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One of her best yet! "For the Record (Ozark Mountain Romance Book #3)" by Regina Jennings
about the book....
Rather Than Wait for a Hero, She Decided to Create One
Betsy Huckabee has big-city dreams, but nobody outside of tiny Pine Gap, Missouri, seems interested in the articles she writes for her uncle's newspaper. Her hopes for independence may be crushed, until the best idea she's ever had comes riding into town.
Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but unfair circumstances have made moving to Pine Gap his only shot at keeping a badge. Worse, this small town has big problems, and masked marauders have become too comfortable taking justice into their own hands. He needs to make clear that he's the law in this town--and that job is made more difficult with a nosy reporter who seems to follow him everywhere he goes.
The hero Betsy creates to be the star in a serial for the ladies' pages is based on the dashing deputy, but he's definitely fictional. And since the pieces run only in newspapers far away, no one will ever know. But the more time she spends with Deputy Puckett, the more she appreciates the real hero--and the more she realizes what her ambition could cost him.
I absolutely guarantee that if you have enjoyed the first two books of the "Ozark Mountain Romance" series, you are going to love "For The Record". I was quite captivated by the spirited Betsy, a young woman confident in who God has made her to be, even if that means she ignores social conventions and is willing to wander the countryside trying to satisfy her journalistic cravings. Her antics had me grinning from scene to scene, and throw in some romantic tension and unresolved secrets from Joel's past, and you have a winning novel indeed! Jennings has crafted some witty dialogue between Betsy and Joel, and as their relationship progresses you can't help but find yourself rooting for their relationship. And let me tell you that their romance is like no other you've ever read (and if you are anything like me, several scenes will have you laughing out loud, such as those involving the hole in Joel's pants). In addition to their relationship, I really enjoyed the mystery that under girds the plot. Though I had a good sense from the get-go regarding who is behind the night-time incidences, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey towards the unveiling of the culprit. And the ending chapters are ultimately satisfying, especially those that right the wrongs and bring a sense of justice and closure to some difficult circumstances. All in all, this is probably my favourite book in the Ozark Mountain series, and I am sure you will agree with me that Regina Jennings just gets better with each book!
"For The Record" is just what you've been looking for if you enjoy a well-written historical novel filled with great characters, humorous scenes, and an ending that will leave a smile on your face. I strongly recommend this book and rate it 4.5 out of of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
about the author....
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of A Most Inconvenient Marriage, Sixty Acres and a Bride, and Caught in the Middle, and contributed a novella to A Match Made in Texas. Regina has worked at the Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children and can be found online at www.reginajennings.com.