13 May 2014

Teresa Mathews Reviews Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings

Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings
Book 3 of the Ladies of Caldwell County

Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews
5 Stars*****

When I was introduced to Regina Jennings books two years ago I knew her characters and I were going to become dear friends. So imagine my delight when I discovered this book would tell the story of a brave young woman we met in Sixty Acres and a Bride; Anne Tillerton.

Anne thought she could put the past behind her when she took up the harsh life of a buffalo hunter. Never again would Anne trust a man with her heart after being mistreated by her father as a child and abused as a young woman by her now deceased husband. Until that fateful day she ran into Nicholas Lovelace from back home. Anne doesn't need this, all she wants to do is find that silly cook Tessa and bring her back so she doesn't have to cook at the train depot at Pushmataha.

While waiting for the train to Garber, Texas Nicholas Lovelace, spies a woman dressed in the garb of a buffalo hunter and he knows there is only one beautiful woman that dresses that way; Anne Tillerton.  On the way back home the train is stopped by a group of robbers. When Nick tries to come to the rescue of a young lady that is being accosted by the robbers, he would have been shot had not the brave Ms. Tillerton intervened and shot the toe out of the said robber's boot. Nick happily realizes Anne still has dead aim!

When Anne finds Tessa she can't get the errant cook to agree to come with her. Instead Tessa flees and leaves behind a surprise for Anne; her sweet baby boy! What is a buffalo hunter supposed to do with a baby? Remembering that after she saved Nick's life he told her if she ever needed anything all she had to do was ask; Anne sets out to find Nick's office, surely he'll know what to do! Anne shows up at with the baby in tow and what follows is a story that had me going back and forth between laughing and gasping. Nick just wants to have a life in politics; Anne just wants to go back to her buffalo hunting. Well we all know you don't always get what you want but when God is in charge of the plans you always get just what you need!

This book is Regina Jennings at her finest; it is packed with excitement and romance and it truly blessed my heart to see how Anne came to terms with her past and learned to trust her heavenly Father. If you haven't read one of Regina's books then let this be your first and I promise you will want to rush out and grab the other two in this fun series. Thanks Regina for this truly satisfying read! 


***Thanks to NetGalley and Bethany House for providing me a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.***

You can purchase this and other books by Regina at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and CBD and other bookstores.

GIVEAWAY: This week we have two giveaways.  Regina is giving away a signed paperback (thank you, Regina!) and we are giving away winner's choice of any of Regina's books, choice of format. (USA only.)

46 comments:

  1. Another lovely, fascinating review, TERESA! A FEMALE buffalo hunter? I thought only the Indians did that back then! :P Scareee!

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    1. I agree -- a lovely review!!

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    2. My dear twin I thought the same thing!! LOL very scary!! :-)

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  2. This was such a neat story, Teresa. Thanks for the great review!

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  3. If the book is as exciting as your review, then count me in!

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    1. The review surely is exciting. Teresa did a great job, didn't she?

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    2. Thanks Carrie, I really love Regina's books and the only problem I have is they end too soon!!! :-)

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    3. Anne and Carrie I haven't completely lost my marbles, I'm on vacation and trying to type on my kindle fire and its not working very well. LOL. Sorry about that!! Anne this was very exciting. I found myself almost speed reading it was so good.

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  4. Teresa this was such a fantastic story and I just loved your fabulous review of it!! I hope everyone treats themselves with a copy of this book if they haven't read it... because well, we all deserve to be blessed with a REALLY great book to read once in a while! :)

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  5. This book sounds great
    All of you please have a wonderful, terrific, God-blessed day
    Chris Granville

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    1. It really is, Chris! Thanks for coming by!

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  6. Sounds like another wonderful book. Great review.
    CherylB1987

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  7. I really enjoyed 60 Acres and a Bride, but it's been a while since I read it. I look forward to becoming reacquainted with some of the characters!.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You remind me of a book I have on my Kindle that I haven't read yet. Should try to get to read it soon. Good luck in the drawing, Patty!

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  8. Great giveaway, I love Regina's books, thank you!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Great to meet a Regina fan. :) All the best in the drawing, Wendy!

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  9. Teresa, thank you so much for reviewing "Caught in the Middle". I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's always a pleasure being here at Overcoming!

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  10. Beautiful cover well done this looks like a fun book to read.
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. I also love the cover. It's very appealing!

