Ride With Me

Ride With Me

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by Janith Hooper
     
 

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When Clint's vow to never marry and his attraction to Jessie square off, Clint finds himself at a life-altering crossroads. Will he take her innocence . . . or her heart, and change both their lives forever.

He is her dream come to life. She is invisible to him.

Jessica Harper is a sweet but innocent woman, held back from a life of her own. She only daydreams of

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When Clint's vow to never marry and his attraction to Jessie square off, Clint finds himself at a life-altering crossroads. Will he take her innocence . . . or her heart, and change both their lives forever.

He is her dream come to life. She is invisible to him.

Jessica Harper is a sweet but innocent woman, held back from a life of her own. She only daydreams of escaping her demanding family. So when her Uncle Roy begs her to come to his large cattle ranch in Montana to help Mabel, his cantankerous cook, she jumps at the chance. Once Jessica arrives, the cook isn't her only problem. Right out of the chute she meets the compelling, handsome ranch foreman. Though she recognizes him as her life-long dream, she must face the fact that they are not a matched set. He's much too . . . everything, for her. Yet, Jessica can't seem to keep her mind or her eyes off him. Her desire runs rampant, her faith is tested, her courage fails her, and that's all before an unforeseen disaster strikes.

Clint Wilkins, the rugged, stand alone foreman-and Gallatin County's most sought-after bachelor-has successfully fought off marriage for years. But, before he knows it, Jessica's sweet nature and strong character burrow under his skin, blazing a path straight for his philandering heart. When he finds himself poleaxed by the wholesome Jessie, he must re-evaluate his calloused lifestyle. But, as he tries to change, he is reminded how damaged and used up he is, and how pure she remains. Yet, he can't seem to resist her powerful tug on his reins.

An inspirational romance story full of allure and affliction, but also of soul-tying love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495293962
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/07/2014
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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Meet the Author

My adventure into writing began over seven years ago, when I felt the tug from God to put pen to paper, or in today's language, fingers to keyboard. I don't know why God has blessed me with such a wondrous gift-the all-consuming, joyful need to write-but I will be forever grateful.

My writing path is as unique as my name. It started something like this:
"You want me to do what, Lord?"
The same challenge repeated in my mind. Had it come from God, truly? Was it even possible to hear God so clearly in the twenty-first century? I don't recall the exact words, but I do remember the exact impression they left in me. I suddenly understood Moses's hesitation. God wanted me to do something I hadn't been educated to do and hadn't even thought of doing before now. Write. Novels.

Now, this hadn't come from out of nowhere. It had come about through a series of specific prayers to God. Prayers like this: "Lord, now that I've finished the one thing I know you put me on this earth to do, what's next?"-The 'one thing' God had long ago requested of me was to raise our four sons as decent, godly men. And, through many long years, with lots of difficulties and equal shares of delight, the task was done. Both my husband and myself can now look upon our handsome, and very tall, sons, with pride. They are wonderful, and they love God. Done. Now what?

So you see, my new-found writing career sprouted not in my childhood, or even my adulthood, but in my seniorhood (if there were such a word). Though I must admit, the roots of my passion do reach back to a childhood filled with imagination. I remember creating a constant stream of romances in my head, with the hope that each could one day be mine. Well, I'm happy to say, I am living my own romance story. I have a wonderful husband of forty-one years, and along the way came the four strapping sons, two daughters-in-love, two granddaughters and one grandson. So far.

Now that our children are grown, my husband and I reside in Cowboy Capital of the World-Oakdale, California.

I adore writing and am fully committed to it. I must say, the majority of that commitment is due to the reality that God directed my steps to do it. So, with that being said, I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have loved creating them.

God Bless, Janith (Jan) Hooper

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Ride With Me (A Quaking Heart Novel - Book One) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read! This book was a great romance story, but it was also adventurous. I loved the interaction of the characters and their struggles with doing things God's way. It shows how we as human beings fall so short of perfection, but how God still loves us anyway and will help us with anything. Great, satisfying ending as well. Job well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clint and Jessica's story is a well written, emotionally packed read that is almost impossible to put down. Clint, a ranch foreman and a tortured, womanizing soul, grapples with feelings he thought he had firmly locked up until he met Jessica. Jessica, a sweet, God loving Christian, struggles with her insecurity and is thrilled with the chance to escape the pressures from home when her uncle needs her help on his Montana ranch. When these two meet, there is instant attraction. As they both try to understand their growing feelings for each other, they are put through many trials and tribulations. This author does a great job in character development and pulling you into the storyline. This is a clean read that is well worth your time. Grab a couple tissues. 366 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Kept my interest throughout. Definitely recommend for others. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an amazing read. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I felt like I could sit down to dinner with the characters, they were so real. I don't usually re-read books, but this book will go on the table with two others that I re-read when other books leave me cold. I can't wait to read the next book in the series! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a guy, so normally I wouldn't pick up something advertised as a romance story. But, I'm glad I did,  since this book was incredibly adventurous. It also had twists. Things that would hit you broadside. I  surprised myself by reading it within a week. Good book. I highly recommend it, to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! I am an avid reader, and am always looking for a new good read. This book has action. It has suspense. It has drama. It has romance. It has inspiration.  I laughed and cried with the characters. I rooted for and booed them. This author has a great way of making the reader feel what her characters are feeling. The tension/attraction between the characters is spot on. One of the things I loved the most about  this book, was that I could have been the main character. She's real, not literary fluff. I'm very excited to see what the next book in this series has to offer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! I really enjoyed the natural writing style that draws you in with interesting characters. It left me wanting more! On a deeper note I also appreciated the spiritual style of this book too. It was very juicy and intriguing without being trashy or preachy. Our intimate walk with God and the struggles to keep choosing that path is where we are most alive and this book really spoke to that part of me. The characters were relatable, real and rich as they navigated Love and God while confronting their own limitations. Like any great love story, lovers are hanging by the hinges of their choices with a lot on the line. It is always a nail bitter to see what the heart will choose. This one does not disappoint! Nicole D.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The interaction between the main characters were developed so perfectly. Great read could not put it down.
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I love this book ! I did not want to put it down ! I will purchase book 2 as soon as I finish this review. Thanks to the author for an exceptional read.
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This book was so disappointing with a disaster every other page. Hard to finish but I kept at it. Would NOT recommend. Kathy
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Good read
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Geniafl More than 1 year ago
Cute story but very religious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed from beginning to end, it was a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely, sweet, inspiring western romance. Nice read.
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I didn't think I would like it, but I did! Although it was faith based, it had all the elements; strong female and male leads as well as a great supporting cast. Well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, I truly enjoyed this book! Easy weekend read
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Can't wait for the next one!!! Couldn't put it down!!
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