Saturday, February 28, 2015

Betting on Hope

Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give . . . and it’s beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie’s bosses know this is the opportunity she's been looking for to launch her career—and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat.

Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he’d like, but he knows it's the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru’s fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do—for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart’s desires.

My thoughts: This is the first time I have read any of Debra Clopton's stories, so I was quite pleased with just how much I enjoyed it! Her characters were well developed and I love that she brought the small town to life. Some of her characters were, well, real characters! I love the ministry that makes it's appearance in the small town. I also could relate to one of the characters dealing with a grandparent who has Alzheimer, since my family is going through something like that.
This book is a fun, light hearted read with some surprising depth to it.
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I did not order this book for review.
    However, I am hoping to win it!

    1. It's a fun story! I liked the characters quite well.:)
      Good luck on winning it!