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Home on the Range
by Ruth Logan Herne
From the back cover:
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?
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About the author:
Ruth Logan Herne has 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.
No family is perfect, and the Staffords are no exception. Broken families need a little tender loving care. Some need a lot!
I loved the characters of Back in the Saddle (Double S Ranch, book 1). Home on the Range picks up right where we left off, like getting together again with good friends. Nick’s two girls, while opposites, tug equally on your heart. My psychology-loving self also adored Elsa and her compassion for the family.
The events in the story may not have been surprising, but the characters’ journeys seemed realistic and relatable.
Because of the interconnected stories, this is one series I would recommend reading in order. Now I’m anxious to read Trey’s story! If you’re in the mood for a lighter read or a “trip” to the rural Pacific Northwest, Home on the Range (and the Double S Ranch series) may be just what you’re looking for!