16 March 2020

Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


Being a supermodel isn’t just hard.

It can be a killer, so when international sensation Jazz Monroe answered a friend’s call for help, she’d just taken a hiatus from the job that made her a very rich woman and almost took her life. Outwardly Jazz was everything anyone would want to be. Beautiful, confident, rich and famous, and often seen on the arm of some of the world’s most eligible bachelors, Jazz knows the truth she hides. Her self-confidence is an act and the eating disorder that plagues her refuses to let her rest.

But then she and her old friend Thea are called to help a friend and fulfill a pledge they’d made a dozen years before as high school seniors. If any one of the three ever needed help, the others would come running. Last December, Kelsey made that call and her two old friends, the other members of the “Soul Sisterhood”, responded. They’re here now. Thea is practicing medicine, Kelsey has married the hero deputy that saved her life and Jazz is finding the hints of peace that have eluded her for nearly two decades. She settles into the little town, helping out at a local diner, waiting for the sky to fall.

It doesn’t. Instead, the sun begins to shine, winter fades to spring, and surrounded by new and old friends, Jazz begins to believe in herself. She loves the small town, the kindness of the locals, the warmth of the family diner and the special attention from two very different and distinct men makes her think new thoughts. Thoughts of family and picket fences and settling down.

But an unexpected attack on a wood-edged path reignites her fears and insecurities. Now she’s looking in shadows again, doubting herself and others. In Manhattan, locked elevators and a staffed entrance desk kept her safe from intruders.

Wishing Bridge has nothing like that. Here, she lives life at ground level, with no bodyguards watching out for her. But when a local contingent makes it their job to keep her safe, Jazz learns not to sell the small town short. Folks here mean what they say because that’s the kind of town Wishing Bridge is.

As Jazz rediscovers the most important things in life, she realizes that happiness isn’t about where you are: it’s about who you’re with. And who you love.

Join Jazz, Kelsey, Thea and the rest of the Wishing Bridge cast as they band together to help the town and one another because together– in Wishing Bridge– they can make anything happen.

Release Date: March 2, 2020



Think, Jazz. Think. What would throw him off the trail?

A distraction.

She stooped low and felt around. Nothing. She probed further until her fingers closed on a short, stocky piece of wood. She stood, hauled her arm back, and hurled the wood as hard as she could, deeper into the woods, and when he took off toward the sound of wood-hitting-wood, she raced toward the parking lot. It wouldn’t give her much of a lead, but even a little would—

Her phone rang.

The sound of Thea’s ringtone pealed through the dark, dense woods like a homing beacon.

She pulled it out of her pocket and swiped it quickly. “Help. Thea. Help me. Please.” Then she hung up the phone and hurled it to her left.

And when it rang again, seconds later, it was deeper into the woods and she had broken through to the gravel path. “Help!” She thought she screamed the word but she wasn’t sure. “Help me! Please!”

A beam of light caught her off guard.

Him? Here? Had he gotten here ahead of her?

Then a voice.

A different voice. Older. Easier. Sounding concerned. “Miss? What’s wrong? Are you all right?”

She was so far from all right as to be potentially falling apart hysterical, but that wouldn’t do her any good. “A man.” She gasped the words, fighting for air, not out of exertion. Out of fear. “He grabbed me. Pushed me into the woods. He’s chasing me. Help me, please. Oh, please!”

“Hey, hey, what’s going on?” A woman came up alongside. She was wearing the neon green or yellow or whatever it was of the parking lot helpers. “Neil, call 911. I’ve got her.” She pointed the light toward Jazz and let out a soft cry. “Why, it’s Miss Monroe. Oh, girl, what has happened to you? Come on over here, they’ll get help to us right away but for now you’ve got Celine and Neil. We’re not armed but we’ve got big flashlights, and we know how to use them.”


USA TODAY bestselling Author Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of writing sweet stories, full of unforgettable characters in pastoral small towns and the occasional big city. With over 50 books published to date, and more to come, Ruthy loves to pen stories in the middle of the night when it bothers no one… and, in return, they don’t bother her! Married with six children and a daughter of her heart, Ruthy has fourteen grandkids who all love her and think she’s the coolest thing on the planet. Except for Star Wars & Harry Potter, puppies, baseball, Nerd ropes…. Okay, you get the picture. She loves chatting with readers. Email Ruthy at loganherne@gmail.com, ask to be put on her newsletter list, or visit her website ruthloganherne.com.


(1) winner will receive a print copy of Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge and an assortment of candies!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 16, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on March 23, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Thank you for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour for "Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge" by Ruth Logan Herne.

    The excerpt just confirms that I would enjoy reading this book. Can't wait for the chance to do so.
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  2. The book sounds really good.

  3. Anonymous16/3/20 15:53

    Yay! Thank you! - JustRead Tours

  4. The book sounds like a great book!

  5. Rose Blackards22/3/20 20:55

    Sounds like a great book