The full title of Kathleen Y’Barbo’s book is My Heart Belongs in Galveston, Texas: Madeline’s Search, and if you’ve enjoyed visiting new places through this series, this one is a great introduction to another area I’ve not visited (yet).
In My Opinion…
I love a plucky and capable heroine, and Madeline Latour is both. An investigative report from a family known for their ability to keep secrets, Madeline is tenacious when she scents a story. When she’s partnered with a Pinkerton Agent she’s well acquainted with, arguments ensue, trust must be won, and sparks fly.
Kathleen Y’Barbo entrenches readers into the tight-knit island of Galveston, giving insight into its beginnings (and how fun that you can look at a map of Galveston today and see some of the streets mentioned in this book), some of the residents, the beauty of the Texas Island, and a bit of treasure hunting.
With a search for a person, a couple of shady characters, and some history between Jonah and Madeline (as well as some fun conversations and situations), My Heart Belongs in Galveston, Texas is a light and fun read.
While I had an inkling of what the outcome of the book was going to be, getting there was delightful.
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About the Book
Journey now to Galveston, Texas, of 1880…
Where is Mrs. Smith’s granddaughter? Who is the mysterious Mrs. Smith?
Pinkerton agent Jonah Cahill is hired by the mysterious widow to find her lost granddaughter, rumored to be living in Galveston, Texas. Though Jonah prefers to travel alone, Mrs. Smith insists that she and her companion accompany him. Madeline Latour, investigative reporter, has been acting as Mrs. Smith’s assistant for several months, and Madeline will not allow anyone—even a Pinkerton agent—to ruin the story of a lifetime. The pair forges an uneasy truce as the investigation grows dangerous.
Is there a bigger story beyond a missing girl to be revealed?