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Yaralı Bir Kalbin Derinliklerinde (The Trouble with Brides)

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“Gist’in tarihi romansları zekice diyaloglar, dengeli konu ve neredeyse gerçek olduklarını düşündüren, iyi geliştirilmiş karakterleriyle gitgide daha da popülerleşiyor. Tüm romans koleksiyonerleri için önerilir.”
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“Gist, bir kez daha esprili, enfes bir tarihi romansla karşımızda. Bu iki kitaplık serinin ilk kitabı, ‘Kalbimin Sahibisin’i okuduktan sonra, ‘Yaral
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456 pages
Published 2011 (first published June 1st 2008)
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TJ
In the first 100 pages of this story, we see the heroine, Essie Spreckelmeyer, win a national fashion contest, incite a riot,successfully run Texas's 2nd largest oil company, found and take charge of a ladies bicycle organization, teach classes on how to properly shoot guns and play soccer (not at the same time, thank heavens), She's saved the life of a young girl bit by a rattlesnake and cooked up an award winning dinner. She's Wonder Woman!!! In fact the only thing keeping her from total perfe ...more
Tricia
My second foray into the world of Christian historical fiction romance was as fun as the first. I read this book in a day and was thoroughly entertained.

Set in Texas during the oil boom, when bicycles are new and exciting and women who wear bloomers are still considered slightly scandalous, this book follows Essie Sprecklemeyer, the daughter of an wealthy oil baron who believes she is destined to become an old maid. In comes Tony Morgan, who has been disinherited after his competing oil baron fa
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Kristin
After reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, I decided to try out a genre I had previously avoided at all cost: Christian romance. My book searching on Amazon led me to Deanne Gist, and Deep in the Heart of Trouble seemed like a promising first try.

I enjoyed the setting very much. As a petroleum engineering student, I liked reading about the oil industry in a historical, obviously well-reasearched, context. I also liked the protagonist, Tony Bryant Morgan (even if I might have a quibble abou
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Vee
I read this over the course of 3 days. It was really sweet. This is a book I had been asking the Lord to bring to me for a long time. I obtained this through the author as a donation for a charity function I am involved in every year. It was raffled off as a door prize and I won!! I gave it to my mother in law as a Christmas present. My mother in law liked this very much and she gave it to me to read before she donates it to her church library. I didn’t really know what to expect from a “Christi ...more
Jamie
"Are you packing a pistol right now?"

That quote, right there, is one reason I really enjoyed Deep in the Heart of Trouble by the wonderful Deeanne Gist. Was this a girl asking a guy? Nope, this question was asked of our lead Essie. I won’t give you her answer, but it made me laugh. I get asked if I’m packing heat all the time!

Another reason I liked this book? I needed - not wanted - a sequel to Courting Trouble where we first met the Spreckelmeyer clan. In Courting Trouble we encounter 30 year o
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Sara ♥
So I was getting to a point in the book where the plot was really wrapping up, and there was really only one (big) thing left to have happen... and there were still like 100 pages left, so I'm thinking, "Ummm... what on earth?" And then it was like, BAM! HOLY PLOT TWIST, BATMAN! I was NOT expecting that!

It was AWESOME! It was slow at work, so I was reading (in the back, fortunately—not up front with all the library patrons...) and all of a sudden I was like, "HOLY COW! This is AWESOME! I LOVE a
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April Gardner
Energetic spinster Essie Spreckelmeyer is back, but this time, she's got her head on straight. After making the hugest mistake of her life, she's not about to succumb to needing another man. She and the Lord are doing just fine on their own, thank you very much.

As his father's last will and testament is read Tony Morgan finds he's been abruptly and cruelly disinherited from his portion in the family lavish oil industry. As he sets out to find his own way in the oil business, he never expect to r
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Shannon
Starting this one, I didn't realize it was a sequel to Courting Trouble. I appreciated this book a TON more. I think it rates up there with the Bride Most Begrudging one and the Bride in the Bargain. I think the appeal of these books for me was the actual history that so much of it was based on and around. It was truly interesting to find out all these things about a time I know so little about.

