Eleanor Walker is looking for an heiress. Eleanor is the tough, sometimes bitter, divorced owner of the Last Chance Ranch. Getting up in years, she wants to find a young woman who will remain single and love the ranch as much as Eleanor does.
Kate Tenney is the latest in a long line of unsuitable applicants. Kate was a successful dime novelist until her most recent book was banned in Boston and her publisher dropped her. Kate’s resume is as creative as her novels, citing “ranch experience” because she’d listened to many tales of the west. And she has ridden a horse before – sidesaddle, of course. But Kate didn’t realize that she’d be required to actually work the ranch. From the moment she’s offered a choice of Western or Mexican saddle, Kate found that she had no idea what she’d committed to. But Kate is tough and tenacious herself, and has no family or anyone else to turn to.
This book reeled me in, starting slowly and gripping me more deeply as each chapter went by. Eleanor and Kate are both strong-willed women, who don’t always see eye to eye. Can Kate really give up her writing forever? Who is Brandon she talks about in her sleep? I have to admit that I wish the ending could have been different; I see the necessity of it, but it was a little less than satisfying for me. Since this is a series, I trust that this will change in future volumes.
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