Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton


Betting on HopeBetting on Hope
(Four Hearts Ranch Romance #1)
by Debra Clopton
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback, 320 Pages
February 17th 2015 by Thomas Nelson

Summary

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.

      

My Review

I have a soft spot for cowboys. They're rough, rugged, charming, strong, and normally gentleman (at least in fictional stories). Tru definitely fit the mold although he has been painted as less in his past. Maggie on the other hand is a single city gal with a rough past that she feels guilty about. They were an interesting combination and as they fell for each other, I fell for them and this small town full of fun and interesting characters with some interwoven stories of their own.

I felt a little pulled from the main story of Tru and Maggie at first when we learn about Jenna and about some of the other characters from the town separately, but the author had a plan and it all comes together beautifully in the end. I really loved being out on the ranch with the main characters and getting to know Tru's brothers and Pops a little more. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the consequences of the town being in the spotlight and what romance comes to Tru's two brothers: Bo and Jarrod.

If you enjoy contemporary romance with an inspirational element that felt natural and wasn't too pushy, then I'd definitely recommend Betting on Hope. I enjoyed the story thoroughly. There were some heartbreaking moments, some that definitely curled my toes and made me sigh, and some that were just sweet. I got behind these characters and cheered them on and felt a smile form on my face when I came to the end.

Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank the publisher through Litfuse for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

Debra Clopton

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.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

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.

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

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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.

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