Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Blog Blitz + GIVEAWAY: 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!


ABOUT THE BOOK

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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EXCERPT:

      She’d escaped with the money sewn into the hem of her petticoat, the clothes on her back, and the one simple frock she’d snatched from the clothes line before the Allegheny City police came to arrest her.
      Nellie Bausch glared out the window of the west-bound train, half-wishing she’d stayed in Pittsburgh, just to show up the troop of interfering old biddies. Common sense took hold, though.
      Money would have ruled the day as it generally did along Ridgewood Avenue, and she would have spent the next two years languishing in prison. She’d been riding high the past three years, her beautiful clothing in demand by all of the wealthiest ladies of Pittsburgh. Blessedly, she’d lived well beneath her means and she’d been smart enough to squirrel money aside.
     Money she’d earned by the work of her hands, despite the well-staged story cooked up by several of her wealthy clientele. As a plain, dusty, brown town came into view up ahead, she stared out the window, stared hard, and in her mind she didn’t see the drab, dust-strewn buildings rising before her.
      Nellie saw potential.
      God had given her a lace-making mother and a clever eye for making things pretty and from what she saw right now, Second Chance, South Dakota could use all the help it could get in the ‘making things pretty’ department. The train groaned to a stop and Nellie lifted her satchel and one small bag. She didn’t have to wait while others disembarked, because she seemed to be the only person making this sleepy, prairie town a final destination.


...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)



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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!  

CONNECT WITH RUTHY: website | Facebook | Twitter



Sewing Sisters blitz giveaway

TOUR 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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.



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22 comments:

  1. I love this author! Looking forward to reading this book!

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  2. I have the same possum problem. When I try to shoo them away, they just stand there and stare at me.

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    1. Possums are ridiculous. I almost put my hand in a cat house once, to check if she'd had kittens... and it wasn't the cat inside! EEEEK! It was Ms. Possum and there were no kittens, LOL! I'm so glad I looked first!!!!

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  3. Sounds great and a giveaway including chocolate?! COUNT ME IN! LOL!

    Happy Reading, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hey, Amada!!! Nice to meet you and when we meet in person I shall call you Amatha.... love it! Thanks for being here today!

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  4. Our church library readers will love these books.
    Macy and I have a lot in common. I, too, can't sew a lick.
    Remember the wrap around skirts? It took me 6 months to make one in Home Economics Class.
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win chocolate and the books.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Janet, I'm laughing! I can totally see you trying to finagle those skirts, oh mylanta!!!! Thanks for stopping in today!

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  5. Hattie sounds like a matchmaker on a mission! She seems like a very interesting character I would enjoy reading about.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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    1. You will love Hattie because she's not a crazy bossy sort... she's the sensible "aunt" sort who sees things through discernment and isn't afraid to speak her mind... of course speaking one's mind was not done in Boston back then! So Hattie is loving the Wild, Wild West!!!!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to read.

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  7. Can't wait to read "The Sewing Sisters' Society". Really enjoy Ruth's books.

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  8. I love historical novellas--a story in short order. I'd love to read The Sewing Sisters' Society!

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    1. It's fun to write the novellas, absolutely. They set the tone for the town for the bigger stories and they're perfect for our busy lives, aren't they?

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  9. Would enjoy this book to see what happens to these 3 young ladies. Vivian Furbay jtandviv 9at0 q (dot) com

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    1. Vivian, hey! I hope you get a chance to read this grouping, they are simply great stories. Thanks so much for commenting and visiting with us!

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  10. Beautiful cover! Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thank you, Emilee! Beth Jamison did all the covers, The Christmas anthology, Sewing Sisters and A Most Inconvenient Love.... I love them!

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  11. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Looking forward to reading this book.
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey, Faith, good to see you. And you are most welcome!!!

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