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The Lawman's Holiday Wish (Kirkwood Lake #3)

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Second-Chance Christmas

No one in Kirkwood Lake seems willing to forget, or forgive, Rainey McKinney's troubled past. But Rainey can't afford to let that bother her. Her top priority is rebuilding her life and being a good mom to her twin daughters. Even handsome deputy sheriff Luke Campbell can't distract her, tempting as he is. She's determined to keep her distance, but
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Love Inspired
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Janine
"The Lawman's Holiday Wish" by Ruth Logan Herne is the third book in her Kirkwood Lake series and it was a wonderful book that covered the fall up to Christmas where the magic happens.
And yes this maybe a third book in the series but it is a great stand alone book in itself, so no worry there if some haven't had the chance to read the other two.

We are able to see more of Rainey who was introduced in her sister story "Falling for the Lawman". Rainey is a woman with a past which has both good and
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Bonnie
I always enjoy reading Love Inspired books. They have a message. The Lawman's Holiday Wish was a very good book. Rainey had rough teenage years. She went to jail for something she didn't do, so the real person would have her baby not in jail. Rainy has twin five year old girls. She leaves them for three years. Not wanting the people who hated her to harm her girls. She eventually moves back to Kirkwood Lake. Some people are against her for what she did. With Gods help things change for her. She ...more
Marilyn Johnson
What a wonderful story. Getting to know Rainey and Luke and the town of Kirkwood Lake. You can see how sometimes we judge others based on past, with out showing God's love and forgiveness. We also can see how we blame ourself for things that are completely out of our control instead of just trusting God to do what we know is best for us, even if we can't see it now.

I enjoyed the personalities of both Luke, Rainey and their families. You just feel like you became a part of the whole story. This s
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Ruth
The Lawman's Holiday Wish by Ruth Herne deserves a 10, not just a 5....this book is beyond AWESOME...I was like Luke after a divorce when our son was only 6 mos. old, so I understood him all the way! Wish I would have had a friend like he did! If you have not read this book, then you must put it on your to read list! You will NOT be sorry!! My emotions were crying, praying, thinking, rejoicing, laughing, and many others while reading it! THANK you, Ruth Logan Herne, for sharing your God given ta ...more
C.
This took me forever to finish, because I read two chapters and then got busy getting ready for Christmas, and only got to pick it up again weeks later. I thought I'd have to start over, but as soon as I'd read a page I remembered everything about the characters and their problems, which speaks to how vividly written they were.
This was another Harlequin Love Inspired, so it featured a brand of "let's talk about our faith a lot" Christianity that isn't quite...me. But it was believable for the ch
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June
Another great story in this series.
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Received 4 stars at RT Book Reviews
Miniseries: Kirkwood Lake

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"Another winning Christmas story from a much-loved author. Herne knows how to pack an emotional punch and this one left me reeling, in fact, she made me cry. :-( But I forgive her because this book is pure Christmas magic." to read more, go HERE>
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Received 4 stars at RT Book Reviews
Miniseries: Kirkwood Lake
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Ruth 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 busine ...more
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Kirkwood Lake (6 books)
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  • Falling for the Lawman (Kirkwood Lake, #2)
  • Loving the Lawman (Kirkwood Lake, #4)
  • Her Holiday Family (Kirkwood Lake, #5)
  • Healing the Lawman's Heart
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