For the Record is Regina Jennings’s latest historical fiction. Set in the Ozarks, the story features Betsy, a young woman yearning to become a published journalist and gain her independence. When a handsome new deputy moves to town, Betsy finds her inspiration for a serialized story in a distant newspaper. Sparks soon fly between them.
The Ozarks aren’t really one of my favorite settings, never have been. I’m not sure why, but unfortunately it does tend to color my opinion of those stories. I did enjoy Betsy’s character, though – inquisitive, bright, usually chipper, kind and liked by everybody in her town. I liked her determination!
If you enjoy stories about the Ozarks and their history, you’ll love Betsy and her story. Jennings does a nice job of drawing you in and making you feel like you’re there in the Ozark Mountains with her characters. A cute peek into the world of a writer, too!
My rating: 3/5 stars (mostly personal preference)
Recommended for: fans of Regina Jennings’s novels; readers of historical fiction; those who enjoy stories set in places like the mountains; fans of stories about writers
Note: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley.