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Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance #1) [Kindle Edition]

Eve Paludan

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In this heartfelt romance, Zane McKenna, a lonely rancher, pines for his ex-wife, Tara, who has experienced tragedy and misfortune since she left him for another man, a man who has since died. Now Tara is missing. Zane must not only find Tara on the Wyoming prairie before it's too late, but must help her overcome her shattered life and even recover her sense of self. He must also find forgiveness within his own heart and convince Tara to work with him to set things right between them again -- or he will lose her forever.

A longer short story of 9,500 words.

***** "This is my first read by this author and certainly not my last. Taking Back Tara is a short story with a powerful message about love and forgiveness. Ms. Paludan has such an eloquence with words that will keep you captivated from start to finish. I look forward to reading more of her work." -- Kim Love

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 283 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004PLO9B6
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zane watches from a distance, until... ( Ranch Lovers Romance #1) Updated 5/20/2014 May 28 2012
By Charlotte M. Liebel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Eve Paludan touches hearts with her complicated love drama [Liebel Review]

In the romantic drama, TAKING BACK TARA (Ranch Lovers Romance #1) by Eve Paludan, a traumatic case study without benefit of psychotherapy develops. Zane McKenna enters a mid-life crisis when he loses his best friend and lifetime male companion-his father. This void in his, otherwise, fulfilled life causes him enormous pain. A close relationship between him and his beautiful wife abruptly plummets his psyche into the depths of depression. He loses his sense of responsibility and balance for living.

As he falls deeper into his cave, he creates a depth of isolation and despair for his soulmate Tara who endures for over two years in silence. She is devastated at her continuing daily loss of unity from the love of her life. In fact, her life is without a family or neighbors in a wilderness where not another soul cares whether she lives or dies. Then, one day, a stranger moves to the nearby property and begins to mend her broken dreams. There is no going back.

Fast-forward two years. We learn about the total loss of Tara's hopeful new life. Traumatic casualties have overtaken her to the depths of unbearable despair. She lived through a house fire and more tragedy. She's living alone in pitiful squalor in a small trailer without comforts of heat in winter and running water. Except for her beloved horse and her two skills-trained dogs, who left with her in her broken marriage, she's out of touch with reality. Her life and beauty have suffered and, one day, she disappears.

Unbeknown to Tara, her former love is recovering his life on the adjacent property. He watches over her and her property in case she needs him. In fact, an angry Zane keeps his distance until that moment when he senses an urgency to look for Tara who has mysteriously vanished. He's on his horse and ready to ride every inch of acreage on her land to track her down.

The story of `Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance #1)' by Eve Paludan has the effect of choosing a language of love that most men and women understand. Delightful and refreshing words of endearment spring from the tall, tough, handsome Zane who is learning to express his love. A woman reading closes her eyes and imagines this man speaks to her. A man does the same and hears his voice in the middle of a tender scene. Why Tara leaves Zane is not clear to him. Who effected the miracle of change in Zane to become a non-drinking, gentle, tender-hearted person is a miracle to Tara. Some wonderful interaction between this couple starts an intervention.

`Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance #1)' by Eve Paludan is a Kindle eBook Edition available at Amazon Online Bookstore. This book is an Amazon Verified Purchase. Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgiveness and Redemption for a couple in love May 6 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Ms. Paludan's Taking Back Tara was a quick read for me, about 40 minutes or so. In the first of this series, the reader is introduced to Tara and Zane. In desperation and loneliness, Tara divorces Zane and marries another man only to have her second husband die in a fire he caused. The fire left Tara's face scarred and her a recluse until Zane decides it's time to win her back. When he visits her at her trailer house, he discovers her missing. He searches the country around her home until he locates her and rescues her from freezing to death after she injures herself in a fall from her horse. The book tells how with Zane's love and support Tara once again becomes the woman he loves so much. I enjoyed the story enough to read the next book in the Ranch Lovers Romance series. Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taking Back Tara: Cowboy Romance Sept. 6 2012
By John M. Gibbens - Published on Amazon.com
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Taking Back Tara is a sweet cowboy romance based on love and forgiveness. It took me in from the first paragraph and I didn't put it down until I finished reading it. I definitely give this book a 5-star rating.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance) by Eva Paludan May 21 2012
By Karen Doering - Published on Amazon.com
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Tara left her husband for another man. Now alone, living in a gulf stream with a broken axle her life takes a serious turn. Seriously scared from burns Tara hides in the shadows, never letting anyone see her face while she sells off all the assets left after her home burned to the ground.

Zane, her ex-husband, the man she did wrong comes looking for Tara. Even though she left him he still holds a place for her in his heart. Noticing her lights haven't been on at night he is worried that something has happened to her. When he enters her trailer and finds everything as it should be except for a pot of beans overboiled on the stove, he knows something isn't right. Tara would never leave a something boiling in a pot and leave. Nor are any of her things missing. Her vehicle is parked in the barn but both the dogs and her horse are gone. Fearing she is in trouble Zane begins a search for her.

A nicely written story of love and redemption Taking Back Tara is heartfelt, warm and inspiring. It explores the ability of the human heart to forgive and begin anew. Although this is considered a western in the genre it would work in any setting. I am looking forward to more from this author.

Karen Bryant Doering,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short, touching, sexy, love story about forgiveness. Dec 4 2013
By Lisa S / PR Mktg Sales blog - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed that it starts out suspenseful as Tara's ex-husband can't find her and heads out to look for her despite the fact that she left him and married another man. Can love survive betrayal and heartache? The story has depth and kept my interest. A marriage has many layers and levels. The vows do say for better or worse. If anything, I wish it was longer! I wish that there was a flashback chapter to fill in a bit more of the changes in Zane. His explanation for the change was a bit weak. When he finds her, it's a shock. I feel as if I can't say much without revealing too much. This is a story that I'd read again.

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