About the Book
Olive Kentworth has spent her life hiding her interest in architecture, even though she pores over architectural books and sketches buildings. When she accepts a job on a home expansion, it’s only because her cousin Amos agrees to pose as the builder. To further hide her involvement, Olive takes a position as a nanny–not knowing that she’ll be working for her idol, Joplin’s leading architect, widower Maxfield Scott.
Maxfield is intrigued by his new nanny–she makes his home and his life bearable again. His work, on the other hand, is a disaster. An untrained builder is remodeling a completed project of his. What’s worse, Maxfield’s current client wants changes to his plans because of that builder’s work.
As the architectural one-upmanship heats up, Olive’s involvement becomes harder to hide. Will the relationship between her and Maxfield survive, or will they both miss out on building something for their future?
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In My Opinion
In Engaging Deception by Regina Jennings, Olive Kentworth reminds me of one line in a song from Sunday school: Hide it under a bush? Oh, no! I’m gonna let it shine.
Olive is hiding her architectural design talent from everyone but her family, convinced people will not see her worth because she is a woman. Her fear of rejection means she’s not living life to its fullest. When she’s presented with the opportunity to spend time in the home of Joplin’s best architect, she can’t refuse. But Maxwell is so much more than she bargains for.
Jennings pens a delightful hidden identity story with a few laughs along the way (anytime Olive’s cousin Amos is on the page, you can count on some hijinks), but the heart of this story is in the Olive and Max as their acquaintance turns to friendship, and before they know it, they feel so much more for each other.
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