Starting Over at Steeple Ridge

Starting Over at Steeple Ridge

by Liz Isaacson, Elana Johnson

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Starting Over at Steeple Ridge by Liz Isaacson, Elana Johnson

Tucker Jenkins has had enough of tall buildings, traffic, and business meetings to determine the next app that will change the world. He's sold his technology firm for billions and traded it for Steeple Ridge Horse Farm in rural Vermont.

Missy Marino has worked at the boarding stable and farm since she was a teen, and she's always dreamed of owning it. But her ex-husband left her with a truckload of debt, making her fantasies of owning the farm unfulfilled.

When she meets Tucker, she starts having a new kind of fantasy--one where they work with the horses together. Tucker didn't come to the country to find a new wife, but he supposes a woman could help him start over in Steeple Ridge. Will Tucker and Missy be able to navigate the shaky ground between them to find a new beginning?

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940157534165
Publisher: Mirror Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Series: Timeless Romance Single , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 305,605
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Liz Isaacson is the pen name for Elana Johnson as she writes inspirational romances. She loves all things cowboys, and will write romance in Texas, Montana, and anywhere else she can find horses and mountains. Find her at

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Starting Over at Steeple Ridge 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation Finding Love at Steeple Ridge is a Timeless Romance that is the start of a new series Steeple Ridge by Liz Isaacson and what a way to begin this series! Such a sweet, humorous and fun read. Missy, is a divorced woman who was left tons of debt by her ex and is slowly working to pay them off before she can start on her dream of owning a ranch. She is working as the manager of the ranch she hopes to one day buy when the owner retires but that happens before she can pay the old debts and save for the ranch. Tucker, is a city slicker billionaire who sold his company and decides he now wants to own a horse ranch even though he know nothing about horses. When he and Missy meet sparks fly but each one needs to find a way to move forward from their pasts. Will they find it together???
momisreading More than 1 year ago
I’ve come to expect good things when I sit down with a Timeless Romance book, and this one lived up to those expectations. It was a great book! I really enjoyed the characters! Tucker is extremely successful, and could have become arrogant with that success, but he is just the opposite. He is humble, caring and a true gentleman. He was eager to learn about the horse farm, and willing to do anything Missy asked him to do. I loved his appreciation of the country and small town life. Missy is such a hard worker. She loves working at the farm, and is so good at it. I admired her willingness to teach Tucker even though she was disappointed she wasn’t able to buy the farm herself. Along with great characters, there was a great setting. I loved the descriptions of the farm and the town. I would love to visit there! This is a novella, so it’s a pretty quick read that you can curl up with when you don’t have much time. It’s the first thing I’ve read by Liz Isaacson and I’m now looking forward to reading more of her work. I received a free copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.
L_Lindsey More than 1 year ago
Starting Over at Steeple Ridge was the ideal novella—perfect timing, great speed and full of fun and romance. I loved the characters. They were real and flawed, even their romance had holes that needed repair. Liz Issacson created the perfect romance that fit anyone wanting a quick read to top off their day.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
This story had a good premise, but I didn't quite connect with the characters. I wish there had been more development before they jumped into a relationship- it felt kind of surface level. Missy is getting her feet back under her after a messy divorce, and Tucker hasn't dated since he left his pessimistic wife. Missy resents that he bought the horse farm, but his handsome looks and physique make her forget that for a while, until later in the story when some conflict is needed. Tucker quickly falls in love with the country life and appreciates Missy's no frills beauty. There didn't seem to be much substance to their friendship beyond working together and kissing- I would have liked to see more depth in their interactions. I was let down when Tucker turns out to be a pushover for Missy's drama, and found myself skimming through the last quarter of the book to make it to the predictable ending. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
hmgreen More than 1 year ago
