Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Horseman's Gift



Filipa Beltran is tired . . . sick and tired of living out her parents’ dreams. After years of guitar lessons and the seemingly endless string of part-time jobs to pay for them, Filipa makes a drastic decision to leave New York and the hope of becoming a professional musician behind and return to her hometown, to move forward with her life--on her terms.

The past year has been nothing short of crazy for Nathan Cross. Once set on becoming a big business mogul, Nathan’s plans derail following his father’s untimely death and his mother’s whirlwind remarriage. Now he’s headed back home to carry on his father’s legacy running an equine therapy program . . . and trusting God to sort out his future.

When Nathan discovers childhood friend Filipa is also back in town--to stay--he finds it hard to swallow. Maybe she wasn’t the girl he thought, or else she wouldn’t sacrifice everything her parents dreamed of for her.

Can Nathan and Filipa find contentment in their God-given gifts?

My Review:

I am such a Myra Johnson fan! She knows how to sweep me away with every book she writes!

Solid characters -- the kind you can see yourself being friends with -- create the base for this compelling read. Providing a an Equine Therapy ranch has a backdrop creates a perfect combination in this winning romance.

I love Filipa's story arc. Johnson digs deep to unfold an emotional journey that brings growth and ultimate satisfaction to  more than just Fil. What a thought-provoking story thread, relatable to many. I can't say more without giving intrinsic plot details away, but Johnson did a great job of allowing Filipa to find her own way. It culminates in an immensely satisfying conclusion that brings everything around full circle.

This is one sweet romance too good to miss!!!

And you won't have to because not only will two commenters receive a free book here -- but Harlequin Heartsongs Presents past releases are now available to order individually. How cool is that????

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Horseman's Gift, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 19 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Sounds like a fun, easy read. Thanks! ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. I have been wanting to get this book for awhile now. How do you order them individually without the reader service? Thanks for the giveaway please enter me.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  3. Amy, you just have to call the readers service and ask for the title you want. As far as I know, current month is still only available in the package deal but previous month's selections are available individually. Here's the number -- 1 800 873-8635. mon- Fri 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.

  4. Another new author to me. This sounds like a fun book to read. Thanks for the opportunity!


  5. Love to read this. Sounds like a fun romance!

  6. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story, kav ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. I've seen this book around and would love to win a copy. Such a beautiful heroine and interesting premise! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. I heard that the Heartsong backlist is supposed to be coming out in Ebooks, too. But so far I haven't seen them in my provider's store. :(

  9. Good luck Rachelle!!!

    Sandra -- they're just starting distributing the books in Canada in September so I guess all their marketing strategy is a work in progress. :-)

  10. Sounds like a book I would enjoy, please enter me. Thanks for the opportunity!


  11. Just wanted to thank you for this lovely review! Kav, I'm deeply honored by your kind words!