28 February 2019

A Most Inconvenient Love | Excerpt + Giveaway


Sober businessman Seb Ward may have come from a wealthy lumber-baron family in Minnesota, but he knows that appearances can be deceiving, and that his illustrious family is pretty dysfunctional. Being in another state has provided the buffer he sought from his father’s misdeeds, but when a little boy shows up on a train… a little boy who looks enough like Seb to be his own child… Seb’s faced with a dilemma. Raise the boy as his own, or let his mother suffer the embarrassment of “a brother by another mother.” And when the boy takes a shine to the Rachel Eichas, the newly contracted school teacher, Seb can’t help but do the same.

But Rachel was raised by an unloving, business-first father and there’s no way she’s looking for those same qualities in a husband. Can she see through Seb’s focus and drive to find the loving man within?

Release Date: February 26, 2019



Seb’s next thought sprang to his father’s long list of indiscretions. Were there more children out there?

His temples throbbed at the thought. His mother, such a good, caring woman, always ready to help others. Did she suspect his infidelity? Did she care? Or had Cedric used up her sympathy over the years?

He looked up as they reached the corner. He paused, drinking in the sight before him. Rachel Eichas was talking to Nellie outside her brother’s wagon shop.

Simple beauty.

Nellie’s good looks flashed with her quick moves, her blond hair and bright dresses.

Rachel’s beauty shone in its more demure fashion, like the morning star. Not “notice-me” sharp, but warm and enticing. Peaceful.

She caught sight of him, watching her.

Fingers, long and tapering, went to her throat, as if unnerved.

She swallowed, and when Nellie followed the direction of her gaze, she smiled wide, as if surmising.

But there was nothing to surmise or expect. He knew that. He understood what wasn’t said. He’d set a name for himself in this town, he’d kept himself apart with grave intent, and the image he’d put forth was done with purpose. A businessman couldn’t be successful and easy-going. If he was, he didn’t stay in business long, especially in the cut-throat business of lumber these days. Tens of millions of board feet of lumber came out of Minnesota, with thousands of loggers cutting year-round. It was a business enjoying a huge upswing, but that upward arc of the pendulum wouldn’t last forever. Rising trends never did, and Seb had to be prepared for not only the seasonal rise and fall in sales, but the annual fluctuations. And now, a boy that looked just like him, added into the mix.


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!


(1) winner will win

(1) copy of A Most Inconvenient Love

plus choice of
a treasure box of FUN (or)
$25 Amazon gift card

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight February 28, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm March 7, 2019. Open internationally except where prohibited by law. Shipping is for US residents only though; international winner will receive digital copy of the book + egift card. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. Anonymous28/2/19 14:22

    Nice giveaway

  2. Enjoyed reading the excerpt from "A Most Inconvenient Love" which just makes me want to read the book all the more. Love the cover! Thanks for being part of the blog blitz.
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  3. Can't wait to read this one, it sounds great!

  4. I understand what Seb was thinking. My dad didn't contact us for 20 years, and I often wondered if I had siblings that I didn't know about.

  5. Anonymous3/3/19 20:25

    Looking forward to reading...it really sounds interesting

  6. i hope to win and love sotry have alot to blog