While this is the third in the A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance series, it reads very well on its own. This novel centers on Cassidy Starr. She's just returned to Wishing Springs, Texas, divorced and humiliated. She's determined to take the rundown farm she inherited from her great aunt, restore the organic strawberry farm and turn it into a B & B. She is in no mood to contemplate any relationship, least of all with Jarrod Monahan who runs the ranch next to hers. They've got a history and Cassidy still remembers the pain.
This is a delightful romance. I really like how the Monahan family functions. We know from previous novels in this series that the father of the family had run the farm into deep debt, something the boys found out when the parents were killed in an accident. The sons were determined to pay off the debts and keep the ranch. That also meant caring for their grandfather, in a battle with increasing dementia.
This romance is pretty straight forward. There is no complex plot nor surprising twists. I always like to learn something when I read a novel and this time there was a bit little about organic gardening. So I recommend this Christian romance to those who like an uncomplicated story about a stubborn woman and a persistent man who is after her.
You can read my review of Betting on Hope and Counting on a Cowboy, the earlier books in this series.
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My rating: 4/5 stars.
Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning author of more than 22 novels. Along with writing, she helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. You can find out more at http://debraclopton.com/.
Thomas Nelson, 320 pages. You can buy a copy here.
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