Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Trouble With Nancy: Gold Diggers Collection One Book 2 By Chautona Havig

I received this book from Celebrate Lit Blogger Program and the author for no charge in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.


Book Description: 

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.



My Thoughts:

The Trouble With Nancy is the second book in the Gold Diggers Collection and this one was written by Chautona Havig and it is great! The Gold Diggers Collection is different books by different authors. As a fan of Historical Fiction and Chautona Havig I had to read it and I am so glad I did. 
The Trouble With Nancy is about the Pony Express and how it ran, there are a lot of historically accurate facts that I had a great time looking up and reading more on it. Chautona Havig writing style is so unique and loved the way she transitions seamlessly between 2 stories. The characters in this book are well written and completely relatable. I found myself drawn to Nancy. Growing up not looking like the other girls, being told that she isn't enough. I lived the life. Nancy's stubbornness and willingness to take her brothers place with Pony Express so her and her family can stay in their home is admirable. I could NOT put this book down. This book had me guessing until the end and wanting more. I loved feeling the fast paced, exciting, some time held my breath, and found myself crying and laughing. I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to read the other books in this collection. I give this book 5 STARS.


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About the Book

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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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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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Blog Stops

Daysong Reflections, September 25
Quiet Workings, September 25
Blossoms and Blessings, September 26
Pause for Tales , September 27
For Him and my Family, September 27
Texas Book-aholic, September 29
Mary Hake, September 29
Locks, Hooks and Books, September 30
Emily Yager, October 4
Batya’s Bits, October 4
Older & Smarter?, October 5
janicesbookreviews, October 6
Betti Mace, October 6
A Reader’s Brain, October 7
Wishful Endings, October 7
Lots of Helpers, October 8
She Lives to Read, October 8

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Chautona is giving away the grand prize package of a paperback copy of the book and a Pony Express book cozy!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed Nancy. I didn't expect to, but God had other ideas! By the time she made it to Sacramento, I was smitten.

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