cover image What Remains True

What Remains True

Nancy Naigle. Waterbrook, $16 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-593-19361-7

A commitment-phobic rodeo star and a divorcée with secrets find love in this wholesome romance from Naigle (The Shell Collector). Merry Anna Foster is staying in small-town Antler Creek as a temporary reprieve from her stressful life as the COO of her family’s business—and to prove a point to her family that she’s capable of living on modest means. Bull rider Adam Locklear has no time for distractions, not even from the pretty newcomer, but a day making pies and teaching her to horseback ride leaves him rethinking this stance. With Merry Anna’s parents pressuring her to get back to work and her lazy ex-husband pestering her for more alimony, she wonders if the handsome cowboy will still give their relationship a chance once she reveals her true identity—and when Adam’s ex drops off a five-year-old daughter he never knew existed, all his plans change overnight. This endearing couple find solace in each other and bring maturity, patience, and understanding to the many obstacles they face. The result is as uplifting as it is sweet. (May)