Jennie Marts comes to the blog with a story of second chances, home and finding your purpose with
Rescuing Harmony Ranch
Jocelyn has more childhood memories wrapped up in her grandmother’s historic ranch in the little town of Harmony Creek and most are happy. But during her senior year of high school, her mother moved them to the east coast, determined that Jocelyn would have more opportunities than she did as a child. Leaving everything (and everyone) behind was wrenching, and while she found a career and a place she enjoyed, there never seemed to be enough time (or will) to return to the ranch.
But with her grandmother injured in a car accident, she’s been asked to come back and help – despite her all-out efforts to obtain a promotion and deadlines looming. Arriving on the ranch, Jocelyn runs into her former love, Mack, now the caretaker of the ranch and a blacksmith in his own right. The historic feel, the tours and ties to the past, and her connection to Mack despite all the hurt and silence after she moved, despite the promises, still niggles. But there’s little time to focus on her own issues; the ranch is in serious financial trouble, the spring festival is looming, and all hands are needed on deck to get it done.
Jocelyn and Mack really needed to simply sit down and say everything they never said – stop assuming and keeping themselves quiet as the attraction that never faded for either of them spins them in circles and questions of what if. With plenty of help from locals, a serious spark between Mack and Jocelyn and plenty of ‘what do you really want to focus on’ moments from Jocelyn as she’s torn between the dream she thought she wanted, and the realities in front of her – the story is a surprisingly nuanced read with plenty of smiles, memories and love to go around.
Title: Rescuing Harmony Ranch
Author: Jennie Marts
Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance -Adult, Family Saga, Friendship, Horror / Occult, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: American, Small Town
Published by: Hallmark Publishing
Published on: 23 February, 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 7 Hours: 53 minutes
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A bearded blacksmith
and a marketing exec
join forces... and sparks fly.
After her grandmother calls her asking for help, Jocelyn drops everything and heads back home to Harmony Creek, Colorado. Her grandmother runs a living history museum: a ranch and homestead where volunteers wear clothing from the early 1900s and demonstrate how things were done in the old West, from making soap to shearing sheep. The place is in financial trouble, and it needs the revenue from the annual festival to survive.
There’s just one thing that makes this a little awkward: Mack, who’s divorced, and who’s now the caretaker and blacksmith at the homestead. Jocelyn and Mack have their own shared history, which includes both stolen kisses and teenage rivalry.
Even as the past and present collide, they have to save Harmony Ranch. Matchmaking grannies, a meddling mutt, and a flood of fun festival activities might just be enough to overcome their differences and forge two broken hearts back together.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.