What Remains True

Nancy Naigle
322 Pages
May 3, 2022

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One woman wants to win a bet. One man wants to become a rodeo champion. One little girl may give them both something even better—from USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle.
“A commitment-phobic rodeo star and a divorcée with secrets find love in this wholesome romance. . . . As uplifting as it is sweet.”—Publishers Weekly

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.

Nancy Naigle has done it again. She has created a beautiful masterpiece.

Merry Anna has found herself in the small town of Antler Creek working at a little shop on Main Street. She was never supposed to stay here, but something here just draws her in, like so many others who have come to Antler Creek. Her plan is to leave as soon as the agreement between her and her ex-husband come to an agreement. That is till she falls for a rodeo cowboy.

Adam has one goal in life. That is to win the finals in the Las Vegas Rodeo. Then he can take his money and enter a breeding business. But all that changes when a blast from the past leaves him a present that will change his entire life.

When they meet Merry Anna is curious about him and Adam finds her to be different from any other woman he has ever met. Together they embark on a beautiful journey to love.

This book is well written and the story flows so flawlessly. It is full of love, mirth, heartache, trust issues and a bit of danger. It was nice to visit the gang at Antler Creek again. I love when stories are not necessarily a series but interconnect the characters and have the same setting. This book intermingles other books that take place in Antler Creek perfectly. I have fallen in love with these stories and the complexity of the characters. They are beautiful, kind, loyal and caring people. Small town dynamics is a wonderful thing to experience.

Author Bio:

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. Nancy’s latest release, THE SHELL COLLECTOR, is a touching novel of a friendship that crosses generations, and learning how even the smallest gifts can change a life for good.

Crown Media has adapted several of Nancy’s novels for Hallmark Channel, and Nancy novelized three Hallmark Original Movies set in the town of Evergreen. Hallmark fans may have recently enjoyed The Secret Ingredient and new in 2021 Sand Dollar Cove in the Summer Nights programming-both inspired by her novels.

Now happily retired from a career in the financial industry, this Virginia girl devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and horseback riding with friends.

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Hugs and happy reading~

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  1. I really enjoy Nancy Naigle’s books and this one sounds really good. Great review. Thanks for the trailer for Sweet Tea and Secrets, I have not read that one, so will be off to Amazon.

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