Anyway in the end - fun books. Good author. Not all were my favorite, but again - they only took me a
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Melissa
This is the sequel to Courting Trouble. In this book, we find out what happens to Essie after she decides to commit to the Lord and learns to be ok with being single. Essie is her spirited self in this book, but is a more mature, self-assured Essie. The beginning of the novel introduces us to Tony Morgan, the second son of an oil millionaire. When Tony's father dies, he leaves everything to his first son from a previous marriage and essentially disinherits Tony so that he can "make it on his own ...more
Sabine
Texas im Jahre 1898 - Das Buch beginnt mit zwei Erzählsträngen: Einmal ist da die 34jährige Essie, die sich für das Radfahren für Frauen einsetzt und eine Frau die sich nicht in ihre traditionelle Rolle einfügen will. Auf der anderen Seite ist da Tony Morgan, jüngerer Sohn eines einflussreichen Mannes, der plötzlich unerwartet einen Neubeginn machen muss. Als diese zwei aufeinandertreffen, wird es turbulent mit hitzigen Wortgefechten. Doch das Ölgeschäft, Fahrräder und eine alte Dame mit einer V ...more
Dianne Sidebottom
interesting story about the bicycle era n the "stuff" that went on about clothing, rules n regulations. We just get on a bicycle n ride them today.
Mrs Crook's mentioned in this story was she had twin boys n providing unpleasant soap for mouth washing out. Mrs Lockhart was a great character in the books especially reading of novels n their characters which may influence people's thinking. I liked Russ's character as Tony's best friend, other character's not so good were needed to bring mystery n
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Kaye Whitney
Bloomer Girls, Bicycles, Deceit and Romance
After reading Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist, I just had to buy Deep in the Heart of Trouble to see what other trouble these memorable characters faced. I was not disappointed.
Essie's escapades sometimes made me gasp, but more often made me giggle. I liked her enterprising spirit, even if she was considered scandalous by some of the other characters. I admired Tony's determination in his dilemmas, but sometimes I wanted to give him a good talking-t
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Susie
What fun! Last night I finished "Courting Trouble" and promptly went on our Library's website to see if "Deep in the Heart of Trouble" was available -- YES! This book has more fun, more mystery, more fun characters!I love Essie & Tony! I love Mrs. Lockhart and her romance novels! I love the Corsicana Ladies Velocipede Club! I love that the twists and turns of the story came when I didn't expect them (I know, that's what twists & turns are supposed to do, but in so many books the reader p ...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Having moved on and accepting being single, Essie has her Bicycle Club and Sullivan Oil. Then Tony Morgan arrives wanting a job and from there, the story gets interesting.

Deep in the Heart of Trouble continues the story of Essie Sprecklemeyer from Courting Trouble. There were some nice moments between Essie and Tony.
Favorite characters are Harley, Melvin and of course Mrs. Lockhart and how she uses her romance books to help in any current situation.

Glad that Essie's bicycle club supported her e
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Jenni C
I am going to be harsh because this novel was written by one of my favorite authors and this book was a let-down!~ Okay....

-The characters: They did not click for me. I found their attributes strong and believable, but the chemistry was not. Agh.
-The plot...was good at first, but then all these twists and turns and another 150 pages to the end I was like.."What is going on?!" Another agh.
-Basically the book was hobbling along once those two cons were concrete and the final shot that killed it
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Tressa
Sadly, I did not finish listening to Deep in the Heart of Trouble. I really enjoyed the first part of the story, but, as it progressed, I became frustrated with how Tony--even though he was often understanding and accepting--often undercut Essie’s authority at work. As the story neared the end, I started to lose respect for Essie and Tony as I often found them dense. I am disappointed that I wasn’t able to finish listening to the audiobook because I had been looking forward to this sequel.
K.a.
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Bree
Tony father passed away and left him with nothing but the clothes on his back. Always trying to seek approval from his father he finds out he has been disinherited since he was a baby. Losing his job due to his brother now owing the family oil business. Tony looks to find job from another oil company to support himself so he can look after his mother and sister. His new job requires him take orders from Essie the daughter of the oil company. The book talks about bicycle riding, oil mining and se ...more
Darcy Stewart
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Shiku
Esther Spreckelmeyer ist gewiss nicht so, wie eine Frau damals zu sein hatte. Sie fährt Fahrrad, trägt Hosenröcke, spielt Fußball und kehrt andere Frauen das Schießen. Ganz zu schweigen davon, dass sie Inhaberin eines Fahrradclubs und Miteigentümerin von „Sullivan Oil“, einem der größten Ölkonzerne Texas’ ist. Außerdem hat sie mit ihren 34 nach wie vor keinen Ehemann und im Grunde soll das auch so bleiben, längst hat sie sich damit abgefunden.
Doch dann kommt Tony Bryant in die Stadt, der eigentl
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Lady Knight
This was definitely a quick, easy and enjoyable read. I love Essie's fiesty-ness and the way she handles problems. Overall this sequel was certainly better than the first book, and while I do have a few bones to pick with it...(view spoiler) ...more
Kathryn
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Sarah
This review originally posted here.

I am obviously on a Deeanne Gist kick. Despite the fact that I spent much of this book singing its title to the tune of “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” I loved it.

