About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Reclaiming the Rancher's Heart by Lisa Carter

Reclaiming the Rancher's Heart

A surprise homecoming

Brings a second chance for their marriage.

It’s been three years since the loss of their daughter tore Jack and Kate Dolan’s world—and marriage—apart. But now Kate’s back on the ranch with shocking news: their divorce never went through. As Jack and Kate struggle to decide how to move forward, they realize they can’t rewrite the past. But that doesn’t mean the book on their love is closed. Perhaps it’s time for a new chapter…

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness, and hope.


Reclaiming the Rancher's Heart tackles the devastating subject of losing a child and it touched every part of my being. In a note to her readers, author Lisa Carter writes 'For a bereaved parent, the journey to healing is never complete.' This understanding has enabled her to tell Jack and Kate Dolan's poignant story and it's filled with so many conflicting emotions. Raw pain, overwhelming grief, trying to find a new normal, and the hope and comfort that can only come from faith and belief in God. After three years, Jack has found that comfort, but Kate is still struggling. She just didn't say goodbye to her little girl...she also lost the man who has always claimed her heart!

Kate and Jack are both likable characters, but Jack is truly a dream, and there are many secondary characters who make this an unforgettable story. If you're looking for an 'everything is perfect' romance, this book isn't for you. Reclaiming the Rancher's Heart is a realistic 'life can be painful' tale that shows it's possible to go on and that God can help heal all wounds. This was a 5-star read for me, but I dare you to read it without crying! I highly recommend this book to all who enjoy Christian romance.

I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review and these are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Multi-published, award-winning author Lisa Carter likes to describe her romantic suspense novels as “Sweet Tea with a Slice of Murder.” The Stronghold won a 2017 Daphne du Maurier. Under a Turquoise Sky won the 2015 Carol Award. She also writes the popular Truelove Matchmaker contemporary romance series, set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The Christmas Bargain won the 2021 Carol Award for Short Novel. Lisa enjoys traveling and researching her next fictional adventure. When not writing, she loves spending time with family and teaching writing workshops. A native North Carolinian, she has strong opinions on barbecue and ACC basketball.

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