Friday, November 15, 2013

Featured: 5 STARS for Benjamin, The Hudson Ranch Series by Lorraine Nelson

Every time I read one of Lorraine's books, I am transported into it. She manages to not only create a believable family, but also makes you feel as though you are a part of it. Her characters are well-developed and complex without becoming a confusing mess. Each event is superbly plotted and thought the point that you can visualize it happening. 

I often wonder...if all of her stories are somehow rooted in truth. Only an author who knows his/her characters so intimately could pull off this level of reading enjoyment! You;d think, after all of these years and books I've read, that I would no longer be surprised and delighted. But with Lorraine, she always knocks it outta' the park.

And I cannot forget to mention how much I love the cover art for this series! Kudos to the illustrator, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis! You are amazingly talented and I truly love your work.

If you haven't yet picked up any of Lorraine Nelson's work...I beg you to do so. You won't be disappointed.

Check out the blurb for Benjamin:

Rodeo cowboy Benjamin Hudson is one of four brothers set to inherit their father's ranch in northern Alberta. The only problem is, the three oldest have been estranged from Zackary Hudson for years. Their father's will states they have to live on the ranch for one year, show a profit, and care for their baby brother. The main problems…none of them know anything about running a working ranch or caring for an infant. They decide to hire domestic help for the primary care of Jeremiah.

Halifax native, Danielle Madison, wants to escape the pain of an abusive marriage and the resultant stillborn child. She sees the ad for a nanny on a ranch in Alberta, applies, and flies west without a second thought. For Dani it's work only, with no intention of becoming involved until she meets Benjamin, the tough-as-nails ex rodeo rider, who handles his baby brother with great gentleness and compassion. Little Jeremiah pulls at her heartstrings, and she's drawn to him, despite her resolve to remain aloof.

Love is not in Ben's vocabulary, except as it applies to his lost siblings. When things start disappearing and going wrong, Dani is Ben's initial suspect. He's attracted to her, despite her withdrawn persona, and tries to believe in her innocence as they work together to solve the mysterious happenings. Will love win out, or will the fear of commitment drive a permanent wedge between them? 
I also highly recommend that you read the first book in The Hudson Ranch Series. You won't want to put it down and the ending....OMG!

Here's the blurb for The Inheritance:
This short story serves as an introduction to the Hudson Ranch series.
Time is running out for Zackary Hudson. He has a fierce desire to reunite with his estranged sons, but they're proving difficult to find. He hires a private investigator and the search begins in earnest, but Zack doesn't like the information he's hearing.

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