Friday, January 26, 2018

Her Secret Daughter

GIVEAWAY
HERNE, RUTH LOGAN
HER SECRET DAUGHTER

Josie Gallagher has plenty of reasons to be wary of Jacob Weatherly -- considering he's working for the hotel chain that's forcing her restaurant to close. But when he shows up there with a little girl by his side -- her little girl -- she's dismayed. How has this bachelor wound up with custody of the baby Josie placed with a married couple six years ago? The handsome hotel executive has no idea that Addie is Josie's biological child, and Josie can't afford to tell him. As he helps save her business, Josie and Jacob unexpectedly grow closer. But will her secret stand in the way of their happily-ever-after?

Grace Haven: A town full of heart, happiness and home

My Review:

An emotionally consuming story that celebrates the depths of a mother's sacrificial love. Honestly, my heart was in my throat the whole read. I just couldn't...even now I can't...because I was so furious on Josie's behalf. But then Cruz came on the scene and said everything I wanted to say and then some and delivered it with just the right amount of bite and compassion (which I wouldn't have done.) And if you're wondering who Cruz is -- he's the hero from book three of this Grace Haven series and what can I say? Once a hero always a hero. Cruz proved that here. I literally broke into my full Team Cruz cheer mode. Wooohoooo.

But that doesn't mean I'm not on Team Jacob too. Because I am. Wholeheartedly.( I'm fictionally fickle that way.) Jacob is kind, decent, hard-working and the most devoted Dad on the planet. Sweet perfection, right? Not if you're Josie because Jacob's little girl is the baby Josie gave up for adoption six years ago --- to a married couple. How'd that happen?! From the devious mind of Ruth Logan Herne, that's how. She's a wickedly conniving plotter so be prepared for copious twists and turns and a healthy dose of heart-wrenching.This author makes her hero and heroine work for their happily-ever-after and if you're not given to nail-biting and teeth-clenching you will be by the end of this book!

Talk about angst-riddled. But let's heap on a little more. Like the fact that Jacob's purpose in town is to close down Josie's restaurant. And if that isn't enough turmoil to go around, we have Josie trying hard to leave behind a past she's not proud of. And she's done a great job of creating something positive out of her life but, like so many of us, she has a hard time letting go of mistakes she knows God has already forgiven her for. It takes a hero with a pure heart and the ability to (finally) listen to God's prompting before she can finally let go and let God. And then, oh glory be, the blessings come pouring in!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Her Secret Daughter, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 28 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

31 comments:

  1. I sure was looking forward to your review of this one Kav!! Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did :-) I must sniff out the previous Grace Haven books so I can learn about the other characters I just met in Her Secret Daughter and spend time in a small town world Ruthy created!

    Gotta love a good angsty story put out by an author who knows how to write 'em :-)

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    1. Oh yes, back track through this series...think this is the fourth? They are all awesomesauce. Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. Oh I'm not entering for the book as I already own it and read/reviewed it :-)

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    3. Oops -- I knew that. Thanks for reminding me.:-) My brain is still mush from this emotional read. Bwahahahahaha!

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  2. Awe looks like a sweet read. Thanks for sharing your review and Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
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  3. Of course it is a great book.....it is a Ruthy book! lol Always love her books!

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    1. She just keeps getting better and betterer. :-)

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  4. oh this does sound good. I love it when the two characters have to really work, realistically, for their happily ever after
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    1. You'll adore this book then,Lori. Good luck!

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  5. Oh my, what an emotional charged book! Thanks for bring "HER SECRET DAUGHTER" to my attention and your wonderful review. I very much want to read this book for multiple reasons.

    Appreciate the chance to win a copy!
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    1. Yes you do -- you'll love it! Good luck, Kay.

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  6. Kav, I love your review ( as always) and LOVED this book! Sacrificial love gets me every time.

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    1. Wasn't it an awesome story? The kind that makes you all choked up and wannna cheer by the end.

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  7. Love your review! I'm behind on this series so I need to get caught up. Can't wait to read this book! Sounds amazing-- always love a Ruth Logan Herne book. Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. She writes stories with heart. Good luck, Pam.

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  8. Your review makes me want to read it! And Ruth's books are always so good! Becky lelandandbecky(AT)reagan(DOT)com

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    1. Yes they are!!!! Good luck, Becky.

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  9. I’ve never read this series, now I want to.
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    1. Yes you do!!!!! You really, really do! Good luck, Lucy.

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  10. Sounds like a good one from a great author. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. She is the best of the best when it comes to writing a great emotional read. Good luck, Mindy.

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  11. WOW! This sounds like a must read! Thanks for the review. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway! 😊
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  12. Catchy title
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  13. Sounds like an interesting read.

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