Her Secret Daughter

Her Secret Daughter

by Ruth Logan Herne

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Her Secret Daughter by Ruth Logan Herne

Her Secret Child

Josie Gallagher has plenty of reasons to be wary of Jacob Weatherly—considering he’s working for the hotel chain that’s forcing her restaurant to close. But when he shows up there with a little girl by his side—her little girl—she’s dismayed. How has this bachelor wound up with custody of the baby Josie placed with a married couple six years ago? The handsome hotel executive has no idea that Addie is Josie’s biological child, and Josie can’t afford to tell him. As he helps save her business, Josie and Jacob unexpectedly grow closer. But will her secret stand in the way of their happily-ever-after?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335509314
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Series: Grace Haven Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 637,781
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Author of fifteen 4 and 4.5 star novels, Ruth is thrilled to be paid for something she'd gladly do for free: write sweet stories that touch hearts and souls. Born into poverty, she's unafraid to delve into life's tough issues, but believes redeeming love and God's grace can heal all wounds. Visit her on Facebook where she cheerfully exploits the cuteness of kids and small animals to sell uplifting books of faith, hope and love... while drinking coffee, a mainstay!

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Her Secret Daughter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
First of all, I don't normally care for secret baby/children themes in stories, because eventually those secrets come out and people get hurt. With that being said, we are talking about Ruth Herne here, and she writes some of the best stories out there! Solely based on the authors name alone did I read it and am so glad I gave this one a chance. Josie Gallagher harbors a secret she's kept to herself for six years never thinking that it would come to light. When it does, it could have devastating consequences for all involved. She's also a woman who's built a new life from scratch for herself and made a name in the BBQ business. Some of the best in the country that is! Jacob Weatherly enters her life when his company forces her out of the prime spot on the waterfront for her business. Offering her a compromise that benefits both of them, how could she say no? Then add a precarious and innocent young Addie Weatherly who's world is about to be turned upside down. She's a delightful child full of fun & laughter and wants to see her daddy happy & married someday...oh and a cow in the backyard to boot! All these factors add up to a whole lot of messy & sticky situations where life throws a bend in the road no one saw! Herne is a master at telling stories of real life messiness, where your heart is invested in the characters and wanting the very best for them in spite of the circumstances. She also over-laces everything with a generous sprinkling of God's grace & a whole lot of love. My heart leaps at seeing the character growth, stretching beyond what seems possible. But God is the God of impossibilities and the reader will find that in the pages of this book. I've also not read any of the other Grace Haven series books, but I found this to stand on it's own well. However, it definitely made me want to search out the previous stories so I can read the other characters stories & get the full picture feel of small town Grace Haven. If you like stories of restoration, redemption, grace, romance God's way, small town life and characters to call friends, then you will enjoy this one as much as I did. Herne's story worlds aren't to be missed in my opinion! *I received a complimentary copy and was under no obligation to write a favorable review. All thoughts expressed here are my own. *
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
"She needed to step back and turn this over to God." Josie Gallagher has been informed that a huge hotel chain is taking over the location of her restaurant, forcing its closing. Their man, Jacob Weatherly, tries to help her out, but she is so confused when she gets a look at his daughter. HER daughter, whom she gave up for adoption six years earlier. What is he doing with her child? What happened to her adoptive parents? Josie and Jacob begin to grow close, but it's obvious he knows nothing about Addie's parentage. Should Josie tell him? Secrets are always found out, aren't they? Ruth Logan Herne has written a powerful story here. A story of characters so wonderful, and a situation so desperate at times that this reader wept through the last fourth of the book. I could feel every heartbreak and every joy of these folks. I loved this book! And the spiritual theme: God is always behind the scenes orchestrating our lives, no matter the heartbreak we endure at times, He always wants the best for us. Highly recommended. *My thanks to the author for a preview copy of this book. My opinions are honest and entirely my own.
JV More than 1 year ago
This book brought SUNSHINE into my life! Hope from heartache! It is full of love, courage, and a precious, precocious little girl that will tug on your heartstrings! Oh, and Barbeque! Don’t forget the Barbeque! (and Yes, I was actually really hungry for barbeque when I finished reading this book!) Way to go, Ms. Herne!