For The Record
Written by: Regina Jennings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Month, Year: December, 2016
A brief summary from Regina Jennings:
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’sthe 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.
If there’s one book you read this year, let it be Regina Jennings’ For The Record! It is the must-read for 2017!! Granted, I realize we are only day ONE of 2017, but ya’ll, trust me — this is the book to read this year! A romantic comedy of errors and fiascos, For The Record had my sides aching from laughing so hard during this mysterious whodunit plot.
Longing to have her articles and stories printed in the big-time newspapers, Betsy Huckabee sniffs out every story that bubbles up in the small town of Pine Gap, Missouri. But when the papers aren’t biting, Betsy decides to add some flourishes and accoutrements to the characters of her beloved town. To include the new Deputy who recently rode into town, the handsome Joel Puckett. But while Joel looks the part of a handsome hero, Betsy finds his mannerisms quite…lacking. In fact, if Mr. Darcy is the epitome of pride, then Joel carries the title of clueless when associating with woman. But Joel doesn’t have time to waste on woman when the town is in crisis, and his time to find the perpetrators is dwindling fast.
Regina Jennings has simultaneously ended my 2016 and started my 2017 in a spectacular fashion. I’m already itching for a re-read! 🙂 You can grab a copy of For The Record over at Amazon or wherever your favorite books or sold.
To celebrate New Years, I’m giving on lucky winner a paperback copy of For The Record!! Click on the photo below to enter the giveaway.
Happy 2017!!!! 🙂
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.