The Wedding Ranch by Nancy Naigle is live!
A second chance at love awaits two brokenhearted people if they’re just willing to trust each other—and themselves, in USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle’s The Wedding Ranch.
When Lorri Walker’s husband gifted her with a mastiff puppy on Valentine’s Day, she believed he was recommitting himself to their marriage after going astray. Six months later, he left both her and their dog for someone else. Since her recent move to Dalton Mill to unbraid herself from the past, Lorri’s graphic design business is now flourishing, her growing mastiff, Mister, has plenty of space to romp, and her ex in Raleigh can fade to a distant memory.
Ryder Bolt is haunted by the tragic loss of his wife and young son seven years ago. Thankfully, ranching keeps Ryder busy, and spending time with his niece and nephew—whose venue, The Wedding Ranch, has become a popular tourist destination—keeps him from getting lonely.
When Lorri and Ryder met, love was the last thing they were looking for. When they’re together, smiles come easier and burdens feel lighter, and both are embracing the possibility of something deeper.
But when a long-buried revelation surfaces, the fate that brought them together threatens to tear them apart.
After forgiving her husband for one infidelity six months later Lorri finds herself about to be divorced when he betrays her again but this time he is leaving to be with her. The only good thing to come out of her marriage is her dog Mister so she heads to Dalton Mill where Ryder comes into her life when he rescues her at the county fair.
Ryder has endured a devastating loss that he is still trying to heal from, and he is close to his sister and his niece and nephew. When he meets Lorrie, she leaves quite the impression, and what starts out as a friendship becomes so much more but first they must deal with the past.
Lorrie is the first woman to make Ryder feel since the death of his wife and they bring each other a happiness they never expected to feel again as they help each other forgive and heal. I listed to an audio copy of this story and thought the narrator did a great job with both the pacing of the story as well as emotion.