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She fell from grace…

Before falling for himWhen her husband defrauded the town of Hollydale, now-divorced mom Lucie Decker went from being the town darling to total pariah. Now she’s launching a new business and needs ranger Caleb Spindler’s help. And her twins adore Caleb. After all, he’s a genuine hero—even if he is hiding a secret. But while Lucie’s heart has forgotte
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming Larger Print
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Connie Saunders
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Is it possible for a returning hometown hero and a town pariah to find a happily-ever-after? This is the question in this story of two people: a single mother who is working to redeem her reputation so that she can continue to live with her children in her hometown and a man coming home with his own burdens. Lucie Decker and Caleb Spindler both have issues from their past that continue to plague them but Caleb is certainly willing to help Lucie, if she will let him. Much of this story deals with ...more
maiaisreading
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler 4 stars

Lucie Decker and Caleb Spindler were friends in high school. Life happened and Caleb had to move away. Lucie got married, had twins and got divorced. Her ex husband swindled money to many people in Hollydale.

As a nature lover, I like Caleb’s job as a park ranger. I love his passion for nature and birds. I hope I can sketch like him though. Lucie’s love for her kids is admirable. She wants to protect them from the harsh reality of their life. She want
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Kay Garrett
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A RANGER FOR THE TWINS BY Tanya Agler is the wonderful heartwarming story of Lucie Decker, her adorable twins – Mattie and Ethan, Caleb Spindler and the town of Hollydale.

Lucie decided to stay in the town she loved after divorcing her husband who had cheated most of the people in town of their life savings and now serving time. She loved the town she grew up in and could think of no other place else she wanted to raise her children. The problem is that the townsfolk feel and treat her as if she
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Kathryn Cooper
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler is a story about the past blending into the present. Lucie and Caleb had been best friends in high school and had gone through a difficult medical problem that Caleb went through. For some reason they went their separate ways after graduating high school. Lucie gets married and is blessed with twins. Her son and daughter mean everything to her. Lucie’s husband commits fraud and is sent to prison. They get divorced because Lucie realizes that they didn’t love ...more
Kimmie
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Do you love stories of hope, love, and second chances? Well, then you definitely should check out A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler. It embodies Harlequin’s Heartwarming theme as it will surely be a sweet quick read that will engage you.

Both Lucie and Caleb have been through a lot in their lifetime, and it shows in their characters. They are not very trusting but they both have great growth in that area and many others in such a short time. I also really enjoyed the twins and their fun antic
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Ashlee
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy these Harlequin Heartwarming stories because they truly are heartwarming. They make for clean, sweet, and quick reads, which are all positives in my book. A Ranger to the Twins was the second book in this series, but I hadn't read the first one and did not feel lost at all. Having read the blurb from the first book, I could see how it would give you background on some of the supporting characters, but it didn't feel necessary to read them in order.

Lucie faces an uphill battle. He
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Sally Kilpatrick
Sometimes you want to sink into a book where you know everything is going to be okay in the end. Despite Lucie's struggles with winning over the townspeople and Caleb's injured back, this story delivers on that promise. Even those who are mean come around making this a book almost as much about community as it is about two old friends reconnecting and learning to let go of past hurts.

Bonus? A menagerie of pets, including miniature pigs and my personal favorite, a dog named Pita. (I see what you
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Susan Carlisle
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lucie and Caleb are old friends who have been apart for years. At Caleb‘s return they rekindle their friendship. Lucie’s background has been filled with major bumps and bruises. She is finding her way out of the darkness. Caleb helps her into the light by being her strongest supporter. A man who has no idea he has been looking for a family always pulls at the heart string. Angler makes sure that happens so that love sings in her book A Ranger for the Twins. Don’t miss this is a sweet story that ...more
J.E. Grace
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Ranger for the Twins is one filled with frustration and then hope even in the direst of circumstances. Lucie, her heart broke and her reputation ruined, returns to her home town to find most of the townspeople are against her, and blames her for what her ex-husband did.

Trying to rebuild her life and give her children stability, she starts the Hollydale Wellness and Training Center. Then she gets reunited with Caleb Spindler and her life gets more complicated.

Learning trust, forgiveness, and h
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Brittany
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Ranger for the Twins was such an enjoyable story! It was nice to see both of these main characters get a chance at real love. Lucie and Caleb were nice, caring people and it was hard to see that some of the citizens of Hollydale hadn’t forgiven Lucie for the crimes of her ex-husband.

