Saturday, December 3, 2016

Book review with a giveaway: Healing of the Heart by Loree Lough




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About the Book

When Ruby McCoy and her mother arrive in Fairplay and promptly move into the biggest mansion around, they are the talk of the town. But while Mrs. McCoy worries about ribbons, trunks, and wallpaper, Ruby rolls up her sleeves. Since the hanging of her notorious gangster father five years ago, Ruby, hiding under an assumed name, is on a mission to right her father’s wrongs. She is determined to spend every penny of her inherited “blood money” helping those who paid the price for her father’s crimes. But she didn’t plan on falling in love.

Sheriff Rex Truett doesn’t trust Ruby and doesn’t care who knows it. The keeper of Fairplay’s law and order makes it his business to find out why a stranger—especially a beautiful, rich, female stranger—would set up businesses, donate to schools, hire workmen to rebuild houses, and provide access to the best medical care. But when a cholera epidemic sweeps through the city, he is forced to reconsider.

Will Ruby have the courage to tell Rex her family secret? And will love or justice win in Rex’s heart?

My Review

I thought the premise of this book was really original, and I enjoyed seeing how it all played out.  I was as curious about the newcomers in town as the townspeople were.

The characters were easy to like.  It was admirable that Ruby put not only her money, but herself into making restitution in Fairplay.  Rex was an honorable man, devoted to doing his job well, and caring for his family to the best of his ability.  Through the events of this book, they were able to find healing from the tragedy that connected them.

This was the third book in the Secrets on Sterling Street series, and I think it would be enjoyable to spend more time with the hard-working citizens of Fairplay, Colorado.  I recommend this book to those who like historical fiction based in the Old West and romance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author
A prolific writer, Loree Lough has 108 books, 68 short stories, and more than 2,500 articles in print. Her novels have earned dozens of industry and Reader’s Choice awards. A frequent guest speaker for writers’ organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, corporations, and college and high school writing programs, Loree and her husband, Larry, divide their time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains.

Her books have over 3700 ratings on Goodreads with the first two books in The Secrets of Sterling Street series, Currency of the Heartand Guardians of the Heart receiving multiple four and five star reviews on book review and retail sites.




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Giveaway



In honor of her tour, Loree is giving away her books: Secrets on Sterling Street series, Prevailing Love (3 in 1), Priscilla Hires a Husband, Lone Wolf, and Emma’s Orphans, a KJVER Study Bible, and an Abba pillar candle in a wicker basket! Click the link below to enter; be sure to comment on this post to claim your nine bonus entries for this giveaway! https://promosimple.com/ps/a81c

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting. I love meeting new authors.

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  2. I do, too, Irma. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Always enjoy historical romance and this has an added plus of even more of a life/ethics lesson in making things right.

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  4. I did not realize you had written so many books! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I've been reading Loree Lough books for a long time now!

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