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Book Review: For the Record by Regina Jennings

39Jennings 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.

What I Loved: The wild west meets the mountains. That’s the best way to describe the atmosphere in For the Record. Deputy Puckett has left Texas for Pine Gap, bringing with him his cowboy image and all the fantasies that it entails. I enjoyed following rambunctious Betsy as she entered womanhood and found her footing…and her handsome hero. In typical Jennings fashion, we’re treated to a delightful romantic comedy. There was a bit of mystery weaved in and I appreciated that it was complex enough that you couldn’t be certain of the outcome.
I really enjoyed the whole series and look forward to what Jennings has in store for us next.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving it 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction.

~ I received a copy from Bethany House. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one. All thoughts are my own.

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