REDEMPTION RANCH (4) by Leann Harris: Beth McClure works at Second Chance Ranch, a place where equine therapy is used to help rehabilitate children and, lately, war veterans. Iraq War veteran Tyler Lynch is a new employee dealing with the loss of his parents and best friend, Paul. He is determined to be there for Paul’s teen brother, Riley. Riley feels that God does not like him, as those he loves always leave him. Can Beth and Tyler help Riley — and each other? Harris’ characters are easy to connect with, and her novel highlights the healing power of animals.
Leslie L. McKee