Jack: A lot of hullabaloo on the prairie.
Jack Clausen has led a hard, lonely life, but he’s content with a good job as a cowboy, a faithful horse, and the Lord. But when a near tragedy flings him into the path of a lovely young lady, Jack’s resolve to stay single and alone wavers.
Hazel Meissner has everything a young man could hope for–kindness, gentleness, and just enough playfulness to keep things interesting, but when accusations tear at their relationship, Hazel’s true strength emerges.
Without forgiveness, many lives will be irrevocably changed.
Jack is the first book in the Ballads from the Hearth series. This book was inspired by the old ballad, “Cowboy Jack” and Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing. There’s also a nod to a song by Marty Robbins, “Mr. Shorty.”
What reviewers have to say about Jack:
The wild west will come alive for you in Jack and Hazel’s story. This will bring you to a time where things were simple and the lives were lived to the fullest. Chautona once again brings her characters to life so that you feel like you are right there with them living on the ranch and experiencing first love. This is one of her books that you will not want to miss out on! ~Marleen
Jack is the latest book by one of my favorite authors. It is a different genre than she has done before but it engaged me right away. Jack is an honorable man but badly wounded by his past. He doesn’t trust easily and has has little faith in women. He expects to always be single. Hazel is the daughter of a wealthy man and somewhat spoiled. She sees Jack heroically rescue a child and that leads to their friendship. There are obstacles to get past but everything goes well until an event is set up by an enemy to convince Jack that Hazel has been unfaithful and dishonest to him. This starts Jack’s path to emotional and spiritual healing. Hazel’s friend Deborah also has a lot to learn on forgiveness as she has trouble forgiving the hurt that Jack caused Hazel. There are a lot of spiritual lessons in this book. I’m glad I bought it and hope for a sequel. ~Joy