Reconstructing Jackson by Holly Bush
Publisher: BookBaby (September 2012)
191 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $2.99)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Pink Heart
Reed Jackson is a lawyer from the south who suffered injuries in the Civil War that left him in a wheelchair. He set out west at his mother's insistence to start over and stop stewing in bitterness, accepting a bit of help and a room in his cousin's hotel while he starts out on his own. Belle is a dirt poor farmer's daughter, who has simple dreams, that her harsh life leaves little hope of fulfilling, until she is thrown together with Reed. Surrounded by women of strength and conviction, Reed is drug into countless situations he'd rather not find himself in and nudged until he finally shoves his bitterness aside finding strength and conviction of his own. He was a wonderfully complicated character and it was great to watch him crawl out from the depths and back into life, though he never would have been able to do it without a strong, determined woman like Belle at his side. This was such a wonderful story and I look forward to more from this author!