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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Finding Becky...Review

About the book:
Rob Frankston has waited four years for Becky Haynes to come home, but she arrives back in Barton Creek, newly graduated from college with an independent spirit that puzzles him. What's more, she is accompanied by Geoff Kensington, a recent acquaintance who is showing more than a passing interest in her.

Becky is flattered and taken in by Geoff's attentions, but when strange accidents start happening around the town, Rob becomes suspicious. Believing the old Becky is hidden beneath her façade of newfound independence, he is determined to find and bring her back. Is it just jealousy? Or, will he find answers and convince Becky to return to the faith of her childhood before it's too late?

Book three in the Winds Across the Prairie series brings you back to the town of Barton Creek, providing a glimpse into everyday life at a time when Oklahoma was drawing homesteaders to its territory before the days of statehood.

We first met Becky Haynes in Becoming Lucy and she's grown up.  Returning from Wellesley College, she comes home with a new name, Rebecca, and new attitudes.  Set on becoming a writer, she begins working for the town newspaper.  Rob has become a lawyer and has patiently waited for Becky to return home.  The Rebecca who steps off the train is sophisticated and opinionated.  She's a budding suffragette and tenacious in her desire for all women to have the right to vote.

Geoff has come to Barton Creek under the guise of purchasing cattle, but he is also scoping out the oil prospects.  Rob is determined to find out his real intentions towards Becky, as well as Barton Creek.

All your favorite characters from Becoming Lucy and Morning for Dove return and I think that Martha Rogers just gets better.  I liked, but didn't love  Becoming Lucy and I'm so glad I didn't let that deter me from reading the rest of this series.  Becky is a delightful character and this is simply an enjoyable book.  I'm looking forward to book four, Caroline's Choice.

Thanks to First Wildcard and Strang Book Group for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Martha Rogers here.  You can read the first chapter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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