The Rancher's Homecoming: A Clean Romance

The Rancher's Homecoming: A Clean Romance

by Anna J. Stewart

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Chance Blackwell’s return—

Could cost her everything!

Ten years after he eloped with Katie Montgomery’s sister, Chance Blackwell is back in Montana to sell his family ranch. Katie could lose her job and the only home she’s known. But the loyal cowgirl is keeping a secret that could shatter trust and jeopardize her future with the widowed musician and her toddler niece. Unless Chance’s growing affection for her and all things Blackwell can earn Katie his forgiveness—and his love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488085437
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Series: Return of the Blackwell Brothers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 277,166
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

USA Today and national bestselling author Anna J Stewart can't remember a time she didn't have a book in her hands or a story in her head. Early obsessions with Star Wars, Star Trek, and Wonder Woman set her on the path to creating sweet to sexy pulse-pounding romances for her independent heroines. Anna lives in Northern California where she deals with a serious Supernatural addiction and an overly affectionate cat named Snickers.

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The Rancher's Homecoming 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
emilyk52281 More than 1 year ago
"The Rancher's Homecoming" (Return of the Blackwell Brothers Book 5) by Anna J. Stewart is a great read. I loved Chance, Katie, and Rosie's story. This story wrapped up this series about the Blackwell Brothers. I sincerely hope this isn't the last we'll hear of the Blackwell family, I'd love to read more about them all. This story is packed with cowboys, romance, family, drama, humor, second chances, and more. I highly recommend to all fans of romance, cowboys, family, and series.
Ourpugs More than 1 year ago
The Rancher’s Homecoming This is the last of the series about the Blackwell brothers. They don’t have to be read in order but definitely recommend reading this one last. I did enjoy each book of the series. Each book has a different author, which i always find fun. Love the story of Katie and Chance. So cool that Chance was an singer. He is also a widower with a young girl named Josie. He was married to Katie sister. I really enjoy a book with farm animals, there was even a petting zoo. Josie was such a cute little girl. I was a copy of the book from Prism book tours for a review. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
This the fifth and final book in this multi author series. I think they saved the best for last. I will say have tissues handy because by the end of the is one you will be bawling. The tears flowing for me while reading this one. There is so much emotion pouring out of the characters. There are also really happy and funny moments. Chance's little girl Rosie is adorable. I loved the scenes with Rosie and Chance. Such heart melting moments. This book was a beautiful way to wrap this series up and questions get answered.
Librarycataloger More than 1 year ago
The Rancher's Homecoming is the fifth and final book of the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series and Anna J. Stewart has created a wonderful story to end the series. Chance Blackwell and Katie Montgomery, two of the characters mentioned in the previous books, are finally allowed to have their own story. Ten years ago Chance left the Blackwell Family Ranch and Falcon Creek, Montana to pursue his dream of writing and singing his songs and it seemed he was living his dreams and that joy and happiness had come his way. He had a career, a beautiful wife and a precious baby girl and then, Maura died and he was left with a three year old to care for. Now, almost two years later, Chance has been called back to Falcon Creek to help decide if the ranch will stay in the family or be sold. His doubts and concern are very evident in his thoughts upon arriving home. "There was nothing for him here. Nothing except memories of a place where he never belonged and a family he'd never fit into." Katie Montgomery, his dead wife's sister, is employed at the ranch so her future is also at stake. She is given the opportunity to bond with her young niece Rosie and she also begins to see her former brother-in-law in a new light. As the tension escalates among the Blackwell brothers and their grandfather Big E, Katie recognizes that her feelings have changed. "She loved him. Her sister's widower. The boy she had grown up with. The teenager who had broken her family apart. The man, the loving father that he had become. She loved Chance Blackwell". This story is filled with the many dynamics that occur when so many different personalities make up a family unit. There are moments of anger, resentment, deceit and mistrust and some of the deceit threatens any hope of a relationship between Chance and Katie. The troubled times, however, are buffered with times of fun, laughter, love and forgiveness and in the epilogue readers are given the chance to know how each of the five brothers are doing. There is even a surprise that involves their grandfather Big E. This book and the entire series is a perfect read for anyone who enjoys romance, family drama and life on a ranch. I received a complimentary e-book of The Rancher's Homecoming from Prism Book Tours but I voluntarily chose to write this review. This is my honest opinion.
SBMC More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars for this final installment in the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series! I really enjoyed the entire series. Each and every one of the five Blackwell brothers is utterly unforgettable, as are their wives/fiancees and children. The five books in the series are best read as a series. Though each book can work as a stand-alone, there are so many backstories that create the Blackwell brothers' emotional canvas that reading them in order will help the reader become fully immersed in their world and their past. This final book did a good job of tying in all the brothers' stories while solving the mystery of what happened to the brothers' grandfather. This story focuses on Chance, the last Blackwell brother and Ty's twin, who became a widower two years past when his wife died from cancer. Now he's a single father, attempting valiantly to raise his four year old daughter while reviving his singing career. He's called back to the Blackwell Ranch by his four brothers because their grandfather has gone MIA and they need to decide what to do with the ranch's future. Katie, the younger sister of Chance's deceased wife, is stubborn, brave, hard-working, and loyal and only wants to become the foreman of the ranch so that she and her ailing father can have a home. Rosie, Chance's daughter, is a darling and brings much laughter and tenderness to the story. The story between Chance and Katie is a total heart-wringer, full of heartbreak, heartache, and betrayal. How much more pain can these Blackwell brothers take?!?! In the midst of all that pain and past darkness, there is forgiveness and hope sprinkled throughout the story. I was given a copy of the book from the author/publisher via Prism Book Tours and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
The Rancher’s Homecoming wrapped up this series beautifully. Chance and Katie had a lot of heartbreak to overcome before they could find their happily-ever-after. I really felt for Chance and all that he and his daughter lost when his wife died. He was stuck in more ways than one. Katie carried many burdens. She dealt with so much more than most people knew about. In previous books, her father’s bad health was hinted at. The reader knew that Katie had unoffically taken on all of her father’s responsibilities as foreman. Yet the sad truth of the situation did not become clear until this novel. I loved watching Katie and Chance find each other. Their attraction was complicated by the fact that Chance’s late wife was Katie’s sister. Chance loved his first wife completely. Could Katie ever measure up in her own way and become as treasured to him as Maura had been? I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
Finally, Katie gets her story told. After seeing her struggle with keeping the Blackwell ranch afloat in the past four books of the series, we now get to see more of what has been going on. The pressure she has been under to hide her father’s secret and to keep that “other” secret is almost too much. Chance finally returns, albeit very reluctantly, to Montana with his adorable daughter. He was so fun because despite appearing to be the very typical cowboy, it ends up that he is scared to sit on a horse. A fact that ends up making for a very gallant act on his part. As a songwriter, Chance has come up empty since his wife died. It was humorous how throughout this story, all those around him kept saying things that he knew would make great lyrics so he would be scribbling them down. That theme of him needing to find his song again was a sweet one. Rosie captures my heart in the way well-written children will. It was so fun seeing her tough father melt at her requests and dress her in all the pink her little heart desired. Probably the funniest scene in the book was when, at Jon’s ranch for dinner, Rosie talked about naming the cows. As the adults tried to explain to her why that was a bad idea, things went from bad to worse! The story was well written and the tension relating to the secrets was just right. Add a missing father, an accident in the rain and secrets coming to light at just the wrong time and you have an enjoyable read. I couldn’t help but notice how the author kept going back and forth about whether Jon and Lydia were married. At one point in the story they were planning the wedding and enlisting help. Then they were married with the twins calling her “mom”, and then the wedding was being planned again. I also felt the resolution of the situation with Big E was anti-climactic after the build-up through the other books. Read with a Preview at I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
