Monday, December 19, 2016
Review: For the Record by:Regina Jennings
About the Book:
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.
Well any time the news isn't all that interesting, you can always find a way to spice up even the most boring news story. Betsy realizes this right away and sets to work to create the most perfect story that will sell. Betsy starts to create a story that is modeled after a real life individual by the name of Joel Puckett. What could it hurt, anyway? No one from her small town will ever see the articles so they wouldn't be able to figure out who or what she was writing about.
This is number three in the Ozark Mountain Romance series. It is just as feisty and warm as Jennings' previous in the series. She has a real knack for writing catchy stories that could be compared to Mary Connealy. I real like her good, clean humor and it makes for a fantastic story. The novel comes in at just under 340 pages and with the turn of each page the story keeps you mesmerized. I read through it in a day and a half. Great subject line and full of drama, as well as action.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.