Home on the Range was the first novel I’ve read by Ruth Logan Herne. I enjoyed this book with its’ mix of romance, ever-changing family dynamics, tragedy, and surprises. The story centers around Nick Stafford, a rugged cowboy grounded by family ties, but yet scarred by abandonment issues from his mom and wife. Nick’s two girls, Cheyenne and Dakota, also struggle to adjust to their new normal since their mother left them. Their mother’s absence affects not only their school life, but also their relationship with their father. Enter Dr. Elsa Andreas, a therapist haunted by tragedy and has a hard time with trust, whose life becomes complicated by her conflicting roles as the girl’s therapist and developing love interest of Nick’s. This story follows each of these characters as they deal with past heartache and tragedy and how their struggle to cope with the past helps them to move on to a better future. I should note that this is book two in the Double S. Ranch series. I haven’t read the first book, so I can say that this book was easy to pick up in the middle of the series. I enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the next installment in the series and see how Ms. Herne resolves several storylines.
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