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Winning Back Her Heart

(Wander Canyon)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Pretending to be in love…or building a new future?

Nothing wrong with helping out an old friend…

But she’s so much more to him.

When his ex-girlfriend returns home and hires him to overhaul her family’s general store, contractor Bo Carter’s determined to keep an emotional distance. But to convince her old boss she’s home for good, Toni Redding needs another favor—a pretend ro
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2020 by Love Inspired
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I knew I was going to love this story when it opened with one of my favorite Bible verses – I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten (Joel 2:25, KJV). I generally prefer the NIV or NLT versions but I first heard this verse in the King James Version and it stuck 🙂 I just love the reminder that the years we feel were wasted or taken from us can be redeemed & restored by God.

And Bo & Toni definitely need some years redeemed, between them and as individuals.

The town of Wander Cany
Janice Sisemore
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Winning back her heart

Love the story of Bo and Toni. She came back in town to take over the family shop. Years ago she left to take a job in New York and broke his heart. Her boss from New York is crazy. I loved reading about the characters from the last book. I loved the description of the remodeling of the store. I enjoyed the book and recommend reading it,

I received an advanced copy of the book from the author. This book review is my own opinion.
Ebos Aifuobhokhan
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bo and Toni's lives had complicated written all over it in bold red neon sign. Pain, disappointment doesn't begin to sum it up. I liked the flow of the story. The suspense was exhilarating. I hurt with Bo, really I did. He was a sweetheart, I loved his heart and the fact that he never stopped loving Toni. That was really grand of him. Toni was one "see the world", "sow oats" kinda girl but it was beautiful when she realized where she belonged and with whom. I loved how their love story unfolded. ...more
Vicky Sluiter
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
In Winning Back Her Heart we return to Wander Canyon, which sounds like a wonderful place. Author Allie Pleiter describes it in such a way that I’d love to visit.

Oh, the characters in this story. Toni is a bit stubborn and she’s not very nice to Bo, considering she’s the one who chose to leave. And Bo. Oh Bo. He has such a good heart, and he just can’t help falling for her again. But will they succeed at love this time? Stories of second chances are so heartwarming. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this st
Marie Bourgery
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bo and Toni broke up as she went off to college and a career in NYC. He ended up drinking and carousing and she was blamed for it even though he made the decision to act like that. If he had told her how he felt maybe they would have tried to make it work long distance. Toni dreamed of a life outside of her same town in Wander Canyon and she even admits she wanted to see if there was someone else out there for her too. She came back because her job had consumed her life and she wanted to help he ...more
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Will he get a second chance with her...

What a neat plotline! I've read books about turning a home into a B&B, and others where someone is starting up a brand new business, but not very many that involve remodeling a family store. I loved it! But, what else do I expect from author Allie Pleiter? She always delivers fun stories of the sweet romance variety. And they are always perfect for taking a break from all of the death, doom, and gloom out there. Kinda like watching a Hallmark movie except t
Suzie Waltner
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve enjoyed visiting Allie Pleiter’s Wander Canyon and getting to know it’s residents and despite the phrase coined for the well-running gossip mill, “Wander is always watching,” this is also a town that takes pride in its roots.

After six years in New York, Toni Redding is coming back to those roots to take over her family’s store. She has a plan and vision which will take a ton of work, including the remodel with the aid of Bo Carter…her ex. Working together brings up all kinds of unresolved e
What a sweet and heartwarming read! It's another winner from author Allie Pleiter. It's packed full of some of my favorites things: a homecoming, a second chance and pretend romance, a charming small town, a cast of relatable and likable characters, and a great spiritual message.

I was so rooting for Bo and Toni. Things were complicated for them. They had some issues from their past to work through and a lot of obstacles in their way, but it was obvious how much they still cared about each other
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
There was this push and pull through the whole book between the two main characters. I felt sometimes that Toni was taking advantage of Bo and then other times I felt like she just wasn’t ready to admit her feelings. The close relationship that Toni has with her dad is so sweet. I like Jake and how Him and Bo seemed more like brothers and less like friends and business partners. I think the one person even in the end I was not a fan of was Peggy, she just came off very selfish and whatever worke ...more
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ever since finishing Their Wander Canyon Wish, I've been waiting anxiously for more stories about the residents of Wander Canyon. Allie Pleiter has a beautiful way with words that truly makes her stories come alive for her readers. I couldn't wait to dive into Bo and Toni's story. I'm personally a big fan of books that feature second chance romances, and I was looking forward to seeing the unique approach that I knew this author would bring to one of my all time favorite tropes.

Bo and Toni had a
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Still and all over again, now and forever.”
I’ve cried…seriously…it’s very emotional and touched me deeply. Beautifully written story!
“Hurt people hurt people” – so true, great reminder.
I’ve smiled too:
“With a pop of clarity, he realized there was only one right prayer here: Let Your will be done, Lord. Give Toni what You know is best for her. For that matter, guide me to what’s best for me. In a blurt of honesty, he added, But I’m warning You, You’re gonna have to scrape me up off the ground
Cathy Cermele
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Winning Back Her Heart is such an emotional, tender and sweet novel that it was hard to it put down once I started reading it. I absolutely adored Toni Redding, her father and Bo Carter. They were relatable and I was rooting for the hardware store to be everything Toni imagined it could be. I admired her determination and hard work but most of all I was happy she decided to leave a job she had always wanted to return to her hometown to live the life she was meant to live.

Ms. Pleiter has written
Pam Graber
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Allie Pleiter takes readers back to Wander Canyon where contractor Bo Carter is preparing to move to Florida to help his parents rebuild following a hurricane. He doesn't have anything keeping him in Wander except his sister and her family. When his first - and only - love, Toni Redding, blows into town, he is stunned to learn she plans to stay and take over her family's general store. Hope flickers in his heart every time they're together, and when she hires him to renovate the store, they're t ...more
Karen Mcnicol
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First you cannot go wrong with a book by Allie Pleiter. I love books set in small towns, it just sounds so ideal! My goodness though, how did these two think they could just forget about the past and work together?? Heads should be clunked together and common sense should prevail! Good thing that did not happen, lol. I loved this story, it had everything going for it and love was just waiting to be reborn. Thank you Allie for the great time I had reading this story, I think this one will stay wi ...more
Anna Mattocks
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Allie Pleiter's books and Winning Back Her Heart lives up to the rest. For me, the best part is this story is very similar to my own real life love story. This one just being better written :-). ...more
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Inspirational Romance, Contemporary Romance, Small Town & Rural Fiction, Wholesome Romance
Wander Canyon (Book #2)
Elaine Leonard
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this whole story
Toni Shiloh
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to find out Ms. Pleiter had another book in Wander Canyon series and to top it off, this book has a fake relationship trope, which I LOVE!

Bo Carter makes a great hero and I was rooting for him the whole time. And Toni has a lot of internal issues that tugged on my heartstrings and had me wishing and hoping these two would have a happily ever after.

This book was a great escape from the every day doldrums that covid has put me in. Be sure to add it to your TBR pile!

*I received a c
Elaine Applebury
Toni Redding leaves New York City to return to Wander Canyon to help her dad with their family store. She hires her old boyfriend , Bo, to help do the renovations. Bo gave his heart to her several years ago. Her former boss from NYC shows up in town and wants Toni to come back to work for her, so Toni and Bo pretend to be a couple so the boss will give up and leave town...
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An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction. The enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie spends her days writing books, doing laundry, running carpools, and finding new ways to avoid housework. She grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University, spent fifteen years in the field of professional fu ...more

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