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May 25, Terri rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 21, Alyssa rated it really liked it Shelves: My Review Back in the Saddle is a modern take on the biblical story of the prodigal son. It tells the story of Colt Stafford who traded in the simple and hardworking cowboy lifestyle for the bright lights, run-of-the-mill office job on Wall Street, and money that the city had to offer.
And when he returns home Colt finds himself at the end of the barrel of a rifle. At the other end is Angelina Morales, a young woman Colt's father Sam hired as his house manager. His brother Nick also isn't exactly glad to see Colt back. With rising tension between the ranch and other residents of Gray's Glen the men of Double S Ranch will learn what it is to truly be a neighbor and Colt having an unexpected ally Back in the Saddle is a book right up my alley. Cowboys, romance, and ranches. Although I will say I am more inclined to Historical Romantic Westerns than Contemporary, but this book was just delightful.
I love the modern day twist of the Prodigal Son biblical tale and the fact that there are cowboys makes it all the better. If you've known me for even a short time you know how much I adore cowboy romance stories, but there is even more than just romance between Colt and Angelina. There's also learning how to be neighbor and repairing damaged relationships. This story is perfect for those who love cowboys, romance, and retellings of biblical tales.
Apr 04, Fiction Aficionado rated it liked it. The biggest disappointment for me was that we never got to see Colt and Angelina spending time getting to know one another. Yes, they had scenes together, and they thought about or noticed each other a lot, but there was nothing in any of this that developed or deepened a friendship between them. As far as romances go, this was of the sweet variety, but it definitely had an artificial flavour about it.
In fact, beyond the first scene, I had trouble believing that he had ever been that person at all. Obviously he had the financial knowledge, but in terms of his character, I think it would have been more convincing if we had seen that character gradually transform into the person he was by the end of the novel.
Instead, I felt as though he had merely been paying lip-service or thought-service to the character he was supposed to have been. If the writing is showing, I can see it for myself. All up, there was the potential here for a good story, but it fell flat for me. I received a complimentary copy of this novel through Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review.
Oct 30, Dawn rated it really liked it Shelves: Colt Stafford is coming home. Years ago, he left the family ranch angry with his father. He's made a success of himself in the financial world of Manhattan. But when the stock market leaves him jobless and broke, Colt makes the decision to return to the family ranch and his ailing father. He's broke, but not broken. He's determined to do all that he can to help out on the ranch until the market stabilizes and he can return to New York. He doesn't expect to be greeted by a pretty young woman poin Colt Stafford is coming home.
He doesn't expect to be greeted by a pretty young woman pointing a shotgun at his chest. Angelina Morales has her own reasons for working as the housekeeper at the ranch. She has her own secrets. Yet this oldest Stafford son sees more than she wants, and she can't deny that she's drawn to him. But when the market rebounds, will Colt stay or return to the city? I really don't remember. This is a unique twist to the parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke I have to say, that I enjoyed Angelina's son and Nate's girls the best. They were minor characters in this book, but they were totally sweethearts.
I loved how much Colt, his brother, and his father change in the book. The Staffords have a reputation around town and it isn't a pleasant one. Yet each of them must try to change that reputation. They all have struggles too. For Colt, it's the issue of forgiveness. For his father, it's the issue of pride, and for Nate, it's the issue of fear. The next book deals with Nate, and I'm looking forward to it. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for the purpose of reviewing.
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My thoughts and opinions are my own. Apr 02, Tressa Wishful Endings rated it it was amazing Shelves: Between the opening scene where the two love interests meet under less-than-favorable circumstances, the the ranch work and cowboys, sweet kids, complex family relationships, believable and inspiring religious elements, and a romance that develops from attraction, friendship, and respect, this story had it all and more. Would definitely recommend to those who enjoy inspiring romance. I loved these characters! Angelina was full of sp 4. Angelina was full of spunk, heart, smarts, and beauty.
