A Week Review with Deanne Gist – Deep In the Heart of Trouble

by | Jun 6, 2011 | Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews | 1 comment

I started reading Deanne Gist’s books in 2008 with A Bride Most Begrudging, and have been an AVID fan ever since. Her humor, romantic tension, and engaging plots keep the story moving forward in a beautiful blend of action, suspense, and romance. In celebration of her wonderful books, we’re going to look at three this week. Tuesday – Deep in the Heart of Trouble, Thursday- A Bride in the Bargain, and Friday – Maid to Match.

Here we go – from 2009:

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 Comment

  1. Susan Mason

    Hi Pepper,

    I agree. I LOVE Deeanne Gist books!

    I’m so happy to read the blurb about Deep in the Heart because I realized it’s the follow up to Courting Trouble, which I loved but was confused when Essie ended up alone! Can’t wait to read more about Essie! She was such fun!

    Thanks for the great review!



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