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Summary

When Sally's husband dies in a freak tractor accident, she is devastated, but not for the reasons most people thought. Secretly, quietly, Sally is glad he is gone, and she detests herself for having such hideous complicated thoughts. Jim had unknowingly broken her dreams, for there was always an undercurrent to her, a mismatched sexual electrical wire that no rancher could ever understand. By the time he had gotten her pregnant, well, she resented him for trapping her into a life she desperately wanted to escape from.

Life as a single mother and reluctant rancher is taking its toll on Sally when a mysterious stranger responds to a help wanted post she placed at the local feed store. Sensing he would be a significant upgrade, she hires him and fires the two worthless ranch hands currently working for her. Besides fulfilling Sally's need for an all-purpose can-do worker, Ramiro also proves to be good at helping her family rebuild itself. To her surprise, Sally finds herself falling in love with Ramiro, but resists acting on her feelings for fear of being rejected and causing the resulting awkwardness to ruin what they have. How could she know that fate has other plans?

©2016 Jane Brooke (P)2017 Jane Brooke

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It's a short novella that I was able to listen in one sitting. Very interesting story line.

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  • 23-11-20

A Love Story

This is a short story that brings you into the life and mind of a widow. It is well written and very well narrated.

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  • justme
  • 31-05-20

Worth it

A well written shortish story. Definitely a good read.

Love this publisher, Be sure to check out more if their work.

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  • Sue 🎧
  • 17-11-19

enjoyed it

Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was there anything I found annoying: no - i just would have liked more of everything - but that isn't what a short story is for.
Would I listen to it again: yes
Overall comment: • Interesting characters, well written and good pace for a short story.
• Terri England is a terrific narrator and did a good on this short story.

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  • JKS
  • 09-10-19

Love on the ranch

This is a wonderful short story that reminds us love finds you even when you aren't looking for it.
Narrator Terri England does a wonderful job.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 28-08-19

A great listen it’s a well kept secret

This story is a great kept secret of a story . I was surprised by the twist and turns that the author write. It will have you guessing till the end . It’s a very short novella but a great one

The narrator Terri was good . The voice is strong and clear

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  • Virginia
  • 25-12-17

Fantastic!

This one will touch your heart! You will enjoy every minute of it. Loved it!

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 20-05-17

Great book

This book tells how a widow struggles with finding her way back to being happy. This is a beautiful story about finding love again.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance.

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  • Lindsey Martinez (Book Nerdie Stearns)
  • 18-05-17

A deep and different book

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I don't think I would. The story was very different from anything I have listened to. The story was good but I did not enjoy the audio as much as I was hoping.

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The ending was a little predictable for me.

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No but I can see how it could have.

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  • 07-05-17

Great short story

I really enjoyed this story. The narrator Terri England did an excellent job of portraying the characters in this story especially with the use of different accents. The storyline was sweet but I wished the author had elaborated a bit more in certain sections. However this was a great story to listen too via audible.

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  • tenisha
  • 06-05-17

Quick and good listen

Good short romance. She finally went after what she wanted, she just needed the final push tho maker her realize that she could lose him.

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