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Ruby McCoy is haunted by her father's sins....

When Ruby McCoy arrives in Fairplay, her ornate carriage is followed by an entourage who heft steamer trunks, hatboxes, and traveling bags into the hotel…where she has booked the entire second floor. Upon her notorious gangster father's death, the now-wealthy Ruby, hiding under her mother's maiden name, set out to right her fat
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Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Whitaker House
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Julia
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Healing Of The Heart by Loree Lough is a delightful Christian historical romance. It is the third book in the Secrets On Sterling Street but can be read as a stand-alone. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
There are many themes in the novel including that of faith and trust in God. God gave us free will but we need to trust Him as His plans are so much greater for us than our own. We especially need to trust Him when the road ahead is unclear.
Prayer is important. Prayer is communing with God. We need to th
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Fairplay is a small, peaceful town in Colorado. The book is set during the time of the Old West where a sheriff tried to safeguard his town against outlaws and gangs. The sheriff in Fairplay is Rex Truitt. He wants to keep all illegal elements out of his town and his suspicions are set upon wealthy Ruby McCoy and her mother. Who knows if they have come to scam the community? He knows there is a secret and is determined to find it.

Ruby has a heart of gold. She and her mother have set upon their j
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Tina
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Healing of the Heart, #3 Secrets of Sterling Street***** by Loree Lough

After inheriting her father's estate and wealth—blood money, really—Ruby McCoy comes up with a plan to use it for good. According to her plan, the next several years Ruby and her mother, Cordelia, travel across the country with one goal—to right the wrongs her deceased father had done to so many and healing their hearts. Will her own heart be healed in the process? Finally in 1884 they arrive in Fairplay, Colorado...their las
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Lori
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful read by Loree Lough. This beautiful novel will sweep readers into Fairplay along with wonderful new characters like Ruby and Cordiela McCoy. Two people who want to right right a wrong.
Rex Truett is someone who has gone through a lot himself since he was a boy. Even though I thought he was the perfect man of my dreams! And sheriff of Fairplay to boot!
I enjoyed this novel to a tea! It was worth waiting for! When I seen that our book club had it up for review I knew I just had t
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Janice Sisemore
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, read-in-2016
Healing of the heart

I loved the character of Ruby so much. She wanted to make up for all the bad things her father did. This book is set in the 1880s time, it is a very good historical. This is the 3rd in the series and the last one. Even though it is part of a series it can be read as a stand alone. It is a series I will love to read again. The characters were so real to me. I was so fortunate to receive a advance copy. I wish I could give this book a lot more than five stars. Ruby and Rex's s
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Tressia Avellar
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book, kept me interested right from the beginning. So much so that my husband came in for lunch and I totally didn't even hear him. It kept me so interested I couldn't put it down and kept reading till I had it read the same day (stayed up till midnight), and I don't do that often. Can't wait for the next one from this author as each book seems to just get better and better.
Rhonda
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruby feels tremendous guilt and responsibility for the crimes her father committed on so many innocent lives, and she feels that she needs to repay all those innocent people. How can one young woman ever repay people for such incredible losses? And she plans to do it in secret. They will never know her true identity as she plans to use her mother's maiden name. Her mother intends for Ruby to be adorned at all times so that she can catch her dream man and start a family. She is well on her way to ...more
Janet Marie Dowell
I picture this town as a very close knit place where people really care about each other.......... When Ruby McCoy and her mother moved to Fairplay -- they were running from something and to something at the same time. Ruby and her mother were rich, privilaged and could be considered spoiled. Ruby thought she had a score to settle because of what her father did to the town. So many times, we feel responsibe for other peoples' actions and we want to "Fix" the problem. In reality, only God can set ...more
Tina
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorites
Healing of the Heart, #3 Secrets of Sterling Street***** by Loree Lough

After inheriting her father's estate and wealth—blood money, really—Ruby McCoy comes up with a plan to use it for good. According to her plan, the next several years Ruby and her mother, Cordelia, travel across the country with one goal—to right the wrongs her deceased father had done to so many and healing their hearts. Will her own heart be healed in the process? Finally in 1884 they arrive in Fairplay, Colorado...their las
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Debbie
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Healing Of The Heart " is another wow book. It is the third in the "The Secrets of Sterling Street "series. I think it is the best one of the three. The other two are good but "Healing Of The Heart" leaves me wanting to read about these characters.

