Counting on a Cowboy (Thomas Nelson, August 2015)
After losing everything she held dear, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy may just spur her to wonder if love might be worth the risk.
Running from a past that haunts her, Abby Knightly is drawn to the cozy town of Wishing Springs, Texas. Maybe this small town could offer hope and healing and a future for Abby . . . if she's brave enough to reach out and take it by the reins.
Bo Monahan isn't interested in the new romantic destination his little town has become---or the women who might be looking at him like he's their next Mr. Right. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing stirrup business, he isn't looking for serious romantic commitments. But when the infant son he never knew about shows up at his doorstep, his world is turned upside down.
This confirmed bachelor might not think he needs a wife, but he sure needs help. Even Abby can see that, and despite her best efforts to keep her distance, she can't help but be drawn to this new father-son duo. As Abby throws herself into helping Bo navigate fatherhood, hope sparks between them, revealing that maybe, just maybe, they can navigate their dark pasts and emerge together into a future as bright as the Texas sun itself.
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MY REVIEW-Debra Clopton has penned another funny but heart warming cowboy story in Counting on a Cowboy! I love how her stories come together with characters that may not be perfect but are trying to do their best. My personal favorite is the first one but I found this one to be right on par.
Abby is running from her familiar surroundings and heads to Wishing Springs, Texas after reading about the columns written by Maggie. It sounds like the perfect laid back place to start over fresh. Bo Monahan(who is the brother to Tru from the first book) helps Abby when their cow runs her vehicle off the road but it becomes clear that he is the one needing assistance when a baby is dropped on the Monahan doorstep. And the baby is Bo's!! A girlfriend from years ago died and left the baby(one he didn't know about at all) to be given to Bo. Needless to say, this makes for some very funny parts with a no-nonsense cowboy trying to raise a youngster.
This does deal with some difficult issues but I think Debra comes at them with a good amount of common sense. You see the wisdom from Maggie and the sweetness of these guys. I couldn't help but cry at times with Pops and the struggles he was going through daily. But also for his sons, who saw him growing up as a big strong cowboy who could rope and ride like nobody else. And now with the disease his memory is going and they have a tough time of it themselves. Very hard situation to go through.
An excellent contemporary novel that will have you laughing, crying and enjoying yourself. Loved it!
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