Usually when it comes to historical fiction, I tend to gravitate toward Regency England or Revolutionary War-era America. Sometimes to significant events, like the Civil War or, as in the last Deeanne Gist novel I read, the San Francisco gold rush. But since I already know I like Gist’s books a lot, I f
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Stacy
I was glad to find the follow up to her previous book (Courting Trouble) in my local library. I really enjoyed that one, and this one as well. Good, clean historical fiction with good lessons and storylines. I stole this blurb, word for word from Amazon, but it's a good summation:

"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 outrageo
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Melissa
I've read and enjoyed a couple of other books by Deeanne Gist: A Bride in the Bargain and A Bride Most Begrudging. With these two most recent reads by Gist, I really can't decide quite how I feel about them. I would say this time the Christian aspect of this Christian Historical Fiction novel is a bit more prominent, but once again, not overbearingly so. I can't quite put my finger on what it was that just quite didn't do it for me with these books compared to Gist's other books I've read.

I ten
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Emily
Dec 19, 2012 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women
Recommended to Emily by: Susan Parnell
Okay, loved book #2 Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist. I wasn't the biggest fan of book #1 Courting Trouble, but this one was a page turner for me.

The book picks up 4 years after Courting Trouble, but continues to focus on Essie. This time, she's met her match with Tony Morgan.

I highly recommend this Deep in the Heart of Trouble, but even though Courting Trouble wasn't my favorite, you have to read it first. There's no way to really appreciate Deep in the Heart of Trouble if you don't
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Kristy
I enjoyed this book much more than the first book in this series. For some reason Essie annoyed me in the first book. But in this one I enjoyed her spunk, although I found her to be a little more tame, maybe? Thats probably why I liked her more. Anyway, I really like how her story ended.

I loved how references were made to Mrs. Lockharts romance books throughout the book. I found that really funny. I also liked that the book followed Tony through the majority of the book. For some reason I liked
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Sarah Udall
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Cindy
I read “Courting Trouble” in 2007 and though I did not really like the book when I recently realized that a second book was published continuing the story of Essie Spreckelmeyer. In the first book(spoiler alert) Essie fall’s for a man who takes her virginity and then is run out of town. Essie turns to God and commits her life to her faith. In this book we are introduced to Tony Morgan who is also a child of an oil baron. His father dies and leaves everything to his oldest son and nothing to Tony ...more
Nora St Laurent
In Deeanne's book "Courting Trouble" I was first introduced to Essie Spreckelmeyer. (I loved this book!) Essie just turned 30 and was a woman after my own heart right from the start. She was tired of being an old maid. She had waited on God long enough to find her a husband, so now it was time she took this important matter into her own hands. Essie's quest for a man, marriage and children, consumed her. This decision caused her tremendous pain in the end.

Essie's father helped her see that she
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Deeanne Gist has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captivated readers everywhere with her original historical and contemporary romances. A favorite among readers and reviewers alike, her popular titles include It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play. Her latest book, Tiffany Girl, is available May 5, 2015.

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“Sunlight poured through the jailhouse window. A breeze that carried a hint of lilac on it rustled the papers on Tony’s table. Rubbing his forehead, he tried to concentrate on his work, but his grandmother’s ring—Essie’s ring—kept distracting him. He’d found it in the corner of his cell and had set it on his desk. Picking it up for the hundredth time, he discovered he enjoyed touching it simply because she’d touched it, too. Melvin’s words kept ringing in his head, but he had a hard time accepting them. Because if what Melvin said was true, then Tony had nothing and God had everything. And there were some things Tony wanted. He wanted to be proven innocent and freed from jail. He wanted his inheritance. He wanted his father to be proud of him. He wanted his wife to be pure. No, he wanted Essie to be pure. But he would never have his father’s approval and he would never be Essie’s first. He might never win his freedom and, thus, never be able to enjoy his inheritance. So he was back where he started. With him having nothing and God having everything. Don’t you have enough already, Lord? Do you have to have what belongs to me, too? But deep down he knew no matter what he did or didn’t do, he had no control over any of it. But God did. And the only viable solution was to give it up to Him. And why not? How much worse could it get? He swallowed, immediately realizing it could get a whole lot worse. He could lose Essie for good. Lose his life for good. But even if he didn’t get her back, or if he hanged for the murder of his brother, he would at least have the comfort of knowing he’d left the decision-making up to God and not to himself. Blowing out a breath, he silently relinquished his control and laid it at Christ’s feet. And in doing so, realized he might not ever have made his earthly father proud, but perhaps he had his heavenly Father.” 0 likes
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