5.0 out of 5 stars is heartwarmingly sweet with non-stop suspense
ByMichelle Fayardon October 8, 2014
BENJAMIN, the second book in the Hudson Ranch series, is heartwarmingly sweet with non-stop suspense.
Once again, Lorraine Nelson, one of today’s best new authors, has created a series that reflects her trademark gifts for writing romantic suspense set against an intriguing backdrop—this time a working horse ranch in the Canadian west—and filled with engrossing dialogue and characters so unforgettable you’ll quickly forget you’re reading fiction.
The titles in this series—one book for each of the triplet brothers—skillfully and memorably champion the theme that families are at their best when they stick together and that families—and love—are forever. And no one has more opportunities to overcome obstacles than these three, who were separated shortly before their teens and sent to different foster homes. A quirk of fate reunites the three with the challenge of a lifetime—move immediately to a faraway place, bring a large spread from the red into the black within a year and, oh yes, raise the two-year-old stepbrother you’ve never heard about until today. Too easy, if you’re one of the Hudson brothers!
The fast-paced plot has the warmth of a Julie Garwood novel, as Nelson deftly shows her similar talent for creating and portraying family members who take whatever gets carried their way with humor, love and a dose of feistiness. The women they fall in love with join the battle to save the ranch from those who would deny the Hudsons their inheritance. Suspects abound, and the ending will leave you cheering to see the bad guys caught—but wishing the series would never end.
An added bonus is the original hand-drawn cover art that graces each title in the series, illustrations done by Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, Nelson’s sister.
5.0 out of 5 stars free book for free review. juliesbookreview.blogspot.com, January 27, 2014 By Theresa This review is from: Benjamin (The Hudson Ranch Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Benjamin is one of 3 brothers who were lost to their father. After his father and step mother die in a car crash, Ben and his brothers are finally reuniting. Harsh feelings for a father who was dead and a unpleasant past are brought together when they reunite. They find out they have a little brother and are now his only living relatives. The 3 men now have inherited a ranch and a little boy. Making a go of the ranch will keep the 3 men busy. A nanny would have to be found. Dani, running from her own past, finds the ad for a nanny and calls. Dani makes the guys lives easier with their little brother but Benjamin may like her for more than just the nanny. Will the guys be able to run the ranch? Or is there someone willing to hurt people to drive them all away?
This is a great short read. Moves fast and I loved the story. Read the novella, The Inheritance first. It really does a great job starting the story. This is a series that is well worth the money and time. I have read many books by this author and her books pull at the heart strings and make you want to fall in love all over again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fell in Love, January 20, 2014 By Amazon Customer "Michelle Hollstein (Matkins)" (California) This review is from: Benjamin (The Hudson Ranch Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Oh my goodness, I totally fell in love with Ben! This book kept my attention from the beginning until the end. My only complaint is that I want more. I'm hooked on The Hudson Ranch Series and can't wait to read the next book in the series! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Permalink
5.0 out of 5 stars Benjamin, January 7, 2014 By Colfel This review is from: Benjamin (The Hudson Ranch Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Loved this story of family coming together! The Hudson triplets reunite and fight for their inheritance. A nanny is hired for Jerry the youngest sibling and she becomes an integral part of the family. This story had me from the beginning and I loved it to the very end. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Nov 15, 2013 Madison rated it 5 of 5 stars Shelves: 2013
A perfect new family from Lorraine Nelson.
Every time I read one of Lorraine's books, I am transported into it. She manages to not only create a believable family, but also makes you feel as though you are a part of it. Her characters are well-developed and complex without becoming a confusing mess. Each event is superbly plotted and thought out...to the point that you can visualize it happening.
I often wonder...if all of these stories are somehow rooted in truth. Only an author who knows his/her characters so intimately could pull off this level of reading enjoyment!
If you haven't yet picked up any of Lorraine Nelson's work...I beg you to do so. You won't be disappointed.