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The Ranch
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140909216X
Pages: 512
Year: 2009-12-01
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Mary, Tanya and Zoe had been inseparable in college. But in the twenty years or more that followed, the three had moved on with their lives, settled in different cities, and found successful careers and new roles as mothers and wives. At a sprawling ranch in Wyoming the three women, each by chance finding themselves alone for a few weeks one summer, come together and find courage, healing and truth, and reach out to each other again. Once they shared everything, but now pretence between them runs high. Mary, married for twenty-two years to a Manhattan lawyer, masks the guilt and fear that her husband will never forgive her for their son's death. Tanya, a singer and rock star, enjoys all the trappings of fame and success - a mansion in Bel Air, legions of fans, and a broken heart - for the children she wanted but never had, and the men who have takehn advantage of her. Zoe has her hands full as single mother to an adopted two-year-old, and as a doctor at an AIDS clinic in San Francisco, until unexpected news forces her to re-evaluate both her future, and her current life. But their friendship is still a bond they all treasure and share. For each of the women, a few weeks at the ranch bring healing and release. In The Ranch, bestselling author Danielle Steel brings reality to the meaning of friendship, with dramas whose truths we all share.
The Ranch That Was Us
Author: Becky Crouch Patterson
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595341269
Pages: 192
Year: 2013-01-01
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Braiding strands of earthen insight with uproarious storytelling, Texas Hill Country legendary author Becky Patterson recreates the history of the Steiler Hill Ranch in twenty-four anecdotal chapters interspersed with original artwork. The result is a mixture of memoir and montage, treasure chest and tableau vivant of a world that’s beautiful, brash, and wonderfully heartbreaking. Patterson -- the daughter of Texas folk hero and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, Hondo Crouch -- has big shoes to fill and she does so successfully in this colorful collection of Hill Country and Texas ranch vignettes. Foreman and general cowboy guru Raymond Kuhlmann tells stories of the Goat King and German drinking songs, the buzzard traps and Mexican corridos that filled the nighttime pastures. First-person accounts and vivid historical narratives evoke the ranch’s past, overlaid with Patterson’s breathless personal histories of afternoons spent rescuing a doe in a nightgown, or saving a porcupine from a pack of dogs. This is a book that will connect you to whatever patch of earth you hold dear. It is poignant reminder of the landscapes we’ve forgotten to keep close, of the land that does not belong to us but simply is who we are. The Ranch That Was Us is an affectionate reminder to go outside and touch the earth that is you.
The Ranch
Author: Sean Liscom
Publisher:
ISBN: 154965778X
Pages: 450
Year: 2017-09-03
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Jason Sterling had a simple life by all accounts. He had worked the same job his entire adult life, he had never married and he had no children. He was used to doing things on his own. His comfortable life was shaken to the core the day he learned of his fathers death. It was a mysterious meeting that set life altering events in motion and the allure of a new life was too great to walk away from. When an Electromagnetic Pulse brings the modern world to its knees, Jason's choice proves to be the right one.
Atomic Ranch
Author: Jim Brown
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 142360895X
Pages: 192
Year: 2006-08-29
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Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States. Authors Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers of the popular quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler home and its many unique qualities: private front facades, open floor plans, secluded bedroom wings, walls of glass, and an easy-living lifestyle. From updated homes with high-end Italian kitchens, terrazzo floors, and modern furniture to affordable homeowner renovations with eclectic thrift-store furnishings, Atomic Ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring examples of stylish living through beautiful color photographs, including before and after shots, design-tip sidebars, and a thorough resource index.Atomic Ranch reveals: Hallmarks of the ranch style Inspiring original ranch homes Ranch house transformations and makeovers Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods Adding personality to a ranch home Yards and landscaping Plus, a helpful resource section and index!
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Author: Anne Isaacs
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375987886
Pages: 48
Year: 2014-02-11
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When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to marry her. Widow Tulip and her small staff of three can't possibly run the farm and manage all the suitors, so she devises a plan—and it just might work. This story filled with giant tortoises, 1,000 brides, bad guys, a smart widow, and even a little romance is sure to get kids laughing.
Ghost Ranch
Author: Lesley Poling-Kempes
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816523460
Pages: 291
Year: 2005
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For more than a century, Ghost Ranch has attracted people of enormous energy and creativity to the high desert of northern New Mexico. Occupying twenty-two thousand acres of the Piedra Lumbre basin, this fabled place was the love of artist Georgia OÕKeeffeÕs life, and her depictions of the landscape catapulted Ghost Ranch to international recognition. Building on the history of the Abiquiu region that she told in Valley of Shining Stone, Ghost Ranch historian Lesley Poling-Kempes now unfolds the story of this celebrated retreat. She traces its transformation from el Rancho de los Brujos, a hideout for legendary outlaws, to a renowned cultural mecca and one of the SouthwestÕs premier conference centers. First a dude ranch, Ghost Ranch became a magical sanctuary where the veil between heaven and earth seemed almost transparent. Focusing on those who visited from the 1920s and Õ30s until the 1990s, Poling-Kempes tells how OÕKeeffe and othersÑfrom Boston Brahmin Carol Bishop Stanley to paleontologist Edwin H. Colbert, Los Alamos physicists to movie starsÑcreated a unique community that evolved into the institution that is Ghost Ranch today. For this book, Poling-Kempes has drawn on information not available when Valley of Shining Stone was written. The biography of Juan de Dios Gallegos has been enhanced and definitively corrected. The Robert Wood Johnson (of Johnson & Johnson) years at Ghost Ranch are recounted with reminiscences from family members. And the memories of David McAlpin Jr. shed light on how the Princeton circle that included the Packs, the Johnson brothers, the Rockefellers, and the McAlpins ended up as summer neighbors on the high desert of New Mexico. After Arthur PackÕs gift of the ranch to the Presbyterian Church in 1955, Ghost Ranch became a spiritual home for thousands of people still awestruck by the landscape that OÕKeeffe so lovingly committed to canvas; yet the care taken to protect Ghost RanchÕs land and character has preserved its sense of intimacy. By relating its remarkable story, Poling-Kempes invites all visitors to better appreciate its place as an honored wildernessÑand to help safeguard its future.
Hope Rising
Author: Kim Meeder
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307564339
Pages: 256
Year: 2009-06-24
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Kim Meeder has seen horses go where no one else can tread - stepping through the minefield of a broken child's soul in a dance of trust that only God can understand. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love washes away their barren places. Kim's ranch is a place where this miracle happens over and over again. It is a place where the impossible flourishes, where dreams survive the inferno of reality - a place where hope rises. Where Wounded Spirits Run Free Follow a horse where no one else can tread, through the minefield of pain that surrounds a broken child’s soul. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love revives their barren places. In the presence of unconditional love, a mute girl speaks for the first time. A defiant teenager teaches a horse to trust again...and opens his own heart to love. A rescued horse gives a dying man his last wish. A battered girl finds love and protection in the friendship of a battered horse... Come visit a place where the impossible flourishes, where dreams survive the inferno of reality—a place where hope rises. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Homecoming Ranch
Author: Julia London
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611099579
Pages: 301
Year: 2013
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"After a lonely childhood with an irrespnosible mother, Madeline Pruett unexpectedly inherits a high altitude cattle ranch. Whe Maddie arrives at the ranch, she discovers there are another three inheritors -- her two unknown sisters, and Luke Kendrick, son of her father's partner, and a ruggedly handsome but unpredictable man.
The Imus Ranch
Author: Deirdre Imus
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 0875969194
Pages: 224
Year: 2004-04-14
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Photographs of a ranch designed to host groups of children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, accompany healthful recipes for a variety of dishes from simple soups and salads to main courses and desserts.
Ruckus on the Ranch
Author: Harriet Ziefert, Texas Tenors (Musical Group)
Publisher:
ISBN: 1609055349
Pages: 36
Year: 2015
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Accompanied by a bonus downloadable song, an energetic story by the award-winning multigenre vocal group depicts a western-style romp on a ranch full of frisky critters who engage in a lively accidental chase. A debut picture book. 12,000 first printing.
Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy
Author: Victoria Kastner
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 1419708546
Pages: 240
Year: 2013-11-26
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Photography of specific subjects.
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Rock Star
Author: Ree Drummond
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062347799
Pages: 32
Year: 2015-11-17
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Charlie is the lovable basset hound of the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and the star of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book Charlie the Ranch Dog. Now our favorite bacon-loving dog is rocking and rolling in this new I Can Read story! Charlie the Ranch Dog is ready to live the good life—as a rock star! But as he tries to settle into the lifestyle of the rich and famous, Charlie discovers that sometimes the ranching life is best! This Level One I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Stuck in the Mud
Author: Ree Drummond
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062347764
Pages: 32
Year: 2015-01-06
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Charlie is the lovable basset hound of the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and the star of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book Charlie the Ranch Dog. Now our favorite bacon-loving dog is back in this new I Can Read story! It's not easy being a cattle dog, but Charlie knows he's the right dog for the job! When Abigail the calf gets stuck in the mud, Charlie springs into action . . . until he gets stuck, too! How will Charlie get out of this sticky situation? This Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
The Ranch
Author: Stacie Bumgarner
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411624246
Pages: 244
Year: 2005-02
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A chance meeting brings them together, but will their feelings for each other be strong enough to withstand their pasts? Morgan..After the loss of her family and then the death of her lover, Morgan was on her own taking care of the ranch her father started. Julie..Her job no longer interested her and she just ended a five year relationship after finding out her partner was cheating on her with a man! A lesbian romance that will make you laugh and cry until the very end.
Home on the Ranch (Mills & Boon Vintage Cherish)
Author: Allison Leigh
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472081382
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-02-28
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SIX FOOT-PLUS OF RUGGED, UNSMILING MALE STOOD THERE... Cage Buchanan hated her. The proud rancher might have hired Belle Day out of sheer desperation, but she was determined to help heal his injured daughter. Now here she was, installed at the Lazy-B Ranch, trying not to respond to this ornery, overbearing, incredibly arousing man.

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