by Sandy Kirby Quandt
For the Record is Regina Jennings’ latest Christian Historical Romance set in Pine Gap, Missouri in 1885. Although is it the third book in her Ozark Mountain Romance series, you don’t need to read the first two books before you read this one. I didn’t.
Betsy Huckabee is a nosy small town reporter in Pine Gap, Missouri with dreams of becoming self-sufficient by writing for big name city newspapers, instead of working at her uncle’s local paper. When Deputy Joel Puckett leaves Texas, due to false accusations, and is sent by the state of Missouri to straighten out the problems in Pine Gap, he runs up against a retiring sheriff who resents Joel taking over his job, a group of masked vigilantes who are sworn to delivering their own brand of justice in the town, and Betsy who is determined to follow the Deputy so she can fictionalize his actions with hopes of selling them in a serial for ladies in the Kansas City paper.
The sensationalized story of the Dashing Deputy has repercussions Betsy didn’t foresee, and Joel didn’t want, leaving a tangled mess to sort out as Joel, with Betsy’s help, struggles to uphold the law among the masked Hob Knobbers of Pine Gap.
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Bethany House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.