Saturday, May 6, 2017

Home On The Range (Double S Ranch book 2) by Ruth Logan Herne - I gave this book 4 Stars

This is a Christian Romance a change from the books I’ve read lately. I like to change up my reading now and again, and I was really hoping this book would be a great change for me. 
I almost always enjoy cowboy romance, and this one started well.  It centered around Nick Stafford who inherited the ranch, he had two young girls whose mother had walked out on them.  He was having a really hard time with the oldest she was acting out terribly.  The principal of her school refers him to a therapist, her sister as it turns out.  He doesn’t want to go, but he finally gives in and finds the woman in a very small house buried deep in the woods.  Turns out she was in hiding from her past.  She was convinced finally to work with his daughters.  Of course, eventually there is something there.  I can’t say anything more or I will give away the entire book.
I have no idea why but the book seemed to lag toward the middle for me.  I liked the story but it just didn’t seem to pull me in and have me connecting with all of the characters.  The quotes from the bible were always those that I had heard many times before and they did connect to the story.  Things picked up as I went through the book and I did enjoy the ending.  This book was part of a Trilogy, it was the second in the series. I hadn’t read the first book, it was fine as a standalone. 
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.   I received it through
About Home on the Range:
Can the brother left behind and a woman without hope work together for the good of two precious children?

Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family’s large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions—but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child, he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick’s wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans.

For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble.

Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?

About The Author – Ruth Logan Hernehas more than a million books in print, including eighteen Love Inspired contemporary novels and Back in the Saddle, Book 1 in the Double S Ranch series. Ruth is a founding member of Seekerville, a popular writing-collective blog. A country girl who loves the big city, Ruth and her husband live on a farm in upstate New York.