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Paperback Book Details
  • 12/2017
  • 9781682914199
  • 232 pages
  • $11.99
Ebook Details
  • 11/2016
  • B01MREJNRY
  • 202 pages
  • $3.99
Return to Ruby's Ranch
Ruby Lattrell inherited Ruby's Ranch after the death of her grandmother. Before she can begin to live her own life, she has to answer the questions that have haunted her for the two decades since her father dragged her away from the only home she had ever known. What really happened to her beloved mother? And what drove her poor Granny Rube insane? When Ruby returns to the ranch, her chance at true happiness comes in the form of a handsome cowboy named Billy McCallister - who has loved her since they were kids. Will the truth about her mother come between them? In the end, Ruby finds all of her answers with the shocking death of someone dear, and a surreal family reunion that will give the reader unrelenting hope for happy endings.
Reviews
Family secrets are revealed and childhood crushes revisited in the emotional first in the Ruby Ranch series from Frankhouser (Beyond Forever). When Ruby Lattrell inherits her grandmother’s ranch, she’s determined to learn the truth about her family’s abrupt departure from the farmstead two decades earlier when her mother went missing and her father uprooted Ruby and her younger brother, Jake. Minutes after her homecoming, Ruby is greeted by Billy MacCallister, her childhood best friend’s brother who now works as a ranch hand, and is shocked to see that the bratty kid with the boyhood crush on her has grown into a sexy cowboy. Billy makes it clear that he’s still interested and Ruby falls hard, grateful to have his support as she searches her grandmother’s belongings for answers. When she finds her grandmother’s journals, full of disturbing accounts of Ruby’s parents’ secret lives, Ruby is left more confused than ever. The slow-burning sizzle of Ruby’s relationship with Billy and his steadfast devotion to her balances the twisting mystery of Ruby’s past. Vulnerable characters, well-timed reveals, and passionate love scenes make this irresistible. (Self-published)
****BOOKS AND BENCHES REVIEWER-NICOLE LAVERDURE

EMOTIONALLY CHARGED Rhonda Frankhouser really surprised me with her book RETURN TO RUBY'S RANCH! Rhonda Frankhouser is a new-to-me author and I truly didn't know what to expect! I chose to read it because of the cover; it felt so romantic. I'm totally surprised by the intensity of this suspense—it kept me sitting on the edge of my seat, had me turning pages after pages, and kept me reading late last night. Once you start reading it, you'll need to know more! Beware, this story is emotionally charged and but beautifully written!RETURN TO RUBY'S RANCH tells the story of families torn apart by lies and secrets! The heroine, Ruby Lattrell, inherited from her grandmother, Ruby's Ranch, where she wishes to make a new start. To do that, she needs answers to her mother’s, Katherine’s, disappearance. Welcoming her back to the ranch is her old friend Billy who secretly always loved her. Suddenly, in her grandmother’s room, Ruby discovers letters that reveals shocking secrets. Could it be true? At that moment I could not put it down! Can hope, trust, and forgiveness give a chance to these people so they can move on with their lives and forget their past mistakes?If you love stories about family relationship then you will be very pleased with RETURN TO RUBY'S RANCH! The author slowly built the suspense and blended her charming characters into a realistic family drama. I’m not disappointed! Eagerly awaiting her next book! Excellent blend of suspense and a dash of romance!

IND'TALE MAGAZINE *****

"Chock full of mystery and intrigue, and sprinkled with romance. ...For those who have had torn, blended families that will never heal, this story is the happily-ever-after so  many eagerly seek."

NIGHT OWL REVIEWS

" The author mixes the romance with a mystery as well as a great western plot. The story kept my attention throughout."

UNCAGED MAGAZINE REVIEW

"This is a cleverly written, feel good story that is never boring, and the mystery is a pretty good one with some surprises and twists that you won't expect. "

News
10/01/2017
AWARD

Return to Ruby's Ranch-Book 1 of the Ruby's Ranch Series, and Frankhouser's debut novel, takes 2nd Runner up award in the InD'Tale Magazine RONE Award, Cops, Jocks and Cowboys category.

03/31/2017
AWARD

Return to Ruby's Ranch earns Books and Benches, Reviewers Top Pic, Books of Distinction Award

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 12/2017
  • 9781682914199
  • 232 pages
  • $11.99
Ebook Details
  • 11/2016
  • B01MREJNRY
  • 202 pages
  • $3.99

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