Thanks for stopping to read my review of A Rancher to Remember by Karen Rock. I received an e-copy of the book free to review. That didn’t affect my opinions.
A Rancher to Remember
(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #6)
By Karen Rock
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
April 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming
They can’t change the past…
but they can choose their future
Globe-trotting journalist Cassidy Fulton is back in Carbondale, Colorado. Only she can’t remember why—or the accident that killed her estranged sister. Helping her piece together this mystery is her brother-in-law and former fiancé, Daryl Loveland. Overcoming their grief seems impossible. Yet one thing is clear: Cassidy can’t imagine her life without Daryl or her adorable niece and nephew. But can the ranch ever really be her home?
Other books in the series
My review of A Rancher to Remember
A Rancher to Remember is the second book I’ve read in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series. I read the first book, Christmas at Cade Ranch, a little over a year ago, and I loved it. I don’t know how time goes so quickly, but I’m definitely going to have to find the time to read books 2-5. Though this series doesn’t really need to be read in any particular order, and the books can be read as stand alone books, you might want to read the others first just to be familiar with the other characters and the family dynamics.
A Rancher to Remember has some real heartbreak in it in regard to the death of Leanne Loveland, a spouse, a mother, and a sister. The heartbreak began years before Leanne’s death though, when her sister Cassidy went away only to come back to find that her sister Leanne was now pregnant with Cassidy’s boyfriend Daryl’s baby. Now that Leanne is dead, the memories of that heartbreak are ever present in Cassidy’s mind. And she can’t get away from the memories because she agrees to stay to help Daryl with her niece and nephew.
As time passes, emotions run deep within this “family” unit. As you can imagine, Cassidy’s niece and nephew really need her because she’s a link to their mom and someone they love. Yet, Cassidy has a passion for her work as a journalist. I’m sure you can see the dilemma.
I love how there are moments when each of the main characters react with extreme anger because that is how grief works. It doesn’t matter who you’re mad at; you’re just mad because the loss you experienced isn’t fair. Grief is hard work, and I think the author does a great job of showing us just how real these characters’ emotions are. The way that the story plays out is very believable as is the romance between the main characters. I really think you will love this book as well as the others in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series.
About the Author
Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes sexy suspense novels and small-town romances for Harlequin and Kensington publishing. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile.
When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete.