[Revell Blog Tour&Review] Emily’s Chance (Callahans of Texas, bk 2) by Sharon Gillenwater

Posted 30 October, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town of Callahan Crossing for the moment, but it’s just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at the Callahan Crossing Historical Museum will look good on her ever-growing resume as she attempts to break into the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. Little does she know that cowboy and contractor Chance Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay–both with the town and with him. As he helps Emily restore the town’s history after a devastating fire, can he help her uncover the value of love?

About the Author:
Sharon Gillenwater was born and raised in West Texas and loves to write about her native state. The author of several novels, including Jenna’s Cowboy and Emily’s Chance, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not writing, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, daughter-in-law, and two adorable grandchildren. She lives in Washington.

My Review:
I fell in love with Sharon’s books when I had the chance to tour her first Callahans of Texas book, Jenna’s Cowboy. Man, was that an awesome, awesome book! I loved the feel of the plot and the amazing characters that Sharon created. It was a book that I knew I had to read more of like it. So, when the opportunity to tour her newest release, Emily’s Chance, I could NOT pass it up! I will tell you now that I was NOT in ANY way disappointed with book 2. It was just as fabulous (more so, I think!) as book 1.

In Emily’s Chance, the story picks up exactly where Jenna’s Cowboy left off. We saw Emily arrive in Texas in book 1 and saw Chance and his lovable personality in book 1, also. This is their story. A story of love at first sight for Chance and Emily’s 5 year plan- that doesn’t include local heart throb, heartbreaking Chance Callahan. Well, all of that is turned topsy turvy when God intervenes in her life and shows her that their paths crossed for a reason! Chance’s down home Texas charm has to shine through and brightly to convince Emily of his true feelings….can he do it? Will she be able to fall head over heels like he did and accept something other than a 5 year plan?

Sharon’s characters reach out of the book and grip your heart. They love God and it really shines through on to the readers. The amazing little town of Callahan’s Crossing is beautiful and makes me wish that I could pack right up and move on down to Texas to meet this family and all their friends and neighbors. While this family does have struggles (who doesn’t?!) they really know how to pull together and overcome obstacles. They FROG=FULLY RELY ON GOD.

If you are already a Sharon Gillenwater fan you MUST read this 5 star novel! It is so wonderful and deserving of high praises. The tenderness of family and friends and the sweet romance surrounded by God in this continuation of the Callahan’s is wonderful and will have you laughing, smiling, and probably even a little crying. Definitely shouldn’t be missed! If you’ve never read a novel by Sharon Gillenwater, then you MUST go get Jenna’s Cowboy (click here to see my review) AND Emily’s Chance RIGHT NOW. They are both fantabulous! And right now, book 3 in this series can’t come fast enough!

~Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.~

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group*

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