Mining, murder—and a mock marriage?
New York City socialite Becky Campbell inherited more than a speck of her father’s wanderlust. Now his murder bequeaths her a mystery, a ramshackle homestead, and a silver mine.
Zeke Graumann signs on as Becky’s foreman to keep his portion of his family’s ranch. He shares the workers’ reservations about a woman boss, especially one who burns water and prances around in dungarees. Even though she did look awful good in the dungarees.
Then a series of accidents add threat to tension. Can Becky trust Zeke, find her father’s killer, and turn her mine into a profitable venture? Will Zeke be forced to give up his ranching dream to win Becky’s heart?
“I had a hard time putting the book down.” —Lena Nelson Dooley, editor, speaker, and author of fifty Christian novels
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I just finished reading Double Jeopardy in 3 days!! This was the best yet of all the books. I am just sorry the story has ended. It was very enjoyable, easy to read and very suspenseful. I felt like I was right there in the middle of all the action! You are one of my favorite authors!
Plenty of mystery and suspense keep the reader hooked from the first page to the very end!
Becky from New York has come to a mining town in Colorado to find her father. The town's atmosphere is caught in the description of the dusty street, the saloons, the drunks. Despite a very unpromising start, Becky is determined to stay and her strong character wins her respect.
The characters really come to life. As Becky's relationship with Zeke develops, their separate internal dialogues got me so involved – why couldn't they understand each other!
Becky's father's character is gradually revealed, keeping the reader curious to learn more. The contrast between different characters bring the community of this town to life!
I so enjoyed this novel and read it straight to the end!
I gave this a Five Star for plot, characterisation and suspense - a really great book!
A must read to find out in the end if Becky gets to claim her father's mine and her father's friend, Zeke. I rated Donna's book a 5 star because it was impossible to put the book down, I read it in two days. It never ceases to amaze me how God graciously changes ones attitude for His Glory, I followed this theme throughout the read.
I just finished "Double Jeopardy" in an afternoon. It caught me from the beginning and I really felt I was there in Colorado! It is a lovely romantic mystery. I loved the strength of Becky as a woman and how she "grew"into herself, realizing herself just how strong she was!
Things do not work out as expected when Becky Cambell goes to Silver Valley, Colorado to spend some time with her father. This family-friendly tale of the old west was bedtime reading for almost two weeks, but could probably be read in a weekend. I received an ARC and this voluntary review is my own opinion.
Such a great historical romantic book set in 1880 Colorado! Set in a small mining town about a Young woman Becky Campbell is there looking for her Father only to find out he has been murdered! This book will keep you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next! Becky never backs down from a challenge She hires her Fathers friend Zeke Graumann to become her foreman and help her run her mine little did she know they would fall in Love! This was such a great book if you haven't read it you should you wont be disappointed I gave this a 5 star because it is a great book!
Double Jeopardy is a fun read. It brings Colorado mining history to life.
I had the privilege of reading a free advanced copy of this book.
Loved this book…an appealing and satisfying story about a strong female character, Becky, a New Yorker turned Colorado miner, who meets an equally strong cowboy, Zeke, and falls in love. The story set in 1880 is historically factual, since in that time period women were allowed to make land claims, even if they weren’t allowed to vote. Along with the love story is a murder mystery. Someone wants to drive Becky into abandoning the silver mine she takes over from her deceased father. The villain makes many attempts to sabotage the mine and endanger her employees. Becky must solve the mystery of her father’s death and figure out who is trying to drive her from her father’s mine, as well.
Adventure and romance fill this late-nineteenth century Colorado story, Double Jeopardy. Even though I’ve never cared much for Western fiction, the novel hooked me in and held me fast. An undercurrent of suspense kept me turning the page and the intriguing characters came to life. At times I wanted to scream, scold her, and cheer for this strong-willed woman until she finally meets her match in a handsome cowboy. Go ahead ... get yourself lassoed by Donna’s story. You won’t sleep a wink.