July 26, 2017

Book Review: Home on the Range

Home on the Range, by Ruth Logan Herne is an inspirational contemporary romance focused on family dynamics and ranch life. 

Even when his brothers moved away, Nick Stafford continued to work on the family ranch, yet he lived in town with his wife and daughters. Now, he's a single father dealing with the lingering pain of his ex-wife cheating and running away from their family and his young daughters' struggles with their mother's abandonment, as well as issues with the ranch and strained relationship with his ill father. Nick is continually facing various problems and issues, yet the recommended therapist (for his daughters) is a bright light in his life.

Elsa Andreas is dealing with her own issues and after-effects of a past tragedy that led to her self-forced seclusion from her former life. Now, her first step back is helping Nick's two little girls, and each step leads Elsa back to her extended family, new friends and neighbors, church, job options, and especially him.

Both Nick and Elsa have deal with drama and tragedy in their lives, and their newly formed friendship is based on attraction and her involvement with helping his daughters. This well-written story and deep character development is a heartbreakingly beautiful story.
Since it's the second book in the Double S Ranch series, it's ideal to start with the first book, due to the overarching storyline and various secondary characters mentioned, yet it still reads as a standalone. And I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. 

Home on the Range is highly recommended and geared towards those who enjoy reading contemporary faith-based novels with a clean romantic storyline intermixed with family drama and ranch life.

Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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