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Monday, April 17, 2017

I'm Back in the Saddle Again, . . .

Sam Stafford has been injured by a rather cranky cow, and in the meantime, he's having trouble with his liver.  Colt Stafford's investment empire has imploded by a Ponzi scheme, and to avoid the press, he has come back to Grays Glen, Washington, and the Double S Ranch.  At the Double S, Colt meets Angelina--the housekeeper for Sam, and that meeting causes Colt to consider going back to the Rat Race of Wall Street, or stay in the saddle at the ranch.

Ruth Logan Herne has written an exciting book with interesting characters who have very real problems in life.  A minor character is Nick, whose wife left him with two young daughters to raise.  His hackles rise up whenever Colt offers advice.  There is a tension between the two that helps the plot to move forward without becoming frenetic.

The only criticism I have for this book is that Ruth has Angelina talking on her cell phone while she's driving.  Angelina is a former law enforcement officer from Seattle and should know that cell phone use in Washington while driving is not legal.  I looked at her bio information, and found she doesn't live in Washington.  This is something that she should have checked out.  Driving while Distracted carries a fairly serious fine with it.

I enjoyed Back in the Saddle and previously read Home on the Range with the same interest.  There is one more brother to come back and find his home on the Double S.  I can't wait to read Trey's story.  Back in the Saddle is a definite 4+ book and worth the time to read.

My thanks go to Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book.

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