Saturday, February 3, 2024

THE LEGACY OF THE ROCKING K RANCH (multi author anthology), Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

The Legacy of the Rocking K Ranch: 
Four Generations of Love, Loss, and Grace

A set of novellas centered around the Rocking K Ranch in Wyoming and chronicling the generations of Penelope Cooper.
Artfully written by four different authors, showing the faith and fortitude of Eleanor, Grace, Caroline, and Penelope.

Each story pulled me in and took me to the beautiful west. A theme I gleaned was: no matter your circumstances, or how far off track your life seems, God is faithful to lead you if you listen to Him.

This was an entertaining story collection written seamlessly by two of my favorite authors, and I discovered two new, accomplished authors.
*A complementary copy of this book was provided by Barbour through NetGalley.* All opinions are mine alone.*5 stars and a solid faith thread.

BackCover Blurb:
Journey to untamed Wyoming where four generations of women experience love, loss, grace, adoption, struggles with the law, relationships with natives, and through it all, family bonds.

Eleanor by Mary Connealy
1850 – Wagon train guide, Ray “Wild Cat” Manning, can’t ignore the abandoned wagon stricken with smallpox. Eleanor Yates, now widowed with an ailing daughter, says yes to Wild Cat’s marriage of convenience. It is her only choice—but far from her romantic dreams.

Grace by D. J. Gudger
1867 – Grace Manning abandons her journey east at Fort Laramie. The ranch is where she belongs. Unable to reach her father, Grace scrambles to find a way home. Captain Winfield Cooper is mustering out in a few short days. The gold fields at South Pass City are calling but a lonely laundress pleads to tag along with him and his motley men. Will this woman who refuses to unveil her face derail his dreams?

Caroline by Becca Whitham
1886 – Ray Cooper escaped reservation life by pursuing a degree from Harvard, but it hasn’t granted him the respect he craves in Washington, DC. Caroline Forrester longs to be more than a society hostess for her father. As the two fight against the Dawes Act, they also fight their growing attraction.

Penelope by Kimberley Woodhouse
1910 - Penelope Cooper finally receives an offer to become a published author after pursuing her dream in New York City. But when she returns home, her family’s stories, the land of her heart, and photographer Jason Miller, cast doubt on her decision. Will rediscovering her past make Penelope reconsider her future?

Barbour Publishing, January, 2024
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