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The written word has always been a joy for me.  I can not remember a time in my life when I did not have books. Before I was able to read them, my mother read books to me. As soon as I could read independently I was never without a book in my hands or very nearby.  As years passed, writing developed into a passion for me as well. I tried novel writing while home with my two children during their early years and was challenged to focus on the craft.  I never gave up the love even when I had to give up the pursuit.  Now, with grown children and the fact I am sitting on the other side of fifty I can pursue my dream of writing.  I have continued the reading quest but now the writing is attainable as well.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Home on the Range

Looking for a gentle, heartwarming read for a cold winter day? Then treat yourself to Ruth Logan Herne's second addition to her Double S Ranch Book series, Home on the Range. Herne has continued the Christian mystery storyline of the Stafford family, three brothers who are learning to live their lives through the struggles of relationships and hardships, and ending with the satisfaction of finding love of a woman and life on the Double S Ranch.

Herne's talent for creating strong characters that portray the vulnerability of the human condition makes for enjoyable reading that soothes the soul.
Home on the Range primarily dealing with the story of Nick Stafford and his two girls, Dakota and Cheyenne.  Cheyenne, the older of the Stafford daughters is in third grade, and rebelling from a heart broken by her mother's desertion.  Nick does his best as a single father, raising two headstrong girls, and trying to keep the ranch operating in the shadow of his sick father, Sam Stafford.  The family leans on their newly resurrected faith in God to uphold them in the difficult times. As a therapist for the children, Elsa Andreas enters the picture.  Little does Nick know that Elsa has her own healing to do.  With faith, all heal and help each other.

Herne has a knack for telling a story that is compelling, yet comforting.  Her use of small town characters, real life struggles, and strong faith, engage the reader from page one to the end of the book.  It is easy to recommend Home on the Range as a relaxing adventure to indulge in on a cold winter's day.
FTC disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.