Thursday, March 5, 2020



You know I will tell you honestly that even after 53 books IT IS STILL THE BOMB TO RELEASE A NEW STORY!!!!!!!

It is still thrilling.

It is still amazing.

And best of all, it's still fun. I am doing exactly what I love doing the most, so this totally rocks. And the fact that I had to wait a whole bunch of decades (never you mind how many, that's none of your business, Mister!)  :) just makes this success sweeter... because it was longed for...

Worked for...

And done on God's timing. I think that's the secret weapon, don't you???

Oh, that God! :)

So here's how we are partying today. It's gonna be fun, darlings....

Let me do a little business first:



I am not even kidding you a little bit!!!!!!




So ALL THREE FOR $7.96!!!!!

$7.96 for all three books.  Oh mylanta, that's amazing and again, God's perfect timing because when I picked the release date for Jazz's story months ago, I had no idea that Amazon/Waterfall was going to offer the other two books for sale the same month.... BONUS!!!!!

So here's the party side of this...


(It's pretend....)


(Also pretend, your jeans will thank me)


Now that one I've got! Let me know if you'd like to be put in the drawing for ALL THREE BOOKS.... that's right, a gift of each book for you, Kindle Editions....

And, if you already own one of them, or two of them, we can substitute in my charming historicals, two beautiful Western books about life in 1889 South Dakota... and it's an amazing walk back in time!

Let's celebrate this day by telling me all about your favorite classic book(s) and/or movies!

Let's dish!

Champagne for everyone!

USA Today Bestselling Author Ruth Logan Herne has published over fifty books with many more to come, God willing and when she's not writing unforgettable stories for multiple markets, she's planning and plotting the newest upcoming season on her delightfully inviting pumpkin farm in Western New York. She loves to hear from readers and writers, so feel free to email Ruthy at, visit her website or friend her on facebook. She'd love to hear from you! 


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    1. Hi, sweet thing! I am so crazy excited to have you as an LI author, Toni!!!! Happy dancing!!!!!!!!

      And thank you, I love this series, they were amazing to write and be part of and now I just want to move to Wishing Bridge... with my readers... and we'll walk to the ice cream shop and the new bakery in the General Store and frequent the library! :)

      I'm so glad you stopped by today!

  2. Happy book birthday! I read this book in one day - I could not, would not put it down. I read the first book in this series before last year's CFRR, because I was trying to read books by as many attending authors as I could and (shockingly) I had not read any of yours yet. I loved all three of these books, and although the wait between books is hard, it is so worth it. Thank you for these wonderful stories!

    1. Oh, Linda, what a blessing your words are! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you loved it, and I hope you love Rachel's story, too... Her story came to me from an Amish story I'd seen someplace, about giving away babies, and I could just absolutely see her now-troubled soul in Wishing Bridge.... And I wanted to bring Avis Washington back into the mix, I love that midwife! And there's no easy way to bring a midwife into a story if there are/were no babies, right? But for this story, we have three young married people.... :) So how nice to see our friend Avis again! I love her!!!!

      Thank you for blessing me with your kind words, Linda!

  3. Congratulations Ruthy, another book has arrived! My jeans do thank you for the pretend food! I would love to have a chance for your drawing.

    1. Oh, Connie, my jeans have made the same protest. Ay yi yi, it seems that I started tipping upward in November and just enjoyed the holidays far too much!

      Tucking your name, dear one!

  4. Woo Hoo!!!! Happy release day!!!

    And the timing is perfect. I just finished Thea's story this week, so I'm ready for Jazz's happy ending!

    I'm adding some yogurt smoothies to the breakfast bar - your choice of add-in fruits. We're doing some hard-core celebrating today!

    1. Oh, those might taste good, Jan.

      Guys, I've got the flu


      I came down sick on Tuesday, so thank heavens I had the blogs all done because it's a dilly.

      But I had to stir myself into an upright position to cheer on this book and all o' youse!!!!

    2. Praying for your flu to be short-lived and easily forgotten! <3

  5. Happy book birthday! I hope you feel better soon, and that you do something nice to celebrate! :)

    1. I actually did that already. My high school friend, Beky Carter, and I met at Abbott's and got Sundaes on Monday. That was to celebrate Abbott's opening for the season and the book release!

      So that was fun! And I'm so glad I did it then because nothing sounds good right now.

