Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review of A Cowboy's Touch!

A Cowboy's Touch by Denise Hunter is the story of a city gal and cowboy who discover love and what it truly means.

Abigail Jones is used to a hectic lifestyle. She works for her mother's magazine as an investigative reporter, so she's somewhat of an alcoholic. However, her body isn't used to her stressful lifestyle. When her hypertension begins to worry her doctor sister, Abigail is sentenced to three months in the middle of nowhere in Moose Creek, Montana to rest and check up on her great aunt. Little does she know that a new adventure awaits her.

When a young girl named Maddy Ryan shows up at Abigail's aunt's store, worried about her missing bicycle, Abigail immediately agrees to help her find it. She soons discovers that Maddy is the daughter of widowed Wade Ryan, a mysterious cowboy who appears to be much more than what he shows on the surface. Maddy and Abigail soon form a strong bond of friendship and love, so when Maddy talks to Abigail about needing a nanny for the summer, Abigail agrees. She soon discovers love that she never though she would find, but she also discovers a secret that could both save her mother's magazine and destroy her new relationship.

Will she make the right choice?

This book is a typical Christian romance, but I really liked the different elements of Maddy, Abigail's aunt, and Abigail's mother's magazine. It added some depth and additional subplots, which I usually cannot do without in this genre. The author's voice is smooth, and I had no trouble whatsoever getting through this book.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Abigail's character in this book. In the end, I felt as if she was totally wrong. It was like Wade deserved more. I wasn't also happy about the characters of her mother and sister.

All in all, I rate this book four out of five stars. Recommended to gals in their late teens and up!

Specifics ( from amazon.com ):
~ Paperback: 320 pages
~ Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 29, 2011)

Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

Blessings,

6 comments:

Sierra said...

I saw this at the library and I was like "Hmm...It looks O.K. Maybe I'll try it later." Now I'm not so sure about it.I'll look at another review maybe and then decide. Thanks for the review!I review for Booksneeze,Tyndale and now the Z street team/Zondervan.I want to sign up with Revell & Multnomah.Did you request Diviner? And quick question since you are the expert, how many books are you allowed to get on Zondervan?
Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

~Prism~ said...

Thanks, and congrats! I hope you find some good reads. I can't wait to read your reviews! Yes, I did request Diviner. I'm not quite sure, but I usually stick with one just to give everyone a chance to get a book, because they do have a limited number of copies.

Blessings,
~Prism~

Sierra said...

I just signed up with z street but I've been wit Booksneeze since may or a little before.Tyndale...is giving me some trouble.I got one book fine(just a little slow) and then when I requested another I never got it.It's been like a month and it just says it's waiting for a review.And I couldn't find a help email.You are so nice, I would be grabbing every cool book that came along :P
Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

~Prism~ said...

I've actually heard that about Tyndale before, and, although it hasn't happened to me, I'd give it another month. The books usually arrive in 1-2 months. If it doesn't arrive at all after that time, try to contact them. Did you ever get a shipping e-mail? Usually when it's ready to ship, an e-mail is sent.

I hope this helps!

Blessings,
~Prism~

Sierra said...

Nope.That it what has me in the middle.I did find an update email that I didn't think I had read from them in the trash...so yeha.I'm going to have to wait it out a little longer :) Thanks!
Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Rachel said...

Prism,
I thought you may enjoy goodreads.com

--Rachel

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