Title: Abby’s Heart (Hidden Springs Series #3)
Author: Kristine Raymond
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Release Date: February 15, 2014
Abby Prescott is a proper young lady who has never ventured far from home. She travels West to attend her aunt’s wedding and suddenly finds herself captivated by the beautiful, rugged landscape as well as the attention from not one, but two men.
Malcolm ‘Boots’ Dunn is a young man who is on top of the world. He has re-opened Cooper’s Mine – a gold mine that has been closed up for more than twenty years. Fun-loving and easy-going, pretty Abby Prescott catches his eye and he knows that she is the one for him.
Simon Archer is a solemn, hard-working man who spends his days apprenticing as a blacksmith and his nights dreaming for a woman to share his life with. When he meets Abby, he knows that she is the woman of his dreams and he will stop at nothing to have her.
As both men vie for Abby’s affections, she innocently encourages their advances with disastrous consequences. When the dust settles, which one will win Abby’s heart?
He lifted her up and swung her around in a circle. She held onto his shoulders, feeling dizzy as he spun her around. After several rotations, he set her back down on the ground but didn’t remove his hands from her waist. Taking a moment to catch her breath, she kept her hands on his shoulders and as her head cleared, she suddenly realized that he was looking at her intently. Her eyes widened in surprise as he leaned his head towards her, then closed when she felt the brush of his lips on hers. The tingling sensation that she had felt in the tunnel was now magnified and as he brushed his lips softly against her mouth, a feeling of warmth spread through her body. She had never been kissed before but she had imagined many times what it would be like. This kiss was so much better than her imaginings. All too soon Boots pulled away, his hands still on her waist. “Is it okay that I kissed you? I know that I should have asked for your permission but you are so beautiful, I just couldn’t help myself.”
Ducking her head so that he wouldn’t see her blush, she responded, “Yes, it’s okay. It was very nice. And just so you know, if you had asked, I would’ve said ‘yes’.”
Review by Venture
This is the third book in the Hidden Springs series. Abby is Landry’s niece who comes out to see her get married. She is a young 17 year old and very naive. She meets two nice gentleman and likes them both. She loves how Boots is sweet and makes her laugh. Simon is quiet but she feels that she is safe with him. Since she can’t pick….she decides to date them both. She pretty much had decided before arriving that she was going to stay because she wanted the life she wanted. She didn’t want the one her parents wanted for her. She starts working and dating. Everything is new and exciting. She just now has to choose a boy. Will she have either boy after everything is said and done?
I have enjoyed each of the series even when they upset me with the roller coaster rides. Yet I truly wanted to smack Abby. She manipulated those boys and twisted them in to knots. Obviously she had some major growing up do. The writing as always has enough twists and turns that you don’t know what is exactly going to happen. She truly got me. I give this 3.5 books.
About the Author
Kristine Raymond loves to read and that naturally transformed into a love of writing. She has always been a fan of the Old West and lived in Arizona for several years, where she was able to appreciate the beauty and history of the region.
She has released two books in the Hidden Springs series and is currently working on her third. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and furry family, and occasionally watches a TV western or two.
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