A Cowboy's Touch, Big Sky Romance Series #1
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Abigail Jones isn't sure how she went 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. Will the secrets she brought with her to Moose Creek, Montana separate her from the cowboy who finally captured her heart?
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Big Sky Romance
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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?
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including Dancing with Fireflies and The Convenient Groom. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her FaceBook page at facebook.com/authordenisehunter
Abigail becomes a nanny for Wade's daughter, Maddy, and lives on his property, Stillwater Ranch. As Abigail grows closer to Maddy, her interest in Wade deepens until she discovers he is the celebrity cowboy J.W. Ryan who vanished after his wifes death. She learns he did this to protect Maddy, but quickly becomes torn between publishing the story exposing the missing cowboy and letting her magazine collapse. Abby writes an article despite her increasing emotional sentiments toward Wade, but he discovers her writing and is angered by her betrayal. When Wade forces her to leave Stillwater Ranch, the separation weighs heavily on the two until one event changes this.
The characterization and character development are strong throughout the book and ring true, particularly with women characters. However, as with most romance novels the plot is sometimes predictable. Overall, A Cowboy's Touch is a sweet romance about a big city girl falling in love with a macho cowboy and contains a solid message about truth. I recommend this book for women interested in the romance genre. Michelle C. Archer, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
BarrelRacer99MinnesotaAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Must Read!April 12, 2013BarrelRacer99MinnesotaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an amazing read. I couldn't put the book down. Chapter after chapter I read. I cannot wait to read the next two Big Sky Romance Series. I'm excited to get them!
Its About Time MamawCleveland, TexasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Lies and Deceit Ruins RelationshipsOctober 4, 2011Its About Time MamawCleveland, TexasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Workaholic Abigal Jones aka The Truth Seeker is a succesful columnist and is forced to take a well needed hiatas from her job. Her boss whom is her mother is concerned with her daughters health. She banishes her to her Aunt's home in Montana not only for her health but to check on her aunt because they fear that her aunt is slipping into dementia. But the kicker is her mother insists that Abigal is to stay there for three months.
The author, of course, has added a handsome widowed rancher, Wade Ryan owner of the Stillwater Ranch, as her aunt's neighbor. To top it off he has a darling daughter, Maddy that is in dire need of a women's infulence in her young life.
Lies and deception are strong in this story on both Abigal and Wade's side which creates any chance at friendship between the two, much less love.
I did not want to put this book down. Definitely one of my favorites.
I highly recommend A Cowboy's Touch.
I gladly give it a 5 out of 5.
I received a free ebook copy of this book for review from NetGalley. This is my honest opinion and was in no way compensated for that opinion.
newreaderNevadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent!September 2, 2011newreaderNevadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I just finished this boook! Wow what a great read. I was so moved by the way the writer keep you hanging on and wondering what will transpire between Wade and Abigail. It had perfect background information on branding and cowboy work.
schoolmarmHeber Springs, ARAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Facing is easier than hidingJuly 31, 2011schoolmarmHeber Springs, ARAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wade was comfortable hiding from the public, but when
Abigail enters the picture as his daughter's nanny that
may no longer be the case. What will it cost for the truth
to come out?
Rambling Reader5 Stars Out Of 5Fast-Paced, Light Summer Read!July 7, 2011Rambling ReaderQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5After reading The Inconvenient Groom by Denise Hunter a few months ago, I was anticipating the release of A Cowboy's Touch, the first in her new "Big Sky" series. My expectations for a light and enjoyable read were fulfilled, and I even surprised myself by reading the novel in practically one sitting!
The plot of A Cowboy's Touch moves along at a steady pace, and in many ways it reminded me of a Hallmark movie. While Wade has a past that threatens their relationship, Abigail has secrets of her own. I was very sympathetic to Wade and his daughter Maddy; and at times, I became very exasperated by Abigail's actions. But any great story needs to have its share of tension and characters who make their share of mistakes. Ultimately, it is is a story of forgiveness and finding new beginnings.
I look forward to Denise Hunter's next novel in this series, The Accidental Bride, which is scheduled to be released in January 2012.
I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from NetGalley, courtesy of Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."