Deep in the Heart of Trouble (Essie Spreckelmeyer, Bk 2)
Deep in the Heart of Trouble - Essie Spreckelmeyer, Bk 2 Author:Deeanne Gist Four years have made a big difference in Essie Spreckelmeyer's life. Then she was husband hunting. Now she's wearing bloomers and running her father's oil business. She wouldn't change anything -- not even for a man. But when she and competitor oilman Tony Morgan butt heads over business matters, will their hearts reverberate wit... more »h love?« less
"Deep in the Heart of Trouble" is the sequel to Courting Trouble. They are definitely meant to be read in order. If you skip the first one you will miss most everything that is important that is said, but not quite fully said. Read both and you'll be a very happy reader. *grin*
Here we have a girl who messed up on life, but has taken another chance to live. By owning a bicycle club and teaching others various talents as well as running her father's oil company Essie really has an eventful life. She once attempted to find love and found that Christ was the only groom for her. Through this book she continues with that thought until she realizes that quite possibly she is no longer acting solely upon the respect of the relationship she has with Christ, but that perhaps she is using that as an excuse to hide from possible potential.
Deeanne Gist weaves together an incredible story with fabulous characters that really get into your heart and under your skin. I feel so blessed to have been able to read this story, both in the first volume and now second. The lessons to be learned and the reflections on your own life are quite educational. This series is a must read for most women, and definitely one for discussion afterward.
I thought this book was a wonderful conclusion to Essie's story! While I didn't think there was as much humor in this book as there was in the last one (or in her first two novels), I did still find myself laughing in a few places. The other characters in the story were portrayed beautifully, especially Mrs. Lockhart with her romantic novels. :o) Also, there was a bit of a twist at the end that I did not see coming. Part of me almost wishes there was another book about this wonderful town in the works!! I'd love to read about Anna Morgan....but sadly, I think we've heard the last from the town of Corsicana.
The first book, Courting Trouble, was fairly good. I really enjoyed this one! The story line was interesting and I wanted to keep reading. The book is christian, but there was no indication that Tony was a christian until he said so himself; that seemed a little strange. The "Trouble" books are both very low-key christian, but offer decent reading pleasure.
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I was really looking forward to catching up with Essie again four years later and seeing if she finally met the man she was waiting for. This book was fairly good... but it was more from Tony's point of view and I'd rather have gotten to know Essie's heart and feelings rather than his. There was much less mentioned about her being a Christian than the last novel, just one sequence at the July 4th picnic and we found out Tony was a Christian at the end when he offhandedly mentioned it. Surprising since Gist made that an important part of Essie's first story. I wouldn't really classify this as Christian fiction because there were none of the "lessons" that normally accompany it. Mrs. Lockhart is awesome in this sequel though, you will enjoy her point of view, it eventually starts making you laugh once you know the path she's going to go down!
This is my second book by this author & I can't seem to get enough! I have read Courting Trouble & this follow-up one. I've really enjoyed both!! It was a real easy read & one I would definitely recommend. Better to read the first of the series first, so you'll know who & what the characters are all about.
This is a very nice sequel to Courting Trouble. Essie is 4 years older and has survived a broken heart and escaped public scandal. She meets a handsome oilman's son who has been disinherited and is trying to make his name in the oil business. He falls in love with Essie and she him but slowly. He becomes the racer in her bike club's annual race. He is jailed for the murder of his step-brother. He also becomes friends with an elderly lady who reads and collects romance stories by the shelves full. She helps him win Essie's stubborn, fearful, heart. Its a fun story, full of action. Nice ending to Essie Spreckelmeyer. Enjoy them both!