Monday, December 7, 2015

Back in the Saddle

GIVEAWAY

HERNE, RUTH LOGAN
BACK IN THE SADDLE

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?


My Review:

A fresh new series from a best selling author known for her accurate portrayal of family life. Realism abounds -- both good and bad, as Herne explores the complications that come from living in relationship both at home and in the broader community.

The Stafford men are a force to be reckoned with. Rough around the edges, decent, hardworking, stubborn to the core. But each grapples with deep wounds from their past. Patriarch Sam Stafford is finally ready to face the part he played in his broken family and willing to make amends...if it's not too late. What a wonderful set up for the Double S Ranch series.

Back in the Saddle is eldest son, Colt's journey of self-discovery. He comes home to lick his wounds and discovers everything has changed -- from his curmudgeon of a father to a feisty house manager and testy brother. He's challenged at every turn and it isn't long before his life takes an unexpected shift.

Angelina is sweet perfection . Her tough, no nonsense attitude holds her in good stead amongst a ranch of cantankerous males. She's not afraid to speak her mind or share her faith, In fact her heart for God pours into everything she does, including those around her. Even Colt who swore off God a long time ago. Their relationship grows in gentle waves as they both struggle to keep their distance. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they are drawn together despite their better judgement. And when they do -- fireworks explode! Theirs is a slow-burn, toe curling type of romance.

A town in peril and a host of engaging secondary characters bring an extra depth to the story. This is Herne at her best. A glorious tale of restoration and love.

My thanks to the author and Multnomah for providing me with a copy of this book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

Please note: this book does not release until March 2016. It will be pre-ordered for the reader and delivered as soon as it becomes available.

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Back in the Saddle please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 13 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. Oooh, I'm liking this cover. lol
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes -- the cover is wonderful and it just gets better when you open the book and start reading. Good luck, Amy.

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  2. I hadn't heard about this new series. The cover is beautiful and the story sounds great! :)

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. We're getting an early start, Samantha. Good luck.

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  3. Thanks for the opportunity to win Ruth's book. I love her books.

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  4. Forgot my address!
    sherriwoodbridge at hotmail dot com

    thanks!

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    1. What's not to love about a Ruthy book, right? Good luck, Sherri.

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  5. I love Ruthie's books! I hadn't heard about this one yet; thanks for sharing!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Heidi. Good luck.

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  6. Love me a good western. kamundsen44ATyahooDOT.com

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    1. This is the book for you, Kim! Good luck!

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  7. I love a good family drama!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You'll love this family, Pam! Good luck!

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  8. Great blurb! Great giveaway!
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Kav, I totally agree .."what's not to love about a Ruthy book." I finished reading my ARC copy last night and absolutely loved it. I can't wait for another in this series by Ruthy!! Your review is terrific.

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. And yes...I'm anxiously awaiting the second book when the first isn't even out yet. Gah!

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  10. Oh, you really have me excited about this one, Kav! I can't wait!! Love this cover, too! :)

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a book to get excited about, Britney. Good luck.

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  11. I would love to know more about the Stafford men. With a great cover, this one sounds like a winner!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's definitely a winner. Good luck, Melanie.

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  12. Another great book by "Ruthie". She knows how to weave a story around a readers heart and get them so engrossed they can't possibly disentangle themselves until the very last word. I so admire books like this!! I like to be engaged in every aspect, from the characters to the dialoge and anywhere in-between....riding along at the authors whim. :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes -- you summed up Ruthy's writing beautifully. Good luck, Trixi.

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  13. Wow, you have me sold!! Lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. This book sells itself. Good luck, Susan.

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  14. I saw that you had Ruth's book on here early this morning, but I was on my Kindle and didn't comment. I freaked out, though! Do you remember (probably, not - haha) me mentioning a few months ago how excited I was for this book and how much I loved the cover. Duh, cowboy. :) I love Ruth and her books so much that your review got me emotional for her, her God-loving transparent heart and what I hope is a supremely successful series. Thank you, Kav. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh...wait...there's a cowboy on the cover? I just thought the horse was cute. Bwahahahaha!!!! And yes, I remember your Ruthy rant about this book. She's a truly amazing author...and woman as well. I can't get enough of her stories. Good luck, Terrill.

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    2. My kids and hubby all wondered why I was laughing so hard! Oh, I know you noticed the cowboy. LOL

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  15. I love cowboy romance books, and that cover is very inviting.

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  16. Me Likey! Such a fun author and talented to boot. Looking forward to another great book by her.
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. She's incredible. Good luck, Jennifer.

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  17. Another new author for me to try! Thanks for the review. I'll be adding this book to my wish list. I love starting a new series.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It's great to get in at the beginning of a new series, isn't it? And this author is amazing!!!! Good luck, Pam.

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  18. She is a new author to me too and I always enjoy a new series!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. This is a great starting point. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  19. How exciting. This is a new one to me as well. I've read her Love Inspired books. They are great so I know I'd love this one.

    Deanne Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. You definitely will, Deanne. Good luck.

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