!!> PDF / Epub ☆ Love on the Range ✪ Author Jessica Nelson – Varanus.us

Love on the RangeAny Other Socialite Would View Being Packed Off To A RemoteOregon Ranch As A Punishment But Gracelyn Riley Knowsthat This Is Her Opportunity To Become A Real Reporter If Shecan Make Her Name Through An Interview With The Elusive Heroknown As Striker, Then She Ll Never Have To Depend On Anyoneever AgainRancher Trevor Cruz Can T Believe His Secret Identity Is Beingendangered By An Overly Chatty City Girl But If There S One Thinghe Knows, It S That Gracie S Pretty Little Snooping Nose Is Boundto Get Her In Trouble So He Ll Use Her Determination To Find Striker To Keep An Eye On Her And Stick Close By Her Side

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    Lucie s Review A fresh western read.Gracelyn Riley is a socialite from the big city, who dreams of becoming a reportor, and sees being sent off to her uncle s Oregon ranch as a prime opportunity to get an exclusive interview with the elusive hero, Striker Trevor Cruz, is a rancher with a secret alter ego, who knows that Gracie s snooping might just get her into big trouble And he intends to keep her as far away from trouble as he can.This is, in my opinion, one of the best Love Inspired s I h Lucie s Review A fresh western read.Gracelyn Riley is a socialite from the big city, who dreams of becoming a reportor, and sees being sent off to her uncle s Oregon ranch as a prime opportunity to get an exclusive interview with the elusive hero, Striker Trevor Cruz, is a rancher with a secret alter ego, who knows that Gracie s snooping might just get her into big trouble And he intends to keep her as far away from trouble as he can.This is, in my opinion, one of the best Love Inspired s I have ever read It s a western, with a seemingly typical premise of City Girl meets Cowboy, but that s where the cliches end Gracie was a really likable character, with a strong faith that carried her through alot of tough situations, she came off as sort of an everygirl, even though she came from a wealthy family The way that the characters interacted was really well done, and I LOVED the way that Trevor proposed The reason I liked their interaction was probably because they didn t freak out in each other s presence, they were very calm and treated each other like normal people And the characters didn t jump to any really crazy assumptions Overall, a very well written story, with great characters And I totally recommend reading this book because the ending was super cute Lucie s Reviews are written by my mother, who is by the way a huge Love Inspired Historicals fan I won this book off of a blog, so there was no review requirement


