The Abduction of Miss Jenny Chandler by Teri Thackston

Cerridwen Press

Historical Romance

ISBN: 9781419910180

Reviewed by Tanya

   

 

Jenny Chandler is a young woman, though her daddy wants her to remain his little girl.  She is mortified when she witnesses the scene between Ranger John “Gray” Grayling and Colleen “Irish”.  She’s stuck in the brush with her sister’s rabbit while the couple is locked in a few passionate kisses. If she moves, they will know she is there and everyone will be embarrassed, especially Jenny.  She is aroused by the Ranger and not sure why she is having these feelings.  It’s all due to the stupid rabbit of her sisters running away, and her not wanting to see her sister upset that she’s in the brush trying not to appear the Peeping Tom. When a tragedy strikes and she and Irish are taken hostage, Irish assures her that Gray will rescue them.

Texas Ranger Gray is swearing off women.  He has just had his heart broken for the second time by a woman he loves announcing she is going to marry someone else.  But when his job calls and he needs to try and rescue Jenny, he jumps at the chance.  He is bothered by his intense attraction, as he thinks her a teenager, and is a bit relived when he learns she is nineteen, but at the same time doesn’t want to give into the feelings he has for her.

When the rescue mission goes wrong, Jenny still refuses to give up.  As a matter of fact, she strong arms the Spanish hoodlums into letting her take care of Gray, who was wounded during the attempt.  The more she is around the Ranger the more she knows she is falling in love with him.  But will the rabbit keep getting her in trouble?  And will they escape the hoodlums or get themselves further into danger before they admit their love for each other? 

Wow, talk about an action-packed story.  The Abduction of Miss Jenny Chandler takes place in the semi-lawless times of Texas when the Rangers were just getting a stronghold on the outlaws.  Add to that the continued tensions between some of those same Rangers and the Native Americans in the area and you have an explosive scene.  I think the author did a good job in trying to keep the types of interactions plausible for this time period in Texas, though I would have gotten rid of the rabbit if I was Ms. Chandler.  I was intrigued how the author married the desires of wanting to be loved and marrying for love with the need for many to feel secure during those unsettling times.  I found this story to be one of the better fiction ones that I have read that deal with this particular time period.  If you are a fan of Texas Historical Romances then you will want to add The Abduction of Miss Jenny Chandler to your bookshelf.

     

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