Saturday, April 26, 2014

Millie's Treasure

Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
August 2013
ISBN: 978-0736952132
Genre: Historical

If I drew you a treasure map, could you find the way to my heart?
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. 

From bestselling author Kathleen Y'Barbo comes MILLIE’S TREASURE, the second book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, a new set of novels involving romance, adventure, and hidden identity.
I had the pleasure of reading the first book in the series, Flora’s Wish and was anxious to see where Will Tucker would show up next. I wasn’t surprised to find him passing himself off as a British gentleman. 

I was rather interested in Pinkerton agent Kyle Russell’s secret identity as an inventor of flying machines and wondered how that would tie into the story. He was an interesting character and I couldn’t help but like him. Millie I wasn’t sure what to think about at first, but she grew on me.

I couldn’t help but wonder about the treasure and if Will Tucker would find it – or if he’d get away again. The romance part was rather flat, but not bad. Just not heart-pounding.

Don’t miss book two in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker, MILLIE’S TREASURE. $13.99. 354 pages. 4 stars.  

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