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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Website
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