Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Ruth Logan Herne & Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge

Posted November 18, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance, Ruth Logan Herne / 15 Comments

Reclaiming Hope JustRead Blog TourWelcome to the Blog Tour for Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Ruthy on the blog today to talk about the heroine we’ll meet in her new Wishing Bridge book!

Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge

SERIES: Wishing Bridge #5
GENRE: Women’s Fiction with romantic elements (clean)
RELEASE DATE: October 22, 2022
PAGES: 314

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.

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by Ruth Logan Herne, author of Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge

Heather Johnstone isn’t your typical heroine.

She’s self-made.

She’s strong.

She’s driven.

She’s a goal-setter who knows where she’s going and how she’s going to get there. Heather never cheats or cuts corners: She simply works harder and does it better because the one thing that Heather keeps in her bag of tricks is her love of children.

She wasn’t loved as a child.

She was put aside in favor of her half-sister and when her teenage love ended up falling in love with Heather’s younger sister… with fair Alicia…. Heather’s heart didn’t stop.

It hardened.

She stayed away in a move of self-preservation that wasn’t a bad move but the grudge holding that followed messed with her soul. And now comes reckoning.

No one plans on reckoning. Especially the Type “A”s among us, the driven, the focused, the fearless and yet reckoning comes in its own way and its own time. Heather must face a past she can’t change and accept a future that changes everything on her to-do list.

She was an amazing character to write because the Heathers of this world are game-changers and in my opinion there are too few of them. I love her strength, her work ethic, the fierceness of her character but I mostly love that her ferocity isn’t tamed by her bends in the road. It’s stronger than ever and she’s the kind of gal I’d love to have coffee with.

I hope folks love her.

I know they’ll love this story.

I know they’ll need a stash of tissues.

But that’s okay because a good story should evoke emotion and tears and joy and I hope that’s what readers find with “Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge”. A story that stays with you and makes you want to be a better person long after the last page is turned.

Ruth Logan Herne

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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Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge JustRead Giveaway

(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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15 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Ruth Logan Herne & Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge

  1. Eva Millien

    I enjoyed the guest post and Reclaiming Hope in Whispering Bridge sounds like a book that I really want to read!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a splendid day!

  2. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing your guest post, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge.

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