Peace in the Valley by Ruth Logan Herne

 

Through life’s tragedies and successes we all, hopefully come out better people. This story of life, failures, successes and faith was a story I enjoyed following this family and how they found “the Peace in the Valley”! Living life on the ranch, learning to trust again and a little romance made for a wonderful story.
I was gifted a copy from Blogging For Books and my review is voluntary…

About Peace in the Valley
In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford—the uncle who rescued him after his parents’ death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam’s wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he’s the best match for a procedure that could save Sam’s life. Although Trey’s found country music fame and success, he’s also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can’t explain.

Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother Lucy Carlton reluctantly accepts Trey’s help to revive her crumbling farm when Sam instructs him to repay the overdue debt to her family.

As the two grow closer, Trey slowly begins to open his heart to this beautiful woman and strives to let go of the grief he’s held for years. Lucy has a complicated history of her own. Can Trey accept her as she is, learn to forgive the past, and find the elusive peace he’s sought for so long?
Praise
“Herne’s delightfully charming writing voice shines in her latest novel…meaningful themes of reconciliation, atonement, and forgiveness are treated with grace.”
—Romantic Times, Back in the Saddle review

“A dramatic ranch setting, rich characterization, and a beautiful love story make this a book to savor. Ruth Logan Herne is my new favorite author!”
—Karen White, New York Times best-selling author

“Heart and hope combine in Ruth Logan Herne’s sweet tale of old wounds and ties that bind. Where faith and forgiveness are present, old scars can be healed and new love can bloom. Sometimes, you really can go home again.”
—Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author of The Story Keeper and The Sea Keeper’s Daughters

“I have been so eagerly awaiting Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne, and it’s even better than I’d hoped. The whole delightful story was full of fun twists and poignant turns.”
—Mary Connealy, author of No Way Up

“The talented Ruth Logan Herne has created a fresh twist on the modern day cowboy romance. I loved it!”
—Linda Goodnight, best-selling, award-winning author of The Memory House and The Rain Sparrow

“As always, Ruth Logan Herne shoots straight to the heart with Back in the Saddle…the heart of the story and the reader. This is one cowboy love story you’ll want to enjoy to the very last page.”
—Debra Clopton, author of Kissed by a Cowboy

About Ruth Logan Herne
Ruth Logan Herne has more than a million books in print, including eighteen Love Inspired contemporary novels and Back in the Saddle, Book 1 in the Double S Ranch series. Ruth is a founding member of Seekerville, a popular writing-collective blog. A country girl who loves the big city, Ruth and her husband live on a farm in upstate New York.

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Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne

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Wrong choices, wrong decisions, wrong actions.. These characters are feeling like all their life’s choices were wrong, wrong, wrong! I really liked how much Nick and Elsa’s life’s choices made them so real and I always like it when children are included in a story. There is a lot of family drama coming in from all different directions. I found that family, faith and the road to healing made for a wonderful story.. I have not read the first book but it is definitely in my to be read stack now!
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Can the brother left behind and a woman without hope work together for the good of two precious children?

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?