Deep In the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist

by | Sep 29, 2009 | Fiction Book Reviews | 2 comments

There are some books you keep – and as with Mary Connealy, Julie Lessman, Siri Mitchell, and Cathy Marie Hake – Deeanne Gist is a keeper. Deep in the Heart of Trouble is no exception.

I read this book over a year ago, and picked it back up again to feel the fun and inspiration, Deeanne Gist provides.

A Texas-Sized Tale of Unexpected Love

Essie Spreckelmeyer is the last woman anyone in Corsicana, Texas, expects to see with a man on her arm. Independent and outspoken, she’s known more for riding bicycles in outrageous bloomers than for catching a man’s eye. And the last man who seems willing to give her a second glance is Tony Morgan, newly hired at Spreckelmeyer’s oil company. The disinherited son of an oil baron, Tony wants most to restore his name and regain his lost fortune–not lose his heart to this headstrong blonde. She confounds, contradicts, and confuses him. Sometimes he doesn’t know if she’s driving him toward the aisle or the end of his rope. That’s how life is …Deep In The Heart Of Trouble

Essie Spreckelmeyer is determined to break all the conventional rules, but will her heart be the next thing to break? She’s spunky, sassy, determined, and a bit too big for her bicycle-riding bloomers, but a fantastic heroine who (to quote Gone With the Wind) “needed to be kissed…and kissed by a man who knows how.” Tony Morgan turns out to be that man, but even he is surprised at his attraction for the independent Essie. It’s beautiful to watch both of their wills bend as they soften to the romance blooming between them, but both Tony and Essie have secrets. Will their secrets destroy the possibility of this pair riding off into the sunset in their bicycle built for two??

A great read. Funny and filled with deep, solid lessons about God’s forgiveness and the beauty of second chances. Deeanne Gist is a true winner at mixing comedy, drama, Christian principles, and just the right amount of kissing to leave the reader happily satisfied.


  1. Julie

    This book sounds great! I keep seeing great reviews of her books, but have yet to get one and read it. Added this title to my TBR list.Great review!Julie =)

  2. G.R.I.T.S.

    I LOVE HER!!! I have all of her novels right now, and Deep In the Heart of trouble is really great!!!! Have your read her newest one? A Bride in the Bargain? That one is really good too!!!Loved Your Review!!!Rae



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