      But it will in a few days, right? There's always something to look forward to!

  6. Ruthy, I'm so excited for you. (Cue the party horn) God's calling, God's timing. He's so good! Congratulations, Ruthy, and happy book birthday!

    1. Oh, Mindy, thank you! I love the horn and God's timing. I cannot imagine getting through life without faith and when we go out of our way to do nice things for folks, we open a whole and sweet path to conversation.

      And when I'm not wheezing and coughing, I'm so ridiculously happy.

      God has blessed me 100 fold.

  7. Congratulations on another book birthday, Ruthy. I am anxious to read Jazz's story. I already have the other two so the latest one is all I need.

    1. Sandy, I'm tucking your name in.... And I knew that might happen, so we'll see how this all rolls out.

      I hope you love it!

  8. Ruthy, I'm so excited Jazz's story is here! I have the first two on Kindle (and I've read both and loved them both). Happy book birthday, and I hope you feel better soon. The flu is not fun at all.

    And it's nice to know each book birthday is special! I always get something out of each of your posts and keeping the joy in writing is definitely the thread that runs through all of them and always makes me eager to get back to my work in progress!

    1. Tanya, I so absolutely love it that it borders absurdity. And you know, I get rejected now and again still, it's not like I walk through a door and the marketing department goes into a Broadway-style song-and-dance to welcome me to corporate....

      That's a Nora Roberts thing, LOL!

      But gosh, I do love it. And now with indie publishing, if I have a story I believe in, I tuck it aside and believe (honestly) that God's timing will tell me where to put it. Trey's story in the Double S cowboy series is a perfect example. I could "see" his story, but I needed to write the other two to get to him. So those were the ones I had to plot and plan to fit into how I saw his story going, and the weirdest things inspire us... I read a wonderful article about Jimmy Wayne and his hard life and I merged that with everything I knew about Trey and then wrote Colt's and Nick's stories to feed into his.

      But I had his story in mind for at least four or five years.... and just needed the right spot for it.

      You keep going, I was so excited to see your upcoming book, Tanya!!!! GO YOU!!!!! I am so stinkin' proud of you!

  9. Happy Book Birthday! Planning to read my copy today......thanks for another great one. Love all your books. Blessings~~

    1. Jackie, hi!

      And thank you so much... and no hurry! But I do think you might want to hurry because it's really, really good.

      And Jazz is such a cool character to work with!!!!

  10. One thing about Jazz's character (and I've only read the first two books, so no spoilers!) It's intriguing to think of a character who seems to have everything going for her on the surface - wealth, fame, glory. And yet she's still missing something that I know she'll find in this book. Waiting for Jazz's story has been hard, but I know it will be worth it!

    1. Jan, I hope you love it. Those surface things, the face we let the world see, can be so different from the truths that lie within. And she's snarky enough, even with her mental health and self-image problems, to know that she should be all right... and yet she struggles. She is like so many folks I know.... Who don't see their own amazing value besides the paycheck and glamor.

      Okay, wait, I don't really KNOW glamorous people.

      That was a falsehood!!!!:)

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    1. Lucy! Thank you so much, sweet thing! Love the emoji party!!!! I'm tucking your name right into the candy dish, the one that sits in Maggie Tompkins table.

      We all love Maggie Tompkins!

  12. Ruthy, congratulations on the new book baby!! And on the perfect timing of the sale. :)

    1. P.S. I also meant to comment on 53 books. That's astounding!! Go, you!

    2. Can you believe it??????

      I can't quite wrap my head around it, Missy!

      And thank you, sweet thing. The sale timing is awesome!!!!

  13. Hi Birthday Book Girl!

    I started reading your post this morning and Bingo!, my New York voice popped off in my head, the moment I read this:

    "And the fact that I had to wait a whole bunch of decades (never you mind how many, that's none of your business, Mister!) :)"

    Imagine me doing a 'double-take' and turning around looking back at you while responding,

    "Aye, you tah-ken to me?"

    New York, New York, where those from Brooklyn even called their beloved baseball team, 'dem bums'!

    I must say I have all three Wishing Bridge books but while I can buy them as fast as you write them, I can't read them that fast!

    So I'm reading book three first, (I read the first chapter last night), and I have a real question for you.

    "What kind of book is it?"

    With indy books it is often not clear in which genre the book fits. With LI and LIS you know instantly what kind of book it is.

