Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Peace in the Valley Review

About the Book

In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford--the uncle who rescued him after his parents' death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam's wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he's the best match for a procedure that could save Sam's life. Although Trey's found country music fame and success, he's also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can't explain. 
Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother Lucy Carlton reluctantly accepts Trey's help to revive her crumbling farm when Sam instructs him to repay the overdue debt to her family. 
As the two grow closer, Trey slowly begins to open his heart to this beautiful woman and strives to let go of the grief he's held for years. Lucy has a complicated history of her own. Can Trey accept her as she is, learn to forgive the past, and find the elusive peace he's sought for so long?

My Thoughts

I have so enjoyed Double S Ranch throughout this series. It is a great setting. Peace in the Valley, while good, is probably my least favorite. It was a bit more difficult to get into the storyline and characters. I think the secondary characters were pretty solid. The ending tied things up nicely as well. I know Ruth Logan Herne doesn't shy away from difficult situations and real life problems which is what makes her books good. 
Four stars.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free. All opinions are my own." 

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