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The Trouble With Nancy (Gold Diggers #2)

By: Chautona Havig

Publisher: Havilah Press Publications

Release Date: July 18th, 2019

Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Pages: 327 pages

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon

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Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.5 out of 5 stars) 


 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 Review

This was a very unique book. The plot was very unique. I know little about the Pony Express but this book put a whole new light on it. I enjoyed reading this but I felt like it kinda fell a little short for me and I honestly do not know why.

Nancy was a very interesting protagonist. I enjoyed reading her character development but I felt like I did not connect to her character as much as I wanted too. I thought Bruce was a dear but I felt like we didn’t get to know too much about him which was a disappointment. I wish we could have gotten to know him more.

Another thing that kinda feel short for me was Nancy’s and Bruce’s romance. I liked it but I personally felt like it moved too quickly. It definitely would have helped if we had gotten to know Bruce a bit better.

Overall, I enjoyed this story but it definitely was not a favorite. If you enjoy a fast paced historical fiction that has some romance then I would recommend this book!

*I received this from the author through Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts 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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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 here to enter.

Tour Stops

Daysong Reflections, September 25

Quiet Workings, September 25

Blossoms and Blessings, September 26

Books, Life, and Christ, September 26

Pause for Tales , September 27

For Him and my Family, September 27

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess , September 28

Texas Book-aholic, September 29

Mary Hake, September 29

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 30

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 30

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 2

For the Love of Books , October 2

Inklings and notions, October 3

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


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