Just Commonly welcome authors to drop by and share with us their take on a book that embodies a predetermined Word of the Month! For the full year of 2017, every Monday, a new post by a new author will be posted!
We continue this second week of New Beginnings with best-selling author, Ruth Logan Herne!
"I love new beginnings. I fashion a lot of my work around that premise because I believe God wants his people happy!
I love stories of second chances, stories that follow scarred souls out of the shadows and into the light of joy and forgiveness. I read a Lisa Wingate book years ago, a beautiful story about a young woman with little opportunity. "Good Hope Road" is from Lisa's "Tending Roses" series, and her presentation of events, and how things fell into place for the heroine in a most unlikely manner, touched my heart. More than that, Lisa's presentation of the story taught me a great deal about story-telling... how to let events and characters wrap around the reader's heart... and their soul. Since then I've read many of Lisa's books... And one of my great "happy" moments was having Lisa's endorsement on my first "Double S Ranch" book "Back in the Saddle".
I'm still a Wingate fan. And a Karen White fan... I get positively goofy when they're around, as if I'm walking with royals, total fan girl! Because when I read their work, I'm transported into that emotional beauty few writers achieve. And I love it."
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Jenilee Lane has never been much of a Good Samaritan. But when a tornado sweeps through her home town, she puts her all into rummaging for people's mementos. She even rescues and befriends elderly Eudora Gibson. Brought close by tragedy, the two will learn lessons about the resilience of the human spirit and the ties that make a community strong.
Thank you, Ruthy!
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 check in with his ailing father, and 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 has been Sam’s right-hand man at the ranch for years and isn’t thrilled at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch’s contentious relationship with the citizens of Gray’s Glen asks all the Stafford men to examine their hearts about what it truly means to be a neighbor. And as Wall Street recovers, will Colt succumb to the call of the financial district’s wealth and power—or finally the courage to stay in the saddle for good?
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