Monday, 4 April 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 loses his daughter’s nanny, 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 feels 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?

My take:~

Denise Hunter is my go-to girl when it comes to romantic and emotive love stories, when I want to be captured by a character's vulnerabilities and delight in their discovery of love and acceptance. A Cowboy's Touch is once again a reflection of Denise's talent in this genre, as she quickly establishes both Abigail and Wade as appealing and authentic characters, with quirks and weaknesses, striving to do the right thing by those they love. Their chemistry is palpable and their back stories add a touch of intrigue and depth to the romance element. My only quibble is the rather speedy resolution of a major issue towards the end of the story but even that failed to dampen my enthusiasm for this captivating love story. Rest assured I will be reading anything with Denise Hunter's name on the cover.

With thanks to the B&B Media Group and Thomas Nelson for my review copy

Relz Reviewz Extras

Reviews of Driftwood Lane, Seaside Letters, Surrender Bay, The Convenient Groom and Sweetwater Gap

Character spotlight on Jake

Character spotlight on Sabrina & Tucker (Seaside Letters)

Interview with Denise

Visit Denise's website and blog

Buy Denise's books at Amazon or Koorong


Denise Hunter said...

Thanks for your lovely review, Rel! So glad you enjoyed the story. :-)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I have this in my stack for a blog tour. I haven't read any of Denise Hunter yet, so I'm glad to know it's so good! 2 Kids and Tired Books

Joy Tamsin David said...

Oh yes, I totally feel the same way about Denise Hunter. I read her for the first time for last year's INSPYs and now I will read everything she writes. This one is in my review pile too.

Ausjenny said...

I loved this book too and will have a review up next week.

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