Thursday, May 5, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Bounty Hunter's Bride by Janis Jakes

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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I really enjoy Christian Fiction and I also love reading books from Debut Authors. The Bounty Hunter's Bride by Janis Jakes is bakes oth of those. Janis Jakes has even written a Western Themed book, which is also a favorite theme for me. 

Luke Lancaster feels that his job as a Bounty Hunter is made easy because he has great tracking skills he inherited from his Comanche Father and he has the ability to markmanship from his grandfather. Luke takes on a job that he feels will be easy, and that is to track down a young man wanted for Murder. He is quite shocked to learn that "Billie" is actually a School Teacher who just knows a lot for her own good. He realizes that Billie the Schoolteacher is not the one he needs to capture, but he also realizes he needs to keep her safe. Billie joins Luke on his hunt for the murderer and they begin a trek across Texas. Luke finds himself falling in love with Billie as they spend more and more time together, but he doesn't feel he has a chance with her. Will Luke find the real Murderer and capture them? Does Luke have a chance at a relationship with Schoolteacher Billie? 

I will say that it took me a couple of chapters to really get the gist of the Storyline and begin enjoying the book. Once the book clicked with me, I couldn't put it down. I really like the setting of Texas and Western theme. Luke is a strong man who enjoys his job. Billie is a School Teacher who is quite shocked at the thought that she is a murderer. Luke sets out to do the right thing and find the real murderer and capture them. I really like how Luke's sisters help Billie when she is injured and how they give Billie details about Luke and his growing up. Billie is a strong person who remains strong despite the circumstances. The Author shows that the characters have strong Faith and they rely on their faith during the trying times. I appreciate that the "romance" part of the story is taken slowly and with thought and faith. I enjoyed this book and would Recommend it to anyone who enjoys a clean Chrisitan Historical Fiction with Romance story. GOOD BOOK! 

Janis Jakes encourages women through inspirational fiction and non-fiction. She is a Texas native with a penchant for winding country roads, faded jeans, street tacos, and fiery West Texas sunsets.


More from Janis

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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Texas Book-aholic, April 25

Of Blades and Thorns, April 25

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 26

For Him and My Family, April 27

deb’s Book Review, April 28

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 29

Connie’s History Classroom, April 30

Simple Harvest Reads, May 1 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Labor Not in Vain, May 2

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 3

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, May 4

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 5

Vicky Sluiter, May 6 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, May 6

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!!

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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Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Bounty Hunter’s Bride, I like the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myself

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! The Bounty Hunter's Bride sounds like one not to miss.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I am quite interested in finding out how the school teacher came to be suspected and wanted for murder.

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Janis, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about The Bounty Hunter's Bride, which sounds like a wonderful read for me and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your review! Have a sunshiny day!

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