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Yesterday's shadows
Roddy, Lee, 1921-
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Colorado Springs, Colo. : Chariot Victor Pub., [1999]

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335 pages ; 22 cm.
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Spying for the famous Pinkerton Detectives suits Laurel Bartlett's adventurous nature. During the Civil War Laurel used her charm and cleverness to penetrate Confederate lines and bring back military intelligence for the union army. Now the war has ended, but is cast a long shadow onto Laurel's future happiness and that of Ridge Granger, the handsome former Confederate cavalryman she met on her last Pinkerton assignment. After a disastrous visit to Ridge Granger's Virginia home, Laurel head west, convinced that a former Confederate soldier and a Yankee woman have no future together. Besides, he and his former fiancé seem to be rekindling their relationship. A new detective job involved with the building of the transcontinental railroad takes Laurel to California, far from Ridge. Yet she can't put him out of her mind, even when her life's in danger as she hunts for a murder witness. At the same time, Laurel's double life haunts her. Should she tell Ridge the truth--that she's not the newspaper reporter he thinks she is? More important, does her secretive work honor God? As her faith grows, so do her doubts. Yesterday's Shadows is the second of the Pinkerton Lady Chronicles. Lee Roddy is a veteran author with many novels for children and adults to his credit. He combined his love of history and writing in the historically accurate Pinkerton Lady Chronicles. He and his wife make their home in California.

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Before becoming a full-time author, Lee Roddy worked for a Los Angeles advertising agency writing copy for major corporations and wrote radio network dramas for NBC, ABC, and CBS. He has written over 50 novels and 15 nonfiction works. His numerous children's series include Between Two Flags, Giants on the Hill, Pinkerton Lady Chronicles, D. J. Dillon Adventure, and Kidwitness Tales. His novel, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, became a prime-time television series on NBC. He also wrote the film Jesus for Campus Crusade for Christ.

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Laurel Bartlett's work as a Union spy during the Civil War gave her a way to assist her country, but with the war over she is uncertain about continuing her work with the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Since her romance to former Confederate soldier Ridge Granger is at a standstill, Laurel decides to accept an undercover assignment in California to investigate threats against the building of the transcontinental railroad. To Laurel's shock, Ridge shows up in California, hoping to convince her to marry him. Although there is nothing new or groundbreaking in Roddy's (Days of Deception, Chariot Victor, 1998) pleasant romantic mystery, it should please readers looking for an undemanding story with a subtle message of faith. Recommended, especially where Christian mysteries are in high demand. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.