Friday, February 26, 2016

Dear Abby - Invitation for Rescued Dogs and Cats

Dear Friends,

I want to put a call out this week.  I would love to connect with your rescued fur-friends, and any friends who have rescue pups or kitties as well.

As a rescued former stray, I am a very BIG supporter of pet rescue and adoption, and I would like to spread the good word by introducing readers to dogs and cats who have been rescued, and sharing their stories.   I would love to share their cute pictures, too!

If you have a rescued dog or cat who would like to be featured here, please get in touch.  You can leave a comment with your email, below.  If you want to space out your email (i.e. gooddog at bestdog . com) that is fine, too!  

I hope to hear from you - and your furbabies!

Love to all,

Abby xoxoxo

Book Review - Kissed By a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Book Synopsis:

Cassidy was looking for a home and a place to belong . . . not for a cowboy to steal her heart.

Having lived through her parents' endless string of "matrimonial bliss gone wrong," Cassidy Starr knows when the odds are not in her favor. Divorced and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground, Cassidy is through with love. She's been bucked off that horse far too many times. Instead, she returns to Wishing Springs, Texas, and the rundown farm she's inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She'll reopen the strawberry farm and a bed & breakfast and follow in her aunt's footsteps, remaining forever-independent, happy . . . and single.

Rancher Jarrod Monahan's hands are full running the ranch, looking after his ailing grandfather, and chasing down a group of rustlers on the loose. He's pushed his longing for a family to the bottom of his list of priorities. Besides, he was in love once but ran scared and lost his shot at happiness. But suddenly, the biggest regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded heart, determined to become a spinster . . . and that's a challenge that Jarrod can't pass up.

Jarrod sets his mind to breaking down the walls around Cassidy's stubborn heart. How can he show her that a cowboy's kiss lasts forever? For the good folks of Wishing Springs, falling in love has never been so much fun to witness.

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My Review:
This is my second Four of Hearts Ranch series read by Debra Clopton.  I read, and enjoyed, Counting on a Cowboy last summer.   This series has such a warm, cozy setting in the small town of Wishing Springs, Texas.  It felt like returning to a friendly, favorite place to visit this town and many of the same characters again.

This book centers on Cassidy Starr, who returns to Wishing Springs in order to run a strawberry farm and bed and breakfast at her late aunt's home.  Cassidy is sour on marriage after a particularly bad divorce, but she still feels sparks fly when she sees the handsome cowboy-next-door, Jarrod Monahan, again. 

The couple meets cute, as Cassidy cannot find the keys to the farm house she has inherited, so she is entering the house through the doggy door ... only to get stuck.  Jarrod comes along at just the right time.

This is a novel about Cassidy's second chances in the town where she grew up.  I really liked Cassidy as a character.  She was strong and independent.   I also enjoyed her romance with Jarrod, who impressed me in the previous novel as the strong but silent older brother.

The novel has well developed and likable characters, dialogue that moves the story along at a nice pace, and an interesting plot.   I recommend it for readers who enjoy Christian fiction, women's fiction, and fun weekend reads involving handsome cowboys!

Author Bio:

Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra's goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words. 

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I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.