STORY: Jennings Offers Another Delightful Blend of History and Romance
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.
REVIEW: Pine Gap, Missouri – 1885
Deputy Joel Puckett, age 24, has just arrived in town to help with the outlaw problem only to be met with a gang of masked men on horseback. When Joel says he was the new deputy and asks where the sheriff’s office is, one man stops and announces to Joel that they are “the law.”
Betsy Huckabee is trying to start a career as a writer for a newspaper. She wants to share the stories of the fighting of gangs and outlaws in he town. But she keeps getting turned down by different newspapers.
Many nights she heads out to see if she can find any new information on the gangs. That night she meets Joel and tells him that Sheriff Taney does nothing about the gangs and outlaws. Since Joel is a handsome man, Betsy gets the idea to write a romantic fiction series of stories based on the new deputy.
When Joel meets some of the townspeople, many of the men aren’t happy to see him. Joel tells them to mind the law and they won’t have any problems with him. But the men are skeptical of him.
Can Joel do the job he came to accomplish? What about Betsy? Will she be able to be a success with her story writing?
I just was not intrigued by this story. Others might like the plot and they might find it humorous but it just didn’t appeal to me. I have read the author’s books in the past and enjoyed them. I’m betting that this one will be a hit with other readers though.
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