Lucie was a side character from the novel, The Sheriff’s Second Chance, and it was great to get to know her and her twins better in this book. But, don’t worry, A Ranger for the Twins can be enjoyed as a stand alon
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Kendra Neal
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really love a GOOD Romance book and one that is clean. I always find that
when I read Harlequin Heartwarming series books. A Ranger for the Twins by
Tanya Agler really truly is Heartwarming!

Lucie Decker is now a divorced, Single Mom to twins. Her Ex-Husband and Lucie
were well known in the Town Lucie grew up in. Her Ex-Husband is now in prison
for scamming the Town People out of money. She is starting to move forward with
her life and starting a new business and an a old friend from High School
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Ebos Aifuobhokhan
Oct 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Two opposites get to fall in love. Lucie and Caleb!
After the different misfortunes they just wanted to have a breather and pick up the pieces. Love wasn't part of the plan. But through a series of events they find their way to love and to each other. Lucie's strength is amazing. I love to see woman stepping out and starting their own business through the odds.
This book really isn't my cup of tea, I thought it was Christian fiction but over all it is a good story and I am sure someone would lov
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Excel Andy
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love twins so seeing a book that was titled with the word “twins” grabbed my attention.


Caleb and Lucie, the two main characters in this plot appeared so real you could empathize and connect with them.


Whenever I think of rangers, I have a mental image of cowboys but this book sharpened the differences for me.


I could identify the themes of family, second chances, love,  forgiveness, community, friendship, kindness to animals and nature (ecosystem).


The author did a great job writing this book alt
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Suzie Waltner
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love returning to the settings of previous books, and Hollydale is no exception. In A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler, readers return to this quaint North Carolina town where the residents have big opinions and big hearts.

Lucie is an easy character to sympathize with. Her ex-husband’s actions have impacted both her and her kids, yet she strives to make life work for them. Add in her willingness to take in abandoned animals and her sweet twins, and how can you not root for her?

As a fan of t
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Abigail Harris
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

I had my review written and it was ready to go ... But my page was reloaded, oh horror of horrors it was gone when the page reloaded ... Which means I have to start over.

It took me a little time to get into "A Ranger for the Twins" by Tanya Agler, but around the fiftieth page I was pulled into the plot and my interest was held until the end. I found the story to be sweet, warm, and satisfyingly healing for both the hurting Lucie and Caleb. The twins were absolutely adorable and I reall
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Marie
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you in advance to the author, Tanya Agler, for providing a review copy through Prism Book Tours. A positive review was not required or requested and all words are my own.

I had already read the author’s first/debut book – “The Sheriff’s Second Chance” earlier this year, so I was definitely looking forward to this story set in the same town.

Right off I liked Caleb who kept his cool and patience through everything. Didn’t like his secret though, but completely understood it. Felt sorry for L
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Becky
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 9/22/2020.

A Ranger for the Twins is a sweet, slow smolder friends-to-lovers romance, and my first read from this author. It's Tanya Agler's second set in Hollydale (after The Sheriff's Second Chance ), but it works just fine as a standalone.

Lucie and Caleb both grew up in Hollydale and are both trying for a new start in town, but their experiences as townspeople couldn't be more different. Way back then, Lucie was the town's darling and Caleb's illness
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Julie
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tanya Agler’s A Ranger for the Twins is a witty, charming and heart-warming tale about second chances, healing from the past and falling in love that is simply magical.

Former debutante Lucie Decker never imagined that she would go from town darling to total pariah. Having grown up with every privilege and advantage possible, Lucie used to lead a life where she had no financial worries, a designer wardrobe and an enviable lifestyle, but all that changed when her husband had defrauded the entire t
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Harlie Williams
Peeps I found a new author in the Heartwarming line to love.  Ms. Agler has my heart now.  I found her refreshing, her characters popped off the page, and couldn't help but smile the whole time I read this book.  Lucie and Caleb have my heart.  The twins, Mattie and Ethan, too.  Plus, come on there are pigs named Fred and Ethel and a bulldog that is welcome on my feet anytime.  Yes, there is a menagerie of animals that factor in the book, too.  Ms. Agler does an excellent job of giving all of th ...more
Amy
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lucie has moved back to her hometown, this once town darling is now looked at with suspicion as her ex-husband defrauded many people out of their money. Using her late parents property, she has a solid business plan, if only people would give her a chance to get her business off the ground.

Turning to once upon a time friend and now returned town hero, park ranger Caleb has come back with a dual purpose. To find out what Lucy needs and to help his parents regain their hard earned money.

