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Last Turn Home

Last Turn Home

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Mackie Jay By MackieJay Completed

First book in "The Ranch Hand" series.

Carly Atwood always remembered the man that used to live in the loft above the barn when she was a little girl. John was her childhood crush, he was the guy she wrote about in her diary, and when he left her in his army greens, he was the first man she ever cried for.  

Nine years later, Carly isn't the eleven year-old girl John left behind. She grew up and moved on with her life, taking over the Atwood Ranch following her father's death. 
John isn't the man he used to be either; physically and emotionally scarred following his last deployment in Afghanistan, John is returning to the only place he ever called home, back to the loft above the barn and to the pretty blonde girl that's been holding onto his dog tags for all these years.


Title inspired by the song of the same name by Tim McGraw.

  • age
  • army
  • childhood
  • crush
  • cute
  • difference
  • forbidden
  • heal
  • hurt
  • lost
  • love
  • military
  • patriot
  • ranch
  • romance
  • scar
  • soldier
  • south
  • sweetheart
  • texas
Oh my gosh this is so sad and cute at the same time. Amazing job with these characters author!
I like age gap. I mean my crush is at least 8 years older than me 😂😂
karlaarob karlaarob Jun 14
I instantly imagine her with some grandpa but I'll just remember that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are 10 years apart because this seems like a GOOD book
Is it just me or is anyone else reading this in a southern accent?
Vishworks08 Vishworks08 7 days ago
I know that age is just a number but the guy is old enough to be your uncle. He was already 10 when you were born! That's a big age difference.
Br0wngalore Br0wngalore Jun 07
Before y’all go judging look up Yonce and Jay-Z’s age *Snaps fingers and walks away*