In Millie's Treasure, Millie is determined to marry a man she believes to be a wealthy Englishman. She intends to wed and escape the house where she lives with a father who doesn't encourage her to be an independent thinker. She believes that she can find a treasure that her mother eluded to before her death and live without being dependent on a man, free to pursue knowledge of science. Unfortunately the man she is intending to wed is a con man. And Kyle Russell, a Pinkerton agent, is on his trail. The two will meet unexpectedly, and then their paths will cross again and again as they each seek to solve their mysteries.
The romance between the two is sweet. Even though this is Christian fiction, there are only passing references to anything Christian in nature. Some of the characters' actions are pretty predictable and occasionally seem incongruous. But the story is interesting, and I enjoyed the characters and the historical setting.
I give it a 3.5 stars all around and a G rating for content.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.
A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots. Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Memphis 1890--Bookish heiress Millie Jean Cope is as clever as she is beautiful. Unfortunately, though adept at solving puzzles and cryptograms, she doesn't realize her new fiancé isn't who he claims to be, but instead is a charming scoundrel. The infamous Will Tucker is presenting himself as a British gentleman, Sir William Trueck, though in reality he is a crafty criminal looking for a hidden map to a secret treasure.
Pinkerton agent Kyle Russell has been on Tucker's trail for years. At last Kyle believes he has Tucker cornered, but he is uncertain whether the lovely woman on the con man's arm is an unsuspecting victim or willing accomplice. Finding reasons to spend time with Millie is easy. Keeping himself from falling in love with her is another issue entirely. A fun and entertaining story of how God can shine the light of truth on the most cryptic circumstances.
If you would like to read the first chapter of >Millie's Treasure, go HERE.