The Bounty Hunter's Bride by Janis Jakes // Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway


About the Book


Book: The Bounty Hunter’s Bride

Author: Janis Jakes

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release date: June, 2021

Bounty hunter Luke Lancaster brings the best of both worlds to his work—the tracking skills of his Comanche father and the marksmanship he learned from his missionary grandfather.

When Luke is hired to track down a young man wanted for murder, he assumes it’s a routine capture, but he’s taken on a wild ride when he discovers that the accused is actually an innocent school teacher who knows too much for her own good.

Determined to uncover the truth, Luke sets out to keep himself and Billie alive while bringing the real outlaws to justice. As they race across Texas, Luke falls more in love with Billie. But could a schoolteacher ever want a half-Comanche bounty hunter? Does Luke stand a chance or is he just her ride to freedom?


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Luke Lancaster is a bounty hunter hired to bring in a bank robber, but much to his surprise his target turns out to be an innocent schoolteacher. 

A well paced read, with winning characters, an engaging plot, and a solid message of faith and family. I love a good western, so when I saw this one I knew that I would have to give it a try, and I'm sure glad that I did. I liked that Luke was willing to take time to listen, he is a man of integrity and grit, I liked how he and Billie got to know each other over the course of the book. Billie is brave and compassionate. I liked Luke's family, especially his father. 

Overall, this was an entertaining read that I didn't want to put down. Well balanced with multiple plotlines woven together expertly, with characters that you can cheer for all the way through.  Perfect for fans of western romance, with a solid foundation of faith.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed are my own. 

About the Author

Janis Jakes encourages women through inspirational fiction and non-fiction. She is a Texas native with a penchant for winding country roads, faded jeans, street tacos, and fiery West Texas sunsets.


More from Janis

It wasn’t unusual to find dime-store western novels on my grandfather’s nightstand. As a young girl, I poured through the yellowed, dog-eared pages. There was just something about the characters—resilient women, courageous men, and hardened outlaws—combined with the rugged terrain and inevitable showdown—that drew me deeper into every story.

In writing The Bounty Hunter’s Bride I wanted to capture the western element while creating faith-filled characters facing an uncertain future. Billie and Luke confront relentless peril with true western grit—finding victory over past regret and love as big as the Texas sky.

Hidden Facts: Billie is named for my mother, who passed away unexpectedly when I was still in high school; she was in her late thirties. The boy’s ranch idea came from a Christian boy’s ranch less than ten miles from my home. And, the early scenery depicted in the story is from my neck of the woods and the land I adore—West Texas.

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Connie's History Classroom, April 30

Simple Harvest Reads, May 1 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Labor Not in Vain, May 2

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 3

Jodie Wolfe - Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, May 4

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 5

Vicky Sluiter, May 6 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, May 6


To celebrate her tour, Janis is giving away the grand prize package of a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of The Bounty Hunter’s Bride!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. Thank you for sharing your review of The Bounty Hunter’s Bride, I like the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myself

  2. The Bounty Hunter's Bride sounds like a brilliant read for me and my mom! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Labor Not in Vain, for sharing your review! Have a terrific week!

  3. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! The Bounty Hunter's Bride sounds epic.


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