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Published by WaterBrook on May 3, 2022
Genres: Christian, Clean Romance, Women's Fiction
Source: NetGalley, the author
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An uplifting novel about new beginnings disguised as failed plans and the joy of falling in love all over again, from USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle.
Merry Anna Foster just moved to Antler Creek, North Carolina. It's not a forever move, just a little sabbatical following an ugly divorce that destroyed her self-confidence. A three-month bet with her freeloading ex-husband, intended to prove she can live on less, has Merry Anna shedding her high-expense, demanding lifestyle to live simply. Now she has just two goals: win the wager and say yes to new opportunities. Soon she finds herself renting a small place in town, working in a gift shop on Main Street, and loving every minute of her low-key, no-major-responsibility life.
Adam Locklear is the most eligible bachelor in town, but that doesn't mean he's available. The rodeo-loving owner of the Antler Creek Feed Mill is laser-focused on his goals, and they don't include settling down...yet. He is curious about the quiet woman who just arrived in town, though. There's an immediate spark between them, almost as if they'd known each other before.
But not long into their new friendship, Adam is unexpectedly thrust into solo parenting his young daughter he's never met, leaving Merry Anna questioning his motives--while struggling with her own growing attraction toward him. To complicate things further, Merry's ex-husband shows up and desperately tries to reconcile their relationship. Merry Anna must trust her restored confidence and follow her heart to make a choice. And she may end up surprising everyone--including herself.
Merry Anna needs a fresh start and finds it – and herself – in Antler Creek, North Carolina. After her divorce, she takes a leave of absence from the family business and decides to stay in this little town she comes across when getting gas. She quickly falls in love with the town. The slower pace of life, appreciating the smaller things and making genuine friends, as well as attending church again all have Merry Anna feeling happier than she has ever felt.
Adam Locklear is a professional bull rider on the path to the championship this year. He has a big goal and hopes that by winning this year, he can retire to the back end of the sport with the livestock. He was the previous owner of the bunkhouse Merry Anna is living in and is her neighbor.
They’re both going through so much and trying to find themselves and what matters most but also trying to avoid a relationship. However, these two are absolutely meant to be and can’t seem to stop what God has planned. I loved the theme of following your heart, trying new things, and believing in the possibility of more.
I absolutely loved this book! The characters were the perfect small-town blend and the setting could not have been better. I fell in love with Antler Creek as much as I did Merry Anna and Adam. This would be an incredible start to a series. I for one would love to keep visiting Antler Creek. It would make a wonderful movie! The story had healing, love, and faith – all the elements that make your heart smile.
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