Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Review: The Wedding Ranch by Nancy Naigle

Two people get a second chance at love in this heartwarming story by author Nancy Naigle, The Wedding Ranch

When Lorri Walker’s husband gifted her with a mastiff puppy on Valentine’s Day, she believed he was recommitting himself to their marriage after going astray. Six months later, he left both her and their dog for someone else. Since her recent move to Dalton Mill to unbraid herself from the past, Lorri’s graphic design business is now flourishing, her growing mastiff, Mister, has plenty of space to romp, and her ex in Raleigh can fade to a distant memory.

Ryder Bolt is haunted by the tragic loss of his wife and young son seven years ago. Thankfully, ranching keeps Ryder busy, and spending time with his niece and nephew—whose venue, The Wedding Ranch, has become a popular tourist destination—keeps him from getting lonely.

When Lorri and Ryder met, love was the last thing they were looking for. When they’re together, smiles come easier and burdens feel lighter, and both are embracing the possibility of something deeper.

But when a long-buried revelation surfaces, the fate that brought them together threatens to tear them apart.


My Review:

A beautifully written story.

After Lorri Walker’s husband told her he found someone else and wanted a divorce, she decided to pick up the pieces of her life and start over in the small town of Dalton Mill.  She loved her house and the town residents made her feel welcome.  What Lorri didn’t expect was to find a new man. 

Ryder Bolt was still grieving the loss of his wife and son.  He was also still bitter about his parents selling part of their farm land to a developer and he refused to step foot in the new housing community.  He became the town grump.  But when he met Lorri, everything changed.  He was finally able to move past the hurt and possibly see a future with Lorri.  But there is more to this story and it might put a stop to the new relationship between Lorri and Ryder, if they don’t learn to trust their feelings and forgive what happened in the past. 

I loved this book.  It has strong family ties, friendships, new love, and is filled with hope and inspiration.  It is a powerful story of forgiveness and learning to trust again.  I highly recommend it. 


Thank you to St Martin's Press and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. 


  1. i will be adding this to my list. i enjoy grumpy men finding their happiness.

    1. You'll enjoy it. You can't go wrong with one of her books. She's like Jane, everything she writes is good.