Who doesn't love a man in a cowboy hat who has all the right ways to charm a gal into wanting to ride off into the wild blue yonder and live happily ever after? Well I do for one. But in Ruth Logan Herne's latest novel, Home on the Range it won't be that simple. This is the second novel in the Double S Ranch Series and in this novel we meet Nick Stafford, who is a bit of a prodigal. Not the one that ran off and spent his father's inheritance, but the one who stayed. Even though Nick has a firm foundation in his faith, it is tested both my his legendary father who has spent his whole life building up a ranch to leave as an inheritance for his sons and their families.
For Nick, that happily ever after dream disappeared the moment that his now ex-wife took the money he gave her for the house, divorced him and left their two daughters into Nick's custody. Now years later, the girls are still dealing with the effects in ways that are affecting their school work so Nick is advised to get counseling to help them deal with things beyond their years and get things back on track. As much as he hates the idea, he knows he will do whatever it takes to help his two young daughters.
That is what the school's principal has recommended and not to mention it is her sister who used to practice child psychology. She believes that Elsa can help Nick and his daughters if only he is willing to give it a chance. Her sister believes that this might be the one thing that can bring Elsa out of her hermit like existence, but first they must agree to work together and with sparks flying from all of them, not just the romantic kind, it won't be easy.
One thing i really loved in this book is the Stanford family.They are as loyal as the day is long and their faith is trusted because it is a faith that is tested on more than one occasion. I love that Elsa makes references to the Disney Elsa throughout the book and love how she manages to work through the hard issues facing the two young girls, giving them a different perspective without making them feel like she is counseling them. A brilliant and warm contemporary romance readers will come to love an remember long after they turn the final page.
This is the second book i have read by Ruth Logan Herne, and i loved it as much as the first one. Her writing style, attention to detail and the way she weaves faith into her novels speaks to me.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.