This book can be read as a standalone and if you don't read the other two you don't miss any of the story. The stories are all separate but there are a few characters that are in all three books but again I say they are all separate stories.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
After the hanging of her father for robbing a bank and killing several people in his path, Ruby McCoy finds out she inherited all of his blood money. Determined to help all who suffered at her father’s hands, Ruby hits the road to all of the towns her father left suffering. When she arrives in Fairplay and meets Rex Truett, feeling she didn’t expect surfaced. Can she come clean with the town cop?
I really enjoyed this sweet story. Ruby was so torn over her father’s life, a
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Marianne
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The story starts with the reader being privy to Rex’s thoughts which are really rather mundane but escalates with a bang. I was drawn to Rex because of his admiration and love for his father, and Aunt Mavis. By the first description he appears to be honorable and respectable.

What was the first thing that connected me to Ruby McCoy? It was not the setting, as that is during the year 1879. Perhaps it was because she was thrust into a position of executor of her father’s will which she did not want
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Rachel
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A heartwarming story about the daughter of a thief who is trying to right her father's wrongs. It is the third book in the series and I had not read the first two, but I had no problem reading it as a stand alone.

Ruby is a wonderful, generous heroine who is carrying a load of guilt about her father's sins. I loved her warm and sincere personality. And Rex is a great hero - in taking care of his aunt and two orphans, he shows he's a caring and loyal person. When these two meet, they both have se
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Sydney
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loree Lough has written a delightful and charming historical romance that readers will love. From page one, Lough pulls readers in with a bit of thievery and action. As the story progresses, readers will fall in love with Ruby McCoy as she attempts to pay for and right the wrongs of her thieving and murderous father. This is a heartwarming story that will capture the emotion of readers and keep them captivated until the very end. I would recommend this excellent story to readers that enjoy histo ...more
Vickie Fisher
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Healing of the Heart is the third book in the Secrets of Sterling Street, and as much as I love the others in the series, this book was the best. I really liked that in the first chapter you see how God is working behind the scenes to make sure everything goes according to His plan. Ruby is an amazing character, one I long to be like. She inherits her fathers “blood money”, and she sets out on a journey to heal the hearts of the people and towns her father destroyed. Her last stop takes her to F ...more
Deb Haggerty
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deb’s Dozen: Ruby Works to Repay Father’s Debts—Sheriff Truett is Suspicious—Enter Romance.

Loree Lough has written another lovely romance. How she manages to come up with new and different characters and situations continually amazes me. Healing of the Heart is a delightful story of regret, reparations, and romance.

Ruby McCoy and her mother are new to Fairplay and immediately move into the newly renovated, biggest mansion in town. No one knows anything about them except their advance man has arr
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Anne Campbell
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I admit it. I've become addicted. Loree Lough's books have found their way into my reading habit to become a "must have" instead of an "I'd think I'd like to read this." This one is a historical romance, and one I think guys would also enjoy because it's got a man's man in it.

Rex Truett joins the police force instead of his chosen money-making career in the hotel business. Why? Because he wants revenge on that heartless owlhoot, Verdell Lundgren, who killed his pa. Eventually, he winds up in Fai
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Rachel
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
A heartwarming story about the daughter of a thief who is trying to right her father's wrongs. It is the third book in the series and I had not read the first two, but I had no problem reading it as a stand alone.

Ruby is a wonderful, generous heroine who is carrying a load of guilt about her father's sins. I loved her warm and sincere personality. And Rex is a great hero - in taking care of his aunt and two orphans, he shows he's a caring and loyal person. When these two meet, they both have se
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Mary
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Healing of the Heart, Secrets on Sterling Street,” by Loree Lough is a work of historical fiction. This is easy to read, clean and deals with topics of forgiveness and trust. The story begins in 1879, in a time when people had integrity and accepted responsibility for their actions. Most of the story takes place in a small town, Fairplay, Colorado.
Ruby, our main character, has inherited her father’s fortune. Sadly, his wealth appears to have come from his life of crime! Ruby’s new goal in life
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Crystal Scott
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Healing of the Heart is book three in Loree Lough's Secrets of Sterling Street series. This is a great book that I really enjoyed reading. Loree's writing style is one that will have you hooked. A story of love, redemption and healing, Healing of the Heart is one you will not put down until you have read every word. Even though it is part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.

