She shouldn’t get involved with the cowboy next door…
Laid off from her teaching job in the city, Jemma Monroe takes a job teaching in a tiny town and rents a house on the outskirts. A visitor soon shows up at her door—a horse. His owner, a handsome neighbor in boots and a cowboy hat, comes by to collect him.
When single dad Wyatt Langford meets Jemma, it’s the first time he feels interested in a woman since his wife left. But she’s his daughter’s new teacher, so they both know they should keep their distance.
Nonetheless, Wyatt keeps finding excuses to spend time with Jemma, and Wyatt’s daughter becomes more and more attached to her. With them, Jemma discovers the good things about country life, from starry skies to s’mores cooked over a fire. But she still misses her past life in the city. Is there any reason for them to dream of a future together?
Title: Country Hearts
Author: Cindi Madsen
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: January 21, 2020
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Country Hearts is a sweet small-town country romance that is full of smiles, emotions and a bit of conflict. It was just Wyatt’s luck that he’s falling for a city girl that probably will break his heart once more when she goes back to those city lights, just like his ex-wife did. Maybe this time he can shield his heart, maybe this time he can show Jemma that location doesn’t mean a thing when the right person is at your side, maybe this time she’ll stay.
Jemma and Wyatt’s romance is full of the emotions that will tug at my heart every time. It’s obvious that Jemma fits right into this small community full of nosy townsfolk who mean no harm. Yet, she’s a city girl and this is a temporary assignment. One precocious tween, a seemingly matchmaking horse, (I loved Wyatt’s horse, silly as that sounds) and a man who could fulfill all those unspoken dreams are slowly wearing her down. It’s time to take a risk and let herself fall in love, the forever kind.
I loved Country Hearts, it’s a lighthearted romance full of everything that makes up Hallmark Romance – and this one is well worth your time and emotions spent on it.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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