Friday, March 6, 2015

Blog Tour: Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton

Author: Debra Clopton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date of publication: 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.
Betting on Hope is the first in a new series about the Four of Hearts Ranch and the small town of Wishing Springs.  It's the first book that I have read by this author and I know it won't be my last.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Maggie is thrust into learning how to be ride a horse for cutting competition after she makes a bet with Tru.  It's the only way to save her beloved advice column. Tru wants nothing to do with reporters, but he needs this to keep his ranch.  

I loved watching these two slowly come to trust each other.  Because that is what needs to come first, trust before the love can settle in.  I wanted to kick Tru for holding back.  While his reasons were understandable, they were misguided and stubborn.  I was really rooting for him to wake up!

 Besides the main characters, the peripheral characters in the town really made the story.  I loved how the town just embraced Maggie and made her their own.  She came in alone and ended up with a big family that would have done anything for her.  There are so many more things that happen in this story that I could go on forever.  I encourage you to read this sweet, clean romance.  I can't wait to visit with the town of Wishing Springs again very soon!


Enter to win a Kindle Fire HD 6 to celebrate the release of Betting on Hope

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • A copy of Betting on Hope
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 8th. Winner will be announced March 9th on Debra's blog.



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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