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A Place to Belong (Wild West Wind #3)

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The Exciting Conclusion to Lauraine Snelling's WILD WEST WIND Series
As winter settles over the ranch, the Engstrom brothers are much on the mind of Cassie Lockwood. The way Lucas smiles at her should set her heart to tripping. But it doesn't. Shouldn't there be some attraction to him if they are going to be married? His vow to make her love him does not seem to be working
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Bethany House Publishers
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Brittany
Apr 25, 2013 Brittany rated it liked it
A Place to Belong is the third book in a series. I did not realize this when I originally began reading the book, however, I found that after a couple of chapters, I understood who all the characters were and had a good idea of a few major things that had happened in previous books.

I enjoyed this book. The author is very thorough in her details of everyday life on a ranch in South Dakota. After reading this book, I definitely felt I had experienced the ups and downs of life back then. Her atten
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JoyAnne
Apr 18, 2013 JoyAnne rated it it was amazing

I don't usually read books set in the Wild West but I'm such a fan of Lauraine's I read all of her books! She always has a great storyline with good strong female characters. The is the last in the series and has Cassie deciding to marry Lucas, a man she doesn't love, for her it will be a marriage of convenience. Since arriving at their home Lucas' father notices the changes in him and encourages him to marry Cassie.

Hoping to win enough to pay off her debts she enters shooting contests and is g
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Alicia
Apr 20, 2013 Alicia rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult-fiction
I can't believe how boring and dry this series was compared to others by Snelling. Each of the three books in this series were almost painful to get through. This book didn't start to pick up until the last 40 pages but it made me wonder why the rest of the book couldn't have been as good....
Allan67
Mar 23, 2016 Allan67 rated it it was amazing
Another book that I read to Diana. We can't do much anymore after her stroke, so I read to her to spend time together. Diana has always loved to have someone to read to her - and I like to do just that.

We have just finished the third and final book in the Wild West series. Diana enjoyed this book more than the first two. The book had a drama side story that we didn't really expect in this kind of book, but George took care of one of the bad guys in the end and they rode off never to be seen agai
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Nicole
Apr 22, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-to-read
This was my favorite book in this series, particularly the 2nd half. I enjoyed finally seeing the relationships build between the characters.
Wednesday Stanley
Apr 06, 2014 Wednesday Stanley rated it really liked it
REPOST~ I received a copy of this book for my honest review:

I think like several other people have mentioned on here that when I first agreed to read this I didn't realize that this was the third book in a series. Until I started reading it.

Luckily it was easy enough to catch onto what the book was and not feel like I was missing anything from not reading the 1st to books in the series. Though I may have to read the 1st two at some time.

I did enjoy it though. But at times felt that Cassie's na
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Martha Valasek
Jun 26, 2013 Martha Valasek rated it it was ok
dragged a bit and I just couldn't get into some of the characters
Abby
Mar 10, 2014 Abby rated it it was amazing
WIIA: This is the stunning and I mean STUNNING conclusion to the Wild West Wind (there are two books before this one) Still with the Engstroms Cassie knows she needs a place either married or with a wild west troupe. Will she find it? The ending was pretty romantic unlike the rest of the series but I loved it!
Pros: Excitement! Big! Romantic! HUGE plot twist! Well written I just love this author!
Cons: Hmm maybe boring like once in a while? It was very good though!
Iffy: Several kisses at the end b
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Laura
Dec 11, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
Engaged to Lucas, Cassie should feel settled into her new home. She's found a family, she's able to compete again, and she finally has a home. Yet, she's still longing for more. Will she find that when her fiancé starts looking at another girl?


A Place to Belong offers a satisfying conclusion to the Wild West Wind series. Ransom, who has been my favorite character, finally finds a balance of working hard to support the family and enjoying the life he has. I also liked that Cassie finally had to f
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Victor Gentile
May 11, 2013 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Lauraine Snelling in her new book, “A Place To Belong” Book Three in the Wild West Wind series published by Bethany House brings us into the life of Cassie Lockwood.

From the back cover: The Exciting Conclusion to Lauraine Snelling’s WILD WEST WIND series

As winter settles over the Engstrom ranch, Cassie Lockwood has a lot on her mind. The way Lucas Engstrom smiles at her should set her heart to tripping. But it doesn’t. Shouldn’t there be some attraction to him if they are going to be married? Hi
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Caitlyn Santi
May 26, 2013 Caitlyn Santi rated it really liked it

A great conclusion to a great series!

