Betting on Hope? A wild card for sure, since she has never been on a horse in her life!
Maggie Hope, an advice columnist turned-journalist-for-a-day, has gotten herself in way over her head this time, and she is not even sure how it happened. When her flu-ridden friend Amanda asks Maggie to stand in for her, the assignment places Maggie Hope within literal reach of ranch owner and champion horse rider Tru Monahan for an on-camera interview. And before she knows it, Maggie has snagged the eye of the television public when Tru bets that he can not only teach her how to ride a horse, but he can prepare her for competition . . . . . in just two months.
Time alone with Tru Monahan is a force to be reckoned with and in spite of her resolve, Maggie falls hard for the handsome cowboy, while suspecting that the feelings are mutual. But Maggie and Tru both have secrets, and secrets have a way of reaching the light of day. How can they ever reveal their true feelings without losing hope for their future?
Debra Clopton has written a remarkably clever, joyful, emotionally stirring story that takes place within a delightful small Texas town where many of her readers will want to become residents. And the good news is, "Betting on Hope" is only the first book in the "Four of Hearts Ranch Romance" series. Book two, "Counting on a Cowboy" comes next!