Their Ranch Reunion is a heart-warming story of second chances. It features widowed mother Carly Wagner whose B & B is in need of space to expand. When she inherits the house next door, she quickly makes plans for the much needed expansion. There is just one kink in the works – her former best friend and high school sweetheart Andrew Stephens is joint heir to his grandmother’s property. He has taken time from his successful Colorado business to make enough repairs to quickly sell the house and return to Denver. Needless to say, things become just a bit testy when Carly refuses to sell.

I enjoyed this story and its characters. Although Andrew is unhappy with Carly’s refusal to sell, he remains supportive and helpful during a series of mishaps which is indicative of his true self. It was fun observing the interaction between Carly, Andrew, and Carly’s daughter. It was a given that I had to hope for a reunion between these two lovable characters. It was also interesting reading about Ouray, Colorado. I was even inspired to look up the town online and to my surprise discovered that it is a booming destination for vacations.

Their Ranch Reunion is an excellent introduction to Obenhaus’ Rocky Mountain Heroes series and is an entertaining and quick read.

I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Just Read Tours. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


The Rancher Next Door

Single mom Carly Wagner is surprised to learn she’ll have to share ownership of the home she’s inherited with her first love—and first heartbreak—Andrew Stephens. The man who fled their tiny Western town is back and standing in the way of her dreams to expand her B and B. Now a successful businessman, Andrew has eight weeks to buy Carly out. But Carly’s too stubborn to persuade—and too beautiful to ignore. When fire ravages her inn and she and her daughter move in to their shared property, Andrew’s in over his head. Time is running out and Andrew must decide: leave and chase another deal…or stay and chase Carly’s heart.


Three-time Carol Award finalist, Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children and two dogs. She’s passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at