About the Book
Book: The Bounty Hunter’s Bride
Author: Janis Jakes
Genre: Christian Fiction
Release date: June, 2021
Bounty hunter Luke Lancaster brings the best of both worlds to his work—the tracking skills of his Comanche father and the marksmanship he learned from his missionary grandfather.
When Luke is hired to track down a young man wanted for murder, he assumes it’s a routine capture, but he’s taken on a wild ride when he discovers that the accused is actually an innocent school teacher who knows too much for her own good.
Determined to uncover the truth, Luke sets out to keep himself and Billie alive while bringing the real outlaws to justice. As they race across Texas, Luke falls more in love with Billie. But could a schoolteacher ever want a half-Comanche bounty hunter? Does Luke stand a chance or is he just her ride to freedom?
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About the Author
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It wasn’t unusual to find dime-store western novels on my grandfather’s nightstand. As a young girl, I poured through the yellowed, dog-eared pages. There was just something about the characters—resilient women, courageous men, and hardened outlaws—combined with the rugged terrain and inevitable showdown—that drew me deeper into every story.
In writing The Bounty Hunter’s Bride I wanted to capture the western element while creating faith-filled characters facing an uncertain future. Billie and Luke confront relentless peril with true western grit—finding victory over past regret and love as big as the Texas sky.
Hidden Facts: Billie is named for my mother, who passed away unexpectedly when I was still in high school; she was in her late thirties. The boy’s ranch idea came from a Christian boy’s ranch less than ten miles from my home. And, the early scenery depicted in the story is from my neck of the woods and the land I adore—West Texas.
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To celebrate her tour, Janis is giving away the grand prize package of a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of The Bounty Hunter’s Bride!!
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The Bounty Hunter's Bride is a wonderful debut for author Janis Jakes. I adored this book. It was a fun and quick Western read that had me right from the start. I loved the interactions between Billie and Luke and taking this journey with them. It was entertaining to keep reading to find out how it would all end for them both. The element of faith and inspiration was another wonderful plus to the story.
The Bounty Hunter's Bride will be getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy clean historical fiction. I sure hope Janis Jakes releases another book soon. She has definitely proven her talent.
I received a digital copy of The Bounty Hunter's Bride from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.