Sadie’s Secret, by Kathleen Y’Barbo

book coverLouisiana, 1890—Sarah Louise “Sadie” Callum is a master of disguise, mostly due to her training as a Pinkerton agent but also from evading overprotective brothers as she grew up. When she takes on a new assignment with international connections, she has no idea her new cover will lead her on the adventure of a lifetime.

Undercover agent William Jefferson Tucker is not looking for marriage—pretend or otherwise—but his past is a secret, his twin brother has stolen his present, and his future is in the hands of the lovely Sadie Callum. Without her connections to the world of upper-crust New Orleans, Jefferson might never find a way to clear his name and solve the art forgery case that has eluded him for years.

Only God can help these two secret agents find a way to solve their case and uncover the truth about what is going on in their hearts.

Here we are at the end of The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series. Who is Will Tucker? Will he be permanently stopped from his misdeeds? Is there a prison that can hold him? He’s left distraught women in his wake, and is indirectly responsible for the death of another. A number of Pinkerton agents have pursued him with varying degrees of success. Now, he’s pulled off the most audacious of all his crimes: somehow he’s managed to convince authorities that he’s his twin brother. As a result, William John Tucker is a free man, while William Jefferson Tucker languishes behind bars. Only Agent Sadie Callum can recognize the difference between them.

Sadie’s Secret is slightly different from the previous two titles in that a woman is the official lead character. Despite Sadie’s name being in the title, however, Jefferson is equally important to the novel’s progression. What is glaring is the lack of the steam punk gadgetry that defined the other titles. Jefferson does eventually use a couple of items, but they play a very minor role. Kyle Russell from Millie’s Treasure has a sizable role, and it’s worth having read that and Flora’s Wish first. Will (John) Tucker is the common denominator in all three books, but the majority of the plot here revolves around the art case and it was easy to get caught up in it. Secondary characters such as Seamus Callum and Uncle Penn are a delight. As for the conclusion, one part of it is somewhat predictable. To have it be resolved in any other way, however, would’ve meant a not so tidy ending to the series.

Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for my free electronic copy of Sadie’s Secret, which I downloaded from NetGalley. No review was required.

Have you read Sadie’s Secret? Do you plan to read it? Let me know your thoughts.

Read an excerpt from Sadie’s Secret

Publisher: Harvest House

Publication Date: 01 February 2014

Page Count: 352

Read more on:   Kathleen Y’Barbo’s Website   Harvest House’s Website

Purchase on:   Amazon   Barnes & Noble


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