Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Trouble With Nancy Review!

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: Oh Nancy, it's no wonder you stole your hero's heart like you did! When her brother is left with a broken leg right before starting his job with the Pony Express, which will save their family home from being taken away from them, Nancy does the only logical thing (in her opinion). Cut her hair and go do his job for him! Never mind that she doesn't like horseback riding. Or being chased by thugs. Or a multitude of other hair raising experiences!
I enjoyed this book tremendously. Nancy is a fun character who does plenty of growing up over the course of the story. I liked that there are several mysteries that start coming together as you read through the story. And, the romance is so sweet! This is another enjoyable story by Chautona!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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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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  1. This was a fun story--not my favorite from this author, but still a good one.

    1. Yes, I felt like there was a little something missing, but I still enjoyed it!

  2. Thank you for your honest review!