Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Betting on Hope: A Book Review

About The Book:

A bet gone wrong. A small town’s meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch.

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.

About The Author:
Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra's goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.

My Review:

Maggie and Tru were a delightful set of characters that allowed the book to start with a bang, drawing you in from the very start. This is the first book of the new series, A Four of Hearts Ranch and after reading this I cannot wait to see how the rest of the series plays out. Book 2, Counting on a Cowboy, will release in Summer 2015. 

Betting on Hope was a cute romance with a well-developed plot line, humor, faith, and is a clean book for all over the age of 18. 

I thought the characters were very relatable, and I loved how vulnerable they were. I loved how slow, yet steady, Tru and Maggie's relationship developed and that letting God guide our lives was a key theme throughout the book. A really fun book to read through a weekend. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase Betting on Hope online at Amazon.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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