If you think reading historical fiction is boring, you’ve not a read a Regina Jennings book! This story was so much fun to read and even surprised me with its mystery and intrigue. The two main characters have so much spunk and sass. They’re unique and never quite do what you expect them to, which creates the perfect page-turner from start to finish.
I loved our lone Texan trying to create a new life for himself and enjoyed his sparks with our independent gal, Betsy. Her aspirations as a writer and defender of her small town endeared me to her even more. They both have their obstacles to work through, but it’s not an easy road for either of them. The plot twists and turns like the Ozark mountain trails they traverse.
I have to give a shout-out to the awesome setting for several reasons. First of all, the author did a great job of placing the reader in each scene, drawing our attention to the natural background and the secondary characters in such a way that we really see them. The setting for the book is literally out my back door, smack in the middle of the Missouri Ozarks, so I loved the familiarity of it all and seeing the infamous bald knobbers show up in a big way. And hey, I spotted my town of Hartville even mentioned on one page. How cool is that?!
There’s nothing I have found quite like this author’s style and stories and I love that. I can always pick up one of her books and expect an entertaining adventure that’s full of charm, wit, and romance. This may just be my favorite book of hers yet!
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Betsy Huckabee might be a small-town girl, but she has big-city dreams. Writing for her uncle’s newspaper will never lead to independence, and the bigger newspapers don’t seem interested in the Hart County news. Trying a new approach, Betsy pens a romanticized serial for the ladies’ pages, and the new deputy provides the perfect inspiration for her submissions. She’d be horrified if he read her breathless descriptions of him, but these articles are for a newspaper far away. No one in Pine Gap will ever know.
Deputy Joel Puckett didn’t want to leave Texas, but this job in tiny Pine Gap is his only shot at keeping his badge. With masked marauders riding every night, his skills and patience are tested, but even more challenging is the sassy journalist lady chasing him.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Regina Jennings is homeschooling mother of four from Oklahoma. She enjoys watching musicals with her kids, traveling with her husband and r
eading by herself. When not plotting historical fiction she plots how she could move Highclere Castle, stone by stone, into her pasture and how she could afford the staff to manage it.
Regina is the author of Caught in the Middle, Sixty Acres and a Bride and Love in the Balance. Her novella An Unforeseen Match is also included in the collection A Match Made in Texas. She loves to hear from readers at her website – www.reginajennings.com and on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.