I've read other books by this author and really liked them, so I was excited to read this one. But as I got into it, I wasn't sure about it because it seemed like just another cliche romance where the characters experienced instant attraction and sparks. There just wasn't as gripping of a story line as I'd hoped. I was glad that Tucker took things slow. That's what saved the book for me. That and the fact that Missy apologized right off when Tucker came back. I liked that there wasn't any beating around the bush. She apologized and they were back together- no tragedies and no drama. I liked that it was clean and appropriate for any age. I liked that they spoke of God and prayed. I probably wouldn't read it again. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Starting Over at Steeple Ridge is a contemporary romance novella. I enjoyed Missy and Tucker's story. Just a great, sweet, clean, and romantic read. Highly recommended. 10 stars
DMGP More than 1 year ago
Tucker Jenkins decides to step away from his business and city life where people only want to be with him because of his money. Therefore, he seeks out a slower, small town pace and buys a horse farm in rural Vermont. But, will he honestly be able to leave it all behind? Or will his fears over being judged for his money continue to haunt him? Missy Marino is the horse trainer and stable manager of the horse farm Tucker purchases. But, what he doesn't know is that she has dreamed for years of owning it. Unfortunately, a failed marriage snuffed those dreams out and left her with a mountain of debt. Even though she tries not to show bitterness and anger, it leaks out when Tucker reveals exactly how wealthy he is. Will their hopes of being together evaporate? I honestly liked this story. It has an excellent foundation in Christian values and faith in God. Forgiveness, gratitude, and trust are major themes. Will Tucker and Missy allow God to handle their dreams in life? Are they willing to trust God? Romance - PG - some kisses Language - Clean My rating - 5 stars
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
Doesn't everyone deserve a second chance? Missy's bad marriage left her with too much debt to purchase the horse farm of her dreams and Tucker needs a change from the fast-pace of city life and is also starting over again--alone. I love a book that is short and sweet, but still packs an emotional punch. Although it is short, the story takes place over a longer period of time, which makes it very believable, especially as each character works through issues and unresolved feelings. Missy is hard-working and although she initially tries to fight the attraction she feels towards Tucker, she isn't bitter and rude. Yes, misunderstandings occur, but that only makes for some great plot twists. I love her big, loud, Italian family, especially her blunt brother. As for Tucker, he's used to climbing his way to the top and he didn't get there by loafing around. He works for what he wants. And a sweeter man can't be found. From being a gentlemanly neighbor to acting on the palpable chemistry to learning what he can to make his new adventure successful, he's a charming winner for any lady. If you love a clean romance, you're sure to love this one, as it's a fun escape. I only wish it was longer because I wasn't ready to leave yet. Content: mild talk of past violence; mild romance; mild Christian elements. *I received a complimentary copy of this book, which didn't affect my thoughts in any way.*
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
STARTING OVER AT STEEPLE RIDGE by Liz Isaacson, Elana Johnson. Another in the Timeless Romance Single. Tucker traded his high tech firm for a horse farm in Vermont. Which has been the dream of Missy having worked with horses. But one ex husband, and his debts ended that. The farm has been sold, that she thought she might owned, and the new owner would need help. He hadn't even seen the place, and the 33 horses there. She asked,"if he'd like a tour,..he bought a place in town, so wouldn't be using the house. Missy had a one year contract to stay on as manager, what has she gotten into. For Tucker, he had never ridden a horse, he was the type to figure things out after. She loved teasing him, to get closer to the horses, saying they won't bite, when he backs up from them. He needs proper clothes, she invites him to parents house for dinner. An Italian family, lots of people, cousins and noise, for a man who didn't have. The change in him, and the laughter, of him learning about horses, is a delight. The book is a warm, healing for the two of them, in choosing the right mate. And working at something they both love. A great read for all ages. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
AE2 More than 1 year ago
Missy Marino wanted to buy Steeple Ridge, the horse farm where she's worked for years, but finances won't allow it. Instead, she winds up with Tucker Jenkins, a city slicker who's never even seen a real horse, as the new owner and her new boss. Tucker's looking for a fresh start, and he's eager to learn--and he's also eager to get to know Missy better. Missy's drawn to him, too, and wonders if she's finally ready to start over after her divorce a few years earlier. I love clean romances, cowboys (or almost cowboys), and fresh starts, so this novella was right up my alley. I liked the flirting and romance between Tucker and Missy. They are both well-developed characters considering this is a novella and there's not much room for lots of backstory. I haven't read anything else by Liz Isaacson, but I'll definitely be checking out more of her books. I received a free copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.