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by Curtiss Ann Matlock

Left pregnant after her husband Roy dies in another woman's bed, Etta Rivers finds herself immersed in debt, and when a drifter named Johnny Bellah comes to collect money owed to him, they embark on a journey of discovery that will heal both their scarred hearts. Original.
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ISBN: 038079344X
ISBN13: 978-0380793440
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Curtiss Ann Matlock
Language: English
Publisher: Avon Books; First Edition edition (March 1, 1998)
Pages: 372 pages
ePUB size: 1297 kb
FB2 size: 1642 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 241
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It was a good read, though I liked her first books better. She has an easy writing style and believable theme
I began reading this book a couple of years ago, but then lost it during the middle of a vacation and just found it at a bookstore again, a little over a week ago. I was actually pretty surprised, that even with all the other books I have read in between then and now, that I managed to remember what I had read previously after only a couple of pages. For me, this is a sign that the book must be good.

What would you do if your entire life changed in just an instant and you were suddenly responsible not just for yourself, but for your unborn child? The main character in this book must answer these questions.

This book is well written on multiple levels. The characters are lively and have great personalities. While I enjoyed reading about Etta and her chance at a new life, I was simply enamored with Latrice. Every once in a while while reading, I find a character that I wish I could reach out and hug. This was a good example of that. Latrice is the kind of supporting character that adds to the personality of the main character and the overall enjoyment of the book. She is witty, funny and can be tough when she needs to be.

The Descriptions that Curtiss Ann Matlock used when talking about the horses in this book showed that she was obviously familiar with her subject matter. I love it when I read fiction and yet still feel that it is grounded in reality. The pages flew by and before I knew it I was nearing the end. Sometimes you just don't want to let that good book go.

As far as the love story, I felt this novel had just the right temperature. There was a bit of spice, but nothing extreme. The characters felt like they progressed toward a relationship naturally and I was satisfied with the ending. I never felt the characters were pushed, and there was definite chemistry.

I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them, but there is something magical about this story of second chances, and the power of a woman's heart.

If you are a fan of romance novels where the characters are loveable and there is more than just boy meets girl, this would be a good choice.
In Oklahoma, Roy Rivers suddenly dies from heart failure while in the bed of his lover. He leaves behind a pregnant spouse, Etta, a debt-ridden ranch, and little else of worth. The car and tractor are repossessed, and even the electric company threatens to shut off the power unless they receive a payment soon. Amidst all that chaos and a funeral to boot, Johnny Bellah arrives on the scene, seeking the money that Roy owed him.
Instead, Johnny decides to help Etta with her last remaining asset, the horses her husband left behind. Though he soon comes to cherish the fiery widow, she sees him as another worthless cowboy just like her deceased spouse. Unless, she can overcome her deep negative feelings caused by the late Roy, Etta will lose the opportunity for that once in a lifetime love that she badly desires.
IF WISHES WERE HORSES is an entertaining glimpse into life on a modern Oklahoma farm. The wonderful tale is filled with whimsy and tons of old fashion romance even as it takes a realistic look into the life of the charming heroine. Curtiss Ann Matlock continues to provide some of the best characters and relationship story lines in the contemporary field today.
Harriet Klausner
Legend 33
This story of a young, pregnant widow starts off very intriguing. The plot is a good one, but you have to really concentrate to get through the language which is stilted and at a snail's pace. When I finally got to the chapters where things were starting to look up, the story was over. I felt like I'd been cheated. I'll select the next one more carefully.
Fast Lovebird
I tried other books by this author and never could finish them because they are just tad either too slow or too 'everyday' for me. However I liked this book. I can see transformation within the heroine Etta's character from the beginning to the end of the story. It was also refreshing to find that the hero was not perfect in any ways except being a born gentleman. I liked the way the author wrote about his feelings, doubts and weakness (how he liked to drink and controlled his urge at the end). The relationship between Etta and Latrice warms my heart.