Item description for Ticket to Tomorrow (A Fair to Remember Series #1) by Carol Cox...
Overview Annie Trenton and her late husband's partner, Silas Crockett, step off the train at the great world's fair in Chicago and walk smack into political intrigue. When a stranger accidentally collides with Silas, more than a satchel is unintentionally exchanged, drawing Annie, Silas, and a handsome rodeo rider into a world of deceptions and conspiracies. When Annie's keen powers of observation threaten to expose devious plots, more than her exhibition plans hang in the balance. Will Annie lose her life before she has a chance to surrender her heart?
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Studio: Barbour Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 4.8" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
Series Fair To Remember
Series Number 1
ISBN 1593109482 ISBN13 9781593109486
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Cox
Carol Cox is the author of over 30 novels and novellas. A third-generation Arizonan, she has held a lifelong fascination with the Old West and hopes to make it live again in the hearts of her readers. She makes her home with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where the deer and the antelope really do play--often within view of the family's front porch. Learn more at www.authorcarolcox.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ticket to Tomorrow (A Fair to Remember Series #1)?
A quick, fun read Jul 27, 2007
Set during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, the author blended romance, intrigue, and history. Though the plot was bit predictable and the mystery easily solved, Cox did a fine job of drawing her readers in through her likeable characters. She also did an excellent job of describing the World's Fair; I felt like I was there myself! All in all it was a quick, fun read.
Very Enjoyable Jun 6, 2007
I really enjoyed this book. Carol Cox did a great job capturing the Historic World's Fair. Couldn't put it down.
An interesting read! Feb 12, 2007
A Ticket to Tomorrow is full of many elements that make up a great story--a sweet romance, mystery, suspense, political intrigue, history, and family drama. I found it to be a very enjoyable story. I especially liked the character of Mrs. Purvis (her knocking on the walls)and her obvious attempts to "woo" and interest Silas. I couldn't help but chuckle over this sweet grandfatherly type man, with no interest in women whatsoever, trying to avoid her advances.
I enjoyed seeing and learning about the World's Fair through the eyes of the characters. I am intrigued to read more by Ms. Cox and to see what comes next in this series.
A perfect romantic mystery... Jul 21, 2006
Ticket to Tomorrow had me hooked from the moment the "bad" man bumped into the heroine's absent-minded-professor/inventor friend and business partner. I also love the cover, which perfectly resembles a young woman from that era. (I have a weird habit of looking at old photographs in antique shops, so I can assure you it has a definite authentic look.) Plus, my grandmother looked a lot like the cover model when she was young. I'm not kidding. Back to the story...What a great mystery! Just enough intrigue to keep the reader turning the pages, and enough dramatic tension to make the reader wonder when the antagonist is going to strike. The diabolical plan is revealed in snippets, but is never drawn out enough to give it all away...until the climax, of course. That makes it a perfect mystery, in my book. I hate a predictable story. The romance was...delectable. I loved it! How incredibly romantic! I loved how the hero kept wanting to steal kisses from the heroine. And he looked like the long-haired hunk in fringed leather from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Remember him? Admit it. He was the REAL reason you watched the show. Seriously, though, he was the ultimate hero. The whole story was very well done. In my opinion Ticket To Tomorrow is the perfect example of a historical romantic mystery. I know that isn't a genre, but if it were, Carol Cox would be the leading author. She led me to a different time and place in history and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I wish I hadn't waited several months to read it.
sweet suspense Jun 21, 2006
Ticket to Tomorrow is a poignant love story, full of mysterious twists and colorful characters. Annie Trenton is a worthy heroine, trying to hold her life together after the tragic death of her husband, an inventor who was disowned and disinherited by his wealthy family. Annie's late husband's partner, Silas Crockett, is beyond eccentric and almost entirely helpless when it comes to practical issues.
That's where Annie comes in. Accompanying Silas on his train trip to Chicago where they will exhibit their "horseless carriage," designed and built by Silas and Annie's husband just before he died, Annie must "baby-sit" Silas, even as she is unknowingly drawn into danger. In addition, the appearance of Nick Rutherford, Silas's handsome nephew, stirs up emotions in Annie she believed had died with her husband. Will romance triumph in the midst of tragedy and intrigue, or will Nick fail in his attempt to win Annie's heart--and protect her life?