This is a fun, fresh approach to a series. It's the first I've read where the books follow the life of the antagonist instead of the good guys. Millie's Treasure is actually the second book in the series, but you definitely don't have to read the first book, Flora's Wish, to enjoy this book.
Millie is a woman who is much more interested in science and literature than society balls, much to the chagrin of her father. Her position as the only remaining female in the family after the others die from yellow fever leads her to believe her father blames her for not dying with or instead of the others. Her interests are a source of embarrassment to him and have hampered the interest of men in society. She has agreed to marry a man of wealth to help her father's finances and to get away from him.
This is a fascinating book with lots of cutting edge inventions (for the 1880's), action, and drama. I highly recommend it for those interested in historic novels.
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.