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    While writing my full review of this book I decided to bump my initial rating from 3.5 to 4 I guess I realised how much I truly enjoyed this book in retrospect GENRE HISTORICAL ROMANCEPUBLISHER LOVE INSPIRED HARLEQUINPUBLICATION DATE APRIL 03, 2012RATING 4 OUT OF 5 VERY GOODPROS Unique heroine unusual subject matter for a historical novelCONS Jumped point of view confusingly in the middle of scenes action scenes were rushedAs much as Gracelyn Riley hates to be separated from her While writing my full review of this book I decided to bump my initial rating from 3.5 to 4 I guess I realised how much I truly enjoyed this book in retrospect GENRE HISTORICAL ROMANCEPUBLISHER LOVE INSPIRED HARLEQUINPUBLICATION DATE APRIL 03, 2012RATING 4 OUT OF 5 VERY GOODPROS Unique heroine unusual subject matter for a historical novelCONS Jumped point of view confusingly in the middle of scenes action scenes were rushedAs much as Gracelyn Riley hates to be separated from her best friend, Connie, she couldn t beexcited about being shipped off to Oregon to stay with her Uncle Lou until the Spanish influenza epidemic calms down in Boston Rumour has it that the infamous Agent Striker has been spotted not far from her uncle s ranch, and if she can get an interview with him, this could be her big break into journalism Gracie is tired of living under her parents control and a career as a journalist would allow her to avoid being married off to an unappealing society gentleman Unfortunately her initial experiences at the ranch are unexciting, and Gracie spendstime scrubbing floors and helping to prepare meals than hunting for clues about Striker The townsfolk in nearby Burns won t say a word about Striker, and the only interesting aspect of life with Uncle Lou is his neighbour, Trevor Gracie isn t entirely sure what Trevor s relationship to her uncle is, but the scar on his face certainly makes him intriguing She s convinced that if anyone knows anything about Striker, it must be Trevor But as their horse riding lessons progress into something far deeper, Gracie has to figure out where her heart truly lies Up until she met Trevor, she was convinced that she d leave Oregon as soon as the flu epidemic was over and she had an interview with Striker, but now she s unsure But her attraction to Trevor doesn t stop her poking her head into places where it doesn t belong, and sooner or later, she finds herself involved in a situation that s fardangerous than she ever expected to find on a ranch in OregonI m particularly fond of strong heroines, but they re not as easy to come by in historical romances as you might expect Often the archetypal romance heroine is the kind that continually needs rescuing or is prone to fainting at the drop of a hat I d like to say that Gracelyn was sort of a mixture between a strong heroine and the typical romantic heroine, but she s not quite that straight forward She seemed very strong at times and was incredibly sure of herself and what she wanted to do in life, but at the same time she was only twenty, and still quite vulnerable and naive While she wanted nothingthan to travel around Oregon on a horse, hunting for Striker, she didn t realise what a dangerous position she was putting herself in Headstrong, but not always wise in the ways of the world, Gracie was a very appealing heroine, the kind that I cared about but was also quite proud of in places It s not often that I find this mixture in historical novels, especially category romances such as the Love Inspired line that Love on the Range is part of.The characterisation in this novel isn t the only thing that made it stand out for me Love on the Range happens to be the second novel set in 1918 that I ve read in 2012, and while the subject matter and plot of Jessica s novel are very different from Murray Pura s The Wings of Morning, both of them made me realise what a precarious time period it was to live in Not only was the First World War on the verge of ending, but the country was being destroyed by a horrible Spanish flu which many of the returning soldiers caught when they returned home Technological changes were taking place, some of which hadn t yet reached Uncle Lou s ranch in Oregon, such as a telephone, which separated Gracie from her friends and family in Boston It was also a difficult period for women, who were starting to wear trousers and work in factories due to the necessities of contributing to the war effort, but other women were determined to put an end to this liberalisation once the war was over Gracie struck me as a woman stuck between two worlds, protected by her conservative upbringing yet determined to embrace all of these new possibilities that were opening up for women, particularly by wearing trousers and writing articles for a newspaper.While I loved the plot and characterisation of Love on the Range, I did struggle when it came to some of the structural issues when it came to the story telling As with many romance novels, Love on the Range was written in third person point of view but did show the hero and heroine s perspective on matters I definitely prefer novels that show the hero s point of view to those that don t, but I felt that Jessica head hopped between Gracie and Trevor a bit too much for my liking, it could become quite distracting when it occurred in the middle of a scene without me realising it One minute Gracie would be talking and I d get a snippet of her internal thoughts, but then three lines later I d realise that the thoughts I were reading were actually Trevor s, and that the perspective had changed without me noticing Incidents like this jerked me out of my reading experience and I often had to reread the whole page before I got caught up in the story again My other minor issue regarded the action scenes, which definitely broke the monotony of the typical historical romance, but sometimes sped by so fast and were resolved a bit too easily and conveniently for my liking One of them went by in such a flash that I had to go back and check that I hadn t missed anything vital For the most part, my issues with the structuring of certain scenes didn t affect my enjoyment of the novel too much, but they did occasionally interrupt the flow of reading It s incredibly encouraging to come across such an unusual storyline and protagonist in a debut novel, particularly one in the Love Inspired category romance line, where authors have a smaller number of pages in which to tell their story Love on the Range will appeal to long term fans of historical romance, particularly those who are looking for something a bit different that pushes the usual boundaries While the scene progression of the novel didn t always flow as well as it could have, I m confident that this is something that Jessica will be able to improve on in her next novel, which I ll be keeping my eye out for.Review title provided by author


