Although I was not familiar with its author, Ranger to the Rescue seemed to be the type of book I would enjoy so I took a chance and agreed to review it. It did not take very long after I began reading to decide that I had indeed made a good choice. A historical western romance, the characters and plot were perfect and I enjoyed my reading experience.
Heroine Amelia was smart, brave, and determined to make her way in a man’s world of journalism. Always eager to get a scoop, she was not always as careful as she should have been and frequently found herself in a bit of trouble. Attorney Evan was quite happy to settle into his new office, especially after barely escaping a noose due to mistaken identity in the previous novel of the Texas Ranger series. He and Amelia had settled into a routine friendship but it didn’t take long before they realized that there might just be more to the friendship than they first thought. However, circumstances arose that put their relationship to the test and their lives at risk.
The plot of Ranger to the Rescue moved along at a steady pace and was filled with ample danger, action, suspense, and romance to keep most readers happily turning the pages. A great story of second chances and dependence on the Lord, this book more than met my expectations. I hope to find time to read the first book of this series so I can learn more about Evan, his sister, and her husband.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
|Book: Ranger to the Rescue
Author: Renae Brumbaugh Green
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: April 14, 2020
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Amelia Cooper has sworn off lawmen for good.
Now any man who wants to claim the hand of the intrepid reporter had better have a safe job. Like attorney Evan Covington. Amelia is thrilled when the handsome lawyer comes courting. But when the town enlists him as a Texas Ranger, Amelia isn’t sure she can handle losing another man to the perils of keeping the peace.
Evan never expected his temporary appointment to sink his relationship with Amelia. Or to instantly plunge them headlong into danger. But when Amelia and his sister are both kidnapped, the newly minted lawman must rescue them—if he’s to have any chance at love.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Renae Brumbaugh Green is a city-girl-turned-country-diva. She’s married to a handsome country boy named Rick, and she’s mom to four nearly-perfect, nearly-grown children, two rowdy dogs, and some ducks. They live in rural Texas where Renae wears overalls, western boots, and bubblegum pink nail polish. She’s a bestselling author of over 30 books, an award-winning humor columnist, and an online English teacher. In her free time, she can be found leaping tall buildings and rescuing kittens from trees. Or, she’d like to do those things, if she had free time.
MORE FROM RENAE:
Every once in a while, when writing a character, I become vaguely aware that in many respects, I am that character. In those moments, I also become aware that God is the author, and he’s teaching me something through this particular character’s journey. After all, it’s a lot easier to learn through someone else’s mistakes than to recognize our own mistakes – especially if that someone else is a fictional character.
Amelia’s journey is one of fear and anxiety, which is something I’ve dealt with a lot. Like Amelia, I appear composed and confident on the surface. Like Amelia, I’m often a mess on the inside, scared to death of what will come, scared to death of how it will all turn out.
While writing this story, while dealing with Amelia’s anxiety, I (all-knowing author that I am) wrote that fear is the opposite of hope. Fear is the belief that something bad will happen, while hope is the belief that something good will happen. The Bible tells us that ours is a God of hope (Romans 15:13). When we truly trust Him, we can let go of fear, knowing He has good things in store for us.
At one point in the book, Amelia has this revelation:
“And suddenly, it was as if a haze lifted and she saw herself clearly for the first time. She’d let herself be ruled by fear, and in so doing had confined herself and clipped her own wings.”
Those words, disguised on the page as Amelia’s thoughts, were actually my thoughts. I hope you enjoy Amelia’s journey. And as you read, I hope you’ll remember these words from Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
God bless, and happy reading!
—Renae Brumbaugh Green
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