Welcome to the Blog Tour for Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge
Series: Wishing Bridge #5
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: October 22, 2022
Genre: Women’s Fiction with romantic elements (clean)
She swore she’d never come back to Wishing Bridge.
She needed nothing. No family. No links to a past that broke her heart. Heather Johnstone was successful in her own right, by her own actions. She’d built a pristine life and gave no one the right or opportunity to disrupt it, but then her father called… the one person who’d loved her. Who’d cared.
And there was no other choice, it seemed.
She’d go back and face a past that was now tragically changed and fairly unimportant, but that’s the thing about growing up. You don’t always know what’s important until it’s too late.
Hank Reynolds had spent over a decade trying to inspire change. Change in a shrinking town adjacent to Wishing Bridge, and a school district that serviced several towns. Hank took his teaching and coaching seriously. Seriously enough to help no small number of kids find their way to success, but when a tragic flood takes a major toll on the little town of Hopewell, the aftermath stuns the surrounding communities with the loss of life and livelihood. Who can help? Who can help them re-establish the good old days in a place that had lost their grip on good a long time ago?
Hank knows what the school needs the minute he sees Heather. Northeast Wyoming Central needs an administrator that puts kids first, all the time. Not just when it looks good for a photo op. And when his phone calls bring back more of their high school football teammates, Hank knows something else is happening… Coming back to Wishing Bridge isn’t just good for the town and the schools… It’s good for the prodigals.
Because whoever said you can’t go home again was wrong and Hank Reynolds intends to prove it, but when Heather’s life takes a sudden turn, he realizes something else: sacrificial love means putting others first. Even if it’s the person you love more than anyone else on the planet.
Grab a cup of coffee, a Coke or a spot of tea and join the folks of Wishing Bridge, NY as they gather folks in to help, to love, to fix, to nurture… Welcome back to Wishing Bridge… where prayers and wishes mingle to make dreams come true.
IN MY OPINION
All I can say is “Wow, what an emotional ride.” Ruth Logan Herne pulled every emotion from me in Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge.
As Heather returns home to Hopewell (a small community near Wishing Bridge) after a natural disaster and tragedy have devastated the town, she’s forced to confront the past she left behind seventeen years ago. Between never feeling accepted and the betrayal of her high school boyfriend, Heather had good reason to leave. And she’s paved a good life for herself.
Herne does not shy away from difficult topics like grief, abuse (emotional and physical), or town politics. Instead, the author incorporates these things into the story and makes the reader feel the emotions along with the characters. But best of all, through the growing pains and the facing the past, those characters we are journeying with find hope and forgiveness and joy.
Grab a box of Kleenex and settle in for a story that will drag you through the wringer and put you out on the other side with the truth that God’s timing in all things is perfect.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Multi-published, award-winning and bestselling inspirational author Ruth Logan Herne has worked with multiple publishers and has published over seventy novels and novellas: Basically, Ruthy is living her dream of being a published author and having a great deal of fun doing it! With words to warm the heart and ease the soul, Ruthy takes her readers on the journeys of some unforgettable characters and situations, but in the spirit of being a true Pollyanna at heart, she loves a happy ending! She has a heart for women as overcomers and that spirit of faith and strength shines through every one of her stories. A mother of six with a seventh “daughter of her heart”, Ruthy has fourteen grandkids, runs a busy big pumpkin farm with her husband Farmer Dave, and has an absolute love for God, Jesus, her family, country, dogs, chocolate and coffee….
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(1) winner will receive a lovely book bundle from Ruthy including several books, chocolate, and a $20 Amazon Gift Card… cozy just got a little bit better.
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 14, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 21, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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