I cannot i
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Lenoire
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was ok

Lucie Decker and her family were well known and popular in their town of Hollydale. However, when her husband defrauded the town and its citizens, Lucie is left to deal with the fallout. She divorced her husband when his crimes were revealed. However, people believe she played a role in her helping her husband commit fraud. Lucie has decided to launch a new business to provide her family but, she will need help from an old friend.

Ranger Caleb Spindler is happy to help his friend, Lucie. However,
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Sherida Stewart
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An uplifting story of enduring friendship, with the hope of a deeper relationship!

As a mother of active twins Mattie and Ethan, Lucie Decker is a busy lady. On top of that, her ex-husband swindled money from many of the hometown residents of Hollydale, North Carolina, leaving Lucie to face the distrust of some townsfolk and needing to provide for her children. When Park Ranger Caleb Spindler returns to Hollydale, they both have a chance to move from friendship to something more.....if they can r
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Cathy Cermele
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Ranger for the Twins really is a Heartwarming story and one that had me rooting for Lucie Decker and her sweet twins. Lucie has an ex-husband who defrauded their hometown of Hollydale, left her with the stigma of being married to scoundrel when all she wants to know is live her life , raise her kids and start a new business. Trust is a not easily given sometimes and harder to regain once it’s been broken.

I felt so bad for her for being the fall person when in reality she had no knowledge of or
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Hallie (Hallie Reads)
It’s another second-chance-at-love romance for the town of Hollydale, and I loved it!

Divorced from the man that made a criminal mess in the town, Lucie Decker faces quite a few challenges as she tries to move forward—one of which is Caleb Spindler, of course. Reconnecting with Caleb, a park ranger, hero, and old friend, has the potential to help in launching Lucie’s new business, but can she trust him if she loses her heart to him in the process?

Tanya Agler’s A Ranger for the Twins is delightful
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Connie Carpenter
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Ranger for the Twins is the first book that I have read by Tanya Agler. I look forward to reading more from this author. A Ranger for the Twins has been released with the Harlequin Heartwarming Division. They are sweet romance books - that focus on friendship, family and community.

In this story we meet Lucie Decker. Lucie used to be her town's sweetheart. However, her ex husband defrauded the town of Hollydale. Lucie now has to start over. She is now a single mom, and is working on rebuilding
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Terri Gillespie
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Author Tanya Agler’s second book in the Hollydale series, A Ranger for the Twins, explores a theme not often seen in fiction—the collateral damage of another’s poor decisions.

Lucie Decker’s ex-husband—now in prison—has left a trail of financial destruction in the quaint hamlet of Hollydale. Through no fault of Lucie, most of the town believes her to be complicit in the fraud making it difficult for her to start over with her children, Mattie and Ethan.

In walks hero Caleb Spindler who has returne
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Toth Jo-Ann
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Old friends Lucie Decker and Caleb Spindler become new friends. The one problem is that Lucie's ex hasn't just hurt people in the town but the one person she cares about. Tayna gives us a look at a old friendahip that is rebuilding despite a secret. For Caleb gets to see what her ex has done to her. Tanya explores friendships in this book. Old ones and new ones. Plus you get to see how precious children can be. Especially twins. This is a great book to read. You will fall in love with Lucie and ...more
Kate Vale
Lucie Decker is determined to get her life back on track after her ex-husband goes to jail for perpetrating financial fraud on several of the townspeople. But she's determined to live there with her 7-year-old twins and a menagerie of animals. When Caleb Spindler comes to work as a ranger, he discovers that her property may house a nest of an endangered bird. If that's true, will it threaten what she is trying to do? Oh, and there's his attraction to her from years earlier that he'd ignored but ...more
Janice Sisemore
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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A Ranger for the Twins

After reading A Ranger for the Twins I know I need to read the first book in the series. I loved the author writing and definitely want to read more by her.

I loved books with kids in it. So much fun with being twins. Lucie is the best mother. I enjoyed her character so much. Her ex-husband is in prison and she has to make up for things he did. I loved how determined she is.

Caleb comes back in town. The twins adore him. I love how Caleb takes up for Lucie and how much he
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Claire McEwen
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed A Ranger for the Twins. Caleb, the hero, is back in his hometown, recovering from an injury and wondering what direction his life will take next. Lucy is trying to single-parent her twins, repair her reputation, and transform an old lodge into a conference center. I felt for Caleb and Lucie and was cheering for them to find their way to a life together. And I especially loved the way the author wrote about the forest setting around the lodge. I was sure I could hear the birds and ...more
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