Friday, April 15, 2016

Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne

Back in the Saddle
by Ruth Logan Herne   
Contemporary Romance
Waterbrook Multnomah 

The prodigal is coming home.
It's been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray's Glen, Washington. He's broke, but not broken, and it's time to check in with his ailing father, and get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.

He doesn't expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest---a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there's more to Angelina Morales than meets the eye and he's determined to find out what she's hiding . . . and why.
Colt's return brings new challenges. Younger brother Nick has been Sam's right-hand man at the ranch for years and isn't thrilled at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch's contentious relationship with the citizens of Gray's Glen asks all the Stafford men to examine their hearts about what it truly means to be a neighbor.  And as Wall Street recovers, will Colt succumb to the call of the financial district's wealth and power---or finally the courage to stay in the saddle for good?

Advance Praise for Back in the Saddle:
"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
"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


 Meet the Author

Ruth Logan Herne has more than half a million books in print, including fifteen Love Inspired contemporary novels. Back in the Saddle is the first book in her new western romance 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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Here is my review of this enjoyable novel:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Ruth Logan Herne and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Back in the Saddle" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
 "Back in the Saddle” by Ruth Logan Herne is a beautiful “prodigal son” story.  Colt has returned home to the Double S Ranch in Washington State after being dismissed from his Wall Street career.  Angelina is a former police detective who manages the household of the ranch.  Both Colton and Angelina are looking forward to getting back to their former lives until a surprising attraction surfaces and makes them think that there might be something new in their futures.

This is a sweet novel that teaches some valuable lessons about forgiveness and loving your neighbor and humility and community.  The characters are likable and human.  God is thickly woven throughout the story.  This is a novel I would recommend to anyone looking for good, clean romance.

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