The wonderfully engaging writing of author Ruth Logan Herne continues to be a reader's delight in "Home on the Range", Book 2 in her "Double S Ranch SThe wonderfully engaging writing of author Ruth Logan Herne continues to be a reader's delight in "Home on the Range", Book 2 in her "Double S Ranch Series". The Stafford men of Gray's Glen, Washington are all at turning point in their lives. Middle brother Nick is the one who stayed home to manage the family ranch and raise his two daughters. Devastated when his wife walks out on him and the girls, Nick does his best to care for the children and run the ranch. His own father, Sam, had not been the best example as a husband and parent--although, lately, he seems to trying to make up for the lost years. Nick girl's are the most important people in his life, and he can't ignore signs that his daughters need more than he can give. They need some professional counseling to help them get past being left behind by their mother. Dr. Elsa Andreas is dealing with some serious issues of her own when her sister, the school principal, convinces Elsa that helping Nick and his daughters will also be a great help to herself. As Nick and Elsa work together to help the children, an attraction and awareness grows between the two of them, but trouble comes back to town and may threaten the future happiness for everyone. It will take a great leap of faith to move forward with hope and courage and let go of the hurts of the past, but the rewards will be great for all.
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A new book from author Mary Connealy is always a treat, and when it's the start of a new series, then that's even better. The "Cimarron Legacy" seriesA new book from author Mary Connealy is always a treat, and when it's the start of a new series, then that's even better. The "Cimarron Legacy" series begins with Book One, "No Way Up". A near-death experience in an avalanche and the possibility of losing a leg makes ranch patriarch Chance Boden determined to bring his three adult children together as a family. He wants them united in heart and mind, for their own sake, as well as for the future of the ranch. As Chance departs to receive medical treatment for his leg, he leaves ranch hand Heath Kincaid in charge of the siblings, and he orders them all to follow the directives he has laid out in his will. The three grown children, Sadie, Justin, and Cole, will live and work at the ranch for one year. If not, the ranch and all of the Boden legacy will be left to a distant relative. Heath had noticed how pretty Sadie was from the very beginning, but he doubted she'd ever noticed him. Now, with him having to enforce her father's wishes, he felt sure he would never find her favor. When he discovers that the avalanche was no accident, Heath vows to protect Sadie and her family at all costs--but will it cost him his heart? Sadie has definitely noticed Heath, and she knows that he is a good, strong man, and also an attractive man. Can she put asides her doubts and let her heart lead the way? Will all of them find a way to work together and keep their faith and their home intact? I look forward to future entries in the "Cimarron Ranch" series from wonderful storyteller Mary Connealy.
An expansive tale that encompasses Americana from small-town Ohio to the golden glamour of Hollywood, “June” is an entertaining read from author MiranAn expansive tale that encompasses Americana from small-town Ohio to the golden glamour of Hollywood, “June” is an entertaining read from author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore. As Cassie Danvers comes to grips with the loss of her grandmother, June, who raised her, her retreat to the old family home in rural Ohio is interrupted by uninvited, unexpected visitors. Cassie suddenly becomes the bewildered heiress to the fortune of the late screen idol, Jack Montgomery, and his own daughters are livid and on the hunt for their assumed inheritance. Sixty years ago, Hollywood invaded little St. Jude, Ohio, and the consequences were far more lasting than anyone could have imagined. What is the connection between June and Jack Montgomery? As the story shifts from past to present, it follows a trail of betrayal, blackmail, murder, and more. Everyone will be forced to evaluate and redefine their own definitions of love, family, and the place they call home. Who is the rightful heir? Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is also the author of “Bittersweet”. Set Me Free”, and “The Effects of Light”. A recipient of the Crazyhorse Prize in Fiction, she lives and writes in Brooklyn.
Devoted fans of the "Porter Family Series" from author Becky Wade are in for a reader's treat with Book 4, "Her One and Only". This time, the focus isDevoted fans of the "Porter Family Series" from author Becky Wade are in for a reader's treat with Book 4, "Her One and Only". This time, the focus is on Porter sister Dru, a former Marine now working as a bodyguard. When NFL standout Gray Fowler becomes the target of a stalker, Dru is assigned as his protector. While Gray soon realizes that Dru is a petite powerhouse, he still has trouble accepting an attractive young woman as his "executive protection agent". Dru is an expert in marksmanship and martial agents. She will need all of her skills--as well as her thoughts in sharp focus--to protect her client from danger and to protect her own heart from being captured by the handsome and appealing Gray. Her previous assignment did not go well, and keeping Gray safe is also part of rebuilding her career. A relationship between the two of them could lead to disaster, but hearts have a mind of their own. As the two of them get to know each other, the attraction becomes palpable and so does the need to trust and rely upon one another. The present danger is very real, and so is the necessity of letting go of past troubles. Will a renewal of faith and hope lead to a lasting love and life filled with happiness? "Her One and Only" is the finale for the "Porter Family Series", and I highly recommend the works of author Becky Wade for lovers of wonderfully-written, inspiring contemporary romantic fiction.
Author Lori Benton continues her thrilling and inspiring historical fiction series, “The Pathfinders” with Book 2, “A Flight of Arrows”. Set in the tuAuthor Lori Benton continues her thrilling and inspiring historical fiction series, “The Pathfinders” with Book 2, “A Flight of Arrows”. Set in the turbulent 1700’s of the American Frontier, history is brought to life with vivid detail and memorable characterizations. The first book in the series, “The Woods Edge” told the story of a fateful decision by a grief-stricken father to replace his dead child with one stolen from another family. Twenty years later, the world-changing events of the Revolutionary War have begun to take their toll, and the boy stolen from his Oneida heritage is now a young man. The truth of his legacy is profound, and he is torn in many directions. He is a man of two cultures—can he find his own true place? Can hope and healing be found amidst the tumult of war and uncertain times? Lori Benton writes beautifully told tales blending historical truth with unforgettable characterizations. Living history through the written word.
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