Title: Abby’s Heart (Hidden Springs Series #3)
Author: Kristine Raymond
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Release Date: February 15, 2014
SynopsisAbby Prescott is a proper young lady who has never ventured far from home. She travels West to attend her aunt’s wedding and suddenly finds herself captivated by the beautiful, rugged landscape as well as the attention from not one, but two men. Malcolm ‘Boots’ Dunn is a young man who is on top of the world. He has re-opened Cooper’s Mine – a gold mine that has been closed up for more than twenty years. Fun-loving and easy-going, pretty Abby Prescott catches his eye and he knows that she is the one for him. Simon Archer is a solemn, hard-working man who spends his days apprenticing as a blacksmith and his nights dreaming for a woman to share his life with. When he meets Abby, he knows that she is the woman of his dreams and he will stop at nothing to have her. As both men vie for Abby’s affections, she innocently encourages their advances with disastrous consequences. When the dust settles, which one will win Abby’s heart?
ExcerptHe lifted her up and swung her around in a circle. She held onto his shoulders, feeling dizzy as he spun her around. After several rotations, he set her back down on the ground but didn’t remove his hands from her waist. Taking a moment to catch her breath, she kept her hands on his shoulders and as her head cleared, she suddenly realized that he was looking at her intently. Her eyes widened in surprise as he leaned his head towards her, then closed when she felt the brush of his lips on hers. The tingling sensation that she had felt in the tunnel was now magnified and as he brushed his lips softly against her mouth, a feeling of warmth spread through her body. She had never been kissed before but she had imagined many times what it would be like. This kiss was so much better than her imaginings. All too soon Boots pulled away, his hands still on her waist. “Is it okay that I kissed you? I know that I should have asked for your permission but you are so beautiful, I just couldn’t help myself.” Ducking her head so that he wouldn’t see her blush, she responded, “Yes, it’s okay. It was very nice. And just so you know, if you had asked, I would’ve said ‘yes’.”
MY 5 STAR REVIEW
The minute I picked up Here to Stay (the first book in the Hidden Springs series) I fell in love with the town and the people. After reading Abby's Heart I love the town and people even more! These characters have become my "friends"!
Seventeen year old Abby is visiting Hidden Springs for the first time to attend her aunt's wedding. She is smart, headstrong, and thinks she is ready to be on her own. During her stay Abby learns more about herself than she ever imagined. With the help of her family and new friends Abby learns to become an independent young lady. This book is packed with love, lies, heartache, and suspense oh and of course friends and family because they are ultimately what Hidden Springs is all about!
I would highly recommend Abby's Heart and the Hidden Springs series to anyone and everyone. Each story can be read as a stand alone but I would recommend reading the whole series to get the full effect of the people and the town.
I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in the series!
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