Abigail Jones is a successful investigative journalist who has a column in her mother’s magazine, but she has been sentenced from Chicago to Moose Creek, Montana, to rest for 3 months in the summer at her Great-Aunt Lucy’s house. Wade Ryan, once a celebrity rodeo champion, now lives a peaceful and quiet but busy life at his Stillwater Ranch. When his daughter’s summer nanny quits unexpectedly two days before summer, he hires Abigail, who his daughter, Maddy, connects with, to be her nanny. Shortly after taking the job, Abigail discovers she’s living with a celebrity whose whereabouts have been unknown for years after the mysterious death of his wife. In order to save her mother’s magazine, she investigates what happened to Maddy’s mother but Abigail is conflicted since she is fiercely attracted to Wade. What will happen if she falls in love with the man she’s investigating and will he forgive her this betrayal after all he’s been through?
I thoroughly enjoyed this Christian romance by Denise Hunter. I’ve read a lot of her books and she always writes about real people with real issues. The characters are endearing and made me excited to read her next Big Sky book when it comes out in January 2012. I loved the relationships that developed in Moose Creek as I was trying to discover who would be featured in the next book in the series. The growth that Abigail and Wade went through was very realistic and centered around the Lord.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a fun and touching Christian romance set in modern times with cowboys and country living.
I received this book for free from NetGalley.com and Thomas Nelson but I was not required to give a positive review.