Sweet Mountain Rancher by Loree Lough – Guest Post & Giveaway

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Sweet Mountain Rancher (Those Marshall Boys, #2)Sweet Mountain Rancher
(Those Marshal Boys, #2)

by Loree Lough

Adult Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 385 pages (large print)

September 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Nate Marshall used to be a yes-man… until being so agreeable cost him dearly. But Eden Quinn has a way of getting him to reconsider his “just say no” policy. Which is how a bunch of troubled teens end up at his ranch for the weekend. Nate can’t help but be attracted to the woman who keeps them in line.

This cowboy knows Eden’s no damsel in distress, yet hers isn’t a one-woman job. If she must do everything on her own, how can he help her… let alone get her to fall for him?

The First Book in the Series


Once a Marine


Yes, it’s true: Once upon a time, best-selling author Loree Lough (literally) sang for her supper, performing before packed audiences throughout the U.S. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two for the “grandorables,” but mostly, she just writes. (And writes.) Over the years, her stories have earned nearly 100 industry and “Readers’ Choice” awards, 7 movie options, and over 80 4- and 5-star reviews.

There are more than 5,000,000 (yes, that’s FIVE MILLION) copies of Loree’s books in circulation, and in September of 2015, she’ll have 108 books (fiction and non-fiction for kids and adults) 72 short stories, 2,500+ articles in print. To date, she has received 50,000+ letters from fans (a carton of books goes to Meredith P. in Joliet, IL — which she has elected to donate to her local library –for writing the 50,000th letter)!

Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and the industry, and her comedic approach makes her a favorite (and frequent) guest of writers’ organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, college and high school writing programs both here and abroad.

A writer who believes in “giving back,” Loree dedicates a portion of her income to Soldiers’ Angels, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and other worthwhile organizations.

She splits her time between her home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, and shares both with her real-life hero Larry, who rarely complains, even when she adds yet another item to her vast collection of lighthouses, wind chimes, and “wolf stuff.”

Just a little story for your reading enjoyment. And you know what…it’s true!

Grandpa’s Hands by Loree Lough


I remember a day, not long ago, when my grandpa sat quietly on the patio bench, so intent on staring at his hands that he didn’t notice when I sat down beside him. This wasn’t like him, so I asked if he was OK.

“Yes,” he said, smiling. “I’m fine, thanks.”

“Then why are you staring at your hands? Do they hurt?”

He looked down at his hands again. “No, they’re fine, too.” He flexed the stubby, gnarled fingers, then faced at me. “Have you ever looked at your hands? I mean really looked at them?”

“No,” I admitted, opening and closing my own hands, “I don’t suppose I have.”

“Well, you should. And while you’re at it, think about how well they’ve served you over the years.”

His attention returned to his hands again. “These hands,” he continued, “are wrinkled, shriveled, and weak now. But they helped me reach out and grab life. Put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child, my mother taught me to fold them in prayer.
They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They’ve been dirty, scraped and raw, broken and bent.

“They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. And decorated with a gold band to show the world that I’d married the most special woman on earth. They trembled when I walked my daughter down the aisle, and shook when I buried my parents. They’ve helped me hide my face, comb my hair, and cleansed my timeworn body. They’re marked by the ruggedness that has been my life.

“And these days, though the rest of me doesn’t work so well, these hands help me stand and lay down, and continue to fold in prayer. But most important of all, it will be these hands that God will take hold of when He leads me home, where He’ll lift me to His side, so that I can touch the face of Christ.”

When Death touched my grandpa, I took comfort in knowing that God was holding him in His loving hands.

And when my own hands ache, I remember Grandpa’s story, and take comfort in knowing he’ll be there to greet me when God takes my hands and leads me Home.

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  1. yay!!!

  2. Patrick Siu says:

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. This looks like a great read!

  4. That’s a lovely poem, had me crying!

  5. Sounds like the best type of read; sexy cowboy and a strong woman.

  6. clickclickmycat says:

    You are such an accomplished author. You also take the cutest pictures. Always smiling and looking so welcoming.

  7. grandpa’s hands reminds me of my grandpa

  8. Karen Mikusak says:

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I love romance and cowboys; add in a cup of coffee and life is perfect.
    My grandpa had strong hands like the ones in the picture.

  10. I loved Grandpa’s Hands.Thank you.

  11. I would love to read this! Sounds great!

  12. Robbie Bauldree says:

    Thanks for the blurb and review.

  13. jodi marinich says:

    great review

  14. Thank you for sharing that touching memory of your grandfather. Those of us who had good grandfathers know how blessed we were.

  15. Great review…. can’t wait to read.

  16. I’m looking forward to reading your books loree. They sound like wonderful reads. Grandpa’s Hands had me sniffling like a baby, and I loved it. 🙂
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  17. Cynthia St. Germain says:

    I love Loree books. I look forward to read more of them.

  18. What an absolutely beautiful poem! I especially loved this “But most important of all, it will be these hands that God will take hold of when He leads me home, where He’ll lift me to His side, so that I can touch the face of Christ”….had tears in my eyes when I read this! I didn’t get to grow up with my real grandpa since he died when I was a baby, so this was a very poignant poem. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  19. Marcy Meyer says:

    Thanks for the giveaway chance! This book sounds great!

  20. Sound like a great read. Thanks for the chance

  21. lori byrd says:

    Great giveaway, I’d love to win.

  22. lori byrd says:

    Love this giveaway.

  23. Lovely post! Your book sounds great! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  25. Teresa Richards says:

    I would love to read this book. It sounds amazing. Beautiful story about Grandpa. Thank you for this chance. 🙂

  26. Maria Theresa Santos says:

    i want to read it

  27. Wow what awesome giveaway!!! Thank you for this opportunity.

  28. This is not my usual genre, but I’m trying to branch out. Sounds interesting.

  29. I loved the story of your Grandfathers hands.

  30. Grandpa’s Hands! I enjoyed reading the story, thank you…

  31. Sounds like a nice book!

  32. angela chesnut says:

    would love to win

  33. Nataile Brown says:

    I really think it’s great that she gives back to so many worthy causes. This book sounds like a heartwarming and sentimental read. Just what I like. Thank-you. 🙂

  34. I am looking forward to reading this book ! I love Cowboys !

  35. Felicia M Ciaudelli says:

    I can tell that this is a completely awesome read!

  36. This sounds like my kind of book! Thank you for sharing about it, and especially for sharing Grandpa’s hands! I really loved that! Have you ever heard the song “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn? Not everything exactly fits, but I can’t help but think of my own “Daddy” when I hear or think of that song.

  37. Excited to read. Sounds great!

  38. This sounds like not only a book about relationships but a powerful message within the story 🙂

  39. Oh it sounds so good! I love the romance books with the cowboys! Cant wait to see what happens!

  40. thanks for the chance, can the winner choose for the amazon gift card the one for amazon.ca

  41. Sounds wonderful. Thank you.

  42. This looks like a very nice book. Thanks for your writings.

  43. Thomas Murphy says:

    sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.