Saturday, April 9, 2016

Book Review - Back In The Saddle


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?


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.


This book is a prodigal son story but it really deals with tough issues within a family. I really like how this is done with faith.

Colt is returning home after being on Wall Street. He returns after saying he never would but his Dad is ill and he's tired of the whole Wall Street life he's been living. As the book opens, he's standing outside his Dad's home with a gun pointed at him by Angelina, his father's housekeeper and cook. She's very protective of him and I really liked her spunk as well as her loyalty.

There are a lot of issues that the family has to work through together. I really liked how the author did this in a really realistic way. I also love how well she describes the ranch and the ranching life. Very  descriptive read and you feel like you're right there on the Double S Ranch.

There are some twists and turns to this story along with the romance and I really enjoyed that. I grew to really love the characters and am looking forward to reading the author's next book! I think you'll really enjoy this book as much as I did!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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