After reading and enjoying Whispers In The Wind, the second book in this series, last year. I couldn't wait to read the rest of Cassie's story! Now, that being said, I didn't love A Place To Belong as much as the second book. It was still really good, but the first half was pretty slow moving, and it didn't really feel like very much happened to advance the story for a while. Because of these things, there were times when I debated not finishing it, but I am
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Jalynn Patterson
Jun 14, 2013 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with a total of 56 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Lauraine's books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists and are frequently featured in the Crossings Book Club. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, live in California and have two grown sons.
About the Author:

Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with a total of 56 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, histo
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Tammi
I Thoroughly Enjoyed the Story

Cassie Lockwood is still recovering from the gunshot wounds she received while trying to protect herself and her friends during the night-time raid where her show wagon and former home was destroyed by fire. Despite her wounded arm she is determined to pay off her debts. To that end, she is practicing her shooting in order to compete in an upcoming contest that she has been invited to, and she is determined to win.

Ransom has noticed how Lucas has matured since Cassi
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Amanda
May 22, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed reading this series by Lauraine Snelling. Cassie has had to grow up quite a bit being left with only a horse, trailer, a buffalo, dog and some cattle. She has been kinda naive understandably and it was interesting to see Mavis step in and fill the role as "mother" for her. Ransom has been leery of Cassie from the beginning since she showed them the deed to half of the ranch. But slowly he has been softening to the idea of her living there. Lucas rushes right into things without thi ...more
Paula-O
May 07, 2013 Paula-O rated it really liked it
Series Wild West Wind by Lauraine Snelling book #3"A Place to belong"


When their show went bankrupt, Cassie was devastated that her Uncle would let them all go, she left with an old wagon-her horse "Wind Dancer" -George the old buffalo who was gentle as a lamb and little else...Cassie soon found an old letter and realized that her father had been part owner of Bar E Ranch in South Dakota, she had a place to go.
Cassie Lockwood knew all there was to know about a wild west show, how to shoot-workin
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Hope
May 26, 2013 Hope rated it it was amazing
Let me once again say I **LOVED** this series! :-)

There is just something wonderful about a series that wraps everything up in a neat, tidy bow and presents itself to you like the gift it is. Lauraine Snelling is a MASTER at this! While they are not all the endings that I *thought* I would prefer, they are always the perfect ending! :-)

Our sweet Cassie is coming into her own. She's gaining confidence in her abilities. She's becoming the woman God intended her to be all along, and I'm loving read
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Wendy
May 10, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Cassie Lockwood is recovering from her gunshot wound on the Engstrom ranch, which she co-owns. She is learning what it's like to have a home, how to cook and how to take care of a home. Lucas Engstrom declared his love for her before he even met her, he'd seen her in town and fell in love then found out she was a co-owner of their ranch since her father had passed on years ago.

Cassie knows she isn't in love with Lucas but doesn't refuse him, just asks for time to think. She is also learning to
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Sherryl Wilson
Apr 27, 2013 Sherryl Wilson rated it it was amazing
I did not realize this was the end of the series when I agreed to read and review the book. However, within the first two chapters I found that I understood the characters and had a good grasp on the major events in the previous books.

I enjoyed reading this book. So much that I plan on reading the first two in the series and having my daughters read the series too. The author takes time to set up the details of everyday life on a ranch in South Dakota. I felt I had experienced some of the challe
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Hope
Jan 01, 2014 Hope rated it it was amazing
Let me once again say I **LOVED** this series! :-)

There is just something wonderful about a series that wraps everything up in a neat, tidy bow and presents itself to you like the gift it is. Lauraine Snelling is a MASTER at this! While they are not all the endings that I *thought* I would prefer, they are always the perfect ending! :-)

Our sweet Cassie is coming into her own. She's gaining confidence in her abilities. She's becoming the woman God intended her to be all along, and I'm loving read
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Wendy Sparkes
A lovely conclusion to the heartwarming Wild Winds West Series.

Cassie learns to trust God more & go to Him for direction. She's not sure she loves Lucas enough to marry him. She thinks Ransom hates her. Should she join a Wild West Show to earn more money for the farm, & get out of everyone's way?

Lucas thinks he's in love with Cassie. But is he ready to settle down?