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    Hmm, this is kind of a tough one Most of the time I really enjoyed it and thought it was a good story But, there were a few times that the characters bugged me or something just didn t feel right For the most part though, I thought it was a good story Our heroine Gracie was likable, a little jabber box It was fun to see her sweep into town and talk everybody s head off She has come to stay with her Uncle Lou and try and track down FBI agent Striker She needs an interview with Striker so s Hmm, this is kind of a tough one Most of the time I really enjoyed it and thought it was a good story But, there were a few times that the characters bugged me or something just didn t feel right For the most part though, I thought it was a good story Our heroine Gracie was likable, a little jabber box It was fun to see her sweep into town and talk everybody s head off She has come to stay with her Uncle Lou and try and track down FBI agent Striker She needs an interview with Striker so she can become a real journalist and escape from her controlling parents and an unwanted engagement Once there she meets Trevor Cruz, a brooding rancher who quickly sweeps her off her feet I liked Trevor, although his troubling childhood did make me a little weary While he appears mostly well adjusted aside from a bunch of guilt over his job , I d be worried about how his past was affecting him and how he d really be as a husband and father I liked Gracie and Trevor together they have a few nice moments It was nice to see Gracie s calming effect on him and how she introduces him to God and how he is finally able to come to peace with his past The Christian elements were okay, I kept wishing I could take the characters aside and explain my beliefs on the topics, but for the most part I thought it was handled well and wasn t overly preachy SPOILERSSometimes Gracie just rubbed me the wrong way The Striker storyline was a bit underdeveloped and seemed to pop up when it became convenient I wasn t sure why she was so obsessed with him and even wanted to marry someone she never met When it came to Striker and her safety she was incredibly na ve And she was incredibly blind, he was literally right in front of her face from page one Trevor had so many similarities to Striker and she never caught on It would have been fun if she figured it out and didn t let him know, or something But, her spending months with him and never guessing was kind of dumb I also didn t get how it was so important for her to find him and she starts with all these intentions of tracking him down, but then she never leaves the ranch And the two times she does she talks to like two people and that s it If we re going to have the Striker storyline I would have liked it to bepresent and actually see her trying to track him down She was really halfhearted about the whole thing And, I think at the end he should have given her an interview and we could have had an epilog or something with the actual interview That would have been fun.Another small thing that bugged me was Gracie s kidnapping I guessed from the beginning that something like that would happen, and thought the whole thing ended up being anticlimactic But, my biggest complaint was when she escapes, in the middle of the night and injured, she decides to take her passed out kidnapper with her Literally dragging a 200ish pound man through the desert with her How could a girl physically drag 200 lbs of dead weight while injured, and most importantly why would she I get that she s Christian, and I am to, but if a guy kidnapped me and threatened to sale me into prostitution, I wouldn t worry about helping him I would get to safety as quickly as possible and then send others back for them I just didn t get that Content Clean


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    It was 1918, WW1 was killing men overseas while the Spanish Influenza was killing Americans in their hometowns Gracelyn Riley was sent her Uncle Lou s in the desert of Oregon to avoid the influenza She was a 20 year old Suffragist and news reporter who wanted 2 things to get an interview with the elusive Striker and to gain independence from her parents While in Oregon she searched for Striker, who, according to newspaper sources, was known to be there.In Oregon, Gracelyn gained some freedom It was 1918, WW1 was killing men overseas while the Spanish Influenza was killing Americans in their hometowns Gracelyn Riley was sent her Uncle Lou s in the desert of Oregon to avoid the influenza She was a 20 year old Suffragist and news reporter who wanted 2 things to get an interview with the elusive Striker and to gain independence from her parents While in Oregon she searched for Striker, who, according to newspaper sources, was known to be there.In Oregon, Gracelyn gained some freedom from her parents, but also found friendship and discovered the value of hard work This was quite an accomplishment for a Boston socialite who couldn t even light a stove to boil water She began falling in love, but not with the man to whom she was engaged to be married.Does Gracelyn ever find Striker Does she gain her independence Who was causing her to fall in love Read Love On The Range to find out.Gracelyn was quite a snob when the story began, but I still liked her She was raised to be very proper and to always act in a proper way no matter what She had different plans for her life than her parents did She believed in woman s rights, a concept that didn t held well with a lot of people Trevor Cruz was also a main character in the story He had a past he couldn t let go He was a broken man in need of love and forgiveness Gracelyn showed him the way to both was through God Uncle Lou, Mary, James, and Julia are minor characters in the story that I enjoyed getting to know I could see spin off books written about them.I really liked this book I m not a big fan of the westerns but the story pulled me in The struggle Trevor had with his affections for Gracelyn were interesting The author described the Oregon desert so well I felt I was there, along with the characters This is an Inspirational Romance, so you know how things are going to end, but you ll enjoy getting there I would recommend this book for all those who enjoy romance mixed with a little mystery and adventure.Visit Jessica at Website Facebook Guest Post tammy cook blogs books I received a free copy of this book from the author for my honest opinion


