Friday, February 21, 2014

Safely Home



Detective Crescent Dietrich vowed never to return to Watkins Ridge. A bullet and her grandmother’s cancer diagnosis changed that. Now she’s back, touching a past she spurned long ago.

 Alex Westmore appreciates God’s humor, but when hard-nosed Cress Dietrich is plunked into the middle of the family farm controversy—and his part in the sale of a centennial farm—he’s not laughing. He promised her grandmother secrecy, and Alex always keeps his word. But this time, his pledge might break Cress’s heart.

He wants her trust and love. He knows you can’t have one without the other. But can Cress escape the shadows of the past in time to embrace the simple light of her future? With God’s grace, she can… in Watkins Ridge.

My Review:

Herne is one of my favourite authors because she never fails to deliver a heart felt read riddled with emotional angst and poignant hope. Honestly, I wanted to throttle Cress at the beginning of this book...she's that snarky. Talk about a chip on her shoulder! She was dragging around a boulder and it coloured everything she did, everything she saw. It pretty near flattened her. But Herne does something amazing in the course of this read -- she takes Cress (and her readers) on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

And I think I've fallen a little in love with Alex myself. The rapid-fire dialogue between those two when they square off slowly turns into something softer and sweeter. A definite toe-curling warning should be placed for Safely Home. In fact you might want to have a fainting couch available as a safety precaution!

Another stellar romance from a much loved author.

Giveaway Opportunity:


 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Safely Home please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 23 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.


  1. I want to learn more about Cresent and I love the cover and title of this book. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    1. It's an all round winner, that's for sure. And there's something comforting about that title, isn't there? Good luck Melanie.

  2. Cress sounds like a tough lady! I enjoy Ruth's ability to grab my heart with her stories. Sounds good, Kav. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

    1. What a perfect way to say it, Merry -- she does grab hearts doesn't she? And holds them hostage until the very last page. :-) Good luck!

  3. I love Ruth's novels, and would be honored if I could review this one! Thanks for all you do, Kav. YOU ROCK!!

  4. I have not read anything by Ruth but this book sounds like a great of to start with. Cress sounds a lot like my heroine in WIP, I would love to see how Ruth handles a tough heroine. Thanks for the chance to win.



    1. Ruth is one of the best at portraying tough but relatable heroines. Good luck Melissa.

  5. Oh my another Ruth story ... yes count me in on this one, I'd love to add it to my collection. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

  6. I've read it....and loved it! Don't enter me. Ruthy always writes a great book!!

    1. Glad you loved it too Jackie. Isn't a Ruthy book a thing of beauty?!

  7. I'm planning on reading it. Please enter me. I would like the chance to win.

  8. Hello Kav. Loved your review and sense of humor. I haven' read a book by this author but would love to eliminate that by winning this book. Thanks for a chance. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com
    ( Please use this email )

  9. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  10. Hi Kav,

    Sounds like a great read - thank you for your review! I am anxious to learn more about Cress and it sounds like Ruth has made Alex irresistible if you suggest a fainting couch! (Smile) I would be delighted to win a copy of this book - sounds like my kind of read and I love the cover! Thanks for the opportunity in your drawing!

    Blessings to you and Ruth!