A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Book Review, Preview

Posted January 17, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Assumptions are terribly dangerous.

Yet we make them all the time. We ascribe motives to people, read things into what they say. . . And usually, when we do this, we assume the worst.

Why are we so quick to think people don’t mean what they say?

A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Book Review, Preview

A Cowboy in Shepherd's Crossing

by Ruth Logan Herne

Series: Shepherd's Crossing #2
Series Rating:
Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date January 1, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Western
Setting: Idaho Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 224


From bachelor to daddy... Shepherd's Crossing is full of surprises!

Cowboy bachelor Jace Middleton was ready to leave Shepherd's Crossing for good – until he learns his family's unspoken secrets. Now Jace finds himself not only caring for his twin baby nieces, but working with beautiful, strong-willed designer Melonie Fitzgerald to renovate his grandmother's run-down estate. Love wasn't part of the plan... but Jace soon finds himself wishing Melonie could become part of his unexpected family.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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Life changed dramatically for Jace when the town eccentric revealed a long-hidden secret and he ended up caring for his twin baby nieces.

When Jace found out that he had been adopted, he assumed the worst – that his natural parents didn’t love him, and that his grandmother had rejected him for the color of his skin. Melonie had a terrible accident when she was a child and always felt that her father blamed her. I enjoyed the way the two had to work past assumptions they had made and learned to accept the truth that was being spoken.

The adorable babies added an “aww” element to the story. Neither Jace nor Melonie knew much of anything about babies so there were some fun expectations and dialog related to that. The way they both fell deeply in love with the twin girls was super sweet.

The story was complete and yet I felt that a few of the issues weren’t resolved. It was also clear in reading this that it was not the first book of the series. A number of things that were assumed. Not necessarily things that were critical to the enjoyment and understanding of the events, yet I felt a little like the new kid at a school everyone had attended all their lives. So do yourself a favor and read the first book of the series before you read this one.


About Ruth Logan Herne

Best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of nearly fifty novels and novellas through traditional publishers and her own independent works. She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. And yet… they don’t. With over a million books in print, Ruthy is living her dream of touching hearts and souls by writing the kind of books she likes to read.

She lives on a pumpkin farm in Western New York where they grow all kinds of cool things for fall from sumptuous squashes and veggies to gorgeous stacking pumpkins. Ruthy’s farm is quickly becoming the place to be every September and October!

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