Deep In The Heart Of Trouble


 A Texas-Sized Tale of Unexpected Love

Essie Spreckelmeyer is the last woman anyone in Corsicana, Texas, expected to see with a man on her arm. Independent and outspoken, she's known more for riding bicycles in outrageous bloomers than for catching a man's eye.

And the last man who seems willing to give her a second glance is Tony Morgan, newly hired at Spreckelmeyer's oil company. The disinherited son of an oil baron, Tony wants most to restore his name and regain his lost fortune--not lose his heart to this headstrong blonde. She confounds, contradicts, and confuses him. Sometimes he doesn't know if she's driving him toward the aisle or the end of his rope.

That's how life is ... Deep in the Heart of Trouble



Gist does it again! Her signature prose is consistent and she delivers a thoroughly delightful and entertaining story that’s worthy of our time and attention. Not only won’t you want to put this book down, you’ll want to enjoy this story again and again.
Romantic Times, Jennifer Reyes
Lovable characters, humor and the perfect amount of tension hold this novel together like a gentle hug ... A delightful combination of a spinster, a bicycle club, an oil company and a disinherited son keep these pages turning in a never-tiring rhythm ...The characters are full of life and love, making them practically sit alongside the readers and whisper in their ears... Deep in the Heart of Trouble mixes love and oil for a sweet taste of romance.
— Library Reviews
Full of fun, romance and lively characters, the plot moves forward at a pace that kept me turning the pages. With each new book, Deeanne Gist earns her place on my list of favorite authors.”
— The Christian Manifesto, Tiny Helmuth
The Texas oil fields and turn-of-the-century Texas come alive in Deep in the Heart of Trouble. Readers will quickly turn pages to see what happens next to spunky Essie and trouble-plagued Tony. Deep in the Heart of Trouble is sure to be another winner for author Deeanne Gist.
TitleTrakk, Vickie McDonough
Christy Award winner Gist’s historical romances have increasingly gained popularity, combining witty dialog, well-balanced plots, and fully developed characters who seem almost real. Recommended for CF and romance collections.
— Library Journal
Delightfully entertaining with characters that light up the pages and a plot that entrances.
Relz Reviews, Rel
Deep in the Heart of Trouble.. has a little bit of everything, a well rounded story that will make you laugh, cry and cheer ... If you liked Courting Trouble, you’ll love the sequel.
Once Upon A Romance, Trudy
Deeanne Gist has done it again. She’s written another wonderful historical romance that’s sure to hit the bestselling list.
Ramblings-n-Writings, Kara S
Both old acquaintances of Essie and new ones should heartily enjoy this novel.
— Historical Novels Review; November '08 publication, Susan Higginbotham

Gist has once again written a delightfully humorous historical romance. After reading the first book in this series of two, I was anxious to get my hands on this one. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed ... It is a spectacular, feel-good story which I highly recommend. You will definitely be glad you read it.
The Romance Studio, Brenda Talley
Deep in the Heart of Trouble is full of the kind of amusing antics I have come to expect from Deeanne Gist ... The secondary characters shine just as much as the leads ... Ms. Gist does not skimp on characterization one bit and we are left feeling as if the townsfolk of Corsicana are truly our friends.
— CK2S Kwips & Kritiques, Cindy Mealer
Deep in the Heart of Trouble ... engaged me and kept me wanting more the whole way through. I have actually never read this genre before, but this book was a great introduction into the scene ... This was a pure joy to read, it really was.
B&b ex libris, B.L. Canfield