Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Cowboy's Touch by Denise Hunter

Book Description:  Abigail is just in Moose Creek, Montana for the summer to temporarily care for her great aunt. But a tender-hearted cowboy beckons her to stay.Abigail Jones intends to spend just one summer in middle-of-nowhere Montana with her Aunt Lucy. Time away from her job is just what Abigail needs to reassess her life. The slow pace has her breathing deeply for the first time in years. And the majestic scenery encourages her to get reacquainted with herself . . . and God.What she didn't count on was the handsome widowed cowboy who owns the ranch where her aunt lives. When the rancher loses his daughter's nanny, Abigail decides to lend a hand for the summer.Wade Ryan can't help being attracted to Abigail. But he's given up everything to protect his daughter, and he's not about to risk it all on a pretty face.Under Abigail's care, Wade's home and daughter thrive. And with Wade's touch, Abigail's heart feels at home at last. But Abigail knows this elusive rancher is hiding something. Will her own secrets separate her from the cowboy who finally captured her heart?
My Review:  Abigail Jones is on an "errand" for her mom to check on her great aunt, Lucy. And to give Abigail a much needed rest. Abigail writes as a columnist for her mother's failing magazine, The Truthseeker. In seeking truth Abigail also finds adventure and a love interest. She also meets Maddy, an eleven-year-old in need of a nanny and Maddy's dad, Wade, who is in need of a woman's touch at his fenced-in-ranch somewhat true about his fenced-in-heart. Wade is a former World Rodeo champion turned quiet rancher. School is about to dismiss for the summer and Wade needs a nanny for his sweet daughter, Maddy. He also harbors a few secrets about his past. Wade and Abigail meet . . . sweet romance with July Fourth fireworks sparks between the two! Somehow, in short order, Abigail goes from big-city columnist to small-town nanny, but her new charge is growing on her, to say nothing of her ruggedly handsome boss. Love blossoms between Abigail and Wade--despite her better judgment. Wade didn't ask questions of Abigail's past or present when he "hired" her since she was Lucy's great niece. Now Abigail has "found" information about Wade that would make an award winning article for the magazine and probably make a name for Abigail herself! But as secrets go . . . will writing an article of this nature bring Truth or will it bring death to Wade and Abigail's budding relationship? And in seeking truth will Abigail find God the author of all Truth? Will the secrets of the past separate the Truth of the present? This is a clean romance where church attendance is mentioned and Abigail seeks and "sees" Truth but that's about all this read brings from the Christian sector. It is a fast, fun read that will hold one's interest and attention. A definite 4 star read for every one who enjoys a good.down.home.story laced with romance and good deeds.
*This ebook was provided for review by B & B Media and Net Galley*
About the Author:
Denise Hunter is the nationally published author of bestsellers Sweetwater Gap and Surrender Bay. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and was a RITA finalist.
In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
When Denise isn't writing she's busy raising three heroes-in-the making with her husband.
You can learn more about Denise through her website www.DeniseHunterBooks.com or by joining her FaceBook group at www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124248046980


  1. That sounds like a nice relaxing read.

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  2. In a lot of ways this story sounds like my sister's story. She met her husband (he has the same name as the hero) when she was a teacher for his young son. He owns and lives on a farm where she is now happy being his wife. Soooo, I'm going to get this book for her. Then she can tell me how close her story is to this one.