About the Book
Book: The Trouble with Nancy
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Christian Historical Romance, Western
Release Date: July 18, 2019
Her reputation precedes her, whether the bad guys realize it or not.
Nancy Harrison has finally stepped out of her prissy box and tried to do something helpful–but did she go overboard in her first self-less act?
She can’t ride, she hates horses, and she’s terrified of being alone. What’s a girl to do?
Join the Pony Express, of course.
When Nancy Harrison’s family receives a tax bill they can’t pay, there’s only one option open to them. Her brother, Lewis, will have to join the Pony Express and earn the money that way.
It would have worked, too, if ruffians hadn’t attacked him and broken his leg.
She doesn’t want to do it, of course, but what choice is there? Lose everything or ride a stupid, smelly horse for a few weeks? Nancy decides that she’ll chop off her hair, take to the dusty overland trail, and prove that she isn’t a “flighty little thing.”
But things go from bad to worse as she discovers that riding astride is worse than sidesaddle—especially when you’re not used to it.
Can’t she just go back home to balls, teas, and the hope of a suitor before her twentieth birthday? Sans her hair, of course, because that’ll entice the fellows. Sigh.
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The Trouble with Nancy was a rollicking ride along the Pony Express and a fun read with important themes to remember with a bit of tongue in cheek humor.
Nancy, her mother, and brother Lewis, are a bit in a financial bind since their beloved father passed away. Right after Lewis concocts a plan to ride for the Pony Express and earn the money, calamity strikes again, leaving Nancy feeling like she has no choice but to go in her brother's steed. Except that she can't ride a horse, shoot a gun, and she has to make herself look like her brother- what could possibly go wrong?
And so the adventure begins with the story going back and forth between Nancy and her adventures to her mother and brother at their home and the unforeseen trouble brewing there.
I felt for this family as sometimes, a lot of times, how many of us try to fix our circumstances our way before seeking help from our heavenly Father? The fact that they were in trouble was very real, and the fact that their closest relative would not help without strings attached was very frustrating. However, all is not lost and hope will win out in the end. There is a romance as well, but it is not the main focus but does play out nicely in the story.
What did I think about Nancy? I think the trouble with Nancy happens to be the trouble with us all at times- a little bit self-centered, doing things our own way, until we get the point in our "desert" place. Good story.
I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her on the web and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.
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