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The Baby Promise (Home on the Ranch #1)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  120 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews

On leave from the army, Nick Colter heads to a quiet Alberta ranch to fulfill a promise. His buddy left behind a pregnant wife in need of protection and friendship that only Nick can provide. Despite years in combat, he isn't prepared for the battle to earn wary Beth Carruthers's trust. There is more than grief in her beautiful blue eyes, and caring for her becomes more th
ebook, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (first published December 21st 2010)
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Melody Cox
Dec 06, 2013 Melody Cox rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-baby
I had difficulty getting into the book and it did not hold my attention.I didn't care for the storyline although I love most anything with a baby in it. To me, the story moved at a very slow pace.

Beth was a bitter woman who lost her husband to the war. She has a right to be bitter but she holds onto her secrets way to long.

Nick was her late husband's best friend. He made a promise to look out for Beth and the baby she was carrying. I liked him but I feel he was weak as the hero.

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A woman's not as upset about the death of her husband in Afghanistan as her inlaws and his war buddy think she should be. Still, they stand by her as she's expecting a baby. But will she stand by them?

Decent story about how God sometimes has other plans.
Tammy Cable
Jun 11, 2015 Tammy Cable rated it really liked it
I loved the card making & scrap booking references as they are one of my hobbies. The story was realistic but parts hit a little bit close to home and I felt uncomfortable. I'm glad that the story was written and can imagine how it will help many turn to God for their peace and comfort!
Aug 03, 2015 Michaela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet story. I wish that there was a bit more depth to the characters but over all the plot and characters were not weak or rushed.
I didn't really get into it but I liked that it was based in Alberta which is my home
Phyllis Swain
Jan 09, 2014 Phyllis Swain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soldier Nick Coulter keeps apromise to a fellow soldier who died.
Aug 04, 2015 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nick Colter's buddy Jim died in his arms. Jim makes him promise to take care of his wife and unborn baby. Beth Carruthers is relieved when news of her cheating husband's death reaches her. How to get through the next step of grieving with Jim's parents and army buddy will test her.
Sep 17, 2012 Nina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a nice refreshing read, no racy parts, and it's love inspired and I loved it.
Mar 08, 2011 Lynz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really great book for a wintertime in home snuggled in a blanket and hot cocoa:)
Mar 30, 2012 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i love it i love books that are love story's and that honer god
Sharon Sherman
Apr 18, 2011 Sharon Sherman rated it liked it
An interesting afternoon read.
Great Little Cozy Read, Loved It!
Sue King
Jan 23, 2011 Sue King rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read!
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Shelves: 2012-new
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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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