For the RecordRegina Jennings
Betsy Huckabee might be a small-town girl, but she has big-city dreams. Writing for her uncle's newspaper will never lead to independence, and the bigger newspapers don't seem interested in the Hart County news. Trying a new approach, Betsy pens a romanticized serial for the... Read More
Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but this job in tiny Pine Gap is his only shot at keeping his badge. With masked marauders riding every night, his skills and patience are tested, but even more challenging is the sassy journalist lady chasing him.
- Pages: 336
- Release Date: 12/2016
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Dec 6, 2016
- UPC: 9780764211423
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 336
- Publish Date: Dec 6, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 100
- Audience Age Minimum: 18
- Audience Gender: Gender Neutral
- BISAC: "FIC042030"
- ISBN: 0764211420
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- You can't judge a man by his hooded mask! by BTSCelebs on 2/7/2017
Author Regina Jennings put a unique spin on crime and criminals in her latest book "For The Record". Deputy Joel Puckett and Betsy Huckabee's budding love story pales in comparison to the unexplained violence plaguing the small town of Pine Gap.
After fleeing Texas, Deputy Joel is determined to start a new life as a lawman without the alleged "womanzier" stigma following him everywhere he goes. Not only does he quickly get mixed up with young, fiction writer Betsy; his new neighbors (who ride around in hooded masks to fight crime) despise him! Domestic violence, arson and attempted murder all seem to fall into the deputy's lap before he can earn the townspeople trust and respect. To top it all off, Betsy's romantic fiction columns are bringing his dark past back to life.
"For The Record" was an interesting read, but there is so much more to the story than what the synopsis outlines. Its more about community and not being quick to judge others. With that being said, give this book the benefit of the doubt and discover all it has to offer.
- Great entertainment! by Robin Willson on 1/22/2017
When I was reading this I didn’t realize this was part of a series. It did great as a stand alone. Betsy is a strong, independent woman with talent who is struggling. She has great love for her family, but is an old maid by many standards and still lives with them. Her hope is to earn enough money to support herself.
Joel is the new Deputy in town, trying to fit in and earn respect. He’s a strong advocate of the law, and has a tough time with the locals who are trying to punish wrong-doers on their own. He’s got a past that he’d just as soon not have revealed to everyone, but Betsy’s good intentions can get him into trouble.
Very well written and engaging. You’ll enjoy getting into the heads of these characters. Great Christian message throughout. Love that cover!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Bethany House Publishers - Netgalley book review bloggers program. 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”. http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html.
- Another Fun Read from Regina Jennings by Suzie on 12/4/2016
Fans of Regina Jennings may remember the inquisitive (aka nosy) young reporter from her previous book, At Love’s Bidding. Now Betsy Huckabee is all grown up and determined to make it on her own. Even if that means trading in hard-hitting news for ladies’ serials. At least she’ll still be in the paper.
And when the new deputy comes to town to restore justice and put an end to the vigilante group that has taken the law into their own hands, she discovers her inspiration. Deputy Joel Puckett isn’t exactly the perfect hero, though, so some fictionalization is in order. As Betsy spends more time with the handsome deputy, she comes to appreciate the flaws in the man and begins to uncover what truly makes a hero. But what will her stories cost them now that she’s gotten to know him?
Jennings once again delivers a fun romp through the hills of Missouri. With lines like, “If only she’d get her hands free, she’d slap the handsome clean off his face,” readers will find some laughs amidst the more serious topics in the book. As Betsy looks to her future and Joel puts his past behind him, these two characters take readers through the highs and lows of learning to trust someone new.
****I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
- For The Record by Elizabeth on 12/4/2016
For The Record ( Ozark Mountain Romance #3 )
By: Regina Jennings
For The Record is the third book in Ozark Mountain Romance series by Regina Jennings. The author weaved together a story with history , romance , and mystery all in one story. She captured me right at the start and did not let go till the end. She did not disappoint me. I have read the first two stories in this series and loved them. I fell in love with For The Record right away. She kept be reading till way in the night trying to finish and see how things was going to turn out. The characters were so real they felt like they were jumping out of the book and I felt like I was right there with them. Betsy is from Pine Gap, Missouri and lives with her aunt and uncle. She loves them , but she want to write for a large city and be independence where she can move out, that is her goal. She gets a good look at the new deputy sheriff ,Joel Puckett , that comes in on the night train. He is sent to Gap to clean the town up . It seems that the sheriff there is not doing his job. The town is lawless and needs someone they can count on, but most of the people does not want any outside help. There is a lot gong on in Pine Gap , and can Joel get it cleaned up? What about Betsy, she is hiding a secret and does not want it out. It seems that the new sheriff also has a secret he is trying to keep from getting out. I absolutely loved For The Record , and Betsy made the story. I found myself laughing several times at her and Joel. The author kept me guessing about some mystery till the end. I love the quote “A hero always came back for his lady.”
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers and the author, but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
- On my record by Carol on 11/11/2016
Welcome to the Town of Pine Gap in the Ozarks, where Regina is from. The town is full of a bunch of interesting and in many cases lawless characters, and the town law enforcement officers turns a blind eye to their activities. The people there are all trying to grab a little piece of life and land in Pine gap for themselves and their family, and some of them will do anything to get it. Now, there is a new Deputy from Texas shows up in town, Joel, and he falls for Betsy - and he does not throw his blinders on to the lawlessness in the town. He has a secret that he left behind in Texas and he wants it to stay there - does it stay there? He has a good heart and he wants to stop all the lawlessness in Pine Gap but he keeps bumping into wall after wall. does he ever break any of them down? Is he able to break the lawlessness in the town? Is he able to make Pine Gap safe? will anyone help him? Betsy wants to be a writer maybe for the Kansas City newspaper - does she ever get there? does she ever get with Joel? What is the most amazing - wonderful twist? I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.