Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings

Five stars

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.

This book was better than I expected! I read the prequel novella quite some time ago and absolutely loved it so I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to read book one. I loved Calista and Matthew was her perfect match. It was all so sweet and I loved the wonderful themes interwoven throughout. It’s a wonderful reminder to always rely on God’s will for your life, even if that means doing something you think will ruin your career, life, or personal happiness. His way is always best and He proves that to us time and time again if we do what He asks. I feel like this was shown beautifully time and again throughout this book and I loved the reminder.

If you’re looking for a fun mystery to read that may just keep you reading late at night… this book is for you.

This book is my first read of 2023 and an amazing one at that! I know this book is a little different than what I usually review on my blog so you’ll have to let me know if you enjoyed this review or if you’d prefer me to stick with YA’s and middle grade. I always love to hear all of your thoughts!

Already she’d learned that paths, once taken, rarely allowed you to go back and change direction without some penalty. Once the decision was made at the fork in the road, it was incredibly hard to change course.

― Regina Jennings, Courting Misfortune

Your turn!

What was your first read of 2023? Do you enjoy Christian Fiction? What are some of your favorite themes in books?

Blessings, Allyson


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