Where has Big E been and why the heck did he take off like he did? Rest assured, if you’ve been following this series from the beginning, you will find out. You may also want to purse whomp him when you find out how much he’s been taking advantage of people and manipulating the ones he’s supposed to love – and it would be a well-deserved purse whomping. Fortunately, we can mostly ignore him in favor of Chance and Katie – and adorable Rosie. That precocious little girl on the cover pretty much steals the show. What a cutie! Chance and Katie have a complicated history and an equally complicated present, so falling in love for these two is anything but simple. It sure is swoony though... Katie has played a pretty prominent role in all four of the previous books, and she’s been one of my favorite characters throughout. But we didn’t really get to know much about her personally – and Chance has been talked about a lot but we didn’t learn much about his story either. So it was great to have a story focused on these two enigmatic characters as a finale for the series. It really seemed to tie it all together – all the various plot threads that have been building up throughout the series. I really can’t recommend this series enough – for fans of contemporary romance, Becky Wade, cowboys and cute kids. Despite each book being written by a different author, all five fit together so seamlessly that it feels like it was written by only one. No continuity errors, personalities stayed consistent, the Big E subplot, etc. Yet, at the same time, each author’s distinctive style was given a chance to shine. Bottom Line: The Rancher’s Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart is the perfect send-off for this great series of brothers, family, coming home, and romance. Well-defined characters, layered emotions, wit, and charm abound in this fifth and final book, and romantic tension sparks and sizzles throughout. I’d love to someday see another collaboration of these five authors – perhaps the Blackwell brothers’ daughters all grown up? (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to the finale in The Blackwell Brothers Return series with Chance’s story being told. This was a 4.5 star read for me, rounded up to a 5. The final installment brings the last brother home to the ranch and ties up the loose ends well. It is a standalone story but as it brings together all the Blackwell Brothers, their “attachments”, and wonderful characters surrounding them, I highly recommend reading the series. Chance Blackwell comes back to the family ranch with his daughter Rosie. After several requests, phone calls, text messages and meetings, he finally made it back. He has not wanted to return to the place where he always felt he didn't fit, but her also does not want to face his deceased wife’s father, the one who disowned her when she married Chance and then never answered her desperate calls when she was diagnosed with a fatal illness. His sister-in-law Katie tries to repair some bridges but the terrible feelings and memories are hard to overcome. Chance loved his wife Maura and his music career that Maura encouraged, that is, until Maura got so sick. When she died, he had Rosie to raise and felt he lost his muse, so gave up on his music. He only played for Rosie. Once he returns to the ranch, Rosie falls in love with the place and does not want to leave. Can Chance overcome his feelings, pick up his guitar and write music again and deal with his feelings for Katie? I really enjoyed this story. The characters are engaging and believable, the story line is both heart warming and sweet. Watching as Chance and Katie both come to terms with their past, and the mistakes they both made is such a wonderful journey. Rosie is adorable and with children in the story it always tugs at my heartstrings. I love how this group of authors came together to write a series that fits together so well. The fact that we finally come face to face with Elias Blackwell and really see why the boys felt how they did, was satisfying. To see how they were able to finally move on from the wounds they received from him as they grew up was also a wonderful way to end this series. I definitely recommend this book and series to everyone who loves second chance stories filled with love, forgiveness and family relationships. The author generously provided me with a copy of this book to read upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
SunnieReviews More than 1 year ago
This was the last book in the series! I have now read 4 of the 5 and hope to read the Rancher's Rescue, as well. This seems to be the culmination of the four other stories with the return of the brother, Chance to the family ranch. It's a love story for Chance as he struggles with memories of his late wife. It's a wonderful story, just like the other three I have read. I love this series. I definitely wish it would continue...such good reading. This is the first book from this author that I have read. She's good and I will be looking for other titles that she has written. I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole. So glad I read them! I received a copy from the author. All thoughts are my own.