Title: Peace in the Valley
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Description from Goodreads: “In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford–the uncle who rescued him after his parents’ death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam’s wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he’s the best match for a procedure that could save Sam’s life. Although Trey’s found country music fame and success, he’s also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can’t explain.
Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother Lucy Carlton reluctantly accepts Trey’s help to revive her crumbling farm when Sam instructs him to repay the overdue debt to her family.
As the two grow closer, Trey slowly begins to open his heart to this beautiful woman and strives to let go of the grief he’s held for years. Lucy has a complicated history of her own. Can Trey accept her as she is, learn to forgive the past, and find the elusive peace he’s sought for so long?”
Review: This was such amazing book and I was truly sad when I turned the final page. Have absolutely adored the Double S Ranch series and I am sad that they are finished. These books are filled with love, faith, family, forgiveness, and cowboys.
I loved the story of Trey and Lucy. Trey seemed to be the brother with it all together and the one full of faith but he had just as many issues as the others. It’s so easy to think that famous people with a bunch of money have it all together, but that isn’t always the case. It was wonderful to read about this down to earth guy who was still trying to come to terms with the drug addicts who shaped his life.
The relationship between Trey and Cade was completely heartwarming. He was able to relate to these kids who were growing up without a parent because he was unfortunately in the same predicament. His love, respect, and gratitude towards Sam swooping in and saving his life, reminded him of what it’s like for a kid to have a strong man take him in to raise and love him.
This is a book and series I will read many times and I have no doubt I will treasure it each and every time.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*