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About Peace in the Valley

In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford—the uncle who rescued him after his parents’ death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam’s wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he’s the best match for a procedure that could save Sam’s life. Although Trey’s found country music fame and success, he’s also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can’t explain.
 
Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother Lucy Carlton reluctantly accepts Trey’s help to revive her crumbling farm when Sam instructs him to repay the overdue debt to her family.
 
As the two grow closer, Trey slowly begins to open his heart to this beautiful woman and strives to let go of the grief he’s held for years. Lucy has a complicated history of her own. Can Trey accept her as she is, learn to forgive the past, and find the elusive peace he's sought for so long?

Praise

“Herne’s delightfully charming writing voice shines in her latest novel…meaningful themes of reconciliation, atonement, and forgiveness are treated with grace.”
—Romantic Times, Back in the Saddle review

“A dramatic ranch setting, rich characterization, and a beautiful love story make this a book to savor. 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

“I have been so eagerly awaiting Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne, and it’s even better than I’d hoped. The whole delightful story was full of fun twists and poignant turns.”
—Mary Connealy, author of No Way Up

“The talented Ruth Logan Herne has created a fresh twist on the modern day cowboy romance. I loved it!”
—Linda Goodnight, best-selling, award-winning author of The Memory House and The Rain Sparrow

“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

352 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: May 2, 2017

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

Carton Quantity: 24

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About Peace in the Valley

In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford—the uncle who rescued him after his parents’ death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam’s wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he’s the best match for a procedure that could save Sam’s life. Although Trey’s found country music fame and success, he’s also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can’t explain. Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother Lucy Carlton reluctantly accepts Trey’s help to revive her crumbling farm when Sam instructs him to repay the overdue debt to her family. As the two grow closer, Trey slowly begins to open his heart to this beautiful woman and strives to let go of the grief he’s held for years. Lucy has a complicated history of her own. Can Trey accept her as she is, learn to forgive the past, and find the elusive peace he's sought for so long?

 

By Karen Weido

My love for the Stafford family runs deep and I have been looking forward to finding out if Trey would ever find his way back home. In the first two books in this series, we watched Nick and Colt find their peace in life and with their family, and find the woman to make their lives complete, but I wondered if Trey would ever really give that kind of life a chance.It is his father's failing health that finally brings Trey home as he commits to...

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By Tima Murrell

Trey owes his life to Sam Stafford. His uncle rescued him from filth and neglect when he was just a toddler. Then Sam adopted him. So the while the man he calls his father may not be the nicest person, Trey feels obligated to come back and help when his father is ill. Trey is the only one that didn't appear to lose his faith, even when his wife died. He's a well known and popular musician who doesn't seem to have let it go to ...

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By Elizabeth Dennison

Ruth Logan Herne has brought another heartwarming cowboy story to us. The Stafford Family is made of three brothers with all different lifes, that is connected by their rancher father and the town. Trey the youngest brother is the famous musical singer, Lucy is the distrustful neighbor that has suffered from the greed of his adopted father. Each of these characters are very well developed that they draw us each into their story. It is a story...

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By Brianna Burnett

I love being back with the Double S family. This has quickly become one of my favorite series. The writing is so well done. It leaves a unique raw feel to how life can change and you find yourself somewhere you never thought you'd be and sometimes the best thing you can do is go home. 

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By Dee Wolters

"Peace in the Valley" by Ruth Logan Herne, book review- Double S Ranch series #3Sam Stafford is the heart and soul of Double S Ranch, but his health is not good and in fact, without a serious procedure, he will die.  This complicates things with the boys around the ranch have become quite strained.  Each must find his place again in the working of the ranch and the family.Lucy is just trying to keep her ranch afloat, but it seems impossible,...

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