19 April 2015

Ruth Logan Herne's Novella, "His Beloved Bride," Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels


With This Kiss Historical Collection

His Beloved Bride
April, 2015

5 Stars *****

Loved this story!

With ladies pursuing, him, practical Phillip Dickerson hasn't claimed a bride because he's been too busy!!! BUT he needs a wife and child as a condition to claim his inheritance. Grace Hawthorne is DESPERATE!!! She's likely dying, after losing her husband and having just born a child. She's called on God, alone in the little soddy she's in, when Phillip finds her! SWOON! He rescues her and brings her to his own home to recover. Thank God he listen to that still small voice of God and went after the Grace to check on her and her baby!

I read this story right during the time before I got really ill and had to have gall bladder surgery. I can just imagine how horrid Grace felt and then to have a big strong man come help her (like my hubs did--love you, Jeffrey!) well, it was a fantastic read.

BUT...these two hard-headed people have ISSUES to deal with from their past. I will be honest in that something happens that normally would have stopped me cold, completely, from finishing this story. It is something authors are told never to do in their stories. But it is so organic to the plot and you can see if coming. This is a deep story of overcoming, masterfully told.

Highly recommended!!

Note: We'll be reviewing more novellas from this collection in the weeks ahead on OWG blog!

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You can find this beautiful collection of stories here on Amazon!

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment to enter for a chance to win a copy of any one of Ruth's books, winner's choice of format (ebook only for international winner unless available on Book Distributors)! 





26 comments:

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    1. Awesome, Susan, well you are definitely in with a chance for this terrific book!!

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  2. Thank you for the chance. rxavier123@yahoo.com

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    1. You're welcome, all the very best Rebecca!!

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  3. Wonderful review, Carrie - thank you!!

    I have the With This Kiss Historical Collection, however, haven't had an opportunity to read Ruthy's "His Beloved Bride"- will be doing so very quickly, after reading your review and the other 2 reviews posted on OWG on this novella and another of her books. "His Beloved Bride" sounds like a beautiful, emotional read. I'm anxious to find out which writing faux pas Ruthy committed, which turned out so beautifully, I know - you wouldn't have given it 5 stars, otherwise (lol), she is a gifted writer.

    So happy Ruthy has enjoyed her recent visits here at OWG. Praying you're "on the mend" and feeling less pain, Carrie!! Continued prayers!!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Bonnie, I'm sure Carrie will read all these but I'm just going to help our Carrie out with that 'mending' by replying to everyone here! :) Bonnie, I can't wait for you to read Ruthy's story!! It touched me so much, and I know what Carrie is talking about, but she's correct in saying it was necessary for the story and really only adds to to it! It's really actually very important because people do go through this, and this beautiful story demonstrates the characters emotions and how they overcome!

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  4. Hi Carrie. Hope you are feeling lots better. Sorry you had to have the old fashioned surgery. Wondering if they told you why. Would love to read Ruth's book. Good review. GOD bless you. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Thanks for your kind thoughts for Carrie, Maxie! I so hope you get a chance to read Ruth's story in this collection, it is SO good! It's a great pioneer story too Maxie, and I know you love those!

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  5. Thank you for the wonderful review, CARRIE! Ruth sounds like a masterful storyteller judging from all of the great reviews I have read of her books!

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    1. She certainly is that, Diana!! I'm really looking forward to you reading this story in particular Diana, but all Ruth's stories are a real treat to read for sure!

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  6. I just received my copy from Ruth, thanks so much! Thanks for the review Carrie, I am excited to read these! Now I'm wanting to add the others to my TBR stack :)
    Glad you are feeling better! Blessings...
    dkstevensneAToutlook(DoT)CoM

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    1. Congratulations on your win Deanna!! You have some great reading ahead! :)

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  7. Hey, I am happy you are having this drawing and giving us a chance to pick a soft cover book. I have never read these books before and glad to be getting a chance to win one. Sorry you have been hurting, been there done that surgery, I am glad you are feeling better.
    pam1lunsford ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

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    1. Hi Pamela, thanks for your entry! At this stage, this collection is only available as an ebook. Do you have an e-reader of some sort? Thank you for your kind words to Carrie. She is still doing a lot of recovering. God bless you!

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  8. Ohh I loved your review Carrie!! It honestly made me smile as it brought back memories of this brilliant story... And that incredible hero!! Swoon, indeed! ;) Spot on Carrie, in saying that it was 'a deep story of overcoming, masterfully told.' Could not agree with you more!

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  9. I have never read anything by Ruth Logan Herne. I think this is a good time to start. Winning this book would sure help with that. lol

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    1. Oops, my email is grace_soo_amazing@yahoo.com

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    2. You're so right, Tonya, this is a perfect start to read something by Ruth! :) I promise once you read 'His Beloved Bride' from this collection, you'll want to read everything of Ruth's!! :) Blessings!

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  10. Great review! I just love these novella collections and Ruthie's stories. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Carrie knows how to bait you with her reviews, don't you think Heidi! :) All the best with your entry today!!

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  11. Thanks for the opportunity. Would love to win. :)

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    1. Thanks Brandi for coming by! This is GREAT collection of stories!! :)

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  12. Sounds like this would be a great book to win! Thanks for the review, Carrie :)
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. It certainly is Betti! Thanks for coming by to read Carrie's review!

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