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Renegade on the run

When Cort Stanton and Aubrey Huxley try to claim the same land in the Oklahoma Land Run, Cort offers a deal--one that could help him keep his freedom. After taking the blame for his brother's crime, Cort needs to lie low, so he gives Aubrey the land for her horse ranch...if she'll hire him. Now he just has to avoid growing too close to the gorgeous seam
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Love Inspired Historicals
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"This is a solid Love Inspired debut from Dicken. Aubrey is a strong-willed, independent and sometimes stubborn heroine whose likability will have the reader rooting her on. There is a bit of role reversal in the story, which is a nice change" (RT Book Reviews).
Andi
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: empty-shelf-2017
Confession time. Until joining Ms. Dicken's street team I hadn't read a Love Inspired novel. Mainly because knowing that it is a Harlequin backed that romance line, I had the "notion" that these are nothing more than the dime store novels that are talked about in historical novels and ones my grandmother talked about. I couldn't have been more wrong. Forgive me, Angie Dicken!

In the short 288 pages the story is rich in detail and historical fact. Cort and Aubrey have secrets and are running from
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
The Oklahoma Land Run has always been fascinating to me, so I was excited to see that it plays such a big role in Aubrey and Cort’s story. Two desperate dreams. Two people running to a new life, even as they run from their pasts. Such a great setup to a story & a romance – and Angie Dicken does a fabulous job of developing both.

Aubrey and Cort are both very relatable characters, flaws and all, and their friendship (and budding romance) will delight you with the combination of Aubrey’s feisti
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Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
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The Outlaw's Second Chance is such a great story! With realistic characters, and a fun engaging plot line this story pulled me in and kept me engaged till the very last page.

Aubrey is an independent, determined women. Since the untimely death of her mother, Aubrey decided to go out on her own and make her mother's dreams of owning a horse ranch come true. But nothing goes according to her plans. First, her horse is stolen, then a handsom
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Winnie
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Oklahoma Land Rush is an intriguing setting for Angie Dicken’s debut novel. It was interesting to learn more about the rush for free land while being introduced to some engaging (and some not so engaging) characters. Cort Stanton and Aubrey Huxley, the two main characters, each have their flaws and their past problems and sorrows, but they are complex and endearing and I was drawn in by their story. The Outlaw’s Second Chance is rich in history, suspense, and adventure, with enough romance t ...more
Sydney
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From page one Angie Dicken’s debut historical western romance novel is an absolute delight. This is such a fun, entertaining, enjoyable, and sweetly romantic story that readers will thoroughly enjoy. Dicken brings to life the hardships of living in the Wild West and trying to make a claim and a name for oneself. And of course, who doesn’t love a story with some excitement with a handsome outlaw. This story focuses on themes of family, friendship, working hard, fulfilling dreams, and of course ro ...more
Leslie M.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: rt
I reviewed this for RT Bookreviews Magazine: https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-re...

This is a solid Love Inspired debut from Dicken. Aubrey is a strong-willed, independent and sometimes stubborn heroine whose likability will have the reader rooting her on. There is a bit of role reversal in the story, which is a nice change. While there is some predictability and a few lagging spots, the pace is realistic, and the struggles are appropriate for the time.

Aubrey Huxley wants to get out from under
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Trixi
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
He’s hiding from his past; she’s hiding from her present. They both run to claim the same plot of land in the Oklahoma Land run set in 1893. They come to a compromise that seems to suit them both, now can they live with the ensuing consequences?

I was quite impressed by this author’s debut novel! The story quickly pulled me in from the start with the anticipation Aubrey has of finally fulfilling her mother’s dream of a horse ranch. She’s fiercely independent, stubborn, and wants to forge her own
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E. Espinoza
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the historical novel, The Outlaw’s Second Chance, Angie Dicken has authored an endearing story of late 19th century pioneers who struggle to find forgiveness, redemption, and love while fighting to survive and to secure a better life for themselves in the prairie lands of Oklahoma. Abounding with rich historical detail, this well-researched novel deftly draws the reader into the arduous adventures of those who chose to pursue the dangers and triumphs of daily life on the prairie.

Ms. Dicken’s
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Susan Snodgrass
Aug 15, 2017 rated it liked it
When Cort Stanton and Aubrey Huxley try to claim the same land in the Oklahoma Land Run, Cort offers a deal--one that could help him keep his freedom. After taking the blame for his brother's crime, Cort needs to lie low, so he gives Aubrey the land for her horse ranch...if she'll hire him. Now he just has to avoid growing too close to the gorgeous seamstress, who can never know his secret.

