Saturday, February 28, 2015

Weekend Book Review: Betting On Hope

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 hat.
Betting on HopeTru 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 Review:
Romance, a horse trainer and a girl who is confident in interviewing, but terrible at a riding a horse, who wouldn't want to read this book? Sparks are bound to fly or at least an attraction? Well, this book has more than just an attraction in Wishing Springs. Do you believe all the pain and hurt we go through is never wasted? Maggie was hurt in many different ways as a child, but she still clung to hope, which is a valuable lesson that can be taken from this book, aside from it being just a good book. This book also has a side character, Jenna. Jenna has to do the unthinkable because she wants to do the right thing, but doing the right thing isn't always easy. It's heart wrenching. Jenna and Tru show us sacrificial love through their actions in the book. Ultimately besides this book being a great and fun romance novel, this book speaks to having hope if we just trust God in all situations. Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to review this fun, entertaining, lite, but serious book all wrapped into one. I was only compensated by receiving a complimentary book and the opinions expressed here are my own.

About the Author:

Debra Clopton

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.

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