Her Hope Discovered by Cynthia Herron
Is the sure thing worth risking for the possibility of maybe?
Charla Winthrop, a savvy business woman seeking a permanent lifestyle change in small-town Ruby, learns that things aren’t always what they appear when she takes up residence in a house steeped in charm and a hint of mystery.
Rumor has it that Sam Packard the town carpenter is her go-to guy for home remodeling, but can Charla convince him to help her—with no strings attached, of course?
Alone far too long, Sam’s prayed that God would send him a wife and a mother for his daughters. However, the new Ruby resident is hardly what he imagined. A new place to call “home,” the possibility of what might be, and the answer to someone’s prayers unite this unlikely pair with the help of the town’s residents.
Nestled in the Ozarks’ hills and hollows is Ruby, Missouri, a quaint, cozy town where “neighbor” is merely another word for “friend.” Ruby will charm and delight as will her quirky, lovable characters who will steal your heart, but hand it right back—with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Savor your new friends’ sorrows and successes in the community where offbeat is perfect and mishaps and mayhem never tasted so good.
This book is not my favorite genre, but I did find it an easy, enjoyable read.
I found myself reading it as a result of a ‘blind date with a book’ that I signed up for.
To be honest, if not for the blind date opportunity I probably wouldn’t have given this book even a second glance otherwise. The cover isn’t really one that just grabs my attention.
The story line was intriguing, however. The more I read, the more I enjoyed it.
I liked the characters, but didn’t necessarily feel as though I completely connected to them.
The setting was spot on. I love the Ozarks, and know how those little towns are, and I think the author captured this one perfectly.
I also enjoyed reading about the large old home that Charla purchased. Old homes fascinate me, and this one was very well described.
If you are looking for an easy read, a clean book with a sweet romance, then definitely give this one a try!
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