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Love on the Range (Love Inspired Historical) Mass Market Paperback – April 3, 2012
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I liked the mystery that was surrounding who Striker was - I had my guesses, but it wasn't until later in the book that I knew for SURE.
I will say, though, at times it was hard for me to follow the story and I had to reread parts to understand what was going on better. Other than that, I enjoyed Love on the Range very much and am glad I took the time to read it!
If you enjoy historical romances, then I think you might also like Love on the Range - I did! I'm looking forward to reading more of Jessica Nelson's books in the future.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
But that's not the only reason I loved this book. From page one to the last embrace, the author's heart shone through and set this story apart from other romance novels.
If you're looking for a Christian historical romance that will give you hope in a God who still changes hard hearts and brings unlikely people together, don't miss Love on the Range by Jessica Nelson.
Not just a great writer. A great lady of The King.
In 1918, the horrors of WWI raged alongside another deadly war: Spanish influenza. To escape the virus, wealthy Bostonian Gracelyn Riley's is sent by her family to live with Uncle Lou in the Oregon desert. A young socialite and suffragist with dreams of becoming a reporter, Gracelyn doesn't mind living in Oregon, because she'll taste independence from her parents and become a serious reporter. Or she will, once she lands an exclusive interview with the mysterious hero, Striker.
Gracie's endeavors to find and interview Striker are obstructed by ranch hand Trevor Cruz, a strong man of few words. He clearly knows something about Striker, but he avoids answering most of Gracie's questions. He may be attracted to her, but her snooping will get her into deep trouble if she's not careful. Trevor protects her, but he's determined to protect his heart as well--from her and from her God.
At first, Gracie comes off rather strong-headed and pampered, but she's utterly likable. As she grows through the story, she discovers the significance of honest work and true friendship and I rooted for her all the way. Her concern for Trevor's lack of faith is touching, but Trevor's heart can't be fixed easily. Like most of the real world's problems, Trevor's issues run deep.
A delightful story about God's redeeming love, romance, and adventure, Love on the Range is a perfect summer read.
Gracie has arrived by wagon and will stay with Uncle Lou. He has a ranch in Oregon and his housekeeper is Mary. Trevor who picked her up at the station is also watching Mary to be sure none kidnap her or do worse.
Gracie has escaped the disease in the East and hopes to meet the notorious Mr. Striker as she's written some articles for publication.
She can't believe they don't really pray at meals or go to church so she will tag along with Mary when she meets up with friends on Sunday. Gracie did get in the back of the wagon and hitched a ride to town to find out if anybody knew where Striker was. The Government is also looking for him.
She is beside herself when her parents show up with a guest before Christmas. She is still trying to find out more about Striker but she has also done some other investigating not business matters.
Gracie is very opinionated and likes to have her freeedom of speech and dress and it's sometimes getting her into trouble by voicing her opinions and doing things not normal for woman of her station.
Trevor talks to her of God and thinks she can understand the way he feels about that.
Now there is another mystery to solve, it just never ends...
Love tale of the government and talk of how the FBI first started out.
Really enjoyed the ranch live and hidden secrets and other mysteries.
Set in 1918, the story takes place mostly on a remote ranch in the Oregon desert. Gracelyn Riley, a burgeoning news reporter, is sent away from her wealthy family in Boston to live with her uncle until the flu pandemic resides. While at the ranch, Gracie sees her stay as an opportunity for the story of a lifetime.
She's looking to interview Striker, an elusive hero who's responsible for the rescue of kidnapped women in white slave trafficking. However, Gracie's efforts to find Striker are hindered by ranch worker Trevor Cruz, a strong, quiet man whose silent nature makes her curious about his background. He knows something about Striker, but he's not telling. As he's constantly dodging Gracie's questions and putting up with her liberal ways, the romantic tension builds. But he has to protect her from the dangers she doesn't see.
Overall, I found Love on the Range a refreshing change in the historical romance genre. It's the first romance I've read that takes into account World War I and the influenza pandemic that swept across America, leaving thousands dead. I enjoyed the suspense of the pandemic interlaced with the threat of slave traffickers running rampant in Oregon.
The plot is interlaced with suspense, mystery, and a sweet love story at its heart.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very fun read with a spunky aspiring journalist who finds herself entangled in intrigue and at odds with a tough FBI agent when she tries to clear the name of the notorious... Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by Jason H Hendrickson
Ms. Nelson's debut book is a winner! This sweet story will carry the reader back in time while providing an entertaining read. Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by K. Lange
This book does show the conflict of a young woman in the early twentieth century who is torn between the older generation of her wealthy parents who think that a young woman of... Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by bookluvr
I really enjoyed the characters in this short historical, set in eastern Oregon's rugged high desert in 1918. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Camille Eide
This is, yet again, another one of those books where I almost gave it a 4 star rating. I went back and forth for a while on what to rate it, but finally decided to give it 3... Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by Katie Garvin
I have to say, Gracie and Trevor couldn't have been more real to the reader. I have to disagree with a couple reviewers who were offended by the "message" of faith. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by Linda Glaz
This was a beautifully written romance. It held my attention from the very first page and made it difficult to put down! Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by KaraF
This is Ms Nelson's first book, and I can't wait for more. The character's are larger than life, but also, very down to earth.Published on June 14, 2012 by Emma
Gracelyn Riley has lofty ambitions for her life. She wants to become a newspaper journalist, but even more, she wants to interview the dazzling FBI agent Striker, who's adventurous... Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by Novel Junkie