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Her Holiday Family | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing Her Holiday Family, the 5th book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Home for the Holidays

When her café goes up in smoke, Tina Martinelli decides to make a big change.

She plans to leave Kirkwood Lake and start over — somewhere without the haunting memories of family and failure.

But just as she’s plotting her new life, her girlhood crush Max Campbell returns to town . . . and suddenly takes notice of Tina all grown up.

Having retired from his military career, Max’s ready to start over, too. He’s given his heart to her.

Now, if only Max can convince Tina to stick around this Christmas — and forever after.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

This story is about Tina and Max…

Many of us identify with Tina. Everything seems to be working out in her life, then she loses her job and has to start over. After working hard to make her dreams come true, tragedy strikes again — and she back at square one — again.

I’ve been back to square one too many times in my life . . . some of the time it was my own fault, for making bad decisions. We’ve all been there, I suppose.

What else can we do but try again?

Ruth Logan Herne does an amazing job showing how things can go from good to bad. Then she shows how wonderful life can be — once we put our trust in GOD — and we begin to trust ourselves again.

DO NOT miss this story. It’s such an inspiring message . . . and one that we all need at times.

If you don’t have this series, be sure to put it on your Christmas list. Tell your family — and friends — which books you’d like for Christmas. Maybe — just maybe — the faith, love and hope in these books will lift you up, when you need it most.

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

The Lawman’s Holiday Wish | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing The Lawman’s Holiday Wish, the 3rd book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Second-Chance Christmas

No one in Kirkwood Lake seems willing to forget, or forgive, Rainey McKinney’s troubled past.

But Rainey can’t afford to let that bother her. Her top priority is rebuilding her life and being a good mom to her twin daughters.

Even handsome deputy sheriff Luke Campbell can’t distract her, tempting as he is.

She’s determined to keep her distance, but as his son and her girls form a special bond, Rainey and Luke can’t help but do the same.

Can Rainey put her past behind her once and for all and embrace a future full of hope—and love?

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Rainy McKinney has had more than her share of trouble . . .

Even though she was exonerated of a crime — and her criminal record was expunged — certain people in the town refuse to forget her past . . . or let her forget it.

When Luke Campbell approaches Rainy with a request to join forces in dealing with problems concerning their children, she willingly complies. But Luke has problems of his own. Will he end up pushing her away because of his past?

I can’t recommend this story enough! It’s amazing!

If you enjoy reading books by Ruth Logan Herne, or if you’re reading the Kirkwood Lake series, be sure to get this one – it’s the best one so far (I think… I love them all, so it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite).

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Merry Christmas!

 

God bless you!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Healing the Lawman’s Heart | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing Healing the Lawman’s Heart, the 6th book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

An Officer and a Lady

Single mom Julia Harrison is the last person Tanner Reddington should get involved with.

He’s promised to stay away from all things baby.

But the state trooper’s protective instincts outweigh his misgivings when he meets the lovely midwife.

Julia is opening a women’s clinic in Kirkwood Lake, while raising two small boys on her own.

Plagued by memories of the family he lost, Tanner fights the pull he feels toward Julia and her kids.

But when an orphaned newborn brings Tanner and Julia together, they begin to consider their future…as husband and wife.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

I just finished reading this story and . . . WOW!

The details that Ruth Logan Herne add to her stories make all the difference! The people — the town — it all seems so real.

And I want to share how much I appreciate that, instead of being happy when a difficult situation with her ex-husband seems to be working out in her favor, she definitely goes the extra mile and makes it possible for her ex-husband to get a better hold on the situation. Many people wouldn’t agree, but it was a really great choice.

OK! I can’t say any more about it (I did my best to not give anything away; therefore, leaving you totally clueless). Of course, my readers know I make every attempt to not ruin the story. After all, I want you to read it, too!

I don’t know if there will be another book written in this series, but in my opinion, if this is the last one — it’s a good one to end the series (although I’d love to see more of these characters).

I can’t recommend this story enough — I really can’t!

It’s amazing!

Believe me, if you enjoy reading books by Ruth Logan Herne, or if you’re reading the Kirkwood Lake series, please be sure to get this one. I tried earlier to pick a favorite one, but it’s impossible — I love them all!

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Happy Reading!!!

… and don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the GIVEAWAY contest!

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Blessings!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

Her Holiday Family | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing Her Holiday Family, the 5th book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Home for the Holidays

When her café goes up in smoke, Tina Martinelli decides to make a big change.

She plans to leave Kirkwood Lake and start over — somewhere without the haunting memories of family and failure.

But just as she’s plotting her new life, her girlhood crush Max Campbell returns to town . . . and suddenly takes notice of Tina all grown up.

Having retired from his military career, Max’s ready to start over, too. He’s given his heart to her.

Now, if only Max can convince Tina to stick around this Christmas — and forever after.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

This story is about Tina and Max…

Many of us identify with Tina. Everything seems to be working out in her life, then she loses her job and has to start over. After working hard to make her dreams come true, tragedy strikes again — and she back at square one — again.

I’ve been back to square one too many times in my life . . . some of the time it was my own fault, for making bad decisions. We’ve all been there, I suppose.

What else can we do but try again?

Ruth Logan Herne does an amazing job showing how things can go from good to bad. Then she shows how wonderful life can be — once we put our trust in GOD — and we begin to trust ourselves again.

DO NOT miss this story. It’s such an inspiring message . . . and one that we all need at times.

If you don’t have this series, be sure to put it on your Christmas list. Tell your family — and friends — which books you’d like for Christmas. Maybe — just maybe — the faith, love and hope in these books will lift you up, when you need it most.

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Happy Reading!!!

… and don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the GIVEAWAY contest!

Ruth Logan Herne Marathon | Giveaway!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

Loving the Lawman | Ruth Logan Herne


Today I am reviewing Loving the Lawman, the 4th book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Safe in His Arms

Widowed and pregnant, Gianna Costanza comes to Kirkwood Lake with her world in pieces.

She’s determined to put her life back together after her cop husband’s death, and romance definitely isn’t part of the plan.

But when she meets her new landlord and neighbor, she knows she doesn’t stand a chance.

Deputy Sheriff Seth Campbell is strong and kind, and more supportive than she ever imagined a man could be.

Soon he’s sweeping Gianna off her feet.

But she doesn’t know if he’s ready for an instant family—or if she’s brave enough to love another lawman.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Oh, what a wonderful story!

Gianna Costanza lost one man she loved – she doesn’t intend to put herself in that position again. Seth Campbell has a past with hurt, too. Is he ready for a relationship?

Well, at first it might seem impossible . . .

Of course, that’s what great stories are made of – impossible dreams.

Ruth Logan Herne knows just how to write a story with seemingly impossible odds. But what she does best is find the best ways to make situations work. Just how she does this – is different in each situation, with each problem, each impossible dream.

This story touched my heart. . . so many beloved children wanted and needed by a hurting parent. The characters – even the babies – are beautifully flawed, yet perfect in their own ways.

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Happy Reading!!!

… and don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the GIVEAWAY contest!

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God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

The Lawman’s Holiday Wish | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing The Lawman’s Holiday Wish, the 3rd book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Second-Chance Christmas

No one in Kirkwood Lake seems willing to forget, or forgive, Rainey McKinney’s troubled past.

But Rainey can’t afford to let that bother her. Her top priority is rebuilding her life and being a good mom to her twin daughters.

Even handsome deputy sheriff Luke Campbell can’t distract her, tempting as he is.

She’s determined to keep her distance, but as his son and her girls form a special bond, Rainey and Luke can’t help but do the same.

Can Rainey put her past behind her once and for all and embrace a future full of hope—and love?

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

Rainy McKinney has had more than her share of trouble . . .

Even though she was exonerated of a crime — and her criminal record was expunged — certain people in the town refuse to forget her past . . . or let her forget it.