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    Gracelyn is sent west to live with her uncle due to a bad out break of influenza Gracelyn was not very happy about being sent away but once she found out that she was heading to the same area the mysterious special agent Striker is believed to be living she grows excited to find him and get an interview so that once she returns east she can get a job as a reporter and not have to live by her parents rules Trevor work at Gracelyn s uncles ranch and when Gracelyn keeps trying to find Striker Gracelyn is sent west to live with her uncle due to a bad out break of influenza Gracelyn was not very happy about being sent away but once she found out that she was heading to the same area the mysterious special agent Striker is believed to be living she grows excited to find him and get an interview so that once she returns east she can get a job as a reporter and not have to live by her parents rules Trevor work at Gracelyn s uncles ranch and when Gracelyn keeps trying to find Striker he realizes he is going to have to keep an eye on her so she does not find out who he really is Thehe is around her though thehe starts to think about having a family yet his past could stop all that Plus with a bad guy wanting revenge he has to focus on keeping her safe not falling in love This was a great book I really enjoyed it It had a good mixture of romance and suspense to keep it interesting This is the first book by this author and I hope it s the first of many What I liked I really like Gracelyn She was a rich girl but she was willing to work plus she was just fun to read about He mouth was always getting her in trouble which results in a few laughs Trevor was also a interesting person and I felt his character was well developed I also found the storyline dealing with the early FBI quite interesting The supporting character such as her uncle and James where fun and I kind of hope maybe they will be back in some other books.What I did not like I was hoping the suspense part of the plot was going to be a littleexciting and I felt a little let down with how that part ended I also have to say the cover photo of Trevor is not at all how I pictured him Not that it matters of course.http abbiesreadingcorner.com 2012 0


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    Love on the Range by Jessica NelsonISBN 9780373829149 Gracie has arrived by wagon and will stay with Uncle Lou He has a ranch in Oregon and his housekeeper is Mary Trevor who picked her up at the station is also watching Maryto be sure none kidnap her or do worse.Gracie has escaped the disease in the East and hopes to meet the notorious Mr Striker as she s written some articles for publication.She can t believe they don t really pray at meals or go to church so she will tag along with Mar Love on the Range by Jessica NelsonISBN 9780373829149 Gracie has arrived by wagon and will stay with Uncle Lou He has a ranch in Oregon and his housekeeper is Mary Trevor who picked her up at the station is also watching Maryto be sure none kidnap her or do worse.Gracie has escaped the disease in the East and hopes to meet the notorious Mr Striker as she s written some articles for publication.She can t believe they don t really pray at meals or go to church so she will tag along with Mary when she meets up with friends on Sunday Gracie did get in the back of thewagon and hitched a ride to town to find out if anybody knew where Striker was The Government is also looking for him.She is beside herself when her parents show up with a guest before Christmas She is still trying to find outabout Striker but she has also done some other investigating nto business matters.Gracie is very opinionated and likes to have her freedon of speech and dress and it s sometimes getting her into trouble by voicing her opinions and doing things not normal for woman of her station.Trevor talks to her of God and thinks she can understand the way he feels about that.Now there is another mystery to solve, it just never endsLove tale of the government and talk of how the FBI first started out.Really enjoyed the ranch live and hidden secrets and other mysteries


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    I read this book long before it ever found a publishing home, and even then I saw the magic I m a huge fan of historical romance, and this story tackles an unusual era 1918 during the Spanish influenza, when WWI is about to end The hero is sexy, secretive, and protective and the heroine has a backbone Whatcould anyone want from a romance Miss Nelson has a gift for making her characters real, flawed, and relatable Her debut novel has won a lasting fan in me.


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    Really enjoyed this Loved the feisty heroine matched with the quiet, brooding hero Also, I found the historical time period the author chose to be interesting and refreshing too.