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! The prodigal brother returns! With the final book in the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series, we get Chance's story. It was the one I've been waiting on from the start when we learned of all that he had lost way back in book one, and it was worth the wait! Rosie is adorable, Chance is a great addition to the brotherly mix, and seeing Katie's nature come to life was great. I would have liked to have seen their relationship develop more outside of the ranch and Rosie, and I wanted more from Big E's returning story line, but overall, it was a good addition to a great series. Really enjoyed! Chance Blackwell really had no plans to ever return home to Falcon Creek, Montana or the Blackwell Family Ranch, but pressure from his brothers finally twists his arm to make the trek back to help with some decision making. He took off a decade ago with nothing but his guitar and his girl by his side and made his dreams come true ... at least for a little while. Now he's widowed, the single dad to the little girl who gives his life meaning and on the edge of losing what career he had. Katie Montgomery tried to pick up the pieces of her father's heart when her big sister eloped with Chance and took off to live their dreams, but she never managed to fill that spot. She's basically at her breaking point of filling in for the ranch foreman and trying to make sure no one knows how bad it really is with him. She's done things she's not proud of, but she has to protect her father's place on this ranch no matter what!
tiggeruoSO More than 1 year ago
What a perfect ending to a really fun series. I have never read anything by this author and this book will not be my last book by this author. This book was amazing it tells the last of the 5 brothers story and also you finally get to read Katie's story which I was so excited about. This book was super emotional in parts and then it has you laughing in others. I love how the author also told Rosie's story she had this personality that jumps off the pages she has a large personality just like her cousins from The Rancher's Twin. If you have not been reading this series grab this book and the other four you will not be disappointed. This book was a super quick and fun read and totally with the read. I received an advance copy from the publisher. I was under no obligation to post a review and have given my honest opinion
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
First of all, the cover. When I first saw it, I knew I wanted to read this book. And then when I saw it was the final book in the Return of the Blackwell Brothers stories? It was a no-brainer. I was SO looking forward to Chance’s story and when it came with an adorably precocious little girl named Rosie, I fell in love. It is a standalone story but as it brings together all the Blackwell Brothers, their “attachments”, and wonderful characters surrounding them, I highly recommend reading the series. I won’t give any story spoilers but let me tell you why I loved this book. Chance Blackwell, with Rosie of course, comes back to the family ranch at the [ahem] request of his brothers. Okay, it was repeated requests, and some begging, but he finally made it back. He has much to face while back in town, most of all his deceased wife’s family, the one who disowned her when she married Chance and then never answered her desperate calls when she was diagnosed with a fatal illness. His sister-in-law Katie tries to repair some bridges but boy, howdy, are the devastating feelings hard to smooth out and overcome. Chance loved his wife Maura, had a music career that Maura encouraged, until Maura got so sick. And then when she died, he had Rosie to raise and he does love his little girl. Chance and Katie grow close while he works with his brothers to try to keep the Blackwell family ranch viable and running until they decide whether or not to sell. Chance’s and Katie’s story is truly heartwarming and wonderful, with a bit of intrigue thrown in to keep you guessing. Of course, we have an ending to the Blackwell Brothers series that makes it all worthwhile. And shushhhhhhhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone but I think Chance is my new favorite brother…
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
What a great way to end this series! I don't think I'm ready to let go of the Blackwell brothers but I have to - sniff, sniff!!!! This book was Chance's story but it also wrapped up the overarching "main" story of the grandfather being gone and the trouble that caused for all 5 Blackwell brothers. Through all the other books, we've heard about Chance but I loved learning more about him. He was the only one married but we learn that his wife died from a disease and he has a darling young daughter. He had run away years before and eloped because of bad blood on the ranch with his father-in-law. We learned all this in previous books. He hadn't been back since. I really enjoyed his darling daughter, Rosie! She stole the show! He was married to Katie Montgomery's sister. Katie has been the ranch's "foreman" for years but in name only. She wants it to become permanent! She loves being with her niece, Rosie, again but she's having these weird feelings about Chance....what the heck?? There is so much going on in this book but it's all great! Lots of brother rivalry but really brotherly love. This is an emotional book but so, so good! I recommend it! I received this book from the author but I wasn't required to review it. My opinions are my own.