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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 Lynn Chatham

This is the first book I have read by Ruth Logan Herne. I look forward to reading more of her stories. I give this book 4 stars. I also would recommend this book to everyone that likes to read. Looking at the cover of this book, you would think this is a typical western cowboy type story. This was a good romance fiction.This book is about Colt Stafford and Angelina Morales. Sam Stafford is Colt's son. Angelina is the...

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By Molly "Cafinated Reads" Jaber

I'm a big cowboy romance fan, so I was excited to grab this one to review. Ruth Logan Herne was a new to me author and the synopsis of the story sounded intriguing. So, I settled in for the day/night and read through nearly to the end (then I got tired so HAD to go to sleep so my CNA job wouldn't fall to pieces the next day!), but quickly picked it back up and finished it the next morning. It was that good. I loved every part of this story...

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By Dee Wolters

When things become too tough financially on Wall Street for Colt, he decides it is time to come home.  Of course, he reasons, his dad is getting older and needs help on the farm.  But he is not as warmly received as he had anticipated.  Especially by the new house manager, who greets him with a gun.  His younger brother, Nick, is not eager for Colt to come home either.  They have some adjustment time as each finds his place in the new order...

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By Becky Guinn

Sam Stafford has been injured by a rather cranky cow, and in the meantime, he's having trouble with his liver.  Colt Stafford's investment empire has imploded by a Ponzi scheme, and to avoid the press, he has come back to Grays Glen, Washington, and the Double S Ranch.  At the Double S, Colt meets Angelina--the housekeeper for Sam, and that meeting causes Colt to consider going back to the Rat Race of Wall Street, or stay in the saddle at the...

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By Sarah Ortiz

Colt's life seems to be falling apart and he goes home and to the last place he ever thought he would go home to. His dad is sick and it seems his brother needs help he never expected to come home to having a women running the ranch but will he be able to help his family and get back to NYC or will more secrets keep him on the ranch? Angelina is running the ranch and helping Sam out getting him healing. However she has some secrets that she...

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