Love in Disguise by Carol Cox
Book blurb from goodreads.com : “When costume-maker Ellie Moore suddenly finds herself out of a job in the middle of a bleak Chicago winter, she uses her knowledge of theatrical disguise to secure a position as an undercover operative with the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Her assignment: find the culprit behind the theft of silver shipped from the mines near Pickford, Arizona. Disguised as Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, Ellie begins her investigation. Soon she finds she must also pose as the dazzling young Jessie Monroe, whose vivacious personality encourages people to talk. Mine owner Steven Pierce is about to lose his business after the theft of several bullion shipments--until hope arrives in the unlikely form of Lavinia Stewart, who offers to invest in Steven's mine. In his wildest dreams, Steven never expected to be rescued by an inquisitive gray-haired widow . . . or to fall head over heels for Lavinia's captivating niece, Jessie. But then the thieves come after both Lavinia and Jessie. Ellie isn't safe no matter which character she plays! Will she be forced to reveal her true identity before the criminals are caught? What will Steven do when he discovers the woman he loves doesn't exist?”
Why I like this cover: I was randomly browsing the one of the upcoming books posts (that I utterly love) on Rel’s blog a few months ago and found this most delightful cover. It caught my eye immediately, and I knew I wanted to read the book – without even reading the storyline! Speaking of which…it sounds very fun. Okay. On to why I like it. First of all, that blue hat? Love. The shade of royal blue is so eye-catching, and those little white flowers are so cute! And it goes perfectly with her auburn hair. Then the cream shirt with a little lace…I like that too. Not such a fan of the green pin, though. Or is it turquoise? I think that Ellie (for that’s who it must be) must be adorable when she laughs! Her face just looks like it. And she’s so pretty. I love this cover!