A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.
An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and begin farming, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he shouldn’t accept yet cannot possibly refuse.
Maggie is certain that her mare, Bourbon Belle, can take the top purse in the inaugural Peyton Stakes, the richest race ever run in America. Maggie only needs the chance to prove it. To give her that chance—and to save Linden Downs from being sold to the highest bidder—Maggie’s father, aging, yet wily as ever, makes a barter. His agreement includes one tiny, troublesome detail—Maggie must marry a man she’s never met. A man she never would have chosen for herself.
About The Author:
Tamera Alexander is a best-selling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers. Having lived in Colorado for seventeen years, she and her husband now make their home in Nashville Tennessee, along with their two adult children who live near by. And don’t forget Jack, their precious–and precocious–silky terrier.
Tamera Alexander has done it again with the second standalone book in the Belle Meade Plantation series. Just like the first book, this one contained amazing descriptions of plantation life, making me feel like I was right there experiencing exactly what each character was. Stunning descriptions flowed wonderfully and allowed me to be drawn into the book from the very first pages. I was absolutely taken by the relationship development between Cullen and Maggie and it was clear that as you read you see them mature in their faith as well. This was absolutely not a fluff read, it was clear that much research was done to make this a top notch novel and I cannot wait to read more from Ms. Alexander.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
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