Friday, May 19, 2017

Review : Home on the Range

Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Western, Christian Romance, Family, Fiction
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Pages: 320
Published October 18th 2016 by Multnomah
Can 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?

Nick is a single father of two and works on a ranch causing her life to be quite busy. In the hopes that things will just work itself out he's be stalling taking his troubled daughter to a counselor. Now hes faced with the option of his troubled daughter facing a respect of a grade or summer school. Things are looking thought and now he's grudgingly getting the help his daughter needs. Dr. Elsa is the one to help out with counseling his daughter and tutoring the troubled child. But she isn't exactly thrilled out this situation because she has her own past that leaves her wanting not much from anyone at the moment. The longer the two are around eachother things start to get confusing and a few conflicts along the way set things back and they are on a mission to get things working out again.

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.* *

Ruth Logan Herne has more than a million books in print, including eighteen Love Inspired contemporary novels and Back in the Saddle, Book 1 in the Double S Ranch series. Ruth is a founding member of Seekerville, a popular writing-collective blog. A country girl who loves the big city, Ruth and her husband live on a farm in upstate New York.

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