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.
My review: The Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch
This is a cute story. It is funny, clean, likeable characters and situations. It is also stinky, well the outhouse scene is. I am glad I was not there for that scene. But I would love to have been there for the rest of the book.
The Cactus Creek challenge is usually two people exchanging jobs for a month and the town votes who the winner is and the money raised by the votes gets the money for there charity. This year they have added the contest to four people and after the people's name has been chosen a twist too the contest. The women and men will change job with each other.
School teacher Cassie Bucknell gets to change job with Sheriff Ben Wilder. Cassie has been in love with Ben for years, but he thinks she is still young 16.
No way does Ben think that Cassie can do his job. He is not happy with his father talking him into entering the challenge. Cassie is determined to be the Sheriff for the month and show Ben she is grown up.
Jenny Hart is a widow with a young daughter she has opened up a bakery. Cassie talked her into entering with her. She is picked to change jobs with Carl Gustafson livery stable owner.
Carl is a widower who never plans to remarry him. He can only bake biscuits. He does not think Jenny could take care of the animals and thinks selling bakery items will be easy.
The children were great fun characters. They made me smile, laugh and cheer for them.
Cactus Creek, Texas March, 1888 is the setting for this story
I enjoyed reading this book and loved the ending. Though it was sad to come to the ending. I would love to visit Cactus Creek again.
I have liked the few stories that I have read by Erica Vetsch and will continue to look for her books in the future.
I was given this ebook to read by Net galley and Barbour Publishing, Inc.