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Ticket to Tomorrow: A Romance Mystery (A Fair to Remember Series #1) Paperback – April 15, 2006
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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?
Annie Trenton and Silas Crockett travel to the World's Fair to exhibit the Crockett-Trenton horseless carriage, invented by Silas and Annie's late husband Will. Their goal is to have enough interest generated by the carriage's exhibition to provide investors for mass production.
But when absent-minded Silas collides with a man at the train station and each mistakenly pick up the wrong bag, what begins as a minor inconvenience ends up drawing Annie into an international plot to overthrow a government.
If that wasn't enough trouble in Annie's life, she finds more from Will's estranged family. Annie had hoped this trip to Chicago would be an opportunity to meet and be reconciled with them. Instead his family, who had cut Will out of their lives when he chose to pursue his "silly" inventions rather than the family business, sees the financial potential for the horseless carriage and threatens Annie with a lawsuit if she doesn't sign over her shares in the carriage to them.
During all her difficulties Annie finds herself turning to Silas' nephew, Nick Rutherford, for friendship. Nick, a rider in Wild Bill Cody's Wild West Show, is drawn to the beautiful widow. And Annie, who never thought she could find love again after Will's death, wonders if her growing feelings for Nick could really be a second chance for romance.
Carol Cox does a wonderful job drawing her readers in. Her characters become friends, her descriptions of the fair make you sure you have been there, and the situations Annie finds herself in make it hard to stop turning the pages.Read more ›
Silas bumps into a man, knocking him down, and somehow their satchels are switched. The fair is large and crowded, and Annie is glad when Nick Rutherford, Silas' nephew meets them. They set up their display, but nothing goes right. Will's family reject Annie, someone searches her room, she constantly feels she is being watched and followed. And what is she going to do about Nick Rutherford, who is becoming more important to her than she likes. Ticket to Tomorrow is a fast paced story, full of romance, mystery, and international intrigue. I read it through without stopping.
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.
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This was a very interesting book. I would recommend it to anyone,Published 22 months ago by Shirley Beitzel
Annie's heart ache and excitement at being at the Chicago World's Fair pulls you into her story, but her intelligent yet warm approach to solving problems and a frightful mystery... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by JayneeK
When I won this book, I was expecting a romance and learning a lot about the 1893 World's fair. I got both but so much more. There was adventure, danger, shows, etc. Read morePublished on July 30, 2009 by squiresj
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... Read morePublished on July 27, 2007 by Mrs. Patricia Chadwick