Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Changed Agent by Tracey J. Lyons (

When schoolteacher Elsie Mitchell meets rugged William Benton on a train platform in Albany, it appears they have nothing in common. He isn’t the sort of fellow a proper young woman of the 1890s would ever speak to, much less become involved with. But when she arrives at her small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Elsie is offered a job as caregiver for this mysterious out-of-towner’s niece and nephew, who’ve been tragically orphaned. Heartbroken for them, she accepts.

Unknown to her, William is an undercover Pinkerton agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He’s never wanted family—his work is too dangerous. Yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home and he spends time with the children, he feels drawn to family life—and to Elsie.

As a good Christian, Elsie is troubled by William’s secrets…though she does find him intriguing. And when a sinister figure from her past arrives, Elsie and William will have to trust in faith and newfound love to protect their unlikely family from danger.


About The Author

Tracey considers herself a small town gal writing small town books. An Amazon Top Ten bestselling historical romance author, Tracey sold her first book on 9/9/99! Tracey’s books have been translated into several languages. She has appeared on the award winning Cox Cable Television show, Page One and at the famous Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC. She holds membership in Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers and Novelists Inc. Tracey writes small town, sweet and inspirational historical romances. 

My Review

Elise Mitchell is heading home to her small hometown in the Adirondack Mountains, and she is about to board a train out of Albany, and of course it is pouring rain, and then her trunk falls and opens up. What next you ask, well a gentleman comes to her aid and starts handing her panties and stockings, and other unmentionables, embarrassed, yup she couldn’t wait to get on the train and head home.
Once on the train she notices the distress this gentleman, William Benton, is having dealing with two six-year olds, and she does come to his aid, or rather the children.
Once they arrive at their destination, Elise life is about to change forever, she is about to become a mother figure, housekeeper, and chief cook and bottle washer to William and these orphan children. She is also the town schoolteacher, how she accomplishes all she does is amazing, but then??
She does not know what William does for a living, and thus a bone of contention, leaving children waiting on the sidewalk in front of a saloon, no not right. Poor William is trying to do what is right, and in an element and surely was not prepared for. He is excellent at what he does, a Pinkerton Detective, but not use to being bullied by a woman, who wants him home at a certain time an to attend church on Sunday.
This is a sweet quick read, story goes really fast, I had just finished a mind numbing mystery and this was a nice change of pace.
I received this book through Net Galley and Waterfall Press, and was not required to give a positive review.  

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