Thursday, April 28, 2011
A Cowboy’s Touch by Denise Hunter
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 needs a nanny for his daughter, 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 felt 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?
The message that the author is going with this book is whether the secrets from our past affect who we had become. Do these secrets affect our actions now and in the future and whether we are even aware of it?
Both Abigail and Wade had secrets from their past and both are living under the secrets. While Wade is aware of what he is doing, Abigail might not be. She is an investigative reporter know as the Truthseeker for a magazine but can she be doing what she does because she did not report something that she encountered when she was much younger and she’s making amends now?
It was a pretty wonderful book to read. I like Abigail and especially fond of Aunt Lucy and her many ‘girls’. The book is a bit slow but it was nicely written but I am slightly disappointed that there are no surprises. I know this is a feel-good book but surprises can be good too. It is rather predictable but enjoyable. Classified by the author as A Big Sky Romance, A Cowboy’s Touch is published by Thomas Nelson. It has been named a Women of Faith novel for 2011. Women of Faith events are productions Thomas Nelson Life Event.
Special thanks to B&B Media for sending this book to review.