Book jacket
Undercover bride


"Pinkerton detective Maggie Cartwright has no intention of walking down the aisle...but her current case has Maggie posing as a mail-order bride for widower Garrett Thomas, the prime suspect in the Whistle-Stop Bandit robbery. No sooner does Maggie arrive in Arizona Territory than she's confronted by his meddlesome aunt who insisted the two set an early wedding date. With the clock ticking, Maggie sets to work to uncover the truth. Maggie is nothing like the woman Garrett expected from her letters. But he's immediately smitten with the blue-eyed beauty and feels the need to protect her, not only from his aunt's critical eye but also from the ugliness of his past. As the day of the wedding draws near, Maggie begins to panic. The investigation may be progressing but the real problem is that the more she gets to know Garrett and his two charming children, the harder it is to keep up the deception. Can a man as kind and gentle as Garrett really be the Whistle-Stop Bandit? Or has the possibility of a home, family, and a handsome husband blinded Maggie from seeing the truth?" -- Unedited summary from the book.