Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
I have loved every Ruth Logan Herne book I’ve ever read, and I’ve read many! Home on the Range continues that trend; book 2 in her Double S Ranch series, it features #2 son, Nick Stafford.
Nick was the good son, staying behind to work the ranch with his father, Sam, when his brothers left home to follow their own dreams. Father to two beautiful little girls, Nick is blindsided when his wife walks out, divorces him and signs over custody of the girls. Three years on, he discovers that his oldest daughter isn’t coping with her mother’s absence as well as he thought. When the school’s principal recommends counseling, Nick resists until he realizes it’s that or his daughter won’t move on to fourth grade with the rest of her class. Meeting Dr. Elsa Andreas gives Nick his first glimmer of hope that Cheyenne can be helped.
Hiding away from the world, Elsa lives in a “Hobbit house” in the woods with her dog, Achilles, and her bird, Hoyl. Elsa has no desire to practice the profession she is trained for but when her sister, the principal at Cheyenne’s school, asks her to do an initial assessment on the girl, she’s intrigued. If she can make a difference for this family, will she be able to resume a profession she used to love?
Two wounded adults, two wounded children – can they work together to heal a family torn by not just one mother’s abandonment but two? When her past returns to overwhelm her present, will he be able to look past his own hurt to see the future they could have?
Herne’s story tugs at the heart and shows the power of God’s grace to cover every mistake. Reconciliation and forgiveness play huge roles in the story. I can’t wait to read book 3, Peace in the Valley.
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Rated G: I didn’t see any issues with this one.
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