Love in Disguise by Penny Zeller // Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Love in Disguise

Author: Penny Zeller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: February 22, 2022

Who knew concealing one’s true identity could be so disastrous?

Who knew asserting one’s independence would cause such embarrassment? If only Almira “Emilie” Crawford Wheeler hadn’t insisted upon carrying her own stack of parcels, she wouldn’t have landed in an unladylike heap on the boardwalk. And what about the half-truth she told the handsome stranger who came to her aid? The stranger she never expected to see again?

Thad Alexander Evanson should have been paying closer attention to the boardwalk, rather than the newfangled automobile motoring down the street. Had he been more astute, a collision with the beautiful parcel-laden stranger might never have happened. And if it never had happened, he wouldn’t have told a partial-truth he figured wouldn’t matter.

Before long, Emilie and Thad are arranging to meet for a noonday meal each weekend in Missoula under the guise of different names. But what happens when their true identities are revealed? When half-truths are exposed? Could God have a plan even in the midst of a tangled web of lies?


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Review: Love might be where you least expect it.

Brought to Montana by a marriage of convenience, Emily Crawford Wheeler never imagined that she’d be widowed and running the ranch. The last thing she needs is a neighbor’s cattle repeatedly breaking into her garden. Emily has learned to be strong and take on new challenges while in Montana, finding new strengths.

The story starts out as a sweet western romance; both Emily and Evan have their reasons for keeping their identities vague. I liked how Emily befriends her staff, especially Vera and Morris who are strong believers. Emily really grows a lot over the course of the story and she is a likable heroine from the start. I liked that Evan is a strong believer and that he openly shares what he believes.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read with a fun plot and great characters. I liked getting to know Emily and Evan as they grew fond of each other. A prairie romance set on the plains of Montana, with great character growth, and strong faith.

 I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About the Author

Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics.

Today Penny is a multi-published author of several inspirational books. She is also a homeschool mom and a fitness instructor.

When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, cycling, gardening, and playing volleyball.

She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website www.pennyzeller.com and her blog, random thoughts from a day in the life of a wife, mom, and author, at www.pennyzeller.wordpress.com.


More from Penny

In Love in Disguise, the two main characters, Emilie and Thad, are both fond of pie a la mode. It plays a prominent part in the book, especially during Emilie and Thad’s courtship. My inspiration behind the dessert? My aunt’s famous, old-fashioned pie a la mode recipe, which is a family favorite.

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To celebrate her tour, Penny is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. Replies
    1. Hello Rita, thank you so much for stopping by Faye's blog and for your kind words about the cover.

  2. Hello Faye! Thank you so much for being a part of my Love in Disguise blog tour. Thank you also for the review. I'm humbled you enjoyed reading Emilie and Thad's story.

  3. What inspires your book plots?

  4. Hi Tracie! That is an excellent question. Many different things inspire my plots. One inspiration comes from real-life stories. For instance, today our local librarian told me how her family homesteaded in our town in 1881. Of course, I had a million questions. :) I also am inspired by photographs, people-watching, and sometimes I will hear from readers about a story they'd like to read.

  5. Love in Disguise sounds like an excellent read for me, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Labor Not in Vain, for sharing your review! Have an awesome day!

  6. How do you handle writing slumps?


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