Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Western, Christian Romance, Family, Fiction
Published October 18th 2016 by MultnomahCan the brother left behind and a woman without hope work together for the good of two precious children?
Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family’s large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions—but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick’s wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans.
For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble.
Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?
I'm not even sure if that is a good description of the book but I tried. I have a soft spot for reading books with cowboys and this book was perfect for me. Thing is I didn't realize until halfway through this book that it was book two, so that goes to say that this book does well as a stand alone but would probably be better if the first book is read. I loved that there was plenty going on with the characters that kept be interested. It was interesting seeing the changes the girls went through in the ups and downs of this book. I thought it was interesting getting to konw Elsa's story and seeing why she pretty much turned herself into a hermit. I loved the sweetness of Nick and Elsa's relationship. Overall I thought this was a pretty good book and I really enjoyed it.
* *I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.* *