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Val's Rancher
     

Val's Rancher

4.6 13
by Debra Kayn
 

Val McDougal knows all about heartbreak. First, the love of her life, Sam Turner, left to join the rodeo circuit two years ago. Now she faces a new kind of pain—her beloved father is dying. The last thing she needs is Sam's unexpected return to Pike, Montana, to take over his family's ranch, stirring up desires Val doesn't think she can handle.

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Val's Rancher 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: I am really enjoying this series about the five McDougal sisters. This is book #2 and is about Val, the youngest of the sisters. She owns the bar in this small Montana town and has made a good place for herself at the young age of 23. Two years ago, her heart was shattered when the love of her life, Sam, left to pursue a life on the rodeo circuit and to give Val a chance to "grow up." In the meantime, Val has had to deal with her father's diagnosis of ALS and the rapid decline of his health. She has a lot of stress in her life and is not happy when Sam suddenly comes back to town. She can't afford to have her heart broken again, especially not right now. There is a lot to recommend about this book: *Family story line- I love the five girls and how they rely upon one another. They were basically raised by their father, because their mother died when Val was young of cancer. As a result, they have all been very close. *I like this small town esp. the town sheriff and how he is always looking out for Val...he is simply a friend. He is also a good friend to Sam, but he seems to stand by Val more and I like that. *The hints of books to come. There are still three sisters left and we get to see glimpses of their upcoming story lines in this book. *I like that Val runs the town bar and is her own independent person. She hasn't let her heartbreak with Sam keep her from living her life to the fullest. What I wasn't too sure about: *The reason for the conflict in the story. To me, this just didn't quite ring true that Val would be more concerned about Sam dying because everyone around her dies, rather than her being upset with the fact that he left her for two years. There was a legitimate reason for conflict in this story line. I just felt like it came the most heavily from the wrong reason. To me, the other could come into play too, but the weight of the two issues just felt it should be reversed to me. *I didn't feel like we got to "know" Sam as well as I would have liked to especially his real reasons for leaving. If the story could have been a tiny bit longer, I would have liked to visit into his psyche deeper. Overall, I did really enjoy this book. I enjoyed book #1, Chantilly's Cowboy, too. You can see that review HERE and I am definitely looking forward to more of the sister's HEA's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You bought me. I'm yours. I'll stay with you.
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hancered More than 1 year ago
This is a good book. I have read the series (that has been released). I cannot wait for fourth book. I really feel the characters pain. Well written.
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kat54OH More than 1 year ago
You will ove this book if you are following the series...
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I miss Stuart. The pain his daughters went through killed me. I'm so glad Jack and Sam were there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeper!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bawled. This is such a touching story, you can't help falling in love with all the McDougals. I love how Val loved Sam when she was little and then he came back. She needed him and he was there for her.