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Home on the Range

I love the country, so I enjoy a well-written fiction book with rolling hills, creeks, horses, and big families enjoying farm life together.  Home on the range is this second book in Ruth Logan Hernes' Double S Ranch series. I enjoyed it as much as the first in the series,  though a reader doesn't need to start with book one in order to understand and enjoy the book. It's the story of farmers on a large ranch and how they deal with change, trauma, haunting pasts, and family relationships. It's a story of forgiveness, hope, healing, and the power of relationships to make us stronger. The characters are delightful and easy to love. 

From the publisher: 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?

I would recommend this book for readers ages 15 and older. I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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