The Rancher's Return [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is a re-issue. Sensual Content. Approximately 70,000 words (about 250 printed pages).

Hank Callahan didn't intend to murder anyone, but when he left his house to investigate a potential theft, he accidentally shot his friend, Richard, leaving the man's widow and child to struggle on their own. After being run out of town, Hank returns years later to attend his own father's funeral and finds vengeful neighbors waiting for him. Beaten to ...
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The Rancher's Return

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Overview

This is a re-issue. Sensual Content. Approximately 70,000 words (about 250 printed pages).

Hank Callahan didn't intend to murder anyone, but when he left his house to investigate a potential theft, he accidentally shot his friend, Richard, leaving the man's widow and child to struggle on their own. After being run out of town, Hank returns years later to attend his own father's funeral and finds vengeful neighbors waiting for him. Beaten to the point of helplessness, the only caring face he sees is that of Nettie Pickering, Richard's widowed wife.

Bound by kindness, Nettie knows she needs to care for Hank's injuries. Believing that he is a thief and a murderer, no one else in town will lift a hand to help, including Hank's own mother. Despite his guilt and her anger over her husband's death, Nettie can't help feeling drawn to the haunted man. But can she find it in her heart to forgive the man who denied her son the chance to know his father. And can they prove Hank's innocence and find the real thief before Hank is punished for a crime he didn't commit.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013019690
  • Publisher: Jillian Hart
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 149,662
  • File size: 996 KB

Meet the Author

Jillian Hart makes her home in Washington State, where she has lived most of her life. When Jillian is not writing away on her next book, she can be found reading, going to lunch with friends and spending quiet evenings at home with her family.
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  • Posted September 12, 2011

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    Another Good Tale by Jillian Hart!

    The Rancher's Reunion by Jillian Hart was first released by Zebra Kensington Publishing Corp. in 1999 under the name of Jill Henry. Hank Callahan murdered a neighbor, was accused of being a thief and disowned by his family he had disgraced. He was forced to leave the ranch he loved and went to live alone in the mountains. Full of guilt and self-disgust. He was returning after his brother asked him to make amends with their father, only now his father has died and some of his old neighbors had found him. Nettie Pickering is on the way to a funeral when she spots a man in the road and some of her neighbors. She realizes the beaten man is Hank and is disgusted how Jake Beckman is still abusing him while he is so hurt. She demands they put Hank in her wagon so she can bring him to the Doctor. Jake had been helping her since Richards death and wanted to marry her. He justified beating Hank because he had been the one to take Richards life. Away from her and from her son Samuel. But after seeing his hateful display of anger and temper towards Hank, she knew she would never feel safe having Jake around Sam or herself. When no one else will help Hank, Nettie brings him back to her home and Jake is furious. Hank tries to leave but with a broken leg and all his other injuries he don't get far. He knows it is hard for her that he is there, she can barely look at him---the man who murdered a husband in father. When the neighbors start losing animals to theft again, the blame is aimed once again towards Hank. Through different circumstances that happen Hank ends up staying with Nettie to help her out. They also start falling in love. Hank fears being like his father though and when the black rage surfaces and he almost kills again, he don't believe he can ever be the husband Nettie needs or the father to Sam. Hank grabs you from the beginning. Being beaten and abused while defenseless and knowing he is haunted by the past. The book gives a glimpse of how unforgiving some folks can be or how quickly those in tough times can be provoked to be vigilantes, without needing proof of a crime. Another good book by Jillian! **Sexual Situations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Love Jillian Hart!

    She writes beautifully! The love scenes are so tastefully written that you can feel the love between the two lovers with every touch, every look! I love that the main characters are regular folks but possess great moral character and good heart. I am a fan for life!

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

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    Good predictable story..........................................

    Good predictable story...........................................................................................
    Warm and fuzzy in spots. A good read!

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    Jillian Hart has done it again. Warms the heart and traps you till the end.

    Don't hesitate to read The Rancher's Return. It touches your heart and shows understanding and forgiveness. The hero is a woman who's understanding and belief in people makes one feel they have things to work on in their life. Jillian has done it again - thank you for sharing your talent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Predictable

    Nettie's warm and forgiving heart stops her husband's killer from certain death himself at the hands of former friends. She intervenes and nurses him back to health. In the process, she gets to know the man who accidently killed her husband. Predictably, their physical closeness leads to emotional closeness. It's a sweet and quick read, but nothing spectacular.

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