When advice columnist Maggie Hope is roped into interviewing Tru Monohan, a champion horse trainer, her nerves get the best of her. Tru tries to calm her, and she unwittingly places a bet that will put her in the public eye, and Tru’s presence, for the next two months. In order for her column to survive, Maggie must move to Wishing Springs and allow Tru to teach her how ride a cutting horse. Along the way, she finds a community and friends. But when her past comes calling, will Maggie’s hopes for her future come true?
Admittedly, I don’t often read many cowboy romances, but this one was engaging. Between the characters in the book and Maggie’s clumsy nature, there are a lot of laughs throughout the story. Maggie’s heart to help others in discouraging situations resonantes. The relationship between Tru and Maggie kept me in anticipation, and the addition of Jenna, a sixteen year old whose pregnancy brings her to Wishing Springs, adds depth to the story. I will most definitely be reading the next installment of the Four of Hearts series by Debra Clopton (available in stores and online Feb. 17, 2015)
***Thomas Nelson provided me with a copy of this book (via Netgalley) in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.