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The Rancher's Return (Home to Hartley Creek #1)
by Carolyne Aarsen (Goodreads Author)
The Rocking K ranch is the only home Carter Beck has ever known. Now, in the wake of family tragedy, he wants to sell it. But how can he do that when his new horse trainer, Emma Minton, sees the ranch as her fresh start? All she wants is a good job and a place to raise her son. As Emma's little boy becomes attached to Carter, he wonders if selling the ranch is really for t ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Love Inspired
(first published January 1st 2011)
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Jan 18, 2015 Linda Bourg rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, It shows how God can restore the lives of those who are so deep in mourning and bring them hope,joy and love. Even when it looks bleak, we must never forget that God is for us and with us at all times. He will always see us through even in the darkest of storms. He saw Carter through the pain of losing his son, and showed Emma that not all men are alike. Will read the others in this series.
I really enjoyed this book and hope that it is the beginning of a series. It had the right mix of suspense (about where the love story was going) and a great story line. I appreciated the author's note at the end of the book, acknowledging the hardship of writing about a significant loss. I think she handled it very well in the book. Am looking to read more by Carolyne Aarsen.
Carter left the ranch two years ago when his son Harry drowned. Emma and her son Adam have been living there for the past six months. He wants to sell the ranch, she wants to continue working there and live there. Will he grieve his son or run away?
Carolyne Aarsen is a blessed to have sincere Christian parents and to be married to a committed Christian husband. But her first love was always fiction. Because of her isolation from any kind of writing group, Carolyne learned to write by trial and error and by taking correspondence courses while she and her husband were raising their four natural children and the numerous foster children that ca ...moreMore about Carolyne Aarsen...
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