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    Full review can be found here.I find myself very polarised about this book On the one hand, I enjoyed the gist of the story, the characters and the narrative voice On the other hand, I often found myself incredibly insulted by the religious messages that it was pushing I m going to start with these.Gracie, the heroine, is a devout Christian who sees God s hand in everything That s fine, especially considering that this is set in the early 1900 s But as soon as she discovers that the three m Full review can be found here.I find myself very polarised about this book On the one hand, I enjoyed the gist of the story, the characters and the narrative voice On the other hand, I often found myself incredibly insulted by the religious messages that it was pushing I m going to start with these.Gracie, the heroine, is a devout Christian who sees God s hand in everything That s fine, especially considering that this is set in the early 1900 s But as soon as she discovers that the three male characters on the ranch do not share her beliefs she is shocked and tries to sway their opinion with some God babble This clearly shows that Gracie has no respect for their beliefs or lack thereof as the case may be Evenfrustratingly, the story goes down the path of atheists don t really not believe in God they do believe in Him, they just hate Him That s Gracie s epiphany about Trevor, the hero This stance annoys me to no end If you don t believe in God then you can t hate Him because you don t believe He exists I d really like to read a story where the religious and irreligious learn to see eye to eye without either giving up on their core beliefs, but I have yet to find one where both characters don t end up Christian.There s a question at the end of the book 7 Uncle Lou doesn t talk about God or seem interested in Him Do you know people like that What makes someone uninterested in God Is there a sensitive way to share faith with a person like Lou Yes I do in fact, I knowpeople who aren t interested in God than who are I m uninterested in Him because I ve read enough of the Bible to know that I do not believe it to be divinely inspired There are sensitive ways to share faith with people like Lou, like me, but this author does not manage to get anywhere close Instead, she through Gracie is condescending and does not even try to look at things from the atheist s point of view She just pities them for not having her God in their life, not being able to turn to Him in their times of need This annoyed me so much I find it incredibly insulting This is such a shame because when the story actually focused on the plot Gracie s desire to meet her hero, Striker, and Trevor s determination to keep his alter ego from her all while exploring their budding attraction I really enjoyed it all But God always came back when you least expected Him It got to the point where I was seriously tempted to skip whole portions of the story because of this Instead I just allowed myself to get irritated.The story itself was fairly transparent As soon as Mendez, Striker s enemy, and his means of crime are mentioned, it s obvious how things will pan out at the climax Most of the story focuses on Gracie discovering life in the Oregon desert very different to the busy socialite existence that she was leading in Boston.I enjoyed her evolution from shallow, annoying Gracie to a muchrounded, better grounded Gracie The location was also perfect and very vividly drawn Setting it all against the backdrop of the deadly Spanish flu allowed the author to keep the small number of characters very isolated, which worked in the story s favour Even how Gracie was trapped in an existence she didn t want by her over bearing but well meaning and old fashioned parents lent an interesting side to the story as they prevented Gracie from really finding her own two feet She would practically become another character around them very quiet, demure and submitting to their wishes, however unwillingly.Trevor was my favourite character I liked how he had to battle the horrors of his past in order to be able to get to the point where he could accept the happiness offered to him in his present.In all, I ended up with two conflicting feelings about the book I suspect that it will really appeal to Christian readers, but as an atheist, I ended up feeling insulted by its religious message and its treatment of the topic I wish the author had kept religion out of it all then it could have been a lovely romance that I would display with some pride on my shelves It s a shame that the religious message ruined it for me


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    Gracelynn Riley has travelled from Boston to the wilds of Harney County, Oregon, in search of the mysterious and misunderstood Striker, lawman and protector of defenceless women She hopes that finding and interviewing him will provide her with the opportunity to earn a job as a journalist at the Woman s Liberator, as an alternative to the society marriage her parents have planned for her Not to mention the fact that she is half in love with the unknown strangerIt is 1918, and the country is Gracelynn Riley has travelled from Boston to the wilds of Harney County, Oregon, in search of the mysterious and misunderstood Striker, lawman and protector of defenceless women She hopes that finding and interviewing him will provide her with the opportunity to earn a job as a journalist at the Woman s Liberator, as an alternative to the society marriage her parents have planned for her Not to mention the fact that she is half in love with the unknown strangerIt is 1918, and the country is in the midst of a influenza pandemic, and her parents have sent to Oregon to stay with her Uncle Lou, to reduce her risk of catching the deadly disease this does seem a little odd Gracie s parents dislike Lou, and I would have thought she wasat risk of catching the disease from all the strangers on the long train journey than she would have been in Boston Anyway, Gracie meets Trevor Cruz on the train, and then finds out that he works for her Uncle Lou She also finds out that Mary, Lou s housekeeper, was once rescued by Striker himself.It soon becomes apparent to the reader, if not to Gracie that while no one in town claims to know anything about the mysterious lawman, someone knows something In fact, it is entirely possible that a lot of someones know something, and that there is a conspiracy to hide the information from outsiders like Gracie I think my main frustration was that the identity of Striker is heavily hinted at, then confirmed to the reader, but Gracie was rather slow to catch on.Overall, this is a solid debut novel, nicely written, with are shades of Lori Wick in the use of language The historical setting of the end of the Great War and the 1918 Influenza pandemic has been nicely integrated into the overall storyline to provide a pleasant, if lightweight, read.Thanks to Love Inspired Historical an imprint of Harlequin and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review

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