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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Book review: The Devil and Miss Julia Jackson by Cheryl Pierson



A woman with no home…
Beautiful Southern belle Julia Jackson has just been informed she and her niece must find a new home immediately—or else. With no family to turn to in Georgia, Julia takes a mighty gamble and answers an advertisement for a nursemaid in wild Indian Territory—for the child of a man she knows nothing about. Together, she and five-year-old Lauralee waste no time as they flee to the safety of the new position Julia has accepted. She can only hope this move will be the start of a bright future for them away from Lauralee’s dangerous much older half-brother.

A rancher with no heart…
The death of Devlin Campbell’s young daughter has ripped the light from his life. Though the birth of his son, little Jamie, should have been a source of happiness, the subsequent loss of his wife forces Dev to ignore his emotions and trudge through life’s joyless responsibilities. But all that changes with the arrival of Miss Julia Jackson from Atlanta! Not at all what Dev is expecting in response to his ad, his resentment boils over at her failure to mention her tag-along niece—a painful reminder of the loss of his own little girl just two years earlier. Yet, how can he deny the sunshine Julie brings into his drab existence with her very presence?

Can love find a way?
In the depths of Dev’s boundless sorrow and his accompanying anger, is there room in his life for anyone else as Christmas approaches? Can Julie convince him that love is the cure for a broken heart, and hope is the only recipe for a new beginning between THE DEVIL AND MISS JULIA JACKSON…

My review:
The Devil and Miss Julia Jackson is a sweet, adorable story of a rough and tumble rancher who finds his hea with a prim and proper southern belle. Devlin is struggling with moving on from the loss of his first wife and daughter, just keeping it barely together for his toddler son, when Miss Jackson and her (surprise!) niece arrive in answer to his search for a caretaker for his son. And thus begins a tale of falling in love, choosing and giving forgiveness, learning to trust, and finding the happily ever after that was meant to be. And let's just say, it wasn't uneventful despite the snow quickly piling up! Several twists and turns keep you on your toes as Devlin and Julie grow closer to each other and build a family.

This is a sweet and adorable little tale that provides a feel good easy read many readers seek out at Christmas time! Don't miss it!


  1. Michelle! Thank you so much! I was so glad to be able to give Devlin and Julia their HEA in this story, and include little Lauralee in the "wishes do come true" scheme of things. Thanks for making my day!

    1. <3 <3 <3 You're so very welcome! I loved that I got to play a part in this story too!! ha!

  2. Aw, such an adorable plot. You just know she is going to bring healing and order back to his life.

  3. Yep,though he fights his feelings every step of the way! Thanks for stopping by, Christine!

  4. What a great review, Cheryl. I know you feel wonderful getting this terrific review for all your hard work. I got this story when it first came out and now I want to get in there and read it ASAP. Congratulations on this great review!

  5. Sarah, I hope you find a chance to read it over the holidays. I began to despair that Devlin would ever find his way out of the darkness his life had become, and he had so much to live for--but he needed someone to show him the way! LOL Thanks for stopping by!