26 April 2020

Ranger to the Rescue | Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway


ABOUT THE BOOK


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.

Publisher: Wild Heart Books
Release Date: April 14, 2020


OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES


MY REVIEW

Yay for another fun adventure from Renae Brumbaugh Green! Ranger to the Rescue continues the story of characters introduced in Lone Star Ranger, and it is delightful.

Reporter Amelia Cooper has no interest in tying her life to that of a lawman. Lawyer Evan Covington seems like a good candidate for courting—until he is appointed a Texas Ranger. When danger comes a-calling, Amelia, Evan, and their feelings are put to the test; will all three survive unscathed?

Again, adventure intertwines with romance, and the story proves quick, sweet, and oh so fun as it all unfolds. I enjoyed it.

★.5

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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.


GUEST POST FROM THE AUTHOR

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


GIVEAWAY


To celebrate her tour, Renae is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.

TOUR SCHEDULE

5 comments:

  1. I like the review and cover.

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  2. I appreciate hearing about your book, thanks and for the giveaway also. Thanks so much!

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  3. It sounds like a wonderful book, I like the cover too.

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  4. Great review! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. This sounds like a great read.

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