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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Betting on Hope, Four of Hearts Ranch Romance Series #1Debra CloptonThomas Nelson / 2015 / Trade Paperback$6.79 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews
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It's 1885 and five preachers sit around a campfire out West, trading stories of unlikely couples they've seen God bring together. This is one of those stories . . .
In which Katie, who has chased off half a dozen suitors with her shotgun, hires a rambling ranch hand who's finding Katie may change his wandering ways.
Everyone in town knows Katie Pearl has no interest in getting hitched. She likes living on her own out on her departed Pa's big ranch, turning down suitors left and rightwith a pistol by her side.
But when she needs a strong hand to help with rebuilding her house, Katie hires wandering cowboy Treb Rayburn, knowing he's just in town to make a quick buck and then he'll be off for parts unknown. But Treb's got a heart big as Texas. Their blossoming friendship may change her loner status and his wandering ways for good.
"Debra Clopton is a master at creating characters you just have to love!" Linda Goodnight, New York Times best-selling author
Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist who was first published in 2005 and has more than 22 novels to her credit. Along with her writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra is the author of the acclaimed Mule Hollow Matchmaker Series, the place readers tell her they wish was real. Her goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words. Visit her online at www.debraclopton.com, Facebook: debra.clopton, Twitter: @debraclopton.
LarikSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5quite a teaser,should get the whole collecionJanuary 4, 2015LarikSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This story is quite a teaser for the reader and is awesome introduction for the other four stories. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Katie after suffering the tragedy of losing her father and the ranch house to a ferocious tornado has a strong phobia foe anything with roof on it and in the aftermath of being a sole remaining owner of a huge ranch and the whole passel of "gentlemen" proposing marriage to her in order to secure the ranch for themselves she has developed another and even stronger phobia-phobia for anyone in pants and a hat...but she couldn't continue living under the stars so the cowboy with wondering heart looking for a temporary position is an answer to the prayer....
Poor Thad, he should have know better then to get hired on Katie's ranch, she is liable to put a halter on his wondering heart faster then on the horse...
Sweet and touching romance with a lot of gentle healing for two very wounded hearts.
I'm looking forward to reading the other four stories.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing, through netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.
Andrea CoxTexasAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Spunky western. Love it!November 13, 2014Andrea CoxTexasAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5By Andrea Renee Cox
I was excited when I received an electronic galley copy of A Cowboy for Katie through NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review, because I love reading about cowboys. I like everything about cowboys. The hats, jeans, and boots. The hat-tipping, let ladies go through the door first, show respect to women kind of chivalry that is hard to come by these days. Ooh, Im getting chills just thinking about it.
In A Cowboy for Katie, Katie Pearl is known as a crazy woman. With a threat on her lips and a gun on her hipif its not in her handKatie Pearl will stop at nothing to protect her land from the squirrelly cowpokes trying to steal it from her by way of marriage. Treb Rayburn doesnt know what hes in for when he hires on to rebuild Katie Pearls house after a tornado destroyed it, killing her Pa. The only question is, will he have the gumption to love an unlovable crazy lady?
Dont let this storys small size fool you. Like its main character, Katie Pearl, it carries a whirlwind of spunk in a small package. I found myself chuckling many times through many of the chapters, thanks to Debra Cloptons creative humor woven through the plot. The essence of cowboys was captured perfectly in Treb, and I couldnt help but hope he could somehow find a way through Katie Pearls defenses. All in all, I discovered a new-to-me author Ill be keeping my eye on.
jenilee220OhioAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5very cute!October 18, 2014jenilee220OhioAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is such a super cute story! If you are looking for a sweet, charming fall read, this is it. Debra Clopton has woven together fun characters, a full story and a beautiful discovery of love.