Pinkerton detective Maggie Cartwright is tasked with going undercover as a mail order bride. Her “fiancé” is widower Garrett Thomas, aka the suspected Whistle-Stop Bandit. No sooner does Maggie arrive in Arizona Territory when she's confronted with an early wedding date—the clock is ticking on her detective work or she may end up a criminal's wife! As the day of the wedding draws near, Maggie begins to panic. The problem is that the more she gets to know Garrett and his two adorable children, the harder it is to keep up the deception. Can a man as kind and gentle as Garrett really be the Whistle-Stop Bandit?
My review: Undercover Bride by Margaret Brownley
Undercover Bride is a light hearted mystery, western, Christian, romance and historical all in one. I like this series. Though each one stands alone. Plenty of characters that I liked, drama and fun.
Pinkerton detective Maggie Cartwright is the main character. She has come to Arizona territory to find proof and the money from a train heist and murder two years ago. They believe it was Garrett Thomas. Maggie was sent as a mail order bride to Garrett.
Garrett Thomas is a widower with two young children. He loves his kids. He has a scar on his face. He is a tinker.
Maggie has too lie a lot in her job. She is also a active Christian and tries to do good. She also wants to teach Toby and Elise to pray.
I really enjoyed Toby and Elise characters, they were cute. Toby was smart. I liked his way of trying to figure out how to go to the moon.
There is one scene in church that cracks me up. It is so vivid a scene. It will definitely bring laughter or at least some chuckles.
The setting for this story is 1882 Arizona Territory.
I liked the ending of the story. It fit.
I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Barbour Publishing, Inc. In return I agreed to give honest review of Undercover Bride.