Thursday, 14 April 2016

Back in the Saddle ~ Review


Back in the Saddle (Multnomah, March 2016)

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?

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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.


Back in the saddle is a sweet story! It took me awhile to get into it but once I did it was so good! This was the first time I have read a book from Ruth Herne and it won't be my last! I felt right at home within the storyline! 

I loved how very important "family" and "faith" meant to them, as well as, how they all handled the difficult situations that arose in the story!  The family drama and the town's relationships show you just how they walk out their faith and deal so honestly with one another. I really loved how she did not sugar coat some of the situations but she was completely "real"!! 

Overall, I am anxiously awaiting book 2 in this series and Heart of a Bookworm gives "Back in the saddle" 4 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s!!

Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!!