Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Petticoat Detective" by Margaret Brownley

About this book:

  “Pinkerton detective Jennifer Layne has a past full of identities...
  But posing as a lady companion named Amy at Miss Lillian’s Parlor House and Boots is a first for her. Amy’s current assignment has her on the trail of the notorious Gunnysack Bandit, when one of Miss Lillian’s girls—Amy’s best hope for a lead—meets an untimely demise.
   Former Texas Ranger Tom Colton has every reason to distrust the green-eyed beauty at Miss Lillian’s who calls herself Amy. Determined to clear his brother’s name, he’s convinced she knows more than she lets on, and he means to find out what it is.
  As Amy’s investigation continues, her biggest problem is Tom and his stolen kiss. The closer she gets to tracking down the outlaw, the harder it is to keep Tom from finding out the awful truth about his brother. The Gunnysack Bandit she can handle, but it’ll take a whole lot of faith and a little help from Miss Lillian and her girls to snag the man who stole her heart.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Undercover Ladies” series.

Spiritual Content- Genesis 28:16 at the beginning; Prayers & Crossing; Talks about God & His opinion on things; ‘H’s are capital when talking about God; Strong Faith & Witnessing.
*Note: Fortunes are told and talked about (Both Tom and Jennifer/Amy don’t believe in them); “It would be a cold day in Hades before that happened.””

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘hush up’, a ‘what in blazes’, two ‘blast it all’s, two ‘blimey’ and nine forms of ‘dumb’; Curses are said but not written; Blood & Murder (barely-above-not-detailed at the highest); Fighting (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of drinking & Jennifer’s father drank himself to his grave; Mentions of saloons & smoking.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss and Three semi-detailed kisses; Noticing & Staring; a ‘strumpet’, a ‘wanton’, three forms of ‘pimp’, five ‘harlot’s; Miss Lillian’s Parlor House and Boots is a brothel/bordello (“Clients were called “guests,” working girls “residents,” and anything that happened behind closed doors, just plain old “hospitality.””); Low necklines on dresses & mentions of virtues; Love, falling in love, & the emotions.  *Spoiler* Miss Lillian’s Parlor House and Boots at the end changes from a brothel to a detective agency! *End of Spoiler*

-Jennifer Layne
-Tom Colton
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1883
                                                        310 pages

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My personal Rating- 

I’ve always been fascinated by the history of the Pinkerton Agency. Needless to say, I was very excited to read this book! Sadly, it wasn’t as good as I was hoping—only because of the brothel & hints. While the ending was great and made it a lot better, you just have to get there. But, all that said, I plan on reading the rest of the series when they come out. :)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Shiloh Run Press) for this review.

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