    I started out thinking the book was a romance but soon found out the heroine was engaged. It looked like she already had her HEA in sight. Then I thought it might be women's fiction but then some man attacks her in the woods. At this point it seems like a suspense novel.

    How do I get comfortable in my reading mindset? Will a time-traveler or a vampire appear in chapter II?

    Do I have this category-problem because I read from the POV of a writer? Maybe.

    But honestly I'd like to see a category reference on the cover of the book. Just look at Debby's LIS Amish book covers. It takes just one second to learn (and even feel) what those books are about.

    Just something the think about. Ask marketing boy if I'm not right.

    At least, "Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge", has me hooked for now. However with vampires or shapeshifters, maybe not. :)


    1. Hahahahah! I love your New Yorker voice, Vince!

      "Yeah." (chews gum slowly.) "Ah'm talkin' to you."

      Okay so these are Women's fiction....

      And she's not engaged, but her friend Thea is, so maybe that's the confusion there? Jazz is absolutely single....

      Although there are two smokin' hot guys who are interested, it seems...

      And yet our Jazz is all right making it on her own so far... but I MIGHT PUT A TIME TRAVELER in yours just to make you furrow your brow, dear friend.

      And I can't believe you have all three and you're reading them out of order.... I AM GOBSMACKED!!!!!

      It's different if you don't have all three, my friend...

      But to have all three and read #3 is messing with my New England-Yankee-style sensibilities!!!! I'm not sure what to make of that, you maverick!!!

      All that aside, I hope you love it, Vince. I think you will. It's a beautiful story.....

    2. Hi Ruth:

      I think I am reading book three first because I have a very large TBR pile and like many men I'm attracted to the shinny new object.

      Read 'em while they are fresh.

      BTW: I'm so glad you corrected me about Jazz's fiancΓ©e! Actually in your text I read it as Jazz having had a string of fiancees! I just got a few letters in the the word in the wrong place while I was reading it. Makes a difference!!!

      Here's what you actually wrote:

      "Jill looked concerned about Jazz’s finances, and while Jazz wasn’t one to shout her business from the rooftops,"

      Wow! I guess this changes Jazz's whole personality. I have to read that first chapter again. (That's what I get for thinking I was reading a romance. I saw what I expected to see!)

      Now I'm even more hooked on the story.


    3. I think this points out that it's not just a matter of how well you write your book, it's also a matter of how well the text is played in the reader's mind.

  14. YAY!!!!!! So excited for you & Jazz! I absolutely love this story and the entire Wishing Bridge series. Keep 'em coming!!!!

    1. Hey, Beth, so nice to see you! And thank you so much for your beautiful cover work and editing. You rocked it! I couldn't have asked for better, pretty girl!

  15. Congratulations and happy book release, Ruthy! This book is near the top of my TBR pile. So many of my favorite authors had books releasing about the same time, that I had to put them in the order I received them--just to be fair! Yours is definitely calling to me. (*Read Me*)

    I hope you get feeling better quickly! Hugs, sweet friend!

    1. Oh, Winnie, thank you. Stupid flu.... but it happens, right? And I keep focusing on feeling better by Sunday.... That's realistic.

      That's my goal!

      And I won't feel guilty staying home this weekend.

      I'm hunkering down and dosing myself with Tamiflu and Alka Seltzer flu...

      We've got this!

  16. Congrats Ruthy! So exciting. These books are on my wish list so I have yet to read them.
    Classic books - definitely Pride and Prejudice - LOVE anything by Jane Austen. Had the opportunity to visit her apartments in Bath one year and at the same time the costume museum was displaying gowns from all the Austen movies!

    1. Oh, Lee-Ann, how fun that must have been. Wonderful! Do you get to England often? I have never been abroad, and I'd love to see Ireland and England. Traipse the moors of Scotland! Oh, be still my heart!

  17. Congratulations! I can't even imagine 53 -- I'm still trying to wrap my mind around #3 coming out in six and a half months. :-)
    Favorite classic movies, huh? Meet Me in St. Louis is one of my top, although I love so many, it's ridiculous.

  18. Congratulations, Ruthy. Your work ethic is an example to us all!!!
    Love you. The books sounds great!!!

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  22. Congratulations! Your excitement for your new book is contagious. : ) Happy sales.


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