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The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth, by Callie Hutton. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Callie Hutton is a new captivating and suspenseful historical romance...

Recently widowed, Charlotte Pennyworth is relishing her independence and it rankles to have to rely on a man to help her with an increasingly sinister stalker. Former Yardman, Elliot Baker, is reluctant to take on Charlotte's case but despite himself and his history with another woman, he is drawn to the bright, attractive widow.

Sparks smolder between the PI and his client but neither is looking to form an attachment. Elliot thinks Charlotte is hiding something. Charlotte has no desire to marry again, especially to a private investigator, no matter how handsome, brave and kind he is. The risk to his life and her heart is too great. But more dangerous than a menacing stalker is secrets and when Charlotte's come to light, even the passion between them might not douse the flames of Elliot's distrust.


Widowed Mrs Charlotte Pennyworth has been receiving strange gifts left on her doorstep. Some of them rather nasty. The police in Scotland Yard are extremely busy with the murders of several prostitutes in London, so advised her to hire an investigator. 
Our heroine has a secret she doesn't want uncovered,  but that can't have anything to do with what is happening.  Can it???
Mr Elliot Baker left his job with Scotland yard after he made an drastic error in judgement that caused another policeman to be injured. Now occasionally the police recommend him for investigations. 
Our hero has a very black and white view of the world.  Someone is either good or bad.  He knows his latest client is hiding something,  but he is only being paid to find who is stalking her.
A lovely mystery for us to solve.  There is no way to tell who our villain is until our author tells us.  The "gifts" get more strange as time goes on.  Police investigation in Victorian times was a rather hit and miss affair.  Find proof of guilt could be almost impossible. 
A fascinating story.  I enjoyed every page. 


Callie Hutton, USA Today bestselling author writes both Western Historical and Regency romance with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). 

Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, a daughter-in-law, twin grandsons and her top cheerleader husband (although thankfully not all in the same home!). Living in the Midwest provides plenty of opportunities for Callie do pursue her interests: researching history, meeting readers, spending time with her adorable two year old twin grandsons, and discovering new adventures.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Mrs. Pennyworth. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story.


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