Book Excerpt (& Giveaway Link!): The Sewing Sisters’ Society by Ruth Logan Herne

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Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for The Sewing Sisters’ Society, a collection of historical novellas by Ruth Logan Herne, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Sewing Sisters Cover 2 (4)Title: The Sewing Sisters’ Society
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Genre: Historical/Western Romance novellas
Release Date: January 22, 2019

Hattie McGillicuddy might not look like your typical matchmaker, but Hattie makes things happen in the little town of Second Chance, South Dakota. With the arrival of the railroad and official statehood, Hattie’s determined to bring brides west, and not just any brides. Brides who need the wide open prairie as much as the prairie- and the prairie men- need them! Three pioneer stories of unlikely love are woven around a little town full of homespun characters that take us back to another place and another time but with the same faith, hope and love we cherish today.

Macy can’t sew a lick, and she’s come to town with a sacrifice and a secret, but when Hattie’s first apprentice is attracted to the pastor of the only church in town—the man raising her illegitimate son— will the truth set her free? Or make her leave the town and her son behind? (The Pastor Takes a Wife)

Unjustly accused, Nellie comes west to escape the law. She has a way with tucks and gathers, and every Western town could use more tucks and gathers. She’s determined to improve the drab look of the prairie and manages to brighten hearts as well. But will her quick speech and firm ideas of women’s suffrage draw Levi Eichas closer or send the somber carriage maker running? (Second Chance Christmas)

Grief has robbed Ann Hazel, but when her aunt pushes her to go west and help an ailing Hattie McGillicuddy turn hems, Ann’s shamed into it. She’s managed to avoid life for awhile, but when Sol Eichas’s nanny comes down sick, Ann reluctantly agrees to help. As she winds her way around Sol’s heart and home, can the two troubled souls leave the past behind to embrace a future together? (Second Chance at Love)

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…and COMING MARCH 2019!

A Most Inconvenient Love - Front Cover

A Most Inconvenient Love – Ruthy’s first full-length historical novel!
Set in Second Chance, South Dakota (like The Sewing Sisters’ Society)

Second Chance at Love Excerpt

She needed caring for. He could see that right off, but he saw something else, too, when she looked around Second Chance. She was eyeing a new beginning, just like him, and that made her vulnerable. Or maybe he was the vulnerable one.

Either way, he wasn’t about to spread talk or rumors by having her out to the house, or have his children cared for by a stern, unsmiling person. There’d been plenty of that with Aunt Ivy around. Now it was time to embrace a new beginning. He clutched the little sack of food tightly and bounded up Hattie’s steps, nearly plowing a railroad man over in his rush.

Hattie looked up as he strode in. She looked surprised, then a little exasperated, but she nodded toward the back. “They’re right in there, Sol.”

The thick curtain separating the front from the living space had been drawn shut. He stepped up to it, then stopped in his tracks.

“Like this?” Ethan’s voice pitched up with excitement from beyond the tightly woven door. “Just like this, Miss Ann?”

“Exactly like that.”

Her voice surprised him. It surprised him so much that he stood there on the near side of the curtain like a perfect ninny while she talked.

“Your ‘E’ is perfect and the t is fine, but that h resembles an ‘n’ that forgot to grow a leg! Try this, instead.” Silence filled the air for a few seconds, then Ethan laughed.

“I did it!”

“And so you did.”

He turned toward Hattie to see if she was as surprised as he was.




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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Sewing Sisters blitz giveaway


(1) winner will win a ‘books and chocolate’ prize pack from the author (US only), including at least:

  • (1) print copy of The Sewing Sisters’ Society
  • (1) print copy of Christmas on the Frontier
  • chocolate!

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight February 6, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm February 13, 2019. US only. 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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