Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Cactus Creek Challenge
Anything he can do, I can do better. At least that was what Cassie Bucknell thought before she pinned on Ben Wilder's badge and took to patrolling the streets of Cactus Creek, Texas. Cassie has been in love with Ben since primer school, but Ben treats her like a little sister. When they are picked to swap jobs for a month as part of the annual Cactus Creek Challenge in their Texas hometown, the schoolhouse is thrown into an uproar, the jail becomes a temporary bank vault, and Cassie and Ben square off in a battle of wills that becomes a battle for their hearts.
I normally don't like books set in the 1800's but this was a really good book. I think it had a lot to do with the main men characters were very supportive of women changing places and proving themselves as able to do 'men's work'. The Cactus Creek Challenge in the past has been about men switching jobs for a month and seeing who could do the job the best. This year the challenge had been changed up a bit. 2 men and 2 women were chosen to switch places with each other. Cassie Bucknell, the town teacher, and Ben Wilder, the town Sherif, trade places along with Carl Gustafson, the livery stable owner, and Jenny Hart the bakery owner. Can the each make it through the month without making a fool of themselves?