Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Back in the Saddle

GIVEAWAY

HERNE, RUTH LOGANBACK 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?


 HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!
I had a sneak peek at this book three months ago and posted a review and IOU giveaway back then. Now that the release day is finally here I couldn't resist reposting this review and offering up another giveaway -- it's just that great a read.

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:

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 March 20 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

32 comments:

  1. Sounds good. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  2. This sounds so good!!! I have been eyeing it for a while!
    lattebooks AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I'm excited about the whole series. You really can't go wrong when Ruth Logan Herne is doing the writing. :-) Good luck, Susan.

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  3. Kav, I totally agree "you really can't go wrong when Ruth Logan Herne is doing the writing."!! I read it and loved it and can't wait for next book.
    Your winner is in for a treat!!!

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    1. We're kindred reading spirits, Jackie. :-)

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  4. I have been seeing this lately! Sounds great! Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  5. Love Ruth's books & anything with Saddle in the title has me hooked. bjleecontests(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She does write 'cowboy' well. Good luck, Becky.

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  6. The cover is very appealing, makes you want to know his story. Glad to hear there is a very present Christian theme in the book through the heroine. Look forward to reading this.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's a great cover. Good luck, Heather.

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  7. Sounds great! Another book to put on my wish list.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Ah...that impossibly long wishlist. We all have them and isn't it fun when we can check things off? Good luck, Pam.

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  8. I love stories with feisty women and handsome Cowboys.

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    1. Then you'll love this one for sure. Good luck, mamacita5.

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  9. I've loved every book I've read by Ruth Logan Herne and I've been looking forward to this one. It's definitely on my "list". Love that it's a series.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yes -- and what a great series it will be. Good luck, Pam.

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  10. I'll be reviewing this in April, so don't enter me, Kav. Just wanted to say that I've only heard great things about Ruth's books and am eager to discover this new-to-me author. Loved your review!

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    1. Oh, Carole...Ruthy has written 31 books to date so you have some mighty fine reading ahead of you.

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    2. Your recommendation carries a lot of weight with me, Kav! But just when do you think I'll find time for all those books? LOL

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    3. Snicker --- but won't it be fun trying? Bwahahahaha!

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  11. Great review, Kav! I love this swoon worthy cover! Thanks for the giveaway.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. A cover that promises exactly what it delivers. Good luck, Caryl.

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  12. Sounds wonderful! Love the cover too.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. A story of restoration and love will make this a very good book.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. And Ruthy does emotion so well. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  14. I've been interested in reading this book since your first review :)
    I'm glad to have a second chance to win a copy. Thanks Kav! :D

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's divine, Samantha. Good luck!

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  15. Of course, I'm not entering, but I can't believe how many "Ruthie" books we've been graced with this month! I'm going to have to space myself.

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    1. I know -- and there's another one up next week too. That woman is like an energizer bunny!!! LOL And your Back in the Saddle has shipped they tell me. :-)

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