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 society 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 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, he also helps her uncover her own hidden worth and the value of love.
Sharon Gillenwater adds another sweet romance to her Callahans of Texas series, this time it’s Chance Callahan making every effort to encourage city girl and museum curator, Emily Rose Denny to fall for him and the town that bears his name. Emily is tempted by small town living and Chance’s kindness and appealing smile but her career is what drives her choices. The authenticity of Sharon’s characters shines as they speak and act in a way that reflects real life rather than a fairytale world. This is not an action packed story, despite the town recovering from a recent firestorm, moving at a steady pace and without a lot of fanfare. It is testament to Sharon’s skill as a writer that I remained invested in Chance and Emily’s relationship and the fate of Callahan Crossing. If you delight in a tender, character driven romance set in a close knit community, you can’t go wrong with Emily’s Chance. Nicely done!
Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
With thanks to Revell for my review copy