Journey to New Heights

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Friday, July 22, 2016

A Family for the Rancher by Louise M. Gouge

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, A Family for a Rancher. This is the second book in the continuity series Lone Star Cowboy League. I've enjoyed this series. This story is well written, faith based, and heartwarming. I know you'll enjoy it.

Widow Lula May Barlow is trying to run her husband's ranch. He had been ill for the last three years, had died recently, and she had managed to carry on. She has two step sons and three children of her own. Managing to keep her keep her struggles to herself, she is shocked when her next door neighbor shows up at her door. Becoming defensive just because of his presence she agrees to let her oldest son  attend a young ranchers club but only if the rancher allows her to feed him dinner. Now suddenly her abusive uncle threatens to come, take over her ranch, and her children. She had taken a necklace that her mom had given her when she left and her uncle is saying she stole it from him. Now the uncle is going to have her arrested.

Edmund McKay is a confirmed bachelor. He likes living a solitary, quiet life. He had a rough childhood and has no desire to have a family and a noisy home. He had agreed to teach a few kids how to do ranch work. It was a chance to pay back the cowboy who had helped him become a man. He felt he should ask the shy boy next door but it soon became clear to him that God called him to protect his mother. He finally agrees to take her to the newly formed cowboy league to save their ranches from rustlers.

These two have had bad childhoods, both had been abused and unloved. On top of that Lula May had been a mail-order bride and hadn't been loved by her husband. How could they open up and trust each other as her children turn into matchmakers? God has a plan for these two and plan they never knew they wanted but was wonderful. God has a plan for us too. A plan much greater than you have ever dreamed of.

I must let you know that I will not be posting next week. I'm going on a trip to my son's to visit. I'll be back in a week. God bless you all.

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