Oct 252016
 
Silent Night, Star-Lit Night

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Welcome to Heywood, Oregon where three lost women find healing, hope and love under the bright light of the town’s old Star Inn this Christmas season.

Jed Taylor knows how to cowboy up on the range, and on the sales’ floor of his family’s rapidly growing western and ranch store in Central Washington, which is exactly where he would normally be a week before Christmas… but when he heard Mia O’Loughlin was planning a trip north, pregnant and alone, Jed’s promise to her late husband kicked in. More Grinch than grace, he boarded a plane and headed to the coast, determined that his best friend’s widow wouldn’t make the long trek alone.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this, widowed, pregnant and all alone on the West Coast.

E.R. nurse and Red Cross emergency responder Mia O’Loughlin had always taken life in full stride, but losing her deployed husband the week before she realized they were expecting their first child knocked her off-kilter. With Christmas and her due date approaching, all she can see is getting back home to Kittitas County for the birth of her child… their child… and seeing her failing Grandpa Joe one last time. Determined to do it on her own, she reluctantly allows Jed to accompany her, mostly because the gruff cowboy showed up and won’t take no for an answer.

But when a blizzard grinds their progress to a stop in Northern Oregon, the light from an old inn beckons them into a town hunkered down to ride out the unexpected storm. With the help of the inn’s wise and wonderful “angel,” Mia realizes the old white church has been turned into a shelter. She insists on leaving the inn to help those forced out of their homes and off the highway. As she and Jed improvise to provide comfort to others, they begin to see that facing this once-dreaded Christmas together could be the very best way of all.

Hott Review:

A heart-wrenching novella filled with forgiveness and love.

Every word in Silent Night, Star-Lit Night is purposeful. Feeling Mia’s hurt, desperation, and fear we read these pages and can’t help but to hope Jed is a man that will help her move on and learn to love, appreciate, and forgive.

Silent Night, Star-Lit Night is absolutely a book you’ll want on your reading list – Christmas or not.

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Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Source: I borrowed this title from NetGalley.
Publisher & Date: October 25th 2016 by Swerve
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
ISBN: 1250120136 (ISBN13: 9781250120137)
Pages: 88
Grade: A+
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: Heywood, Oregon
Series: Second Chance at Star Inn
Room at the Inn for Christmas
Room at the Inn for Christmas
Silent Night, Star-Lit Night
Silent Night, Star-Lit Night
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear?

Author Bio:

Ruth Logan HerneRuth Logan Herne loves Charlie Brown Christmas trees, rooting for the underdog and people who go the distance while others see the path as too long or broken! She loves God, chocolate, writing, dogs and is blessed by a sprawling family, oodles of grandkids and a sweet old farmhouse in constant need of work. She’s sure that clean rooms are over-rated, snakes and possums should mind their own business and buy their own farm and puppies and kittens and babies are about the cutest things on Earth. A “pull-up-your-big-girl-panties-and-move-on” kind of gal, she is blessed to be married to her high school sweetheart (although it wasn’t as if THEY WERE KNOCKING DOWN THE DOOR to challenge him for her!!!), work with young families who allow her to exploit their sweet children on blogs, and rock babies on a regular basis. An author for Love Inspired Books and Summerside Press, she lives in upstate New York.

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