A brief summary from Waterbrook Multnomah:
In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford—the uncle who rescued him after his parents’ death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam’s wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he’s the best match for a procedure that could save Sam’s life. Although Trey’s found country music fame and success, he’s also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can’t explain.
Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother Lucy Carlton reluctantly accepts Trey’s help to revive her crumbling farm when Sam instructs him to repay the overdue debt to her family.
As the two grow closer, Trey slowly begins to open his heart to this beautiful woman and strives to let go of the grief he’s held for years. Lucy has a complicated history of her own. Can Trey accept her as she is, learn to forgive the past, and find the elusive peace he’s sought for so long?
When his uncle-turned-father’s, Sam Stafford, health takes a dire turn for the worst, Trey Walker Stafford leaves his lifestyle as a country singer for ranch life once again, even if only for a summer. Even if it take an organ, saving his father’s life, the man who saved his own life, is worth it. But Trey never knew coming home would feel so exciting…so right. Especially when he meets the woman next door, Lucy Carlton, a single mom struggling but surviving against all the odds.
Determined to make amends before the worst happens, Sam requests Trey’s help in renovating Lucy’s home and tree farm. But Lucy wants none of it and the smooth talking cowboy that keeps coming around. Yet Trey’s nothing like her former musical exes, in fact, he seems as genuine as they come. Will Lucy be able to let her guard down long enough for the country singer to lasso her heart?
Peace in the Valley is the perfect end to the Double S Ranch series by Ruth Logan Herne! I found myself positively smitten while reading this novel with its crooning cowboy, determined wonder woman of a single mom, and enough family and friends to entertain for ages. This read makes a great stand-alone novel, but I do encourage ya’ll to read the first two books in the Double S Ranch series too – Back in the Saddle and Home on the Range!
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.