DEEP IN THE HEART OF TROUBLE
Gist does it again! Her signature prose is consistent, and she delivers a thoroughly delightful and entertaining story that's worthy of our time and attention. Not only won't you want to put this book down, you'll want to enjoy this story again and again.
Content to remain a spinster, Essie Spreckelmeyer spends her time between the Corsicana Velocipede Club and running Sullivan Oil. But her well-guarded heart is soon tested when Tony Bryant arrives, seeking a job. What begins as a rocky working relationship suddenly flourishes into a budding romance. However, they both have secrets that must eventually come into the light. How will Tony explain that he's the son of a major competitor and not some poor man looking for work? Can Essie ever reveal the true nature of her virginity without it ruining her one marriage prospect? (BETHANY HOUSE, Jun., 384 pp., $13.99)