Sometimes a second chance is your first shot at happiness.
Casie Carmichael is hardworking but softhearted. She has a broken-down mare, two baby lambs, three lost teens, a busted-up bronc rider, and a whole lot of trouble. Casie has returned home to Hope Springs, South Dakota, to sell the family’s tumbledown ranch with the hope of returning to Sioux Falls and her very practical fiancé. But leaving Hope Springs isn’t quite as easy as she thought it would be, especially since her barn seems to have a homing beacon leading every bedraggled stray in the territory straight to it.
Casie must deal with angry parents, hairless goats, and a former flame’s new heat—but these are nothing when compared to her own mixed-up heart. As Casie tries to make a safe haven for her motley crew, she realizes that she is home, for good and all.
Lois Greiman has won the RT Career Achievement award, the RT Storyteller of the Year Award, and the Affaire de Coeur Critic’s Choice Award, among others.
Finding Home was warm, funny and endearing - particularly to those of us who love all types of animals. The first few chapters were rather slow, while the people, setting and animals were being introduced. After that, I was totally engrossed and loving the unconventional family that Casie scraped together.
At first, I had my doubts about relating to the main character Casie (29). She had a big heart but very low self esteem, putting herself down and letting others take advantage. However, by the end Casie was kicking ass and taking no prisoners.
The best part, to me, was the eclectic group of teens, neighbors and friends who made the Lazy something ranch a place I would want to visit. Although there was a sexy Cowboy love interest for Casie, Finding Home was much more about family and friends than romance.
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