Book Review: A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne

Posted February 24, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, romance, Ruth Logan Herne / 4 Comments

Shepherd’s Crossing #2

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2019
PAGES: 224

Cowboy bachelor Jace Middleton was ready to leave Shepherd’s Crossing for good – until he learns his family’s unspoken secrets.

Now Jace finds himself not only caring for his twin baby nieces, but working with beautiful, strong-willed designer Melonie Fitzgerald to renovate his grandmother’s run-down estate.

Love wasn’t part of the plan… but Jace soon finds himself wishing Melonie could become part of his unexpected family.

First of all, I love seeing a hero of color on the cover! That was the first thing that drew me to this story, a very close second being its author.

Jace Middleton is swoony and sweet, with a heart of gold and a spirit of integrity. He loves the small town of Shepherd’s Crossing, and family is the most important thing to him. Poor Jace is punched with a lot of life-changing revelations all at once, not the least of which is his attraction to career-minded city girl Melonie. (Melonie, for her part, has a much softer side to her than first appears and feels like a woman you’d want as your best friend.)

Bottom Line: Herne has a way of capturing the beauty of diversity without making it a political issue or without seeming as though she’s just trying to make a point. Her warmth and genuine love for people from all walks of life and cultures shine through in her stories, and A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing is no exception.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I bought for my own collection. In the interest of full disclosure, I also received compensation from the author to coordinate a tour with JustRead Tours, my co-owned company. This did not in any way affect my review of this book. All views expressed are still only my honest opinion.)

This review first appeared on Diversity Between the Pages.

My Rating: 5 stars / loved it

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Best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of nearly fifty novels and novellas through traditional publishers and her own independent works. She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. And yet… they don’t. With over a million books in print, Ruthy is living her dream of touching hearts and souls by writing the kind of books she likes to read.

She lives on a pumpkin farm in Western New York where they grow all kinds of cool things for fall from sumptuous squashes and veggies to gorgeous stacking pumpkins. Ruthy’s farm is quickly becoming the place to be every September and October!

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