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About Home on the Range

Can the brother left behind and a woman without hope work together for the good of two precious children?

Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family’s large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions—but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick’s wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans.

For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble.

Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?

Praise

“I’ve been so eagerly awaiting this book by Ruth Logan Herne—and it’s even better than I’d hoped. An overprotective cowboy daddy and the therapist masquerading as a woodland fairy princess called on to help his daughters… What could possibly go wrong? Just everything. The whole delightful story is full of fun twists and poignant turns. Home on the Range is a great new installment in the Double S Ranch series.”
—Mary Connealy, author of No Way Up

“Home on the Range showcases Ruth Logan Herne’s ability to write wounded, damaged characters grasping for grace with both hands. My heart ached for Nick’s loss, Elsa’s guilt, and little Cheyenne’s desperate need. As always, Herne’s story is sprinkled with hope and gives the reader glimpses of the One who came to save. A satisfyingly happy ending left me sighing with contentment.”
—Mary Jane Hathaway, author of The Pepper in the Gumbo

“In Home on the Range, the finely crafted second story in the Double S Ranch trilogy, Nick is caught in a downward spiral of repeating his father’s mistakes and no amount of cowboy gumption is going to fix things. But Elsa, a family therapist who sought refuge in Gray’s Glen to escape her own tragic past, defies her fears and conventional wisdom to connect with Nick and his daughters, bringing a soothing balm to this hurting cowboy’s wounds. Ruth Logan Herne explores the darkest recesses of her characters’ souls and bring light into the shadows, giving hope to the lost and healing to the broken. This latest story is no exception and one of her finest!”
—Jan Drexler, award-winning author of Hannah’s Choice and Mattie’s Pledge

“A child in crisis, a hunky but clueless single father, and a reclusive therapist with a big secret… Intrigued? I sure was. Home on the Range is a fabulous story of hope, faith, and real-life family drama. Filled with heart-tugging emotion, delightfully sassy bantering, and a cowboy to die for—what’s not to love? I loved it so much I quickly ordered the first book in the series. Well done, Ruth Logan Herne!”
—Vickie McDonough, best-selling, award-winning author of Sarah’s Surrender, book 3 in the Land Rush Dreams series

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

320 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Oct 18, 2016

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Click Here to download the first chapter of Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne About Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne Can the brother left behind and a woman without hope work together for the good of two precious children? Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family’s large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions—but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick’s wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans. For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble. Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?

Press Release

Can the Brother Who Stayed Behind Build A Future from the Wreckage of His Past?
 
“I’m going because I have to, not because I want to. My kids are not crazy, I’m not depressed, and we don’t need any backwoods therapist to tell us otherwise.”
 
Ruth Logan Herne’s newest book, Home on the Range (Multnomah, October 18, 2016), addresses the frustrations of the brother who stayed and tried to do everything right, only to find everything’s still gone wrong. This spin on the prodigal son narrative is a compelling exploration of grace, family love and a God who is faithful when life falls apart.  
 
Nick Stafford had one clear vision for his life: be the man his father never was. He’d be a better husband, father and ranch manager than his business minded dad, Sam Stafford. But three years after his wife walked out, Nick finds himself struggling on all fronts. His oldest daughter is in trouble in school, his prodigal older brother has returned, and he is forced to reconsider his best laid plans for the sake of his family: he needs outside help, whether he likes it or not.
 
After tragedy shook Dr. Elsa Andreas to her core, she abandoned her successful Seattle family therapy practice for the seclusion of Gray’s Glen Helping Nick Stafford and his two beautiful, struggling children were never in her plans for rebuilding her life, but Dr. Elsa Andreas reluctantly agrees to help. But when Nick’s ex-wife comes back to town, the girls’ progress and the growing affection between Nick and Elsa is threatened.
 
“Ruth Logan Herne’s writing simply shines. Add to that a trio of hunky cowboy brothers, the strong courageous women who capture their hearts, some adorable animals and a heart stirring message of faith? In short, it’s the recipe for a perfect Western romance. Readers will find plenty to swoon over in Nick Stafford, both as a single dad and as a cowboy intent on pursuing a woman. The author exudes warmth and grace and love on each page of this novel, and the set-up for the next book leaves readers hungry for more.”
Romantic Times, 4 ½ Star Top Pick
 
Herne’s engaging story encourages readers to fight to find grace and redemption in their own stories and for those around them, particularly when it isn’t easy. Readers will appreciate Herne’s talent in dealing with the complexities of boundaries, mental health, divorce and unmet expectations through the perspective of a faith that refuses to fail when routine answers aren’t enough. 
 
The third book in the Double S Ranch series, Peace in the Valley, will be released in Spring 2017. To request an additional review copy, giveaway copies, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Jessica Lamb at jlamb@penguinrandomhouse.com.
 
Praise for Home on the Range
 “I’ve been so eagerly awaiting this book by Ruth Logan Herne—and it’s even better than I’d hoped. An overprotective cowboy daddy and the therapist masquerading as a woodland fairy princess called on to help his daughters… What could possibly go wrong? Just everything. The whole delightful story is full of fun twists and poignant turns. Home on the Range is a great new installment in the Double S Ranch series.”
—Mary Connealy, author of No Way Up
 
Home on the Range showcases Ruth Logan Herne’s ability to write wounded, damaged characters grasping for grace with both hands. My heart ached for Nick’s loss, Elsa’s guilt, and little Cheyenne’s desperate need. As always, Herne’s story is sprinkled with hope and gives the reader glimpses of the One who came to save. A satisfyingly happy ending left me sighing with contentment.”
—Mary Jane Hathaway, author of The Pepper in the Gumbo
 
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 and Home on the Range are the first two books 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 Kyndra Kemp

Home on the Range was a wonderful book in the Double S trilogy of how a hardened heart could turn and love again. Nick, a single father, was not interested in loving anyone after his past, but found his heart touched in an unexpected way by someone he really didn't even want to meet. The ranch setting provides a family atmosphere, and feel to the book. I would highly recommend this book! 

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By Aubrey Deuser

Ruth Logan Herne's book Home on the Range is the second novel in her Double S Ranch Trilogy, where we find the captivating story of Nick Stafford and his two daughters. It has been three years since his wife walked out on them without so much as a goodbye. Nick is trying to raise his two daughters alone. His parenting methods are not focused on the children's best interest, but are focused on doing a better job than his Dad did with him and...

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By Amy Smelser

I have really become invested with author Herne's characters and their lives on the Double S Ranch.  Where Back in the Saddle dealt with the prodigal son, Home on the Range is Nick Stafford's story; the son who stayed, the one who wanted to outshine his father.  Nick is a single dad trying his best to raise his 6 and 8 year old little girls, but they have been having some problems.  Cheyenne (the 8 year old) is having the most, as she...

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By Katiria Rodriguez

Ahh I love it sometimes when I change reading different genres and I really missed reading Christian Romance so much, that I am glad and happy I gave this beautiful book a chance. I also love reading clean romance books from time to time. But I was feeling the love on Valentine Day so I decided to read Home On The Rage on Valentine Day, and it was really a perfect read for Valentine Day. No this amazing book is not set in Valentine Day but...

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By Elsie Hilton

This was the first book I've read by this author and it was very enjoyable. Obviously, I did not read the first book in the series and although it probably would have added to my book experience because I would have known some of the background story, I think this book can easily be a stand alone. I am from Western Washington and have been to some of the places surrounding this story, so that was a fun little part for me. Nick is a single dad...

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