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Book Review: Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings

Calista York needs one more successful case as a Pinkerton operative to secure her job. When she’s assigned to find the kidnapped daughter of a mob boss, she’s sent to the rowdy mining town of Joplin, Missouri, despite having extended family in the area. Will their meddling expose her mission and keep Lila Seaton from being recovered?

When Matthew Cook decided to be a missionary, he never expected to be sent only a short train ride away. While fighting against corruption of all sorts, Matthew hears of a baby raffle being held to raise funds for a children’s home. He’ll do what he can to stop it, but he also wants to stop the reckless Miss York, whose bad judgment consistently seems to be putting her in harm’s way.

Calista doesn’t need the handsome pastor interfering with her investigation, and she can’t let her disguise slip. Her job and the life of a young lady depend on keeping Matthew in the dark.

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Regina Jennings takes a whole new look at the Pinkerton agency in this one of a kind, baby raffling, laugh out loud historical novel filled with romance, a darling hero, a determined heroine, and her meddling family.

I have been looking forward to reading this book since it first came out, how could I not with a title like “Courting Misfortune” and a cover that just jumps out begging to be read?!

Calista York is the kind of character that I would not expect to like as much as I did, only because I did not think there would be as much character development as Jennings so carefully wove throughout her newest novel.

I knew I loved Matthew Cook from the start, he is the kind of hero that I like reading about, (but may or may not love in real life, ;)) and I love seeing how like-minded characters come to have their own romance even when it is unexpected.

With an abundance of missteps, numerous tales woven and nearly forgotten, and twists that will keep you guessing this historical work of fiction is one I am happy to say I highly recommend.

Content: Dealings with prostitution, and other likewise topics.


I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary e/copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


5 responses to “Book Review: Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings”

  1. I’m quite interested in this one!

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    1. Abigail | Rejoice In Reading Avatar
      Abigail | Rejoice In Reading

      You might enjoy it!

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  2. Pinkerton agency!! Oh, this has really caught my attention!

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    1. Abigail | Rejoice In Reading Avatar
      Abigail | Rejoice In Reading

      I was excited to try a book with ties to the Pinkerton agency, it was neat!

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  3. I LOVED this book!!


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