When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s Thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.
Meg Cole grew up incredibly lonely. Feeling that her father was more concerned about the family oil business than raising a daughter. Knowing that she would eventually have to take over the family business, she wanted to make it on her own first. Unfortunately, her turn to take over came sooner than she expected with the death of her father.
Having to deal with all of the employees and various other hobby businesses was not something she wanted to do. In fact, most of her advisers told her to fire and sell off most of it. One of the people to be fired is Bo Porter, the manager of her father’s horse farm. He has no desire to give up something he and his brother have worked so hard to build.
Meg is a great character. She has constant anxiety dealing with a business she never wanted, and a troubled past that might just bite her in the end. From the cover you can tell this was going to have a romantic element, but there was enough other aspects of the book for me to qualify it more as a good story. I really liked Bo as a character as well. He was very strong willed and fought for what he wanted, which was this horse farm. Watching Meg’s journey as she comes to realize she can use her father’s business for good, and not just as a money making machine, was satisfying.
Becky Wade wrote an engaging book that was a fast read. I felt like the characters were very believable. You weren’t quite sure where the author was going to take the story line, and that is always a plus in my mind, I don’t want to know every single outcome before I read it!
Overall, this was a great light read, and after some of the serious books I have been reading lately, I needed something quick and light!
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in return for my honest review. The opinions are my own.