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Dimensions (Overall): 8.29 Inches (H) x 5.57 Inches (W) x 1.09 Inches (D)
Weight: .64 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Theme: Clean & Wholesome
Author: Nancy Naigle
Street Date: May 3, 2022
Item Number (DPCI): 247-22-0485
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
About the Book"An uplifting novel about new beginnings disguised as failed plans and the joy of falling in love all over again, from USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle"--
Book SynopsisOne 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.
Praise for What Remains True "A commitment-phobic rodeo star and a divorcée with secrets find love in this wholesome romance. . . . As uplifting as it is sweet."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for the novels of Nancy Naigle The Shell Collector "The Shell Collector is a beautiful story full of love, loss, and second chances. A collection of vivid characters, an inspiring setting, and heart-held hope for a better tomorrow."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author "As an avid shell seeker, I enjoyed The Shell Collector--a tale of surprises deposited among the tides, with its underlying message of finding just the shells we are meant to discover. A tender story of faith, love, and friendship that will warm the hearts of beachgoers and lovers of the sea."--Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends "A touching story about love, loss, and healing, The Shell Collector gives you all the feels. I enjoyed spending time at the beach collecting seashells--and pondering the encouraging messages inside them--right along with the characters. Don't miss this uplifting, faith-affirming read!"--Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author
"The Shell Collector is a beautiful, emotional story about the glorious sunrise that can come after a dark night, about surviving loss and finding hope and joy again. Amanda, Maeve, and the entire cast will break your heart and then heal it all over again. I loved every word."--RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author "Set in a scenic beach town, The Shell Collector has the quaint feel of small-town living that brings with it both nostalgia and appreciation of nature and the sea. . . . A pleasant story of friendship, family, and life after loss that will be appreciated by fans of the Christian overtones of Karen Kingsbury and the beachy settings of Mary Kay Andrews."--Booklist
About the AuthorNancy Naigle is a USA Today bestselling author whose many contemporary romance novels include The Shell Collector and the Adams Grove, Boot Creek, and Christmas in Evergreen series. Several of her novels have been adapted to the television screen, airing on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including the popular Christmas Joy and The Secret Ingredient. Nancy makes her home in Virginia.
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
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4 out of 5 stars
Connie Saunders - 1 year ago
There are so many reasons to like this book. Characters that are imperfect but oh, so likable. Who doesn't love a cowboy, and who wouldn't sympathize with a woman who's been betrayed by a cheating husband? Add some special friends and throw in an adorable little girl who's a complete surprise to the man who fathered her. Mix in some twists and turns, stir in a lot of misunderstandings and place them among beautiful barn quilts in a small town in the North Carolina mountains. The result is a contemporary romance that will have you turning the pages! Author Nancy Naigle has written a story that leaves readers yearning for a happy ending and hoping for a Hallmark movie! If you enjoy the 'friends-to-more' trope, you definitely want to read What Remains True. I received a digital ARC of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
5 out of 5 stars
Vicky D - 1 year ago
The characters in this story are ones that you just want the best for. They aren't perfect but try to do right for themselves and those around them.
A charming tale!
4 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago
What Remains True by Nancy Naigle is a sweet story. I thought it contained good writing with realistic characters. It did, though, take me a little while to get invested in the story. I liked Merry Anna Foster who is discovering hidden talents. I like how she tried new things such as planting a garden, fixing up old items, and painting a barn quilt for her home. I felt bad for her with regard to her parents and her ex-husband. Her parents should have supported her decisions. Of course, it would have helped if Merry Anna had told them the truth about her ex-husband. Merry Anna was passing through Antler Creek and fell in love with the town. Merry Anna takes a break from her job at the family office supply company which has consumed her life. Merry Anna gets a job at a local store and rents an old bunkhouse. She falls in love with the town and soon finds hidden talents. Merry Anna’s neighbor is bull rider, Adam Locklear. He also owns the local feed and seed. Adam has invested everything in obtaining the top title this year in the rodeo circuit. He does not have time for romance. He did not count on meeting Merry Anna. Adam gets a surprise when he learns he has a daughter, and he is now responsible for her care. This certainly puts a kink in Adam’s plans. What Remains True is a charming story. I like reading this type of book during the summer. There is a great cast of supporting characters that includes Tara, Merry Anna’s new neighbor and Krissy, Merry Anna’s boss. I love the descriptions of the items at Krissy’s shop. There were many things I wanted to purchase including the barn quilt ornaments. Little Zan stole the show. She is a sweet little girl who is smart and happy. The Christian element is light (the characters attend church). I did feel the ending was a little rushed. One of the themes in the story is how not being truthful complicates relationships. It can lead to misunderstandings, the loss of trust, and even the loss of a friend. I liked the community of Antler Creek. The residents are friendly and welcome newcomers. The author really captured the sense of community and the small-town feel. There were fun events for people to attend. The residents are quick to help each other out and gossip flows faster than maple syrup on a hot stack of pancakes. It was interesting learning more about bull riding. It is certainly a dangerous profession. I had never heard of mutton busting (I do not know if I would let my child try it). I like how the title is tied into the story. I believe Tara needs a story of her own so we can find out what happens to her home. What Remains True is a great book to read while laying by the pool or in front of a roaring fire in the winter. What Remains True is a charming tale with a comfortable bunkhouse, beautiful barn quilts, a rodeo rider, a cheerful child, an incessant ex-husband, unsupportive parents, and new ventures.
