There used to be cowboy books popping up everywhere now it seems like pirate books are a tad more popular. Seems like the newest trend in Christian Fiction is to set the story during the time of the oil boom. I’ve nothing against it just find it interesting to notice.
Chasing Charity is the first of Marcia Gruver’s books that I have read. Turns out that it is Book No 2 so I’ll have to look up Book No 1 which I think is called Diamond Duo.
There are some unusual friendships and even more unusual characters portrayed in the town of Humble, Texas. Charity, the heroine, gathers confidence and gains maturity, but does not have a radical change. Emily Dane, a secondary but important character, undergoes a big change. In the beginning I was quite mad at her, but she turned out all right in the end. Her story will come out in the fall of 2009.
Here’s the info from the back cover: [What’s the official term for that anyways?]
When, in full view of family and friends, Charity Bloom’s fiance leaves her stranded at the altar and takes off with her best friend, Charity is humiliated. How will this raven-haired beauty ever recover from losing both her betrothed and best friend on what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life?
When tall, handsome roughneck Buddy Pierce finds oil on Charity’s mama’s land, he hopes to free the Blooms from their poverty-stricken state. But will Buddy find the real treasure lies above ground-in Charity herself?
Ruing the day he left his fiancee for Emily Dane, Daniel Clark is determined to recapture Charity’s affection. But can he remove the three things that stand in his way-a manipulative mama, a spurned lover, and the stranger at his ex-fiancee’s side?
When Daniel re-stakes his claim on Charity’s heart, tongues wag and minds speculate amid schemes and scandals in Humble, Texas. Whom will she choose-the handsome roughneck or the deceitful rouge?