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The Rancher's Return (Home to Hartley Creek #1)

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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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Linda Bourg
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.
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Feb 07, 2015 Virginia Brunk rated it really liked it
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.
Apr 19, 2016 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful story

I have enjoyed all of the stories from Hartley Creek. This one is especially touching. The loss of a loved one is hard. Carter and Emma both have felt loss. But when they let God in and people in their lives change. Good story
Dec 07, 2014 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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?
Karen Kirst
Aug 02, 2012 Karen Kirst rated it really liked it
Great read! I really enjoyed Carolyne's writing style. Looking forward to reading the next in this series.
Mar 06, 2013 Jacki rated it liked it
A very sweet and inspiring story of coming back to the light after darkness and pain have taken over.
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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 ...more
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