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Can one summer together make up for eight years of separation?

Commander Brett Murphy left his family's construction firm in Oklahoma City for a life of hard work at Three Rivers Ranch. Alone, without a wife and kids, Brett needs the camaraderie he enjoyed while serving overseas with his Army buddies, Squire Ackerman and Peter Marshall.

What Brett doesn't need is the reappearance of his ex-wife. Fiery Kate Donnely has come to Three Rivers to confess to Brett that they're still married, and oh, he has a seven-year-old son she never told him about. At least not in letters she mailed.

Eight years ago, Kate left Oklahoma City only weeks after Brett's first deployment, shamed because of her bad choices and the unborn child of a man she'd already asked for a divorce. She needs him to sign the papers now or she can't have access to her hefty inheritance. But Brett absolutely does not want Kate to take his son away from him again.

They strike a deal: She'll stay at Three Rivers for the summer so Brett can have the opportunity to get to know his son. How far will they have to go and how much will they have to forgive in order to become a family?

©2016 Elana Johnson (P)2016 Elana Johnson

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some issues

I debated overt his rating. The premise is good, but the details are not in line with the ending. The Army information is not correct. There is no title of "Commander," the award for his heroism during a previous deployment was terribly wrong, etc. The inserts of the unsent letters/ emails was distracting and added to the frustration of their fractured marriage. If he never signed the paperwork, who would ever think it was completed. Katie's desire to be with Brett was unbelievable because she never tried or showed she wanted to try. She broke all of her promises, avoided talking with Brett, continued to run away, and made Brett do all of the work.

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A family finally brought together

series of cowboys and a ranch harboring HEAs, every book just keeps getting better. A past full of regrets and a chance at making things right, if she can overcome her fears. Liz Isaacson has a way with words and bringing a story to life. Great characters draw you in and keep you reading till the end. Don’t miss this HEA at Three Rivers Ranch!

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My favorite in the series!!!

My favorite in the series!!! Bret and Kate married quickly then Brett shipped out, Kate go lonely, but didn't cheat but so many misunderstandings on both sides. Kate asks for a divorce through email and Bret replies through email -whatever you want. Neither wanted a divorce ugh - angst of course. Kate shows up at the ranch with a 7 year old surprise. I love how they communicated through the years, Kate by letters she never mailed and Brett through emails he never sent. I really loved this couple and they love each other still. So glad the angst was cleared up quickly but not without some trouble. I highly recommend this book and the rest of the series but especially this book. I loved this book so much I listened to it on audio. Great narrator.

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Loved it.

This was a wonderful book about two people who never really stopped loving each other even though life got in the way. Wonderful story and the narration was enjoyable.

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Love that survives the hard things.

This is called Fourth and Long but Kate and Brett really need a 70-yard Hail Mary pass to have any chance at all to get back together. There are lies, deception, interfering parents, immaturity AND a 7- year old son she hasn’t told him about. This is a sweet story but it’s dealing with difficult issues-added to everything above there was military service and all that involves including multiple deployments. Through faith and forgiveness is healing a possibility? Clean and wholesome-Liz writes a compelling story that stays with you.

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great story

a great story & well worth re-reading. super narration A soldier re-connects with his wife.

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Great book

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It is well written by Jean Grant & narrated beautifully by Becky Doughty. This was such a deep and beautiful story! It’s a wonderful story full of healing, forgiveness, and a second chance at love.

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Wonderful story with love letters!

Story: 5 stars *spoiler alert* I was gifted this audiobook, this review is my honest opinion. Brett and Kate are in a complex situation because of Kate's lies. I'm not a fan of books where there is lying, but since Kate is now trying to come clean and I didn't need to live through her years of lying, I'm ok with the book. Kate's lies have gone on for 8 years, and now she has to woman-up and face them. Brett learns he has a 7-year-old son that he never knew of and thought he was divorced from Kate. He is pretty shocked and angry when Kate shows up with Reid, their son. The thing I loved about this book were the letters each of them wrote to the other without sending them. His on email, hers on paper. The letters softened what might have felt like a rough book. The letters tell us readers that these two have been constant to one another and still love one another and give us hope that they'll work things out. Narration: 4 stars Ms. Doughty does a very good job with southern accents, although in this book, Reid is 'starting to talk like a cowboy' and I couldn't tell the difference between her southern accent and her cowboy accent. This might be because I'm from the western US and the subtle differences are lost on my ears. Either way, it's a lovely accent and really nice to listen to. She reads at a good pace, her men's voices sound like men and she has good expression. I'd gladly listen to her narrate again! *poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special

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Fourth and Long

A fantastic read that really grabbed me from start to finish. The Audio is fantastic the Author and the Narrator has done a fantastic job bringing the story to fruition. I love the World building as well as the Characters. I could picture the scenes in my mind's eye as I listened. I definitely recommend. Shauna Joesten

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Good story

SECOND CHANCE Two young people who both need second chances in life, live and happiness. The scars run deep for both of them, and a child needs their love and the open spaces of the ranch. Another good story of life on the ranch. A good series that tugs at one’s heart, as they come to the ranch for healing with the peace and quiet. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion