For the Record, Regina Jennings’ newest historical Christian novel, is a book I’ve been waiting for. I’ve been a fan of Regina Jennings’ novels since Book 1: Sixty Acres and a Bride (which I reviewed here). Suffice it to say, I do my best to keep up with her writing because her books are that good.
Building Great Characters and Scenes
Regina is remarkable at fleshing characters, and heroine Betsy Huckabee and hero Joel Puckett in For the Record are no exceptions. Betsy Huckabee is not a typical 20-something late-19th Century Ozark gal. She has steadfastly remained single, in spite of her family’s attempts to marry her off. Heavily involved with her uncle’s newspaper, Betsy fills her time writing and helping with her uncle’s children.
Joel Puckett, the new deputy in town, has left Texas in shame. In search of a new life in Missouri and dreams of becoming sheriff one day, Joel is determined to make a name for himself. What he didn’t know was that Betsy Huckabee was about to bring a lot of challenge to his new job.
In addition, Regina isn’t just good at creating unique characters. She also is very successful at painting realistic scenes, dialog, and memorable situations that leave her readers entertained. . . .
“I don’t know why you’re here,” he said. “I’m not enticed by your beauty, or charmed by your manners, and personally I’d rather fall off a cliff and land on a cactus than listen to a woman talk.” ~Joel Puckett
If you are a fan of inspirational novels that have a historical romantic twist, I strongly encourage you to find your local library or purchase one of Regina Jennings’ novels. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.