June 7, 2008

Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist

Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist is a feel good, heart warming tale of a woman, Essie, in her 30's who hasn't yet married, is running her father's oil business, and even rides a bike. Did I mention the book is set in 1898 when these things were frowned upon?

This book was just a nice simple read. No foul language, no sex, nothing R-rated. Just a simple love story. It was so easy to fall in love with the characters, Essie and Tony. I would recommend this book for a nice, quick, read. If anyone would like a copy, let me know and I will send my copy to you.

From Amazon:

Essie Spreckelmeyer is somewhat of a legend in her hometown of Corsicana, Texas. As the founder of the Corsicana Velocipede Club and running her father's oil business, Essie's outrageous costumes for bike riding, as well as her often eccentric behavior no longer surprised the townspeople. After a disastrous affair of the heart, Essie had long lost her dream of a husband and babies and embraced Christ and spinsterhood instead.

Tony Morgan was the second son of the Morgan Oil company baron. Upon his father's death, Tony was disinherited and ordered to leave his family home by his older step-brother who was left everything. Tony took his mother's maiden name of Bryant, shaved mustache and beard, and traveled to Corsicana to find a job at Spreckelmeyer's - Sullivan oil company. Starting at the bottom, he knew if given a chance he could work his way up the ladder and restore both his name and eventually his fortune. Only one thing stood in his way - Essie Spreckelmeyer who seemed to have taken an instant dislike to the handsome drifter. The lines were drawn, the sparks were flying, and the battle of wills was on!


  1. Sounds great, I'd love to read it and pass it along.

  2. My mom has just given me a Deeanne Gist book....A Bride Most Begruding, but haven't read it yet. She enjoys this author.

  3. memarie lane - email me your mailing address at amomspeaks at gmail dot com and I will get in the mail on Monday.


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