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The Rancher's Secret Son

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  75 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A Mother's Last Hope

When her troubled teenage son is sent to Camp Hope, Emma Shaver is thrilled and relieved. The therapy horse ranch in Broken Bend, Louisiana, is well-known for giving at-risk teens a new lease on life. There's just one problem—it's owned by her old high school sweetheart, Max Ringgold, who doesn't know he's her son's father. Emma didn't plan on facing h
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Love Inspired (first published November 1st 2013)
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Leslie Hayden
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-challenge
I enjoyed this book. It was light and contemporary. The characters were easy to get along with and form a bond with throughout the book.
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Broken Bend
Book 2

This is a story that really teaches us about the harm secrets can cause. Emma's thirteen year old son is troubled. She has to take him to a ranch in Broken Bend or he goes to Juvenile Detention. But she doesn't count on his father, a man who doesn't even know is his father, will be the man to try to get him back on the right path. Then when Max asks her to help when his woman counselor goes into early labor, she has to find a way to protect her son and the man she once loved fro
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Rancher’s secret Son

Author: Betsy St.Amant

Series: Love Inspired with familiar characters from The Rancher next door

Chapters: 20 plus Epilogue

Pages: 217

Genre: Christian Romance

Rating: 5 stars

Thirteen years ago Emma Shaver left her hometown of Broken Bend Louisiana and her high school boyfriend Max Ringgold behind. Emma left with a secret that she never told anyone. Now thirteen years later she is back, because her son has been sentenced by a judge to a month at a therapy horse ranch t
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Rancher's Secret Son is a very good book. The court tells Emma that her troubled teenage son, Cody, has to go to a therapy horse ranch or jail. They go to the therapy ranch. Emma discovered the owner is Cody's dad, but Max doesn't know it. Nor does Cody know that Max is his dad. Lot of tension. A good place for troubled children to go. Have to read it to see what all goes on in the book.
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: hq-love-inspired
This group of books (Love Inspired) is a bit of a disappointment. I have always associated "inspirational" with being religious, but in this case' i'm wrong. There is just subtle references to praying and God, yet it is supposedly so important and a part of the characters life. It's like they don't want to offend anyone and still be thought of as "inspirational". Will have to think twice before reading from this group of books!
Harlequin Books
"Readers will be drawn in by St.Amant's characters, who demonstrate the damaging impact of lies and secrets in a relationship as they try to do what's best for Cody. Their story shows that when we relinquish control, it allows God to use life's curveballs for our good (RT Book Reviews)". 4 stars
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received 4 stars @ RT Book Reviews
Ashden Collige
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
great book
Jill Lynn
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hello, romantic tension. A fun journey reading about these two working through their past... and present. I loved both characters from the start. Well written. Fast paced.
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great story and loved how it all came together!
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Laura Aase
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
A delightful quick read! Emma brings her troubled son to a last chance camp for teens only to find it run by her x true love and her son's father. I wonder if they will end up together? A satisfying Christian romance.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 29, 2015 11:04AM  
Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana and is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers group. Betsy is multi-published through Steeple Hill and has been published in Christian Communicator magazine and Praise Reports: Inspiring Real Life Stories of How God Answers Prayer. One of her short stories, ‘Kickboxing or Chocolate’, appears in a Tyndale compilation book, and she is also multi-publish ...more
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