Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge
Series: Wishing Bridge #3
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Release Date: March 2, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Being a supermodel isn’t just hard.
It can be a killer, so when international sensation Jazz Monroe answered a friend’s call for help, she’d just taken a hiatus from the job that made her a very rich woman and almost took her life. Outwardly Jazz was everything anyone would want to be. Beautiful, confident, rich and famous, and often seen on the arm of some of the world’s most eligible bachelors, Jazz knows the truth she hides. Her self-confidence is an act and the eating disorder that plagues her refuses to let her rest.
But then she and her old friend Thea are called to help a friend and fulfill a pledge they’d made a dozen years before as high school seniors. If any one of the three ever needed help, the others would come running. Last December, Kelsey made that call and her two old friends, the other members of the “Soul Sisterhood”, responded. They’re here now. Thea is practicing medicine, Kelsey has married the hero deputy that saved her life and Jazz is finding the hints of peace that have eluded her for nearly two decades. She settles into the little town, helping out at a local diner, waiting for the sky to fall.
It doesn’t. Instead, the sun begins to shine, winter fades to spring, and surrounded by new and old friends, Jazz begins to believe in herself. She loves the small town, the kindness of the locals, the warmth of the family diner and the special attention from two very different and distinct men makes her think new thoughts. Thoughts of family and picket fences and settling down.
But an unexpected attack on a wood-edged path reignites her fears and insecurities. Now she’s looking in shadows again, doubting herself and others. In Manhattan, locked elevators and a staffed entrance desk kept her safe from intruders.
Wishing Bridge has nothing like that. Here, she lives life at ground level, with no bodyguards watching out for her. But when a local contingent makes it their job to keep her safe, Jazz learns not to sell the small town short. Folks here mean what they say because that’s the kind of town Wishing Bridge is.
As Jazz rediscovers the most important things in life, she realizes that happiness isn’t about where you are: it’s about who you’re with. And who you love.
Join Jazz, Kelsey, Thea and the rest of the Wishing Bridge cast as they band together to help the town and one another because together– in Wishing Bridge– they can make anything happen.
And the first Fairy Houses appear to lighten a sick child’s journey….
“Miss Cinda! Come see! Quick!” Excitement sparked Emerson’s voice as he headed down a forest path on Monday afternoon.
“Miss Jazz, you won’t believe this!” added Shannon’s voice. She’d been searching for nature specimens for a science assignment, so she’d lagged behind Emerson. There was no lagging now.
Maggie and Jazz hurried forward. Jazz had Hayley balanced on her hip because the rooted trail wasn’t friendly to strollers and Kelsey wouldn’t be by to pick her up for another half hour.
“I can’t even believe it.” Eyes wide, Shannon stared down, then at Emerson, and then down again. Whatever had caught their attention was either really good or horrifically bad. Jazz reached her side and paused in surprise. “Why, it’s a house,” she said. She turned toward Maggie. “A tiny house.”
“A fairy house,” insisted Shannie. “Because, oh, look!” The cottage-style house was tucked into leaves and moss on the forest floor and just above it, affixed to a tree trunk, was a tiny plaque. The plaque read: “17 Fairy Trail Lane”.
“It’s got an address, Miss Jazz! Maggie, do you see it?”
Maggie looked just as surprised as the children. “I do and I don’t rightly believe it because I took a walk here yesterday and there wasn’t a fairy house to be seen anywhere along this trail.”
“Maybe you just walked by,” Emerson suggested with all the innocence of a small, honest child. “Because you’re old and stuff.”
“Emerson.” Jazz made an “eek!” face, but Maggie didn’t shush the boy.
“I am old, and rightly so, but I have the good sense to know my surroundings young man, and this house wasn’t here, which means one thing and one thing only.”
“What?” Emerson’s eyes went round.
So did Shannon’s.
“The fairies are moving into the forest again.” Maggie nodded wisely like she knew something that they didn’t.
“You mean they used to live here?” Emerson looked from Maggie to the house in disbelief. “Like for real?”
“For real,” she assured him. “And it does my heart good to see them coming back.”
“Do you think she sees us?” That thought seemed to scare Emerson a little.
“Well, that depends on what kind of fairy it is,” added Jazz, ready to help Maggie spin her story. “Ground-dwelling fairies tend to hide more. There’s always the danger of being stepped on, so they have clever spots close at hand. That way they can disappear from sight.”
“Like they’re invisible,” said Shannon, but Jazz shook her head.
“No, nothing’s invisible, honey,” she told her, as if the rest of the story was stocked with solid truths. “But it is in their best interests to take cover. Or if she’s off on a secret fairy mission, she could be away for the day.”
Maggie had to swallow a chuckle, and Jazz didn’t dare look her way.
“That’s like so amazing.” Emerson reached out, then snatched his hand back. “Can I touch it?”
“Yes,” Maggie told him. “Gently, though.”
“It’s so cool,” breathed Shannon. “I can’t wait to have Mara and Keegan come over and see it. And Shelly and Dray from my class, too. It’s so absolutely beautiful, isn’t it, Maggie?”
Maggie looked at Jazz. Jazz returned the look.
Where had it come from?
Friend or foe?
And she hated that every sweet thing in life might have a twisted meaning, but she didn’t dare assume anything. “Shall we keep walking? And if you find any acorns, bring a few back and leave them by the house when we pass it again. Fairies use acorn covers for all kinds of things, I’m told. Umbrellas, hats, bowls and bathtubs.”
“Well, it makes sense,” added Maggie. “They are the perfect size and quite versatile.”
“Maybe there’s more.” Excited by the thought, the two skipped ahead, searching left and right.
Should she be worried? Concerned that someone was tempting them into the forest and here they were with three small children?
Maggie took her hand. “Max,” she whispered.
Jazz’s fears dissipated.
“He wants the boy’s time to be special.”
“Oh, Max.” If ever there was a man who should have had children, it was the kind-hearted man who put others first.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of writing sweet stories, full of unforgettable characters in pastoral small towns and the occasional big city. With over 50 books published to date, and more to come, Ruthy loves to pen stories in the middle of the night when it bothers no one… and, in return, they don’t bother her! J Married with six children and a daughter of her heart, Ruthy has fourteen grandkids who all love her and think she’s the coolest thing on the planet. Except for Star Wars & Harry Potter, puppies, baseball, Nerd ropes…. Okay, you get the picture. She loves chatting with readers. Email Ruthy at email@example.com, ask to be put on her newsletter list or visit her website ruthloganherne.com.
(1) winner will receive a print copy of Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge and an assortment of candies!
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