Betting on Hope (Thomas Nelson, February 2015)
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
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
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.
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This book was a fun change from the 'norm'. Tru, a rough and tough cowboy meets up with soft, unsure Maggie and both of their worlds get turned upside down. Problem is, neither one of them appreciate it, but they have to agree to it. That of course leads to quite the chain of events.
Tru, being someone who has been in the papers a lot...tends to have a great distrust for reporters.
Maggie might be clumsy, but she's tough...and it's a good thing.
These two 'characters' will take you on a ride, a real ride on horseback, as well as an emotional one as they not only figure themselves out, but each other as well!
Fun, easy read!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity