About the Book
Kelsey is on her way to a life do-over. And it’s not the first time. Abandoned by her drug-addict mother as a teen, she landed in a foster-care group home where she experienced faith and community—and met her best friends, Jazz and Theadora. The trio stuck together like sisters and vowed to make their lives mean something.
Now Kelsey’s pushing thirty, and her life has taken a wrong turn. Pregnant and alone after loving the wrong man, she’s on her way to making another life-changing decision when a wicked blizzard strands her outside the sleepy town of Wishing Bridge.
After being rescued from a snowbank by a handsome cop, she’s embraced by the welcoming village, but she still feels upside down. Fortunately, her frantic SOS brings her besties rushing to help sort things out. They soon find that Wishing Bridge has as many secrets as Kelsey does—and she’s connected to it in ways she couldn’t have imagined.
In My Opinion (Review)
A winter storm, a pregnant woman with no home, and a small town police officer kick this story off with a bang.
Determined to provide her baby with a better upbringing than the one she had, Kelsey McCleary has a plan. One that a winter storm and the small town her mother mentioned once derail. Stranded in Wishing Bridget with strangers, Kelsey sends an SOS to her two best friends. Two women she hasn’t talked to in years.
Ruth Logan Herne does not steer away from difficult issues in the first book of her new series with Waterfall press. She tackles eating disorders, foster kids, infidelity, joblessness, and more with a gentle touch that brings them to light in the residents and visitors to this sleepy New York town.
I enjoyed the introduction to the residents. There aren’t as many scenes with the hero and heroine together as one would expect in a romance, but the ones that are there are satisfying enough to keep fans of the genre happy.
Instead, Herne allows Kelsey, Hale, Maggie, and Thea to develop their personalities as individuals through their pain, disappointments, wonder, and joys.
A story filled with forgiveness, hope, friends, family, and some holiday cheer, Welcome to Wishing Bridge is one of those winter stories that reminds us that there are good people in this world. People who take a stranger under their roof and care for her despite their own broken hearts.
I wasn’t ready to leave this little town when I reached the last page, so it’s a good thing Kelsey’s besties agreed to stick around!
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