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About the Book
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?
About the AuthorA 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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In honor of her tour, Loree is giving away her books: Secrets on Sterling Street series, Prevailing Love (3 in 1), Pricilla 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
How perfectly delightful it is to find a good book to help one relax after a stressful holiday! Healing of the Heart by Loree Lough, is one book that I can say was a delight to read after these last stress-filled days. I used to devour westerns like there was no tomorrow, but I haven't been reading them as often, just because they never seem to differ much. I was pleasantly surprised by this third book in the Secrets on Sterling Street series.
Ruby McCoy is trying to make reparations for her late father's wrongdoings, much to the chagrin of her uppity mama. Rex Truett is just trying to protect his town from ne'er-do-wells like outlaw Verdell Lundgren, the man who murdered his father. Ruby's and Rex's paths cross the day the McCoy's arrive in Fairplay by train and things in the small town cannot remain as they were. Not when the villain and the hero have so much in common in Ms. Ruby McCoy!
I really liked this story right off the bat! I couldn't help but chuckle at Ruby's embarrassing mum situation. Who among us haven't been pestered by our loving parents to always look our best and to find a mate? Ha! Poor Ruby! I felt her pain. It's often difficult to find relatable heroines in historicals, but Ruby is an exception. While at times, she seemed a little too good, it wasn't overbearing to the point of me rolling my eyes at every other line as I've done with some historical inspirational romance in the past. I liked Rex, too. He wasn't bad as heroes go, I just wish there was a little more build up to the romance. The "apple pie kiss" towards the middle of the story was the "peek" of the romance for me. All in all, Healing of the Heart was a sweet inspirational romance. It's sure to please fans of the genre and the author!
~ My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars ~