If there were ever two people who needed each other, it would be Nick Stafford and Dr. Elsa Andreas. Home on the Range, a novel by Ruth Logan Herne, tells their story. Nick is a wealthy rancher and a single parent to his two young daughters. His ex-wife left him and their children, just as his own mother had left him with his father. Elsa, a family therapist by profession, is living as a recluse because of a professional tragedy. Nick’s daughters need help and Elsa’s sister recommends that he contact Elsa. Their initial encounter does not go well, but Elsa agrees to try to help his daughters. As the story progresses, it becomes obvious as to who is helping who.
The author has crafted a well told and realistic story. Thoughtfully written, the narrative follows the characters through their struggles and their successes. New relationships are forged, but it remains to be seen if they will endure the obstacles the characters face. This is a story about taking chances, facing fears and embracing change.
I found this to an engrossing and insightful story. Highly recommended.
I received a free copy of this book through Blogging For Books and the opinions expressed in this review are my own.