About the Book
Humiliated after her broken engagement, Claire Montgomery flees her comfortable life in San Francisco for a teaching position in Pine Creek, Washington, a dot of a town nestled in the rugged Cascade Mountains. She’s determined to succeed—for once in her life—only to discover, upon her arrival, that success will have to be won. Thanks to a school board error, two teachers have been hired.
When scandal forces professor Barrett Clarke from his position, he returns to Pine Creek where his uncle, chairman of the school board, sets forth an irresistible offer: teach one year in return for ranchland. For this would-be rancher, nothing is more tempting than resurrecting his childhood dream, and nothing can deter him from earning that land.
Except perhaps Claire Montgomery. Losing the battle for the classroom means losing the ranchland, but winning may mean losing Claire’s heart.
About the Author
A native of Washington State, Sondra Kraak grew up playing in the rain, hammering out Chopin at the piano, and running up and down the basketball court. Now settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, blogging about spiritual truths, and writing historical romance set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She delights in sharing stories that not only entertain, but nourish the soul. Her debut novel, One Plus One Equals Trouble, was an ACFW Genesis semi-finalist (2015) and the winner of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Unpublished Women’s Fiction Award (2015).
Two teachers. One job opening. And they will both fight for what they believe is rightfully theirs, but falling in love was not part of the equation…
Sondra Kraak has written a charming western romance that readers will fall in love with from page one. With an engaging and entertaining story and characters readers will absolutely love, the backdrop of small town Pine Creek, Washington along the Cascade Mountains also enhances this wonderful story and cast of characters. With a continual banter between school teachers Claire Montgomery and Barrett Clark, readers are in for an enjoyable time, and of course a bit of romance. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy western romance novels.
Series: Love that Counts
Genre: historical, western, romance
Publisher: Trail House Publishers
Publication date: October 31, 2015
Number of pages: 279
Content Rating: PG,
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
2-Two Ways Home (late spring 2016)
A review copy of this book was provided by CelebrateLit.
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