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The Wedding Ranch by Nancy Naigle: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

A second chance at love awaits two brokenhearted people if they’re just willing to trust each other―and themselves, in USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle's The Wedding Ranch.

When Lorri Walker’s husband gifted her with a mastiff puppy on Valentine’s Day, she believed he was recommitting himself to their marriage after going astray. Six months later, he left both her and their dog for someone else. Since her recent move to Dalton Mill to unbraid herself from the past, Lorri’s graphic design business is now flourishing, her growing mastiff, Mister, has plenty of space to romp, and her ex in Raleigh can fade to a distant memory.

Ryder Bolt is haunted by the tragic loss of his wife and young son seven years ago. Thankfully, ranching keeps Ryder busy, and spending time with his niece and nephew―whose venue, The Wedding Ranch, has become a popular tourist destination―keeps him from getting lonely.

When Lorri and Ryder met, love was the last thing they were looking for. When they’re together, smiles come easier and burdens feel lighter, and both are embracing the possibility of something deeper.

But when a long-buried revelation surfaces, the fate that brought them together threatens to tear them apart.

USA Today
 bestselling author NANCY NAIGLE whips up small-town love stories with a whole lot of heart. Several of Nancy’s novels have been made into Hallmark movies, and most recently The Shell Collector was adapted as the first Fox original movie to stream on Fox Nation. A native of Virginia Beach, Nancy now calls the Blue Ridge Mountains home.

When I pick up a novel with Nancy Naigle's name on the cover, I always know that I am in for a delightfully romantic read... and The Wedding Ranch certainly did not disappoint. Right from the first page I found myself drawn into this one, and that only deepened as the story went on. Ryder and Lorri were both such wonderful characters who had had their hearts broken before--- Lorri through her husband leaving her and Ryder through the loss of his wife and son in a car accident. Neither were looking for romance... but in life as is in fiction, that seemed to be just when it showed up. I so enjoyed the chemistry between these two and seeing them get their second chance at a happily ever after, despite things that could stand in their way. 

This story had a lot of small town charm and family dynamics that I always enjoy. It was perhaps a bit predictable at points, but in the best way possible... just the type of sweet romance that I very much enjoy. There were also a few characters from previous books that make an appearance so existing fans can certainly appreciate that (and new fans will not feel like they're missing anything either!) Overall, an enjoyable read and one that fans of Hallmark-type love stories are sure to enjoy.


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