Courting Misfortune

Courting Misfortune

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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.

Title:Courting Misfortune
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764235344
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    Courting Misfortune Reviews

  • Deanne Patterson

    Wow, what an exciting start to the Joplin Chronicles series. I was very intrigued as I went forth reading this and it was a quick read for me. I have read books about Pinkerton Agents before but not a...

  • Staci

    Courting Misfortune is the first full length novel of The Joplin Chronicles. Preceding it is a novella: Intrigue a la Mode. While it's great to know the background of Calista's cousin Willow, I think ...

  • Rebecca

    "Callista had been warned that Saturday night in Joplin was unlike anywhere else in the world."Travelling back to her hometown of Joplin, Missouri put Pinkerton operative Callista York in a precarious...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    “ Sometimes the Lord worked miracles for people who did not deserve them. Today was one of those days.” A quirky, humorous, romantic story. In her probationary period as a Pinkerton Agent, Calista...

  • Cara Putman

    A sweet read with great characters and twists. Regina Jennings is a favorite author -- a launch to the top of my to be read pile with each new release. Courting Misfotune shifts to Joplin in its heyda...

  • Brittany

    Courting Misfortune was a fun story. Poor Calista! All she wanted to do was earn her place as a Pinkerton detective and find a missing girl. But, along with her undercover work, she also found herself...

  • Loraine

    This debut novel in Regina Jennings new series, The Joplin Chronicles, was delightful. I especially enjoyed learning about the background of Joplin, Missouri and it's rough and tumble start. Calista i...

  • MJSH

    "Thanks for making me do what I didn't want to do. Thanks for making me be a better person than I want to be today."Regina Jennings once again delivers a historical romance with wit, charm, funny laug...

  • Rachel Scott

    I really enjoyed this first book in the Joplin Chronicles series! It was extremely interesting learning the history of a town I've been through many times. The heroine was spunky and clever. I loved t...

  • Esmeralda_Lattes And Literature

    As soon as I picked Courting Misfortune up, I was hooked. It is a lively, fast-paced and hilarious story set in Joplin, Missouri during 1898. The characters are simply delightful.My only complaint is ...