Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Home on the Range Book Review

I read the first book in this series and posted the review very quickly because it was hard to put the book down.  I found out that there was a second book in the series that was just coming out at the same time I finished the first.  I was excited to find out that was available for review so quickly after the first and quickly put in my order.  Home on the Range: A Novel (Double S Ranch) by Ruth Logan Herne came quickly and I started reading it after finishing the book that I was currently reading.  I feel like I might want to slow down reading this book because it is a few months before the third book is available but I will try to be patient because I am can't slow down my reading on this one!!

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?

I was excited when I heard a book being dropped off at my door because I knew exactly what it was and I was looking forward to starting the second book in the Double S Ranch book series.  I loved to learn about the brothers in the Stafford family and this was no exception.  Nick Stafford is the one who gave up everything to support his families ranch while his brothers left to follow their dreams.  Nick's wife left him with two little girls to raise who were going through a really tough time.  He thought that they would get better with time but three years later things only got worse in the last book and this one and his oldest daughter was going to have to redo the third grade without help.  He reluctantly gets help from Dr. Elsa Andreas.  I love the relationship between them and how it changes when he sees the changes in his daughters.  All of their lives are starting to get back on track until the unthinkable happens but you have to pick up the book to find out what happens.  I hope that you check out this book and the rest of the series because I know that you will enjoy them.

**I received a copy of the book for my review and honest opinion.  All opinions here are my own.

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