Sunday, October 24, 2010
Emily's Chance by Sharon Gillenwater (Review)
Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Revell; Original edition (October 1, 2010)
From the Publisher
Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town of Callahan Crossing for the moment, but it’s just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at the Callahan Crossing historical society will look good on her ever-growing resume as she attempts to break into the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. Little does she know cowboy and contractor Chance Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay–both with the town and with him. As he helps Emily restore the town’s history after a devastating fire, he also helps her uncover her own hidden worth and the value of love.
The second book in THE CALLAHANS OF TEXAS series, Emily’s Chance is a heartwarming story of letting love take the lead. Readers will come away wishing they lived in Callahan Crossing.
I thought this was a sweet contemporary Christian romance book set in a small town in Texas. It can be read without reading the first book in the series, Jenna's Cowboy. In this book the town is still recovering from a horrible fire that affected many of the residents. Chance Callahan is the main focus of this book but we still see a few things about the characters from the first book. Emily Rose is from the big city and is in Callahan only to set up a museum based on their history but Chance fell in love with the moment he met her during the fire. The book is a slow moving pure romance but well written and enjoyable to read. I liked my second visit to this town and look forward to the next book in the series. Recommended. :)
Sharon Gillenwater was born and raised in West Texas and loves to write about her native state. The author of several novels, including Jenna’s Cowboy, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not writing, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, daughter-in-law, and two adorable grandchildren. She lives in Washington.
Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thank you Donna at Revell for my review copy.