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Love on the Range (Love Inspired Historical) Mass Market Paperback – April 3, 2012

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"Nelson takes an exciting look at a time of sorrow, but also hope, in America, with a heroine struggling to respect her upbringing while embracing her independence." ****1/2, Susan Mobley, RT Reviews

About the Author

Jessica Nelson's heart is filled with romantic stories, her shelves are loaded with chocolate and she's always longing for one more cup of Starbucks. She believes in a passionate God who woos people to himself with loving tenderness. When she's not chasing her little boys around the house, she's writing inspirational romances. 
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Product Details

  • Series: Love Inspired Historical
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373829140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373829149
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,926,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Love on the Range is Jessica Nelson's debut novel and I found it to be a good read! I liked the characters (especially Trevor and Gracie) and I loved the little bit of history that was in Love on the Range.

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.*
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I knew Love on the Range by Jessica Nelson would not disappoint me. I was right. The beautifully crafted plot and sub-plots, the captivating characters, and the historical facts woven throughout the story make Love on the Range cowboy romance at its best.

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.
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Debut Author Jessica Nelson's Love on the Range is a quick-paced tale of secrets, risks, and romance. Likable characters and action combine to create an intriguing story with elements of suspense and a unique setting.

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.
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By Jbarr5 on April 1, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Love on the Range by Jessica Nelson
ISBN: 9780373829149
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.
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Jessica Nelson has done a great job in bringing something new to the historical romance genre. She crafts likeable, smart, and funny characters in a unique setting.

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.
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