Saturday, May 14, 2022



Merry Anna Foster is in much need of a fresh start. Following her recent divorce, she has a bet with her ex-husband that she can live on the same amount of money that she is paying him in alimony.  One day she stopped in Antler Creek for gas, saw a help wanted sign in the window of a small Fine Linen shop on Main Street.  She is immediately hired, and still lives there.  She quickly falls in love with the town and she is the happiest she has ever been in her life.  She rents an old bunkhouse and her neighbor, Adam Locklear is a bull rider.  He also owns the local Feed and Seed store in town.  

I really enjoyed Merry Anna’s friendship with the townspeople.  They were quickly available to each other whenever there was a need.  I loved the daughter Zan, as she was so happy and she melted my heart. I felt drawn to her cheerful demeanor and was sympathetic to her situation.  You can’t help but fall in love with the picturesque, quaint, mountain town of Antler Creek.  It is warm and inviting and the people make the tight knit community very pleasing.  It was a bustling town with lots of community events always happening.  This book is one that makes you want to try new adventures in new places.  I enjoyed this story very much and found it to be very captivating.  I found this uplifting and inspiring story to be a must read. I definitely recommend this one.

Thank you Nancy Naigle for such a wonderful story about new beginnings and surrounding yourself with encouraging and uplifting people.  I absolutely loved it and I highly recommend this book.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Nancy Naigle

Publisher: WaterBrook & Multnomah 
Publication Date: May 3, 2022 
Pages: 332 
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An uplifting novel about three months that may change three lives—and lead to love—from USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle

Working at a little shop on Main Street in a small town is exactly the break that executive Merry Anna Foster needs following her divorce. She’s made a bet with her ex-husband that she can live on the amount of money she’s giving him in alimony. If she can do it, then Kevin will have to stop complaining and leave her alone. But after three months of this new life, will she even want to leave Antler Creek? 

Adam Locklear, bull rider and owner of the local feedstore, is having the best year of his rodeo career. He’s also a bit distracted by the pretty new neighbor living in his old bunkhouse. But Adam has no time for matters of the heart. He’s got his future all mapped out, and that future doesn’t involve a woman just yet. It doesn’t involve parenting a little girl either. However, Carly Fowler still suddenly leaves five-year-old Zan—the daughter Adam didn’t know he had—in his care. 

Is it possible that the future holds a life even better than what Merry Anna and Adam had each dreamed of? One that includes both tenderness and even love—not just for each other but for Zan too.


USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a whole lot of heart. She began her popular contemporary romance series, Adams Grove while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre farm. Over twenty-five novels later, Nancy is a Romance Writers of America and ACFW Honor Roll author. Her books have been translated into multiple languages and received favorable reviews from major trade journals. 

In 2018, Crown Media brought two of Nancy’s novels, Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas to life. She also novelized two Hallmark Original Movies set in the town of Evergreen, and the third is a work in progress, bringing the whole story and bonus epilogues to Hallmark fans. Watch for The Secret Ingredient and Sand Dollar Cove coming later this year.

Now happily retired from a career in the financial industry, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and horseback riding with friends. A Virginia girl at heart, Nancy now calls North Carolina home.

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