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Betting on Hope (#01 in Four Of Hearts Ranch Romance Series)

Debra Clopton

Betting on Hope (#01 in Four Of Hearts Ranch Romance Series)

Debra Clopton

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One clutzy advice columnist.

One champion cowboy.

And an entire small town rooting for love.

Advice columnist Maggie Hope never dreamed she'd be shaking hands with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan over a high-stakes bet, especially one that involves horses. And saddles. And everything else a city girl like Maggie feels uncomfortable around. But after filling in for a coworker and interviewing the handsome cowboy, she finds herself doing just that. Anything to save her advice column.

Despite Maggie's two left feet, Tru is bound and determined to bring out her inner cowgirl by teaching her to ride a cutting horse, trained to separate cattle from the rest of the herd. While her riding improves, their attraction intensifi es, but Tru knows he can never let her into his heart-for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, a community full of meddling but well-meaning townsfolk, Maggie discovers the home she's always longed for. But she's holding something back-a secret that could destroy her reputation and any future she's ever hoped for with the cowboy she mightust love.



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One clutzy advice columnist.

One champion cowboy.

And an entire small town rooting for love.

Advice columnist Maggie Hope never dreamed she'd be shaking hands with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan over a high-stakes bet, especially one that involves horses. And saddles. And everything else a city girl like Maggie feels uncomfortable around. But after filling in for a coworker and interviewing the handsome cowboy, she finds herself doing just that. Anything to save her advice column.

Despite Maggie's two left feet, Tru is bound and determined to bring out her inner cowgirl by teaching her to ride a cutting horse, trained to separate cattle from the rest of the herd. While her riding improves, their attraction intensifi es, but Tru knows he can never let her into his heart-for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, a community full of meddling but well-meaning townsfolk, Maggie discovers the home she's always longed for. But she's holding something back-a secret that could destroy her reputation and any future she's ever hoped for with the cowboy she mightust love.


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Debra Clopton

Debra Clopton lives in Madisonville, TX.

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Beautiful story of hope
5 stars By Hannah, Nov 24 2015
Love, love, loved this book! It was hilarious, sweet, amazing, and made me cry with how beautiful it was as the characters discovered both God and each other. I fell in love with the characters from the first page and couldn't get enough of their story. I love the way this author doesn't shy away from tough heart issues (adoption, alcoholism, etc) but takes them full on, even if the answers are tough to accept at times. It's real life. Cannot wait to read more by this author! 
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Small Town Romance
4 stars By Jacqui, Jun 01 2015
I was eager to read this new novel of Debra Clopton after thoroughly enjoying all her other books. The story didn't disappoint. Like her previous series there are all the fun characters and elements that go with small town life. I loved the main characters, Maggie and Tru, and the plot she chose for them.  I finished the story satisfied with the conclusion but wanting to spend more time in the little country town and find out what happens in the lives of Tru's two brothers and some of the other characters. I am looking forward to the next books in the series.
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A bet and a romance
5 stars By Iola, Apr 06 2015
Betting on Hope is the first book in Debra Clopton's new Four Hearts Ranch series. The setting, Wishing Springs, Texas, is a small ranching community that seems to have a lot in common with the nearby Mule Hollow (setting of twenty stories). It's a small friendly community with plenty of single men, and a cast of quirky minor characters, including the identical twins (one of whom is Mayor), and the town busybodies who run the beauty salon. (This was probably the one weakness in Wishing on Hope: there was a little too much time spent establishing these minor characters when I was more interested in reading about Maggie or Jenna).

Yes, the romance between Tru and Maggie was predictable (this is a romance novel: what did you expect), but it was enjoyable nonetheless. What was less predictable was Maggie's developing relationship with the people of Wishing Springs, especially Jenna. 

Overall, Betting on Hope is a fun short romance, perfect for summer days or winter nights. It's Christian fiction (in that main characters mention God-once each-but it's not at all preachy, despite having times where it could have been).

Thanks to Love Inspired and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for revie
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