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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Return to Marker Ranch (Sierra Legacy #2) by Claire McEwen

With so much to lose, neither can afford to give in to temptation. But to succeed they must let go of old heartache and face up to bringing out each other's worst, along with the best. And what doesn't kill them…


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Release Date: July 1st, 2016

This is one reunion both of them could do without

This is the chance she's been waiting for to prove she can run her family's ranch. And despite her many doubters, Lori Allen knows she's doing a good job. Until the man who once broke her heart—Wade Hoffman—runs her well dry! And it turns out he's got as much to prove as she does. After serving his country, Wade's back to rebuild his family's reputation and win his battle with PTSD.

With so much to lose, neither can afford to give in to temptation. But to succeed they must let go of old heartache and face up to bringing out each other's worst, along with the best. And what doesn't kill them…

GUEST POST
Things You Can’t Learn From Books 

In my new book, Return to Marker Ranch, Wade Hoffman is home from war, back on the family ranch, trying to figure out how to raise cattle. You’d think someone raised on a ranch wouldn’t have to learn too much about how to be a rancher. But Marker Ranch wasn’t an ordinary ranch. It was hideout for criminals, a meth lab, and a storage facility for the stolen property that Wade’s father and older brothers hid there. 

Wade stayed out of the family crime business. Now that he’s out of the army and his father and brothers have made a new life in Mexico, he’s back in his hometown, ready to turn Marker Ranch into a legitimate ranch. 

The trouble is, he has no idea what he’s doing. So he reads books. A whole lot of books. And they’re great books. He learns a ton about cattle. But he quickly realizes there are a many things a book can’t teach you. Things like: 

· How to site a well so you don’t swipe your neighbor’s water. 
· How to make amends with that neighbor when she’s furious. 
· How to form coherent sentences when that neighbor is someone you’ve loved since you were kids. 
· How to compromise when you’re terrified of failing. 
· How to hide the PTSD that’s tearing you apart inside. 
· How to ask her for her help. 
· How to act strong, when you feel so weak. 
· How to be strong, when she needs help from you. 

Wade has a lot to learn, and his journey to knowledge is a bumpy, bittersweet ride. I hope you’ll read his story. It’s been an emotional one to write and I’ve loved every moment. And thank you for joining me here today! 
—Claire
About the author:
Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier.
When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb. 

Claire enjoys discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling, and reading, of course! She loves to write complex heroes and heroines, who grow and find themselves through their search for love.


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12 comments:

Ally Swanson said...

I really like both book covers! These books look like such fun, exciting, passionate, interesting, and intriguing reads! Looking forward to checking them out!

Chaotic Karma said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

Jan Lee said...

It sounds interesting enough to keep my attention :) My great uncle had a ranch in Colorado so I'd love to read about how he learns to run a ranch :)

Esther Gerdzen said...

Sounds great . Thanks for the chance .

Cyndi F said...

Will be looking forward to reading this book, and reading about the ranch, and hoping to do it soon. Thank you for the giveaway

Claire McEwen said...

Thank you very much for hosting Return to Marker Ranch on your gorgeous blog! I love all the images... so creative. And thanks to everyone for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I hope you enjoy the book.

MJ Symmonds said...

Sounds fantastic. Definite must read.

Melissa Parkin said...

The cover is absolutely adorable! Can't wait to read this one. :)

The Book Blitzer said...

Fantastic guest post! Thank you for the share.

Dan Denman said...

I like the cover with the horse in the background. I think that I will like this story and the main characters.

Emma Brown said...

Sounds good :)

Megan McDade said...

I really like the book cover thanks for the giveaway