The Last Chance Ranch

The Last Chance Ranch

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by Barbara Samuel, Ruth Wind
     
 
Fans of Barbara Freethy and Susan Wiggs will devour this full length contemporary romantic tale of food and dogs, redemption and second chances by RITA award winner Barbara Samuel.

As a romantic teen, Tanya Bishop married a passionate, intense man who ultimately ended up nearly killing her. When she finally killed him to save herself and her son, she was

Overview

Fans of Barbara Freethy and Susan Wiggs will devour this full length contemporary romantic tale of food and dogs, redemption and second chances by RITA award winner Barbara Samuel.

As a romantic teen, Tanya Bishop married a passionate, intense man who ultimately ended up nearly killing her. When she finally killed him to save herself and her son, she was sent to prison, and her son went into the custory of her husband's cousin, Ramon Quezada, who runs a ranch for troubled boys.

When Tanya is finally released, Ramon offers her a home and job, working in the kitchens of the ranch, where she can have a chance to develop a relationship again with her son--and he hopes to convince her that all men are not brutes, that love can shine even in the darkest corners.

A highly emotional, uplifting story of second chances from a writer of rare power, The Last Chance Ranch is a timely and moving romantic novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013407619
Publisher:
Barbara Samuel
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
270,221
File size:
847 KB

Meet the Author

Barbara Samuel (also known as Barbara O’Neal) is the bestselling author of more than 40 books, and has won Romance Writers of America’s RITA award an astounding six times, and she has been a finalist 13 times. Her books have been published around the world, including France, Germany, Italy, and Australia/New Zealand, among others. One of her recent women’s fiction titles, The Lost Recipe for Happiness (written as Barbara O’Neal) went back to print eight times, and her book How to Bake a Perfect Life was a Target Club pick in 2011.

Whether set in the turbulent past or the even more challenging present, Barbara’s books feature strong women, families, dogs, food, and adventure—whether on the road or toward the heart.

Now living in her hometown of Colorado Springs, Barbara lives with her partner, Christopher Robin, an endurance athlete, along with her dog and cats. She is an avid gardner, hiker, photographer and traveler who loves to take off at dawn to hike a 14er or head to a faraway land. She loves to connect with readers and is very involved with them on the Internet.

You may read more about Barbara’s books at her main website, find her at her A Writer Afoot blog and on

Visit Barbara on the Web!

www.BarbaraSamuel.com
www.AWriterAfoot.com
www.BarbaraONeal.com
www.facebook.com/barbarasamueloneal

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The Last Chance Ranch 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barbara Samuel delivers a tightly-woven story of star-crossed lovers in THE LAST CHANCE RANCH. Forced into a violent solution to a brutal relationship, Tanya Bishop has served her time in prison and is looking to put her life back together as well as reunite with her son. Antonio was only three when she gave him up to be raised by Ramon, a gentle man who has been in love with Tanya since they were both teens. This is a quick read because the story is compelling and the characters so very likeable. A terrific story, well-told.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book by a favorite author and wished she would continue it into another book. Although it had a ending I was hoping for, there are a lot of wonderful and not so wonderful secondary characters and I would like to find out what happens to them in the future. I really cared about the hero and heroine in this book, both very likeable. This is the third book I've read by this author and am never disappointed when purchasing her books. JudyE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters and the overall story of Tany, Antonio, and Ramon. Iwould have liked more development of her relationship with Antonio's father and his family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorites. An abused wife, Tanya ends up in jail for murder, leaving her 3 yr. old son behind. Forced to give him up, she let her husband's cousin adopt him. Now after 11 years, she is out of jail and going to work at the Last Chance Ranch as a cook. And she will be with her son and the dad who adopted him and runs the ranch for troubled boys. In this way, her son will get to know her as a person ,and not his birth father's killer.I have to say I got a bit misty eyed near the end, and I think only a hard hearted person wouldn't feel touched at how this all unfolds.
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