Friday, May 2, 2014

Caught in the Middle

With a red face and sincerest apologies to the author and publisher, here is my review of a wonderful book that I thought I had posted three weeks ago but just discovered was still in draft form.

Caught in the Middle
Regina Jennings
(Bethany House)
ISBN: 978-0764209925
March 2014/352 pages/$14.99

She Wants the Freedom of the Open Plains.
He Wants the Prestige of a Successful Career.
Neither is Ready for What Comes Instead.

The train to Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring life's next victory to Nicholas Lovelace. Instead, it gets held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected--Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea.

Anne's been hiding away as a buffalo hunter. She's only in town to find their runaway cook, but the woman flees--leaving Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person Anne knows in town, the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child.

But being in town means acting and dressing for polite society--and it's not going well for Anne. Meanwhile, Nick's work is bringing new pressures, and being seen with a rough-around-the-edges woman isn't helping his reputation. Caught between their own dreams, a deepening relationship, and others' expectations, can the pair find their way to love?


Photo courtesy of
Ginger Murray Photography
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She 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 with her husband and four children.

Learn more at her website, Facebook page, and Twitter.


Oh my, I love a book by Regina Jennings! I became a fan of hers with her first release in 2012 and she has only improved. (And what a darling cover! Apparently Jennings bought that dress and wore it to her book launch party.) With characters that walked right off the pages and into my heart, this novel was impossible to put down. Beyond providing a thoroughly satisfying story, however, Jennings has skillfully woven in a critical and authentic question of faith: what does trusting God really look like? Simultaneously entertaining and convicting, Caught in the Middle will stir your emotions and speak to your soul long after you turn the final page. An absolute must-read!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Regina Jennings Bethany House Publishers as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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