The Cactus Creek Challenge

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“The Cactus Creek Challenge” by Erica Vetsch is the first book that I’ve read by this author, and it is a stand-alone novel.  I came across this book randomly while searching through books by this publisher, and was intrigued by th eplot line, which I thought sounded cute.


This book is set in the small town of Cactus Creek, Texas, where for one month out of every year people put their name is a drawing to trade jobs with one other person.  Usually it’s just one or two people out of the town, of course, so as to give a new perspective but not completely disrupt the town.


Sheriff Ben Wilder has been the object of teacher Cassie Bucknell’s girlhood infatuations, but he still thinks of her as a little sister.  When their jobs are switched, she hopes he will have a great appreciation for how hard it is to be a teacher.  But when trouble comes along in the town, can she keep her own head afloat?


There was another couple that switched places alongside Ben and Cassie, and while they were almost treated more like secondary characters than main ones, I liked their story just as much–if not better.


This was a fairly light read; there was suspense with trouble in the town that Cassie had to take care of as Sheriff, and so that kept me on the edge of my seat, but mostly it was just a really sweet read, and one that I would read again.  It’s clean, and quite frankly, just adorable.  I would recommend it.


Thank you to Net Galley and Barbour publishing for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.

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