After reading the first three Riverbend romances, I was thrilled to see there was another installment in this beloved series. 

Charlotte’s story had me hooked from the first chapter as it felt like it was a mystery wrapped into a love story. I was also intrigued by how the Richardson family would be included. Enter Gunner, the horse trainer that Charlotte hires, and the sweet banter between them only made me smile. 

For me, after reading these books, I always get the sense of family and even though families have difficulties, in the end, it is great to see them come together. For those who like the small-town settings and sweet romance with a loving and nurturing family, this series is a definite read. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

From the back cover:

He’s here to train her horses, and then he’s moving on. She’s keeping her true identity a secret. But their spark complicates both of their plans.

When her mother’s death leaves Charlotte Simpson bereft, she hopes the Robinson clan will accept her as one of their own and help fill the void. But a startling discovery dashes her hopes and leaves her wondering if she will ever know the father she’s always longed for.

Horse trainer Gunner Dawson has experienced profound loss and intends to avoid it. So he lives on the move without forming close bonds or putting down roots. When Charlotte hires him to work with her horses and help expand her ranch, he commits to staying for a few months. But he doesn’t count on getting caught up in Charlotte’s search for her biological father. Or on falling in love—with Riverbend Gap or with Charlotte. This time, he’s not sure if he’ll be able to move on—or if he even wants to.

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