Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Review of A Cowboy's Touch!
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.