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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton

Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton is a book that made me laugh, hope (no pun intended), and even cry for the characters and the life decisions they each struggled with. Being a country girl myself made it easy to fall in love with the small town of Wishing Springs, TX, and the unique personalities of each of its residents. I cannot wait to read Book 2 for Bo's story!

In this book the story centers around Tru Monahan and Maggie Hope who are thrown together in an impossible situation after a series of interesting events led Maggie to fill in for her friend Amanda in a TV interview with Tru. Maggie writes her Gotta Have Hope column and is not a reporter and doesn't have any desire to be in the spotlight. Tru is a champion horse trainer and repeat winner of the National Quarter Horse Finals and in order to keep his sponsors happy he's forced into the interview. What transpires when Maggie goes off script leads to a bet between herself and Tru that he can't turn her into a cutting horse rider in eight weeks. Between the media and his sponsors that bet becomes a reality and Maggie finds herself in Wishing Springs living at Four of Hearts Ranch and being trained by the Tru Monahan for two whole months.

What transpires between them leads each of them to question whether the secrets they keep are worth keeping if it means pushing the other one away. There's much more to both Tru and Maggie than what you see on the surface so you'll have to read the book to see what secrets they are hiding. As I said before the other characters in the story that reside in the town add so much to the story especially Jenna, a pregnant teen that Maggie meets outside of town after the initial interview. She gives her a ride to Over the Rainbow, a home for unwed teens, and that becomes the start of a wonderful relationship between the two that carries on throughout the book. If you want a feel-good, make you laugh, country romance then you'll love Betting on Hope!


Book info

About the book:

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.

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.
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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.

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Saddle up for a new romance from novelist Debra CloptonBetting on HopeIn 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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I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.

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