5 out of 5 stars
Maureen - 1 year ago
Gifted author Nancy Naigle does not disappoint with this new novel set in a small town in North Carolina. A chance turn and stop on Main Street in Antler Creek becomes a life changer for Merry Anna, what a blessing in her journey. She had no destination in mind when she left her current life behind, and God must have been leading her hands. This read offers a bit of everything, along with some sweet romance, we attend rodeo's, a precocious five year old little girl, dear hearted friends and neighbors, and a place you never want to leave. I will be look for more by this author! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Waterbrook, and was not required to give a positive review.
What Remains True
5 out of 5 stars
amybooksy - 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of reading previous books by Nancy Naigle and was excited to have the opportunity to read her newest release, What Remains True. I thought it was another fabulous book to read from her. She is so talented to craft a wonderful story that is beautiful and sweet. I loved the interactions between Merry Anna and Adam. I had no problem reading this tale in one sitting. I thought it was such a delight to read. I am giving What Remains True a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading heartwarming and feel good fiction. As always, I will be looking for more by Nancy Naigle in the future. I received a digital copy of What Remains True from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
4 out of 5 stars
ChritianFictionandMore - 1 year ago
The setting was my favorite part of What Remains True. Antler Creek is a quaint, little town in the mountains. It's main street is lined with businesses owned and run by hometown folk; no big box stores here. People know one another's business and take care of their own, even though visitors and new comers are made to feel welcome. Merry Anna Foster loved the town so much at first sight that she decided to take a part-time job and settle down for a few months in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings while she recuperated from years running a stressful corporation and a failed marriage. While What Remains True is a clean read, and it does include some church scenes, it will push the limits for some readers as to whether or not it should be considered Christian fiction. I can't really expound on that without including spoilers, which I choose not to do. This latest release by Nancy Naigle is a sweet romance and it will make a great vacation read. I would likely have enjoyed it even more than I did if I had not read her book The Shell Collector which is a very hard act to follow. I had wanted to give this book 3 ½ stars, but rounded to four. I will continue to watch for Naigle's new releases, adding her to my list of authors to follow. I am grateful to have received a complimentary copy of What Remains True from WaterBrook via NetGalley without obligation. All opinions expressed here are my own.
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4 out of 5 stars
Betti - 1 year ago
Sometimes those who wander are not lost. A lovely story of second chances, stepping out of your comfort zone and entering the world as a different person. I wonder how many of us would get into the car and just drive with no particular purpose in mind, other than to get away and leave the past behind? Merry Anna did just that and found a spot to rest, rejuvenate and find herself where there were no expectations! The little town of Antler Creek sounds like a dream in our busy lives. The author has moved us into the small town, introducing us to all the wonderful characters that make up the story. Adam is a rodeo cowboy - a bull rider! The thrill and danger is set out in great detail for the reader to enjoy. Will he even live to survive such a dangerous career? Krissy is the proprietor of the eclectic gift store that specializes in barn quilts - a concept that brings much beauty to our world. The coffee shop owner, the cafe chef and others round out the wonderful individuals that call Antler Creek home. This ARC was received through WaterBrook, Random House and NetGalley. My thoughts and impressions were in no way solicited.
4 out of 5 stars
bookchick_annie - 1 year ago
What Remains True is a lovely sweet, clean, and heartwarming story. It's not my usual genre to read, but I really enjoyed the characters, the town, the rodeo, and learning about barn quilts (which was fascinating). Definitely recommend Many thanks to Nancy Naigle, Waterbrook Multnomah, and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book. My thoughts and opinions are my own and without bias or favor or expectation.