Maisie Kentworth is stuck on the ranch. Having fallen in love with the wrong guy, she can’t risk inflaming things between her former beau and her protective family. Left to rue her mistakes, she keeps busy exploring the idle mine at the edge of their property.
Boone Bragg is also stuck. With his parents on vacation, the management of Bragg Mining falls on him, and one of his advisors wants him as a son-in-law. One wrong move, and Boone will end up either offending an associate or getting married to a woman he can’t endure.
While closing up a spent mine, Boone gets two surprises. One is an untamed farm girl who’s trespassing with a pickax, and the other is the amazing crystal cavern that she’s discovered. Suddenly Boone sees a way to overhaul the family business. With part of the cavern on Kentworth land, Boone makes Maisie a proposal that he hopes will solve all of their problems. Instead it throws Joplin into chaos.
This was the perfect read to kick off the new year. I absolutely loved Proposing Mischief. It was light, funny, adventurous, romantic, and educational.
We met Maisie in the previous book, so I was thrilled to read her story and get to know her even better. She’s such a fun character, and this was a fish out of water type of story.
By the end of the book, I was mesmerized by the crystal cave they found and wish it was possible to go visit it in person.
The spiritual thread was solid and a blessing to me.
And I adored the playful interactions between Maisie and Boone. In ways, they reminded me of me and my husband.
Rating and Recommendations: I’m giving Proposing Mischief 5 stars. I recommend it to those looking for Christian Historical Romance, Christian Western Romance or a marriage of convenience story.
~ I received a copy from Bethany House. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.