WORD GETS AROUND
Lauren Eldridge had avoided returning home to Daily, Texas, until her father confesses to being in over his head. Paying back an old favor, he's invested in a horse that's supposed to be the star of a new Hollywood movie. Only the horse won't behave. And Lauren is the best trainer in the state. Convinced to return, she soon finds more than she bargained for when the movie's screenwriter turns out to be leading-man handsome.
This movie may be Nate Heath's last shot at turning his career around. He didn't have high hopes at first, but the town of Daily may be just what everyone needs to find hope and healing. And maybe even a little romance.
I declare -- Lisa Wingate has a magic pen that enables her to bring words to life. I was completely captivated by the Texan twang that rings true in the folks from Daily, Texas. They are full of small town community spirit that left me laughing and cringing by turn. Nate and Lauren didn't stand a chance once they set foot in Daily.
For Lauren it's a return after a two year self-imposed exile. Nate has been dragged there by a needy friend. Neither is thrilled with the situation but in the wise words of Aunt Donetta: "Sometimes God puts a new path under your feet, not because you think you're ready to walk it, but because He knows that's the way you need to go." (p 286)
And what ensues is pure genius. Individual story threads intersect and create a powerful tale of hope and healing. Nate and Lauren are caught up in the middle of it all, struggling to find their bearing while helping those they love. Their romance develops from the rich legacy of caring and faith modeled by the endearing citizens of Daily, Texas.
A mesmerizing read.
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