Thursday, January 5, 2017

For the Record

For the Record
(Ozark Mountain Romance, Book 3)
Regina Jennings
(Bethany House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-0764211423
December 2016/336 pages/$14.99

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.

Read an excerpt.


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


Regina Jennings once again delights with this historical romance set in the Missouri Ozarks. Gifted at creating characters that leap off the page, Jennings populates Pine Gap with an eclectic array of personalities that keep the pages rippling with action. Between Betsy, the Bald Knobbers, and the various family feuds plaguing the town, poor Deputy Joel can't seem to get a break! Clever banter and lively repartee between Betsy and Joel keeps them dancing on the edge between vexation and admiration. For the Record made me alternately laugh out loud and hold my breath with its perfect blend of humor, danger, and romance. Don't miss this engaging story!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House Publishers and Regina Jennings for 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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