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About Back 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 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, who’s longbeen Sam’s right-hand man,isn’t thrilled when Colt inserts himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch’s contentious relationship with the town’s people forces  all the Stafford men to reconsider what it truly means to be a neighbor.  As Wall Street recovers, will Colt succumb to the call of the financial district—or stay in the saddle for good?

Praise

“Back in the Saddle is an uplifting and heartwarming story about two wounded people using the power of faith to find the courage to change. A dramatic ranch setting, rich characterization, and a beautiful love story make this a book to savor. This is a strong beginning for what promises to be an exciting trilogy. Ruth Logan Herne is my new favorite author!”
—Karen White, New York Times best-selling author

“Heart and hope combine in Ruth Logan Herne’s sweet tale of old wounds and ties that bind. Where faith and forgiveness are present, old scars can be healed and new love can bloom. Sometimes, you really can go home again.”
—Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author of The Story Keeper and The Sea Keeper’s Daughters

“Not your average cowboy story, Back in the Saddle is the action-packed tale of an emotionally wounded prodigal (from Wall Street, no less!), his family’s dysfunctional ranching dynasty, and a unique heroine with a heartbreaking secret and an adorable son. Cowboys and kids, trouble and tragedy, Ruth Logan Herne delivers a tender romance wrapped in a wise, heart-touching blanket of redemption and grace. Highly recommended!”
—Linda Goodnight, best-selling, award-winning author of The Memory House and The Rain Sparrow

“From the first pages, readers will be drawn into the community of Gray’s Glen, the amazing cast of characters, and the lives of the hero and heroine. Angelina and Colt fill the pages of this book with a romance that will have readers wanting to know their past, their future, and the story that intertwines their lives. With Back in the Saddle, Ruth Logan Herne takes us on a journey that we will want to continue!”
—Brenda Minton, author of the Martin’s Crossing series

“Wrapped up in Ruth Logan Herne’s heart-touching style, Back in the Saddle delivers an engaging, romantic tale of a spunky heroine with secrets to keep and a sigh-worthy cowboy hero finding his way back home.”
—Glynna Kaye, award-winning author of the Hearts of Hunter Ridge series

“As always, Ruth Logan Herne shoots straight to the heart with Back in the Saddle…the heart of the story and the reader. This is one cowboy love story you’ll want to enjoy to the very last page.”
—Debra Clopton, author of Kissed by a Cowboy

About Ruth Logan Herne

Ruth Logan Herne has more than a million books in print, including eighteen Love Inspired contemporary novels and Back in the Saddle, Book 1 in the Double S Ranch 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.

Product Details

304 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Mar 7, 2017

Trim Size: 4-3/16 x 6-7/8

Carton Quantity: 24

Press Release

Popular Western Adventures Now Available in Mass Market Paperback
A western trilogy of love, family, and redemption
 
Multnomah is proud to announce the release of Ruth Logan Herne’s Double S Ranch series in mass market paperback. With over half a million books in print, Ruth Logan Herne is a popular inspirational fiction author. The first book in the Double S Ranch series, Back in the Saddle, is now available in a convenient mass market trim size. The follow up, Home on the Range, will release on April 4, 2017. The final book in the trilogy will release for the first time on May 2, 2017.
 
In Back in the Saddle, Colt Stafford never thought he’d trade his New York life for working in the saddle again at his father’s legendary cattle ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. But when stock market manipulations and bad investments leave him broke, Colt finds himself returning at the Double S ranch for the first time in years.
 
Once home, Colt hopes to find a new purpose beyond his now-ruined career. Instead he finds more problems begging for his attention. He also finds the ranch’s new house manager, Angelina Morales – a tough and beautiful woman who isn’t afraid to put Colt in his place. Colt knows he should steer clear of his father’s employee as he straightens out his life, but he can’t help feeling drawn to the intriguing woman with more to her than meets the eye. Now that he’s found his way home, can this prodigal son find a way to set his life right? 
 
Praise for Back in the Saddle

“Herne’s delightfully charming writing voice shines in her latest novel. Meaningful themes of reconciliation, atonement and forgiveness are treated with grace. This novel provides a wonderful foundation for the rest of the series.”
Romantic Times, 4 star review
 
Back in the Saddle is an uplifting and heartwarming story about two wounded people using the power of faith to find the courage to change. A dramatic ranch setting, rich characterization, and a beautiful love story make this a book to savor. This is a strong beginning for what promises to be an exciting trilogy. Ruth Logan Herne is my new favorite author!”
—Karen White, New York Times best-selling author
 
“Heart and hope combine in Ruth Logan Herne’s sweet tale of old wounds and ties that bind. Where faith and forgiveness are present, old scars can be healed and new love can bloom. Sometimes, you really can go home again.”
—Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author of The Story Keeper and The Sea Keeper’s Daughters
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
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. Herne is a founding member of Seekerville, a popular writing collective blog. A country girl who loves the big city, Herne and her husband live on a farm in upstate New York.
 
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By Lori Parrish

Ruth Logan Herne is an awesome storyteller. She has just the right touch to bring her  characters to life and their feelings are real. Just like yours and mine. I can't say enough about Ruth's writing style. I am able to connect with her characters and I think I'd be in hog heaven if I lived on a ranch like these guys did!!  I enjoy her books very much and plus I loved the cover!!! This story reminds me of the Prodigal son returning home...

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By Julie Failla Earhart

Years ago, Colt, the oldest of the Strafford brothers, left the Double S Ranch for Wall Street. He exchanged his boots for wingtips and became successful. But one bad investment, and his world came crashing down around his ears. Readers aren't privy to Colt's demise, but Herne provides enough information that readers can't help but know if they've read a newspaper or heard a news report. He has come to the Double S. Not only due to his...

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By Julie Failla Earhart

Years ago, Colt, the oldest of the Strafford brothers, left the Double S Ranch for Wall Street. He exchanged his boots for wingtips and became successful. But one bad investment, and his world came crashing down around his ears. Readers aren't privy to Colt's demise, but Herne provides enough information that readers can't help but know if they've read a newspaper or heard a news report. He has come to the Double S. Not only due to his...

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By Katherine davidson

Back in the Saddle is a book I almost didn't want to read. It's the title, the cover. It's a beautiful cover. It's just cliche in some ways. Handsome cowboy with his horse. Back in the Saddle. Prodigal son. Just sounded so predictable. However we had a lovely cold rainy day recently and I snuggled in by the fire and finished this book, in two days. I really enjoyed it! A great romance with some mystery and action.Back in the Saddle is a...

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By Arlena Dean

Title: Back in the SaddleAuthor: Ruth Logan HernePublisher: MultnomahSeries: Double S Ranch # 1Reviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FiveReview:"Back in the Saddle: A Novel" by Ruth Logan HerneMy Thoughts....What a story this one was of the 'Double S Ranch # 1. This author does what she tends to do with all of her Christian reads and that is give the readers something to ponder over long after the read as she does for 'Back in the Saddle' and even...

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