of some sort rather than letting others see us as we really are.” Cox hopes her readers come away from the novel pondering their own true identity, and that, like Ellie, they can find the courage to let that be the face they show to the world.

Love in Disguise is an exciting tale of discovery — of finding oneself and catching the culprit. Carol Cox’s latest romance will have readers gripping the edge of their seats and is sure to leave them eager for more.

When Ellie Moore suddenly finds herself out of a job, she uses her knowledge of theatrical disguise to secure a position as an undercover operative with the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Disguised as both Lavinia Stewart and her dazzling niece, Jessie, Ellie begins her investigation into the theft of silver from Arizona mines. When the thieves come after both characters, Ellie isn’t safe no matter which disguise she’s wearing. Can she catch the thief before her true identity is revealed? And what will mine owner Steven Pierce do when he discovers the woman he loves doesn’t exist?

“Cox has fleshed out a fascinating cast of characters that move
readers through a novel that dispenses romance and wit in the
intriguing context of a Wild West mystery.
A most delightful and engaging read.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Cox does a wonderful job of combining historical details, romance, and suspense.
Though Cox’s latest has moments of humor, it will still appeal to fans of
Dee Henderson for the suspense aspect.”
—Library Journal




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