Thursday, September 26, 2019

"The Trouble with Nancy" by Chautona Havig -- Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: The Trouble with Nancy
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Christian Historical Romance, Western
Release Date: July 18, 2019
HAVIG_Nancy-smHer 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 "Gold Diggers Collection One Book Two", but the stories are not connected with each other in any way other than the presence of gold in each story. I really liked the story premise of the Pony Express. It was very interesting to get a peak at what life for Pony Express riders might have been like. The mystery of what was going on at the house added a nice layer to the story. I liked Nancy and Bruce and seeing character growth through the story. The book didn't flow that well for me. It took more effort to focus on what was going on (and I really didn't need to know about Nancy dealing with "woman issues" on the trail, even though I realize she would have had to) but I still enjoyed reading the story.

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.

Video Chat with Chautona

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


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.

"The Trouble with Nancy" is available in paperback:
  • Series: Gold Diggers Collection One (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (July 12, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 109596707X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1095967072
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 2791 KB
  • Print Length: 327 pages
  • Publisher: Havilah Press Publications (July 18, 2019)
  • Publication Date: July 18, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07R5B4BP1
I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

1 comment:

Caryl Kane said...

Great review! Thank you for being a part of the tour.