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.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 17, 2015)
Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
My review: Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton
This is a nice set up for a new series of stories from Debra Clopton. I like the new characters and town. It starts out with a interview and ends up with a bet between the two main characters.
Maggie Hope has been forced to step in and interview Tru Monahan. Maggie is a newspaper writer for a advice. She is nervous to be on camera. Tru has trained cutting horses and is a champion. He says he can train anyone and Maggie says want to bet. Tru sponsers love the idea. So does Maggie's boss. They are two have two months to train Maggie.
Maggie is afraid of horses. She has never been around them. Maggie does not trust men. Maggie had a tough childhood.
Tru feels like Maggie set him up. He and his brothers are trying to save the ranch after their dad's death. They also care for their grandfather who has alzheimers.
Betting Hope has some humor, drama and deals with some tough subjects. Like Alzheimer, teen pregnancy. In a positive way.
I would read more of A Four of Hearts Ranch books. I like Debra Clopton's books.
I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and in return I agreed to give Betting on Hope a honest review.