Ransom had plans for shoring up the mine to see if he could find another vein of gold. But with Arnett now living in the bunk
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Lisa Johnson
Jun 27, 2013 Lisa Johnson rated it really liked it
Title: A Place to Belong (Wild West Wind)
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Pages: 384
Year: 2013
Publisher: Bethany
Valley of Dreams and Whispers in the Wind are the first and second novels in the Wild West Wind series. Here, readers get to read the third installment of the series with Cassie Lockwood as the main female character in A Place to Belong. At one time, Cassie belonged to a traveling Wild West show with her parents and many other people, including her father’s partner Jason Talbot. Now, Cassie h
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Mayda
Sep 13, 2013 Mayda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With this third installment Lauraine Snelling brings to a satisfying end her series Wild West Wind. Still recovering from a gunshot to her arm, sharp shooter and trick rider Cassie Lockwood finds her life becoming more complicated as she tries to sort out her feelings towards Ransom. Having been abandoned by one brother who eloped with a former girlfriend even while Cassie was planning her wedding to him, Cassie is understandably gun-shy, so to speak. Seeking ways to make money, she enters shoot ...more
Amy
Jun 13, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: chf-read
I just finished reading The Wild West Wind series. It was pretty great! I've enjoyed Lauraine's storytelling throughout all her books, and this series is no different.

In regards to Wild West Wind, I love how things seem hopeless at times and still manage to work out in the end. I love the history she put into this book, and the learning the character had to do. Although sometimes I think some authors relay the characters thinkings and revelations in different ways and sometimes it seems the char
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Ibjoy1953
May 25, 2013 Ibjoy1953 rated it it was amazing
Shelves:
My Thoughts on this book

Wow, this is a wonderful conclusion to this series. Cassie has finally found where she belongs, living with the Engstrom’s on their ranch. I grew to love these characters as I’ve read this series, and they really feel so real and personal to me. I loved learning more and more about living on the ranch, and I loved the family Cassie was living with. It was heartwarming to see how Mavis and her family took Cassie in. And I appreciate the way Ms. Snelling weaves the Christia
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Beverly
Mar 12, 2016 Beverly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Follow you Heart

The best of the three in this trilogy. Follow your heart because God speaks thru it. Take time to listen to the whispers of your heart or does it belong to Jesus. Through hardship and trials of life if we take the time to listen to the smallest whisper of our heart God will lead . Have you given your heart to Jesus?
Darlene Wilson
Feb 15, 2016 Darlene Wilson rated it really liked it
Cassie gets back to her trick riding, competitive shooting - attends a couple competitions. Lucas discovers his mistake with Betsy and Cassie - another learning time for Cassie. She discovers her feelings for Ransom - Mavis & Gretchen become close friends - she has a place to belong! I very much enjoyed this series!
Cafelilybookreviews
Jun 01, 2013 Cafelilybookreviews rated it really liked it
I somehow missed the first two books in this series, but for those who have been faithfully reading along, this third and final book wraps up the Wild West Wind series. I prefer to read series books in order, but this has enough background and details that it wasn't hard to figure out what was going on.

Cassie has matured, learned various skills and caught on nicely to domestic life. By all appearances, she is ready to consider marriage. Or is she?

Though a handsome young man has proposed to her
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Kat
Jun 27, 2015 Kat rated it liked it
“The Exciting Conclusion” *muffled laughter in the distance*

Third book flows similarly to the others, wash-rinse-repeat.
Cassie Lockwood is on the farm in the valley that her father had always dreamed about, but problem after problem keeps popping up on her. The religious aspects are more prominent and begin to hinder the story, by taking up a page of prayer or a chapter to just talk inside a church. The characters feel less believable and most of the relationships feel awkward and the forced ro
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christine
Dec 06, 2014 christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story loved the characters, and the life style of the ranchers, and their dedication to each other.

Family can be trying but if we can learn to be like these character s in this series with God has the head of the family we can go thru anything. Great read.
Dana M Morger
Dec 06, 2015 Dana M Morger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lorraine Smelling

Love all her books I can't stop reading them. I just keep buying every series of hers that I can. This is the first time I've bought books without an Amazon gift card, I enjoy her books that much
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Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over seventy books, with sales of more than 2 million copies.

She also writes for a wide range of magazines, and helps others reach their writing dreams by teaching at writers’ conferences across the country.

Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Basset named Winston.

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