Betting on Hope

A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance

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One clutzy advice columnist.

One champion cowboy.

And an entire small town rooting for love.

Advice columnist Maggie Hope never dreamed she’d be shaking hands with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan over a high-stakes bet, especially one that involves horses. And saddles. And everything else a city girl like Maggie feels uncomfortable around. But after filling in for a coworker and interviewing the handsome cowboy, she finds herself doing just that. Anything to save her advice column.

Despite Maggie’s two left feet, Tru is bound and determined to bring out her inner cowgirl by teaching her to ride a cutting horse, trained to separate cattle from the rest of the herd. While her riding improves, their attraction intensifi es, but Tru knows he can never let her into his heart—for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, a community full of meddling but well-meaning townsfolk, Maggie discovers the home she’s always longed for. But she’s holding something back—a secret that could destroy her reputation and any future she’s ever hoped for with the cowboy she might just love.

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Thomas Nelson
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Feb 24, 2015
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Fiction / Christian / Romance
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Western
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 From award-winning author Debra Clopton comes the Texas Matchmakers series—about three older women who set off a nationally advertised "Wives Wanted Campaign" to bring women to their small town of Mule Hollow to marry the lonesome cowboys. A far fetched idea that's working—look out fellas, the women are coming one car at a time!
Eight months pregnant, stranded on a freezing winter night and in labor, loner Lilly Tipps has one hope and a prayer: her beloved little donkey Samantha. But is her desperate action enough to get the help she and her baby need?

The last thing horse trainer Cort Wells expects on the frozen Texas night is to be awakened by an icicle encrusted donkey with the ability to break and enter. He soon realizes his standoffish neighbor is in trouble but can he get to her in time?

A Grinch of a cowboy, a pregnant recluse, a depressed dog and a matchmaking donkey…it’s an unusual combination. But add a baby to the mix to bind them all together and life and love have a whole new forecast…sunny days are peeking over the horizon

Note: This book was previously published as And Baby Makes Five. This edition includes some fun extras.

If you like fast paced, well written romance with loveable characters you'll love this series! These stories will be etched into your heart forever! What a wonderful little town she's created~get your copy today!

What readers have said about the stories set in Mule Hollow: 

Wow! I pray that I can get every book that Debra Clopton writes! I love all these stories about the Mule Hollow cowboys and the women they fall in love with. 

...This is a great book I laughed a lot!,,,kept me interested all the way through sometimes laughing hilariously and sometimes crying but thoroughly entertained all the way to the end and then I was anxious for her next work.

...keep them coming Ms. Clopton!

Fans of: small town romance, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Texas Cowboy romance, animal lovers, dog and donkey lovers, Emily March, Chris Keniston Farraday Country, The Eternity Springs series, the Carsons of mustang creek, cedar cove novels, debbie macomber, linda lael miller, sweet contemporary romance, clean and wholesome romance, Rancher romance, West Texas stories, family sagas, romance series, runaway brides,and hallmark movies should enjoy Dream With Me, Cowboy and all the Texas Matchmakers books...

Books in the TEXAS MATCHMAKERS series:
Book 1: Dream With Me, Cowboy
Book 2: Be My Love, Cowboy
Book 3: This Heart's Your, Cowboy
Book 4: Hold Me, Cowboy
Book 5: Be Mine, Cowboy
Book 6: Marry Me, Cowboy
Book 7: Cherish Me, Cowboy
Book 8: Surprise Me, Cowboy
Book 9: Serenade Me, Cowboy
Book 10: Return To Me, Cowboy
Book 11: Love Me, Cowboy
Book 12: Ride With Me, Cowboy
Book 13: Dance With Me, Cowboy

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