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Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance #1) [Kindle Edition]

Eve Paludan
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this heartfelt romance, Zane McKenna, a lonely rancher, pines for his ex-wife, Tara, who has experienced tragedy and misfortune since she left him for another man, a man who has since died. Now Tara is missing. Zane must not only find Tara on the Wyoming prairie before it's too late, but must help her overcome her shattered life and even recover her sense of self. He must also find forgiveness within his own heart and convince Tara to work with him to set things right between them again -- or he will lose her forever.

A longer short story of 9,500 words.

***** "This is my first read by this author and certainly not my last. Taking Back Tara is a short story with a powerful message about love and forgiveness. Ms. Paludan has such an eloquence with words that will keep you captivated from start to finish. I look forward to reading more of her work." -- Kim Love

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  • File Size: 283 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004PLO9B6
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Eve Paludan touches hearts with her complicated love drama [Liebel Review]

In the romantic drama, TAKING BACK TARA (Ranch Lovers Romance #1) by Eve Paludan, a traumatic case study without benefit of psychotherapy develops. Zane McKenna enters a mid-life crisis when he loses his best friend and lifetime male companion-his father. This void in his, otherwise, fulfilled life causes him enormous pain. A close relationship between him and his beautiful wife abruptly plummets his psyche into the depths of depression. He loses his sense of responsibility and balance for living.

As he falls deeper into his cave, he creates a depth of isolation and despair for his soulmate Tara who endures for over two years in silence. She is devastated at her continuing daily loss of unity from the love of her life. In fact, her life is without a family or neighbors in a wilderness where not another soul cares whether she lives or dies. Then, one day, a stranger moves to the nearby property and begins to mend her broken dreams. There is no going back.

Fast-forward two years. We learn about the total loss of Tara's hopeful new life. Traumatic casualties have overtaken her to the depths of unbearable despair. She lived through a house fire and more tragedy. She's living alone in pitiful squalor in a small trailer without comforts of heat in winter and running water. Except for her beloved horse and her two skills-trained dogs, who left with her in her broken marriage, she's out of touch with reality. Her life and beauty have suffered and, one day, she disappears.

Unbeknown to Tara, her former love is recovering his life on the adjacent property. He watches over her and her property in case she needs him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forgiveness and Redemption for a couple in love May 6, 2013
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Ms. Paludan's Taking Back Tara was a quick read for me, about 40 minutes or so. In the first of this series, the reader is introduced to Tara and Zane. In desperation and loneliness, Tara divorces Zane and marries another man only to have her second husband die in a fire he caused. The fire left Tara's face scarred and her a recluse until Zane decides it's time to win her back. When he visits her at her trailer house, he discovers her missing. He searches the country around her home until he locates her and rescues her from freezing to death after she injures herself in a fall from her horse. The book tells how with Zane's love and support Tara once again becomes the woman he loves so much. I enjoyed the story enough to read the next book in the Ranch Lovers Romance series. Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Taking Back Tara: Cowboy Romance September 6, 2012
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Taking Back Tara is a sweet cowboy romance based on love and forgiveness. It took me in from the first paragraph and I didn't put it down until I finished reading it. I definitely give this book a 5-star rating.
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Tara left her husband for another man. Now alone, living in a gulf stream with a broken axle her life takes a serious turn. Seriously scared from burns Tara hides in the shadows, never letting anyone see her face while she sells off all the assets left after her home burned to the ground.

Zane, her ex-husband, the man she did wrong comes looking for Tara. Even though she left him he still holds a place for her in his heart. Noticing her lights haven't been on at night he is worried that something has happened to her. When he enters her trailer and finds everything as it should be except for a pot of beans overboiled on the stove, he knows something isn't right. Tara would never leave a something boiling in a pot and leave. Nor are any of her things missing. Her vehicle is parked in the barn but both the dogs and her horse are gone. Fearing she is in trouble Zane begins a search for her.

A nicely written story of love and redemption Taking Back Tara is heartfelt, warm and inspiring. It explores the ability of the human heart to forgive and begin anew. Although this is considered a western in the genre it would work in any setting. I am looking forward to more from this author.

Karen Bryant Doering,
Parents' Little Black Book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short, touching, sexy, love story about forgiveness. December 4, 2013
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I enjoyed that it starts out suspenseful as Tara's ex-husband can't find her and heads out to look for her despite the fact that she left him and married another man. Can love survive betrayal and heartache? The story has depth and kept my interest. A marriage has many layers and levels. The vows do say for better or worse. If anything, I wish it was longer! I wish that there was a flashback chapter to fill in a bit more of the changes in Zane. His explanation for the change was a bit weak. When he finds her, it's a shock. I feel as if I can't say much without revealing too much. This is a story that I'd read again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I wanna Ranch!! August 31, 2013
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Taking Back Tara By Eve Paludan .. I don't normally read western Love Stories, HOWEVER I am a Huge fan of Eve Paludan so I want to read anything I can get my hands on .. and true to form she did not disappoint! Tara was a bad girl! She cheated on her husband Zane with a Local Poet, Left Zane and Married this guy.. BIG Mistake.. Poet was not so forthcoming and true in what he was .. Now Zane was not such a great catch at the time either , he had lost his father and went on a drinking binge that lasted two years.. So yes Tara and Zane had problems. The unthinkable happens and Tara's Poet husband was killed and her home is destroyed in a fire along with part of Tara's Face...After an accident can Zane and Tara work things out? Can Zane get passed what Tara did? can Tara get Passed what Zane did? What do they have to do to get back to each other and are they Meant to be together? Well read this story and find out! Its a short read I read it in an afternoon.. I give this book 5 lariats ;) You'll know what I mean.. Well done Ms. Paludan I can't wait to read the Tara book!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this!
This was a very nice read but as always, I wish there were more to the story. Thank you. A
Published 14 months ago by Aimee Nobert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I love these books. the historic and romance together are awsome. I can't wait for the next book to come out.
Published 16 months ago by cher dian
3.0 out of 5 stars Kind of boring
Too short to develop a real story
Characters not interesting. These reviews require too many words when a book is shorter than reviews can be
Published 17 months ago by Shelia
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking Back Tara
I enjoyed this book very much . It spoke to heart of what true life,love and understanding of two people should be .
Published 17 months ago by Vivian Nelson
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more
This could be a really good story but it is too short for any character development or even a plot to emerge. It's ok but not something I woud go out of my way to read or reread.
Published 20 months ago by Cheryl Ballew
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Love Story
I loved the story, Taking Back Tara is an inspirational story that reminds one of the depths of love we are each capable of and the lengths our faith in love will take us if we... Read more
Published 20 months ago by MGArizona
2.0 out of 5 stars Taking Back Tara
Sexual content much too graphic. Storyline fine but sexual and language not to my liking.Needs more true love not graphic display of sex.
Published 20 months ago by westernreality
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking Back Tara
Taking Back Tara is a journey of forgiveness, and the exploration of raw honest emotions as a couple falls in love all over again.

I highly recommend!
Published 20 months ago by Christi Corbett
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept me interested.
This is 1 chapter in Zane & Tara's life. They have a history so I looked beyond "the sex & the bedroom". Read more
Published 21 months ago by english101
1.0 out of 5 stars Not much substance
This was the first and last book by this author I will read. The attempt to have them both talk like "hicks" was distracting. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Raine
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Eve Paludan lives in Mesa, Arizona, where she writes fiction and edits for other bestselling authors. She enjoys reading mysteries and romances, and learning scenic photography from a professional. Please follow paranormal romance mystery author Eve Paludan on Facebook, on Twitter and on

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