Delia Eastman returns home from teachers’ college with two goals: find a teaching position and sidestep her mother’s insistence on finding her a husband. But employers don’t care for women who are smarter than they. Neither do suitors. As she struggles to find her place, she discovers her sleepy Missouri River town has turned into a powder-keg of rivalry between the steamships and the railroads.
Increasingly violent vandalism on the
railroad brings her face-to-face with Endy Webster, a handsome
trainmaster whose investigation into the crimes leads him to the door of
a prominent steamship owner—Delia’s father.
As Delia tries to clear
her father’s name, she keeps tangling with Endy. He’s intelligent. He’s
charming. And he’s guarding secrets. Thinking he might know more than
he’s telling, Delia reluctantly agrees to partner with him to solve the
mystery. With the vandalism becoming deadly, they’ll need every scrap of
intelligence and logic to stay alive. Working together may not be their
first choice, but it might be their last. From Goodreads.
This is a Christian, historical mystery. Neither Christian nor historical fiction are genres I read a lot but I liked this one. Yes, there is a lot of mention of going to church and reproach of people using bad language but it was not done in a pushy way and did not get in the way of the story.
I like Delia, the MC of this story. She is quite intelligent and strong and she has her own opinions of things. This gives her problems as she is suppose to be a meek and obedient girl who should only think of getting married. The mystery was good as it was not as it seemed.
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