The only thing Ruby McCoy wants to do is to right her father's wrongs. She and her mother move to FairPlay
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Rachael
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loree Lough appeals straight to the heart in this book. The plot in this book was brilliantly done. It and the storyline are really what got me first. A daughter trying to make up for her father's misdeeds by helping those he hurt is brilliant, and Ruby McCoy is just the right kind of character to pull it off.

Both main characters are written so well, and reading how the daughter intends to help others truly does touch the heart. Will she ever be free of the guilt??

With vivid characters, a wonde
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Vickie Jameson
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Healing of the Heart by Loree Lough is a thoroughly enjoyable "clean" read. Set in the late 1800s, it is a story of secrets, righting wrongs, trust, faith, family and love. Rich scenery, historically accurate detail and well-developed characters make the book a winner. It is Book 3 in the Secrets on Sterling Street series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. I definitely plan to read more books by this author.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through The Book Cl
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Norma Polan
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book very much. It was about forgiveness and trying to live up to others expectations of you. Ruby felt Rex wouldn't love her when he found out abut her father's sins. She tried to make up for what he did.
Martha
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light, easy read. It had good flow to the chapters and was easy to follow.
Christina Scotton
I first read a Loree Lough book in my late teens or early twenties, when I was subscribed to Barbour’s Heartsong Presents line. I still have one of them, The Wedding Wish, on my shelf, in fact. So I was excited to read Healing of the Heart, one of her more recent releases.

And while I enjoyed it, there were a few decisions regarding the resolution of the story and the characters’ actions that made me unable to give this book as high a grade as I wanted to. I want to be clear that I am recommendin
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Kathleen E.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Healing of the Heart by Loree Lough, © 2016

Secrets on Sterling Street ~ Book 3

Things have changed since Ruby has come to right a wrong, several wrongs. Repaying what has been deprived of others, Ruby hopes to heal her heart and memories she would like to be different. Will she be believed or questionable motives be suspected?

Going by her mother's maiden name, Ruby's travels bring her to a small town named Fairplay, of all things. Certainly, this will right itself!
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Julie Jobe
Healing of the Heart by Loree Lough deals with some issues that can be very true to our lives. Ruby, the main character, struggles with blaming herself for the actions of her criminal father and spends years of her life trying to atone for his evil deeds. We can often be drawn into that place in our lives where we blame ourselves for something over which we have no control, and at times, for someone else’s actions. Ruby also battles with the decisions she’s made and the subterfuge she’s engaged ...more
Deana Dick
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What would you do if you had a father who was a thief and killer? Would you try to hide your identity from other people? I know we don't get to pick who our parents are, and that is exactly what Ruby faces in this unforgettable story of redemption , secrets and trust. After Ruby's father is hanged for his crimes, Ruby is stunned to find out that he has left her a very wealthy woman. I think at first she had a hard time taking the fortune because she knew how it was obtained. What would you do if ...more
Jalynn Patterson
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Ruby McCoy is haunted by her father's sins....When Ruby McCoy arrives in Fairplay, her ornate carriage is followed by an entourage who heft steamer trunks, hatboxes, and traveling bags into the hotel, where she has booked the entire second floor. Upon her notorious gangster father's death, the now-wealthy Ruby, hiding under her mother's maiden name, set out to right her father's wrongs. Ruby is determined to spend every penny of the inherited "blood money" on those who paid the pr
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Jeanette Fallon
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New authors excite as I don't know what to expect.  Will I want to finish the book?  Will I be sad when I turn to the last page?  This book was the first book I ever read by this author.  I saw it was Book 3 and was prepared to be confused and bewildered for awhile.  But I was able to catch on pretty quick and could figure out what Ruby McCoy was all about. 

Ruby felt responsible for her father's actions.  She was trying to pay back to all the people who were harmed by her father.  She travelled
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With the upcoming release of the books in her new Kensington series, bestselling author Loree Lough will have 121 books on the shelves (8,000,000+ copies in circulation). Her writing style has been compared to Nicholas Sparks and Mary Jo Putney, and readers and reviewers often call her “a gifted writer whose stories touch hearts and change lives.”

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