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    2. HI DANIE I agree that cover is very attractive!! Thanks for coming by!! :-)

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  11. Hello my OWG girls. And, Regina. Great job Teresa. Diana haven't you ever read about Annie Oakley? She was a famous woman. I have done a lot of hunting but never a Buffalo. I have "Sixty Acres and a Bride" by Regina, but would love to get this one to go with it. It's lonely. :) Love the cover. I think we have all had that look on our face at some time, right? Please put my name in. May GOD bless each of you. I had a wonderful Mother's Day with twenty four of my family honoring me with their presence. Children, Grands, and Greats. and others that couldn't make it.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. MAXIE, what a wonderful Mother's Day you had! Awesome...24 family members! Yes, I heard about Annie Oakley when I was a little girl...but did she hunt buffalo? Now I'm going to have to google her....you've got my curiosity up!

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    2. Interesting reading. She worked with the Buffalo Bill show for many years b/c she was such a great markswoman, and she did hunt but not sure about hunting buffalo. She was married quite a few years and her husband passed away only 2 1/2 weeks after her. Nice looking lady....

      Thx, MAXIE! I had my history lesson today! ;)

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    3. Good call, Maxie. I did actually have Annie Oakley in mind when I thought about Anne. Thankfully, the real Annie didn't have as much trauma in her early life (at least as far as I'm aware), but they both found love in the end, didn't they?

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  12. Wow. That review makes me want to read CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. I'm one who hasn't yet read any of Regina Jennings's books.
    Kaye Whitney
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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    1. KAYE, great to hear you loved Teresa's review so much! It gives a great feel for the story doesn't it?! I've read all of Regina's books including this one, so I can completely back up Teresa's wonderful review, and easily give it a big thumbs up also!!

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  13. Great review!! The cover of this book, alone, makes me want to read it, but the review confirms my desire.
    Ya gotta love the boots with the dress. ♥ it.

    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Absolutely agree CINDI!! I LOVE the boots with that dress... It really gives a great "picture" of the character Anne Tillerton.... AND it's a fabulous review too!! :) Take it from me also, the story is fantastic and lives up to both!

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  14. It sounds really fun. I enjoyed the review. I haven't read her works yet, but would love to!
    Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi SONJA, it is most definitely a fun story but is also a very beautifully told story as well! I hope you to get to read Regina's books soon, I think you'd really love them!!

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  15. This wonderful review certainly makes me eager to read CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. I agree BRITNEY... If I hadn't read it already, I'd be desperate to read it for sure after Teresa's great review!

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  16. I would love a chance to read Caught In The Middle. It sounds like an amazing book. Great interview. I have yet to read any of Regina's book but will be put on my to read list. Thank you so much! ~ Blessings ~

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    1. Oh you have some amazing books to read if you haven't read any of Regina's yet, LISA! :) Blessings to you from OWG also!

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  17. Oh my goodness! A buffalo hunter! :) This sounds like a great book--and I love the cover! (Especially those boots.)
    jennismith1983(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Lol, exactly JENNIFER... A woman buffalo hunting gives one pause doesn't it? She's a fantastic character though, you'll love her!! :)

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  18. I've been hearing such good things about this! booksandbeverages at gmail.com

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    1. And it's all true JAMIE! :) Hope you get a chance to read it real soon!

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  19. I'd love to read Regina's latest!
    anneb1944 at aol dot com

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    1. It is a wonderful story ANNE! All the best with your entry!

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  20. I loved this cover the first time I saw it :) Her expression and those boots - perfect! Thank you for the great review, Teresa! Putting Regina's CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE on my TBR list! :) BLESSINGS!

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    1. Hi CARYL, answering on behalf of Teresa as she's away on vacation and doesn't have wifi readily available. Thanks for coming by, always lovely to see our new friend! I agree, Teresa did a top job with the review for this fantastic story, and the cover of the book is just exceptional! A perfect depiction of the character. :) Blessings and hugs back!

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  21. Sounds like a great book--I have not yet read any of her books either. A win would be wonderful.
    Vicki

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  22. I said this on Facebook but it bears repeating - I want to read it just because of the cover photo! Love, love, love the boots with that dress! Sounds wonderful - can't wait to read this one!

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  23. Loved Teresa's review of "Caught in the Middle"!! Thanks, Teresa!!

    I've always known about Annie Oakley and her sharp marksmanship, but had never thought in terms of her hunting buffalo. I just received this book this week from a win on another blog, but would love to win a copy of another of Regina's books or another copy of "Caught in the Middle" for a good friend who is an avid reader and has many serious physical problems.

    As with everyone else, the cover with the boots and the facial expression is what drew me to the book - it sounds like such an adventurous, romantic, humorous story with spiritual lessons to inspire and I'm looking forward to reading it!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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