Monday, February 19, 2018

Review: Reconstructing Jackson

Reconstructing Jackson Reconstructing Jackson by Holly Bush
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well, well, well. Some interesting twists and turns here.

Meet Jackson. He's recuperating from his Civil War injuries. He's lost one leg and can't use the other one, so he's in a wheelchair. He has done his best to stay independent and stubborn, though. He also has some long held ideas he needs to let go to make it in post-war Missouri.

Meet Belle. Man, her life is pretty bad. Her family (especially her brother) is crap, she can't read, and she is basically their slave. But speaking of slaves, she befriends some former slaves who love her for who she is, teach her to read, and show her that she can have a different life.

Now throw these two together. Yes, you guessed it; love at first sight. And he's got a reason to live, and she has a reason to stand on her own two feet. And in the end, a very satisfying HEA, because what else would you expect?

3.5 stars. Holly Bush has a formula, but it's a good one.

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