Christian Fiction Review: Emily's Chance (The Callahan's of Texas, Book 2) by Sharon Gillenwater

Emily's Chance (The Callahan's of Texas, Book 2)
by Sharon Gillenwater
Copyright 2010
Revell Publishers
338 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3354-4
Contemporary Romance

From the publisher:
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?

My Review:
Sharon Gillenwater has done it again. She makes the fictional town of Callahan Crossing, Texas, come alive with complex characters, rich history and of course romance. It really helped that the historian in me could very much relate to Emily Rose and her desire to help establish a museum with the Callahan Crossing Historical Society. And Chance Callahan? well if you loved Nate from Jenna's Cowboy all I can say is you will be very happy to meet up with Chance again. I'll say this, bowling never looked sooo good. While Jenna's Cowboy was a more serious romance delving into issues like PTSD Emily's Chance seemed less so. It was more about rebuilding a fire damaged town and repairing damages that ran soul deep.

I enjoy Ms. Gillenwater's writing style and the little tidbits and side romances so to speak that she puts in each book. Not only do we get to see romance unfold between Chance and Emily but Lindsey and Dalton as well! The story from the journal of Margaret Bradley featuring one of Callahan Crossing's founding fathers was also a juicy part of this story. It was a perfect example that Christian's aren't perfect and yet they can overcome the worst of indiscretions if they rely on their faith and avoid further temptations. I actually would love to read a series that featured the Callahan family when they first settled in Texas and maybe dug deeper into the story of Aidan Callahan. Until that time *wink* I'm really looking forward to reading Book 3, Megan's Hero!

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

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* I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest review.*


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