After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she's accidentally sold a powerful family's prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the furious family, her grandfather tracks it to the Missouri Ozarks and makes an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house if they promise not to sell anything until he arrives.
Upon their arrival, however, they discover their new business doesn't deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its manager, ruggedly handsome Wyatt Ballentine, is frustrated to discover his fussy new bosses don't know a thing about the business he's single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more cattle than they can count--but no mysterious painting--Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and salvage a bad situation getting worse.
I absolutely loved this book! Due to some forgetfulness on my part I had a very short window in which to read this book but I probably would have finished it just as quickly without a deadline! Miranda and Wyatt were both fabulous characters. I loved how they both cared deeply for everyone they came across, whether it was sneaking treats to feed the boys on the street or buying an old lady's inedible pie on a regular basis to spare her feelings. They were both great examples of being the hands and feet of Jesus. Their romance was cute, starting with a not so great first meeting and through all the ups and downs that came along, till they finally admitted their love! The secondary characters were all well written too, from the eccentric Elmer to the precocious Betsy and everyone in between. Pine Gap certainly had it's share of entertaining people! I also like how the town was in Hart County since that's my last name (it's the little things!). In short this book was fabulous from the very beginning until the very end and I hated to stop reading!
Meet the Author
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of A Most Inconvenient Marriage, Sixty Acres and a Bride, and Caught in the Middle, and contributed a novella to A Match Made in Texas. Regina has worked at the Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children and can be found online at www.reginajennings.com
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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