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Healing of the Heart
(Secrets of Sterling Street #3)
by Loree Lough
Paperback & ebook, 272 pages
November 1st 2016 by Whitaker House
Ruby McCoy is haunted by her father’s sins….
When Ruby McCoy arrives in Fairplay, her ornate carriage is followed by an entourage who heft steamer trunks, hat boxes, and traveling bags into the hotel…where she has booked the entire second floor. Upon her notorious gangster father’s death, the now-wealthy Ruby, hiding under her mother’s maiden name, set out to right her father’s wrongs. Ruby is determined to spend every penny of her inherited “blood money” on those who paid the price for her father’s crimes.
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, spoiled, 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 typhoid epidemic sweeps through the city, he is forced to reconsider.
Will Rex blame Ruby for her father’s sins? Or will he accept the possibility that she is trying to create and feel the peace her father stole?
This book is totally adorable! Once I started it, I didn’t want to stop and stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it!
I love how Ruby takes a horrible situation and makes something positive out of it. She certainly didn’t get her giving spirit from her parents. Her dad was a dirty rotten scoundrel and her mom is pretty self-centered. Ruby however, takes all of the inheritance her father left and gives it back to those in the communities he took from.
The characters in this book totally found a place in my heart. I would love to be able to just sneak into the book and befriend Ruby. She’s such a sweetheart. And, of course, there’s the handsome sheriff that you can’t help falling for. He’s got a generous heart and has even taken in two orphans.
I love the setting of this book. You really get immersed in it as well as in the plot. You’re going to love it!
Praise for the Book
“Healing of the Heart, book three of Secrets on Sterling Street, makes for a brilliant conclusion to the series. Lough’s descriptive narrative and delightful, often comical, dialogue pull us into the story. Sparks fly between Rex, the hard-shelled sheriff, and Ruby, the gutsy, gorgeous heroine. This fast-paced, absorbing read will have you flipping those pages into the wee morning hours. Don’t miss it!”
Author, Tennessee Dreams series and Summer on Sunset Ridge
(Secrets on Sterling Street, #1)
by Loree Lough
Paperback & ebook, 256 pages
January 1st 2015 by Whitaker House
Young widow Shaina Sterling hates living a lie. Desperate to keep bill collectors from the door, she secretly sells valuable possessions piece by piece, and hopes Denver’s elite never discover that his lavish lifestyle left her a near pauper.
She’s unaware that as her husband lay dying, successful rancher Sloan Remington made him a promise. And Sloan guards her secrets as carefully as he looks after her safety.
When fire devours Sterling Hall, leaving her homeless and penniless, he brings her to Remington Ranch to manage his household. His kindness makes Shaina beholden to him … and threatens to expose the secret that could destroy him.
Will trials and tragedies bring Sloan and Shaina together? Or will secrets—and the cost of exposing them—drive them apart forever?
Guardians of the Heart
(Secrets on Sterling Street, #2)
by Loree Lough
Paperback & ebook, 272 pages
August 3rd 2015 by Whitaker House
Nell Holstrom wanted no part of her grandfather’s barren gold mine that had taken the lives of her mother, father, and younger brother; even if there may still be hidden wealth inside. Instead, she went to Denver and took a job as housekeeper at the old Stone Hill Inn.
Asa Stone was barely more than a boy when his father dragged him and his brothers to fight with Colonel John Chivington. But Asa refused to participate in the raid on the peaceful Cheyenne and Arapahoe; and when the smoke cleared, his father and brother lay among the slaughtered. Besieged by guilt, Asa wandered the West for years before returning to Denver to rebuild the old inn he’d inherited.
Together, Nell and Asa work hard to restore Stone Hill. But when disaster hits the inn, Asa retreats into despair and Nell is forced to return to her family’s mine. Asa faces the hard fact: He’ll never be the man Nell deserves. Can he overcome the dark secrets of his past? And will Nell still love him when she learns the truth?
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About the Author
At last count, best-selling author Loree Lough had 104 award-winning books (nearly 5,000,000 copies in circulation and 5 titles that earned book-to-movie options), 68 short stories, and 2,500+ articles in print.
An oft-invited guest of writers’ organizations, colleges and universities, corporate and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and the industry.
Once upon a time, Loree (literally) sang for her supper, performing alone and “opening” for the likes of Tom Jones, Dottie West, The Gatlin Brothers, and more. Though she refuses to share the actual year when she traded her Yamaha 6-string for a wedding ring, she IS willing to admit that, every now and then, she blows the dust off her six-string to croon a tune or two. But mostly, she just writes (and writes).
Loree and her husband split their time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she continues to hone her “identify the critter tracks” skills. Her favorite pastime? Spending long, leisurely hours with her grandchildren…all seven of them!
She loves hearing from her readers, and answers every letter, personally. You can write her @ http://www.loreelough.com.
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