Caught in the MiddleRegina Jennings
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 ... Read More
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?
" Jennings is] a fresh voice in Christian historical romance..." Library Journal
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Mar 5, 2014
- UPC: 9780764209925
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 346
- Publish Date: Apr 1, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042030"
- ISBN: 0764209922
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- Skipping Across the Prairie by Kathleen E. on 3/15/2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings, ©2014
“The small towns and wide plains of 1880 Texas come to life when impossible situations and an abandoned child bring Nick Lovelace and Anne Tillerton together. Is Nick prepared to risk his future plans for an unexpected chance at love?”—Provided by publisher.
I love cowboy boots with prom dresses ~ but this lassie is not so inclined. She just loves her boots without the fancy trappings! Headed to town in pursuit of their prairie cook, Anne Tillerton finds a little more than she expected ~ a baby and a neighboring man from long ago. But... I get ahead of myself. Actually, they became reacquainted on the train.
A leisurely ride on a train ~ how could this change the direction of my life? So innocently unoccupied until Anne Tillerton came into view ~ or voice. Hmm . . . it had been a while since his sister's friend had shown up. They had talked about whether she had remarried and settled down. But... here she was, Anne, just as before. Camouflaged. Concealed from the lady she really was.
Nick Lovelace. How could it be that I would be discovered way out here in Indian Territory? Hopping a train to North Texas to find Tessa Drumright, the cook back at the station house ~ at least, she was until she took off after that no good Finn Cravens.
Intercepted along the way, I save Nick from his interference ~ no gun on him ~ bravery. Now I'll never get rid of him!
He was, to be sure, glad she was there. Now that they are in town, Nicholas Lovelace sees her as a hold-back ~ to his prestigious occupation; he needs to be fancy. Her down-home looks are a little dowdy since they are no longer on the home grounds of middle-of-the-tumbleweeds-Texas.
~ home ♪♫ home on the range ♫♪~
Anne is anxious to return to the prairie but her "grabbed" cook has taken off again, and... left her baby with Anne. What is the girl to do?! The only other person she knows in town is Nick. The well-to-do-er; so he thinks, anyway.
Life can change before you can hardly turn around. I found Tessa, all right, but now she's gone and I'll have to hunt up Finn. I have his little son to deliver to him. Life gets complicated without even trying. I sent a message back with the new cook I hired. I will be back as soon as I can get this figured out.
***Thank you to author Regina Jennings for my copy of Caught in the Middle. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
- Don't miss this exciting historical from Regina Jennings! by J. Augustine on 5/29/2014
If time spent reading is a good judge of a book then I'd I have to say that Caught In The Middle is a good one. I had a hard time putting it down and finished it in a day. Every time I put it down it seemed to keep tugging me back, just one more page, just one more chapter... You know the drill.
Since I hadn't read any of Regina Jennings' books before I didn't have any preconceived ideas on how the story would go. I have to say that I was quite surprised by the two main characters, they jump to conclusions, unintentionally hurt each other's feelings, make mistakes. Through all of that they manage to take care of a baby, work together, go into politics, make a few friends and a few enemies, forge a stronger faith, and they just might find love.
Caught In The Middle was a great story and will take you on some unexpected detours along the way.
If you enjoy historical fiction I would definitely recommend this book. It has a bit of everything; drama, ethical dilemmas, politics, humor, train robbers, heartbreak, romance, and best of all a happy ending.
I do have to say that the cover of Caught In The Middle is one of the cutest ones I have seen in my reading so far this year. The Bethany House team have outdone themselves once again.
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own)
- Caught In The Middle by Elizabeth on 3/19/2014
Caught In The Middle ( Ladies of Caldwell County Book #3 )
By: Regina Jennings
Wow and Wow , this is an awesome Historical Christian Romance and Regina Jennings has a winner in her new release
" Caught In The Middle." There was times when I was laughing and times when I had tears rolling down my cheeks.
When you start reading "Caught In The Middle" you do not want to stop till you finish. I was holding on to every word afraid I would miss something. Nicholas Lovelace is on a train to Gerber Texas, which is taking him to his next victory in his life. He was not planning on the train being robbed. He surely wasn't expecting to see Anne Tillerton an old friend of his sister on the train. Now Anne is not your high society lady. She is a buffalo hunter in Indian Territory and is hiding and staying away from society (she even dresses the part.) Anne is running away from a bad relationship and hard times in her past . She is only trying to find their runaway cook and bring her back to Pushmataha. When she finds the cook she has other ideas . She runs away and leaves her infant son with Anne. Anne don't know what to do with an infant son. She can't keep an infant and hunt buffalo. Nick owes Anne and is trying to help her all he can, but in the mean time he puts his career on the line. Society does not like Anne. What is Nick to do ? Helping Anne and the infant could cost him everything he ever worked for. Anne can't let herself trust God with what all she has been through. What will happen to Anne and the infant that she has grown to love? What will happen to Anne and Nick , she does not like society and he has a career he is trying to save. Will Anne and Nick learn to trust God with their lives and their love? I really loved this book it was an awesome read and kept you holding on till the last word. Mrs. Jennings did a great job with her characters, I could see Anne in her buffalo outfit and her guns going to a society party.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.