Lianne Ward has been deaf since birth, but this does
not stop her from accomplishing what she sets out to do. She moves from Chicago
to New Mexico when Caleb offers her a job as administrator in his new school
for disadvantaged boys. Although she is a city girl, not used to ranch life,
she is a quick study. However, she has yet to find a man who treats her as an
equal. After her deaf niece ran out into the road after her puppy and Lianne
was bawled out by the driver, the last thing she expects is to find herself
sharing a house with the man. Ryan seems different from the men she has known
in the past, so she never knows what to expect from him. But this does not stop
them from quarreling over the new school.
As Ryan and Lianne are forced to work together to get
the school up and thriving, an attraction develops between them...an attraction
they find impossible to ignore. But can Lianne rely on the feelings between
them, or will Ryan’s painful past destroy any future they could have together?
A heartwarming tale, RANCHER AT RISK, the latest story
by gifted author Barbara White Daille, is a touching, contemporary romance that
will remain with you long after the last page is read and the book is closed.
The limitations experienced by the deaf are beautifully illustrated as Lianne
struggles to not only cope, but exceed, in a hearing world. Ryan must cope with
his own problems as he still grieves for the family he tragically lost and the
heartbreaking memories. Together, these two may find a way to start anew and
find the joy they are missing in life.
Brimming with grief, tragedy, disability, romance, love
and fresh starts, this is a story that you do not want to miss. Ms. Daille’s
novels are filled with characters who will steal your heart and loads of
downhome charm. As a fan of Ms. Daille’s novels, I highly recommend this story
and look forward to seeing what this amazing author comes up with next. Do
yourself a favor and pick up a copy of RANCHER AT RISK.