Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Review: A Ranch to Call Home by Leann Harris

A ranch to call homeThe last book I read truly provided an oasis during a very busy time. Do you ever get that kind of stress? Like you’re a basketball going from one thing to another, always moving, always full of energy. So when any downtime came – and I mean ANY: grocery lines, carpool, dentist waiting room (just a handful of places I enjoyed over the past two weeks) – I pulled out this book and was wafted away to small town, south of Ft. Worth, with amiable people and a warm inviting story.

A Ranch to Call Home is a tender love story that is the epitome of Christian Romance. Without being preachy, the broken and wounded main characters push through their nightmares by trusting God. And I do mean nightmares.

Caleb and Kaye are both haunted. Both carry ghosts of past guilt, grief, and despair. Caleb blames himself for an accident to such an extent, that his entire existence has changed. And Kaye feels guilty for even being alive. The term broken barely scratches the surface of the pain these two characters endure. But the Lord brings about circumstances that stretch them to look ahead to what He is doing instead of looking back with doubt over the tragedies that happened before.

I think Leann Harris has found her forte in crafting stories that transport characters through a walk of faith. Doubtless from her own personal walk of faith. On a personal note, she is truly one of my heroes. Maybe I’ll have her on Faith~Driven Fiction sometime soon so she can share her own story. 

Anyone seeking an easy read with a peaceful setting will love A Ranch to Call Home.

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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