Title: Home on the Range
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Release Date: 04/04/17
Description from Goodreads: “A cowboy romance with a heart of gold, in Home on the Range author Ruth Logan Herne returns readers to the Double S Ranch where God and family are first, but love is certain to follow the Stafford menfolk. Nick made all the wrong choices for all the wrong reasons. His father had failed at marriage and fatherhood. Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband, better father and a better ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever hoped to be. But Nick’s wife Whitney hated the ranch and she walked out on Nick and their two beautiful daughters three years ago. For a long time Nick pretended everything was fine and when his stubborn nature is finally challenged by trouble with his young girls, he’s faced with the changes he should have made long ago. Psychologist Dr. Elsa Andreas had a thriving family therapy practice, a school commission, a good life, but tragedy pushes Elsa to walk away from her life. Three years later, she’s tucked herself in the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. When her sister encourages her to help Nick Stafford’s daughters, Elsa takes a chance. But Nick’s ex-wife comes back to town, threatening the girls’ newfound stability. Can Nick find the forgiveness and Else the courage to build their own “Home on the Range”?”
Review: This is a wonderful book! I fell in love instantly and was unable to put it down. I loved how eccentric Elsa was, how conflicted Nick was, and the differing emotions between Cheyenne and Dakota. The way these all seem to come together to bring out the best in each of them is truly amazing.
I love that they kept Colt and Angelina’s romance shown throughout this book as well. Sometimes these types of books don’t show enough of the people from the previous book, but this one did it very well.
The romance was natural and organic, nothing felt forced or rushed. Nick and Elsa brought out the best in each other and were able to help each other through their individual issues. Their love seemed to be one that will endure, being there for each other and being a friend no matter the circumstances.
Elsa’s devotion to Nick’s girls’ was fantastic to read. She truly cared about both the girls and always put them first, even if it hurt her at times to do so. That’s the type of mother these girls needed and deserve. Every step-parent should be like this, and thankfully I think most are.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those who love Christian romances. This is truly an amazing story filled with love, conflict, forgiveness, and faith.
About Ruth Logan Herne: 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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*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*