Aubrey refuses to depend on any man, even one as handsome and kind as Cort. Yet, as they work together to m
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Becca (Reflections From My Bookshelves)
The Outlaw's second Chance was a sweet love story set on the frontier of Oklahoma. I am not a big fan of westerns but I enjoyed this one! I found that Angie Dicken did a great job creating her character's and the experiences they had. I could visualize what was going on in the story. I did not realize how hard making a soddy was. Life on the frontier was very difficult. The character's were well developed and most were likable. This is a story of second chances, redemption and forgiveness and I ...more
Amy Leigh Simpson
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dicken’s debut is eloquent, engaging and altogether endearing. Cort is a man to admire and Aubrey has a strength and determination that makes you want to work the land right along side her. There was something so sweetly perfect about their dynamic. And colored by Dicken’s artistic pen, the characters and the Oklahoma landscape became a vibrant reality. With an ease and grace of a seasoned word-weaver, Angie has stitched together a beautiful tale of grit, hope, and healing that will leave you ut ...more
Andrea
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars! Wonderfully written tale of a couple of participants in the Oklahoma Land Run of 1893! I enjoyed this debut novel by Angie Dicken so much!
The history was spot on. I liked Aubrey's strong-willed nature, it helped her survive living with her lousy, cheat of a father after her mother's death. I also liked that she realized maybe she could let go and trust someone else, just a little. That person being Cort Stanton, a good man with a past that may catch up with him. I love how Cort helpe
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Just Commonly
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Instead of upheaving his secret past, she'd unveiled his dependence on God's grace. And for some reason, that was enough.."

The Outlaw's Second Chance by Angie Dicken impressed this reader with a very well thought-out premise. He attempts to outrun his past, while she try to run towards a future that stemmed from the past. I love how it's a message of seeking their own dreams, not others, but also trying to find their own identity in God's eyes. There's much to say about striving for a dream tha
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Jennifer Robb
Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Love inspired historical readers
Recommended to Jennifer by: Avon Lake Public Library
3.5 stars:

For this type of book, it was fairly well done. A little slow to start for my taste.

What I liked: I liked Aubrey's determination to succeed--she wasn't willing to cheat to get the land she wanted even though she could have, she was willing to work hard as well as to work in an area she was skilled in (sewing) to pursue her dream, she was willing to take care of her brother even though he wasn't the most honest person as well as being the person who endangered her own dreams. I liked Co
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Jessica
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
For Cort Stanton and Aubrey Huxley, the Oklahoma Land Run is a chance for freedom. For Aubrey, it's freedom from no-good father. For Cort, it's freedom from a jail cell for a crime he didn't commit. When they try to claim the same piece of land, Cort agrees to let Aubrey have it if she just agrees to let him work it. It's a deal that gives Aubrey what she desperately wants, and allows Cort to keep a low profile.

As the two learn to work together, they grow closer. But Cort knows his past could ca
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Bonnie
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Outlaw's Second Chance by Angie Dicken. Takes place in 1893. This is a very interesting historical romance book. Well worth reading. Cort Stanton and Aubrey Huxley bot try to claim the same land in Oklahoma Land Run. Aubrey's brother gets hurt in trying for the claim. Cort got the claim. Cort is on the run from his home town. Cort's brother killed a man and Cort went to prison for it. When the prison burns Cort escapes with the help of the sheriff knowing Cort was not guilty. Cort gives the ...more
Stacy
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Author Angie Dicken's story is set during the Oklahoma Land Run. Her writing style makes it seem as if you the reader are experiencing this first hand. The tension and hard-scrabble life are portrayed through the eyes of Aubrey Huxley a woman who wants to "buck tradition" and run for a piece of land and Cort Stanton who becomes a handsome, kind, stumbling block.

I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Dicken's debut novel, and am excited to read more by this very gifted author.
Marvy Herrera
What a beautiful story. Redemption, second chance, grace. I think we all like Aubrey have dreams and situations in our life that have preven it to happen. Is a good remainder that when God want to give you something, He will do it. Lovely end and a great message. I recommend it!
Veronica
Sep 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
I couldn't get into it. It wasn't really what I expected.
Savannah Helmer
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"The Outlaw's Second Chance" was a very sweet and inspirational romance. I thoroughly enjoyed it and think others will too. Light hearted, but very serious at times
Madalyn Mathis
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A good story and an interesting look at the history of the Oklahoma Run.
Christie
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wish I was as good with words as Angie is. I really enjoyed this love story. She paints great pictures of what a new life on the plains might have looked like. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a feel-good read.
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Angie Dicken credits her love of story to reading British literature during life as a military kid in Cambridgeshire, England. Now living in the U.S., she's an ACFW member, a blog contributor to the Writer's Alley, a baseball mom, and a self-proclaimed foodie. You can connect with her
on social media and learn about upcoming releases at www.angiedicken.com.