Reclaiming Nick

Reclaiming Nick

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by Susan May Warren
     
 

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Nick Noble hadn't planned on being the prodigal son. But when his father dies and leaves half of Silver Buckle—the Noble family ranch—to Nick's former best friend, he must return home to face his mistakes, and guarantee that the Silver Buckle stays in the Noble family. Award-winning journalist Piper Sullivan believes Nick framed her brother for murder,

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Nick Noble hadn't planned on being the prodigal son. But when his father dies and leaves half of Silver Buckle—the Noble family ranch—to Nick's former best friend, he must return home to face his mistakes, and guarantee that the Silver Buckle stays in the Noble family. Award-winning journalist Piper Sullivan believes Nick framed her brother for murder, and she's determined to find justice. But following Nick to the Silver Buckle and posing as a ranch cook proves more challenging than she thinks. So does resisting his charming smile. As Nick seeks to overturn his father's will—and Piper digs for answers—family secrets surface that send Nick's life into a tailspin. But there's someone who's out to take the Silver Buckle from the Noble family, and he'll stop at nothing—even murder—to make it happen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414328959
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Noble Legacy Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
82,488
File size:
3 MB

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Reclaiming Nick (Noble Legacy Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
rlighthouse More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Susan May Warren. Nick Noble returns to his family's ranch to try and fix his past mistakes.  His sister Stefanie is running the ranch and in order to try and pay the bills hired a new cook so they can have guests stay on the ranch.  The new cook, Piper is not really a cook at all but a journalist trying to discover the truth about her brother. Nick is taken by the new cook but is also busy trying to fight his father's will and keep the ranch in the Noble family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nick Noble becomes a modern day prodigal son in Reclaiming Nick, Susan May Warren¿s first novel in her Noble Legacy Series. Not only is Nick Noble covering a wounded heart, he¿s also bitter at the turn of events concerning his family¿s ranch, The Silver Buckle. Heading home to right the wrongs he feels have been done to him, the wounds of his past are reopened. Piper Sullivan is a woman undercover, following Nick home and posing as a ranch cook. Although she can¿t cook worth beans, she keeps up the farce hoping to force a confession from Nick¿s past cop days and the brother he put behind bars. Between the high emotion, the attempts to right perceived wrongs, and the attraction between two unlikely people, comes a story of restoration. Susan May Warren writes a powerful story with characters that live and breathe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that I was a bit overwhelmed by the roundup of over 13 named characters in chapter one. But by the end of chapter one I was roped into the plot line. It became more evident that each of the four main characters - Nick, Cole, Maggy and Piper ¿ were attempting to run their own agendas. Yet God was intertwining their lives to accomplish His purposes. To steer them into a future and a hope. Dark secrets were unveiled. Bad choices were redeemed. Forgiveness and sacrificial love happened. Susan so vividly brought to life the beautiful Montana landscape and the workings of a ranch that I want to pack my bags and visit. The suspense and romance captured my attention and I am looking forward to the next installment in the Noble legacy series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reclaiming Nick is another great book from the pen of Susan May Warren. The mystery of Nick's ten-year absence kept me reading for answers. Reclaiming Nick has it all: ranching, romance, and mystery. Don't miss Nick!
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
First off, look at the book cover! Woooo! Love those dimples, he looks just like Colby from season 2 of Survivor. So it was really easy to picture Nick, which is good because he was a really interesting, well developed character. Him, Maggie, and Cole all have a history with everyone not knowing the truth about each other. It sounds soap opera-ish but it doesn¿t come off that dramatic. I enjoyed Piper¿s attempts to hide that she couldn¿t cook. She really got lucky with the roundup takeout dinner. Although hearing about Rocky Mountain oysters was just gross. But it was very cool to learn about the happenings at a rodeo ranch (although those poor calves that got branded). Also you don¿t know who is causing all the bad things until the last few chapters, I mean I literally didn¿t see it coming. The only thing I didn¿t seem to get was that everyone was making such a big deal about Nick¿s discovery about Cole¿s relation to him. Yet no one says anything about Stephanie and Rafe¿s (well he isn¿t there) reaction to this news. It was like it was only Nick¿s situation to deal with. Stephanie also doesn¿t get fleshed out much but she¿ll be having her own book soon. I¿m looking forward to the next book which will be about Rafe. Learning about cowboys has never been so much fun..and if Rafe¿s cover looks anything like Nick¿s¿¿VBG¿ Another highly recommended SMW novel!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Susan May Warren delivers a great book with a wonderful message. The story draws you in and you don't want to put it down until you are finished! It is a great story of going home again and being made whole.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept me up until 4 a.m. reading. It's an interesting story about a prodigal son returning home. I like a few others of Susan May Warren's books better. But, you can't go wrong with God, cowboys, and romance all in one book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! Another great Susan May Warren story. Nick, Piper, Cole, Maggy, Stephanie, and CJ are intriguing characters. The plot is interesting and keeps you guessing to the end. Nick and Piper try to find forgiveness as they work to keep the Noble farm. You can see the Montana wide sky and smell the sage. Redemption is woven into the story. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story focuses on a host of broken and hurting characters who have to work together to save a ranch in Montana. Nick Noble left the ranch ten years earlier after an explosion with his family. He's come home to prevent his former best friend from inheriting half the ranch under Nick's father's will. Piper Sullivan, an investigative reporter, is chasing Nick to prove that he murdered a woman instead of her brother who was sent to jail for that murder. She's signed on as the cook for the summer...only problem is she's a vegetarian on a cattle ranch who can't cook biscuits let alone Rocky Mountain Oysters. Throw in Nick's high school love Maggy who is now married to his former best friend Cole, a dozen lies and misunderstandings, and you have a family in need of healing. This book is filled with characters that I cared about. They were three-dimensional with the kind of struggles that kept me thinking about the book when I wasn't reading. The setting was also rich and interesting. In the end Nick and Piper discover that a prodigal can come home, but the journey to that point is filled with twists and turns that I sometimes thought they wouldn't navigate -- but it's a romance, so there is a happily ever after. At least until the sequel comes out.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Loaded with guilt and remorse that he never retuned before his estranged father died, Nick Noble knows he must go home now that his late dad¿s lawyer Saul Lovell arrives to explain the will. He is outraged that his dad left any of the Montana Silver Buckle Ranch to his once best friend Cole St. John and that his sister Stefanie is converting the spread to a dude ranch. He plans to contest the will and to prevent Stefanie¿s plans. Reporter Piper Sullivan believes that Nick abused his law enforcement duties when he arrested her brother Jimmy McPhee for the murder of Jenny Butler. Nick is no longer a cop and Jimmy has been exonerated after five years in prison. However, while Jimmy has vanished, Piper plans to prove that Nick used her sibling to hide his killing of Jenny. She gets work as a cook on the ranch while his neglect of the past decade towards family and friends catch up to him. As the undercover reporter and her prey fall in love, he begins to learn the truth of just how many mistakes and hurt he left behind ten years ago. --- The first Noble Legacy tale is a wonderful inspirational family drama starring a terrific cast who do not agree on much except that loved ones are everything. The lead pair is a strong coupling as she has every reason to hate him, but instead falls in love with him she knows once she reveals the truth he will feel betrayed and not trust her. Other subplot spins seem almost soap opera, but Susan Warren May shows her writing skill by making them excel. Fans of contemporary tales will enjoy RECLAIMING NICK as he learns from piper what really matters in life. --- Harriet Klausner