The Trouble With Nancy

*I received this book to review from Celebrate Lit. All opinions expressed are my own.

Nancy Tour

It’s no secret that Chautona Havig is perhaps one of my all-time favourite authors. I won’t lie and say I’ve enjoyed ALL her books, but I’ve enjoyed the vast majority of them and continue to do so. This book was no exception.

Now, while I didn’t forget I had this book review coming up, I had put off reading it because I was really busy with a lot of other things. I had fully intended to take my Kindle away with me this weekend when I went to in-law’s and forgot it at home.

So Tuesday when I got my reminder email from the Celebrate Lit team I was a little stressed. 1. Because I wasn’t sure I was up for reading anything at the moment (I need to be in a mood to read these days or I can’t focus) and 2. Because I hate being late for anything! I like having my books read way ahead of time.

And then the day got away from me. It was almost 8pm last night when I finally picked up my Kindle. And I had a feeling there was no way I was going to get the book done and I might have to skip to the ending and read it just so I could give a decent review. Not my favourite way of doing things – I’m not a skip a page kind of person.

But then I started reading. And I couldn’t put the book down!! And it was close to midnight (and I was more than halfway done) by the time I shut down and went to sleep. I was up early this morning to finish it and Wow, I really enjoyed this book!

It was unique – it was a different story line but so many other books out there. And I loved the continual play-on-words from the title of the book. “That’s the trouble with Nancy…” Every time it came up it made me smile.

Nancy is a spoiled, girl who ends up taking a dangerous job, dressed as her brother, in order to help save her home.

The twist in the middle of the book that one of the characters brings, really threw me for a loop! But it was a good loop! Hah. I love how Ms Havig does this in a number of her books. She is the master of suprises!

I recommend this book and hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Keep reading for information on the author, the book, and a GIVEAWAY!

About the Book

Book: The Trouble with Nancy

Author: Chautona Havig

Genre: ChristianHistorical Romance, Western

Release Date: July 18, 2019


Her reputation precedes her, whether the bad guys realize it or not.

Nancy Harrison has finally stepped out of her prissy box and tried to do something helpful–but did she go overboard in her first self-less act?

She can’t ride, she hates horses, and she’s terrified of being alone. What’s a girl to do?

Join the Pony Express, of course.

When Nancy Harrison’s family receives a tax bill they can’t pay, there’s only one option open to them. Her brother, Lewis, will have to join the Pony Express and earn the money that way.

It would have worked, too, if ruffians hadn’t attacked him and broken his leg.

She doesn’t want to do it, of course, but what choice is there? Lose everything or ride a stupid, smelly horse for a few weeks? Nancy decides that she’ll chop off her hair, take to the dusty overland trail, and prove that she isn’t a “flighty little thing.”

But things go from bad to worse as she discovers that riding astride is worse than sidesaddle—especially when you’re not used to it.

Can’t she just go back home to balls, teas, and the hope of a suitor before her twentieth birthday? Sans her hair, of course, because that’ll entice the fellows. Sigh.

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About the Author

Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her on the web and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.

Video Chat with Chautona

Blog Stops

Daysong Reflections, September 25

Quiet Workings, September 25

Blossoms and Blessings, September 26

Books, Life, and Christ, September 26

Pause for Tales , September 27

For Him and my Family, September 27

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess , September 28

Texas Book-aholic, September 29

Mary Hake, September 29

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 30

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 30

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 2

For the Love of Books , October 2

Inklings and notions, October 3

Emily Yager, October 4

Batya’s Bits, October 4

Older & Smarter?, October 5

janicesbookreviews, October 6

Betti Mace, October 6

A Reader’s Brain, October 7

Wishful Endings, October 7

Lots of Helpers, October 8

She Lives to Read, October 8


To celebrate her tour, Chautona is giving away the grand prize package of a paperback copy of the book and a Pony Express book cozy!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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5 thoughts on “The Trouble With Nancy

    1. I like the character-building that Chautona Havig adds to her books as well. The practical applications for our Christian walk makes her books good to me!

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. I was not happy about having to write it, but I was wrong. It was fun, and Nancy became a beloved character after all!

    1. That is hilarious. I need to hear that story!
      I thought you did a great job on this book. I actually related quite a bit to Nancy. Lol.

  2. This sounds like a good book. I haven’t read any of the authors books yet but I need to check into them!

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