Saturday, October 24, 2020

Courting Misfortune


Courting Misfortune is the first in the Joplin Chronicles series by Regina Jennings.  

Calista York is a young woman determined to prove herself as a Pinkerton agent. Sent on a mission to find a missing girl, Calista finds herself in the depraved town of Joplin.  A town filled with miners, rich on Saturday and poor by Monday.  As Calista tries to ingrain herself  into the town, she is distracted by Matthew Cook, a young pastor bound to help the lost souls of Joplin. And it doesn't help that her cousins show up at the most inconvenient times. 

Matthew has felt the call of God since he was young, and has made a promise to go to the worst place on earth. He finds just that in Joplin. His high moral standards make him a great hero. Was he being too idealistic?  But he cared. He mourned the Joplin residents weaknesses. 

Yet they both are encouraged by this verse. " And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due seasons we shall reap, if we faint not."

Humorous and light hearted, with a bit of danger and romance, Regina Jennings makes for interesting reading.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Net Galley and the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

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