When Luke Campbell approaches Rainy with a request to join forces in dealing with problems concerning their children, she willingly complies. But Luke has problems of his own. Will he end up pushing her away because of his past?

I can’t recommend this story enough! It’s amazing!

If you enjoy reading books by Ruth Logan Herne, or if you’re reading the Kirkwood Lake series, be sure to get this one – it’s the best one so far (I think… I love them all, so it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite).

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Happy Reading!!!

… and don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the GIVEAWAY contest!

Ruth Logan Herne Marathon | Giveaway!

 

Blessings!
Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

Falling For The Lawman | Ruth Logan Herne

 


Today I am reviewing Falling For The Lawman, the 2nd book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Lawman Next Door

Piper McKinney’s got her hands full.

Busy saving her farm from developers, and her family from trouble, she has no time for love.

Not even for the handsome state trooper who becomes her new neighbor.

But Zach Harrison can’t ignore the girl next door. Even though he gave up the farming life years ago, Piper intrigues him, and her plight calls out to the protector in him.

Piper may not want a man, especially one with a badge, but Zach will show her that he’s here to serve and protect…and love.

Kirkwood Lake: A town full of heart and hope.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

No one should have to fight against their own family to save their home!

But when developers get everyone involved . . . from Piper’s brothers . . . to the current town supervisor, Piper discovers she will either have to fight . . . or flee!

Zach and his father have just moved next door, when Zach – a state trooper – declares war on his neighbor’s roosters. But when he meets the enchanting Piper McKinney, sassy and sweet, he’s more than interested – he’s hooked!

Come on . . . you have to want to read more . . . so be sure to pick up a copy of Falling For the Lawman today. Shoot . . . pick up the whole series, begin with book 1 – The Lawman’s Second Chance – and read them all with me.

Ruth Logan Herne has no trouble holding on to my attention with this exciting series . . . the problem is putting down the book and getting some sleep! Oh well, who needs sleep anyway —

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Happy Reading!

… and don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the GIVEAWAY contest!

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God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

The Lawman’s Second Chance | Ruth Logan Herne

Today I am reviewing The Lawman’s Second Chance, the 1st book in the Kirkwood Lake series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Love In Bloom

After losing his wife to cancer, Lt. Alexander Steele vowed he’d protect himself and his children from that kind of loss again. But that was before he laid eyes on Lisa Fitzgerald.

She welcomes him to town and immediately connects with his shy daughter, Emma.

Yet Lisa is a cancer survivor herself, and so a reminder of everything Alex and his family suffered.

Will a relationship with her be too much for him to bear?

With their love growing even faster than Lisa’s beautiful gardens, Alex has to decide whether he can risk his heart once more.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

When Alex meets Lisa, he never expects in a million years to fall in love — again.

But when he discovers that she is recovering from breast cancer — the same heinous disease that took his wife from him — will he stay? Or will he do what he vowed to do . . . run away!

If you want to know, you’ll have to read the book for yourself. Please let me assure you, it’s worth your time. It’s an awesome story . . . of love, joy, pain, and loss.

Ruth Logan Herne pursues a subject many authors avoid — cancer is a very difficult thing to write about, but Ruth does a superb job telling Lisa’s story, and Alex’s story.

This is such a worthwhile subject – and story . . . and the characters are definitely up to the task. They’re delightful, entertaining, and loveable.

Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) place of Kirkwood Lake.

Happy Reading!!!

… and don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the GIVEAWAY contest!

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God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

DECEMBER 2015 MARATHON | RUTH LOGAN HERNE

 

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I am dedicating the month of DECEMBER on my bookshelf blog to:

RUTH LOGAN HERNE

 

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Ruth has graciously offered to sponsor 5 special giveaways… Christmas-themed, of course!

December 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and 31st

Saturday winners: The Lawman’s Holiday Wish
and  Her Holiday Family

DECEMBER 31st: Refuge of the Heart

 

WOOHOO!

 

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Blessings!

 

Marathon © 2015 DJ Mynatt

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