Mail Order Mystery (Chance City Series #1) by Robin Deeter book review

Leigh Hawthorne, a widow and local farmer in Beckham, Massachusetts, enlists the services of Elizabeth Miller, the creator of the nationally published, Groom’s Gazette, to find a husband. An unusual letter from a man out west, who wants to marry a woman with ranching expertise, could solve all of Leigh’s problems. Hoping to find a better life, Leigh embarks on a journey to Chance City, Oklahoma.

Fired for breaking Pinkerton rules, former detective, Cyrus Decker, just wants to live a quiet life as a cattle rancher. The problem is that he knows nothing about ranching—and his bank account shows it. Dogged by Chance City’s sheriff to join his staff, and plagued by money woes, Cy desperately needs help to turn their ranch around. He hopes that Leigh is the answer to his prayers.

Brought together by necessity, will Leigh and Cy find love or will their attempt to find lasting happiness meet with disaster? Join the Chance City adventure as its citizens battle opposing forces and mayhem in their searches for love and a brighter future.


My thoughts:

Leigh a widow is ready to leave her father in laws farm and do her own thing and get the credit for it.  She goes to the Groom Gazette to find a husband.  She finds one and writes to Cyrus or Cy as he likes to be called.

Cy needs help to run his ranch that he bought after getting fried for breaking the rules with the Pinkerton’s.  He hopes Leigh can help but in no way wanted to fall for her.

Leigh wants to prove herself and she does the first few days and wins everyone over.  Cy helps the local law with this detective expertise but not everyone likes Indians.  One man he works with doesn’t really are for him but sure likes Cy’s, sister.  Hopefully we will see more about those two in the next book.  The authors does a great job with the characters and the setting.  You want to see Leigh succeed and Cy as well.  They both have some things to work out and they both are easy to like.

I was really pleased with this read and looking for more books.