She was equally matched by Colt who has issues to work through, band whose tough shell and sardonic outlook on life can't stand against the way Angelina, the town, the ranch, and his family tug on his heart. I loved their interactions and really all the interactions and dialogue between all these characters. The kids added so much to this story and they were spot-on for how I would think kids these ages and with their backgrounds would act.
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I loved all the family, ranch, and town dynamics. There was seriously so much personality in this book. I also loved the pacing and the twists and turns of the story. There was some drama, some scares, some emotional struggles I would have liked to delve even deeper emotionally , some lovely and sizzling romance, and an inspirational element that all kept the story moving at a steady pace while keeping me engrossed.
I loved the sparks and chemistry and the relationships and how they were challenged and mended as the story progressed. This is the first book in this new series and I'm hoping the next two will focus on the other two brothers and maybe their neighbor, Lucy. I can't wait to visit this family and the Double S ranch again! Received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity, which did not affect my review in any way.
Mar 15, Kav rated it it was amazing. 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 A fresh new series from a best selling author known for her accurate portrayal of family life.
Patriarch Sam Stafford is finally ready to face the part he played in his broken family and willing to make amends 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. Jan 01, Tima rated it really liked it Shelves: Colt left his ranch home years ago with a very strained connection to his father. Now he's returning with his tail between his legs due to some stock market upsets. His father is ill and Colt feels like it's time to come home. But he's positive that there won't be any fence mending.
His father is too hard for that. But it isn't his father that meets him at the door of his childhood home. It's a beautiful woman holding a gun. Angelina is the house manager and hasn't met Colt, but she has heard of Colt left his ranch home years ago with a very strained connection to his father. Angelina is the house manager and hasn't met Colt, but she has heard of his reputation and isn't impressed. Changes have come to the entire Double S Ranch. Now the family and employees must learn to move with the changes or be left behind. I'll be honest, the first few chapters of the book did not pull me in.
I couldn't connect and was really wishing I could stop. But for some reason about a fourth of the way in, it grabbed me and kept me for the rest of the book. I finished wishing the second book in the series was already out. The author did a great job of setting the scene so the reader could picture the landscape, family drama, town relationships, and growing romance that made up the book. While it took a while, the characters grew on me and I liked their authenticity and faith.
The characters deal with some really tough issues and handled them with grace, at least most of the time. I liked how the author didn't sugar coat real problems, but had the characters working them out with faith and grit.
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The importance of family is really emphasized and the overall theme of faith and trust in God is throughout the story. Overall, this was an enjoyable story by a new to me author and I look forward to reading more of her work. I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. Jun 08, Kella rated it really liked it Shelves: When Colt Stafford exchanges Armani suits for cowboy garb, you know things are about to get downright interesting. But the longer he stays at the ranch, the more it gets under his skin and Colt begins to enjoy the quiet pace of steering cattle, mending fences, renewing strained relationships, and When Colt Stafford exchanges Armani suits for cowboy garb, you know things are about to get downright interesting.
But the longer he stays at the ranch, the more it gets under his skin and Colt begins to enjoy the quiet pace of steering cattle, mending fences, renewing strained relationships, and flirting with the ranch cook, Angelina Morales. But when an old flame comes calling with a job offer, Colt is hard-pressed to make a decision: Colt is a man grown from hurting circumstances in need of healing, the kind only God can provide.
The depth that Ruth Logan Herne writes with is outstanding. Back in the Saddle is the first book in the Double S Ranch series and I can not wait till the 2nd book comes out! I was graciously provided a free hard-copy of this novel from Blogging For Books exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
Colt Stafford returns home but not because he wants to but because he has no choice, broke and in need of a job to regroup and survive, he arrives to an unceremonious welcome as well--the barrel end of a gun. Angelina Morales, knows Colt is coming home but she didn't expect him so soon; and she has her reasons to be on guard. This fantastic guide is both valuable resource and inspirational touchstone, promising that in the end, horse and rider enjoy each other's company.
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