Friday, January 8, 2021

Book Review: Panning for Love by Meg Cross Wenig

About the Book:

Maggie Carver found herself as the third wheel in her own relationship with a guy who was really good at living a double life—until he wasn’t. Since then, trust didn’t come easily. Two years later, her best friend convinced her to go live for a week in Summit Springs, an old mining town in Utah. In a historical reenactment experience, they would get to live as people did in 1866 during the Wild West. What Maggie didn’t plan on was falling for an outlaw from a wanted poster.

For John, it was love at first sight. He and Maggie had a rare connection, and it wasn’t every day someone understood his humor. He never minded playing the part as livery owner by day and outlaw by night at Summit Springs—until now. His other job came with a nice paycheck, but people normally treated him differently when they found out about it. John didn’t want a thing to change between him and Maggie.

Will Maggie let John steal her heart or will past fears foil the heist?

My Thoughts:

Panning for Love by Meg Cross Wenig is a clean, romantic comedy that exceeded my expectations. I laughed at the humorous parts while I appreciated that the characters had some deep issues to deal with: brokenness, trust, and healing, to name a few. The prose painted the characters in such a way that I could empathize with their emotions, especially Maggie’s.

My reading enjoyment level of Panning for Love was high, and I stayed interested the entire length of the story. The romantic tension was beautifully created. I rooted for Maggie and John to get together. Their kisses did get a bit steamy, but nothing that I would consider inappropriate.

Panning for Love by Meg Cross Wenig is a keeper for my bookshelf and I look forward to other novels by this author. I recommend the novel for readers who enjoy plenty of romantic chemistry between grounded characters that turn out to be exactly what the other one needs. 4.5 Stars!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.


  1. This book sounds very intriguing! I'll have to add it to my wishlist :)


    1. I actually was able to download this book from Kindle Unlimited. Can't wait to read it :)

    2. That's wonderful! I hope you enjoy it! :)