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Welcome to Wishing Bridge

(Wishing Bridge #1)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  1,659 ratings  ·  183 reviews
Kelsey is on her way to a life do-over. And it’s not the first time. Abandoned by her drug-addict mother as a teen, she landed in a foster-care group home where she experienced faith and community—and met her best friends, Jazz and Theadora. The trio stuck together like sisters and vowed to make their lives mean something.

Now Kelsey’s pushing thirty, and her life has taken
Paperback, 300 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Waterfall Press
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Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to Wishing Bridge

Ruth Logan Herne

WELCOME TO WISHING BRIDGE is the first book in the Wishing Bridge series. To be honest, I fell in love with the cover the minute I saw it. I knew I would read it anyway, because I love Ruth Logan Herne, but the cover really pulled me in. I loved everything about this beautiful story and I'm excited to continue the series. Ruth Logan Herne always has a way of grabbing her readers and she never lets us go. Kelsey is on her way to Harrisburg Pennsylvania to
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woohoo! Welcome to Wishing Bridge and welcome to an awesome new series by Ruth Logan Herne. Be prepared for a heart-tugging and soul-stirring escape as you lose yourself in Kelsey's story. From the gripping opening scene to the toe-curl of a conclusion...and the sweet promise of more good things to come in future books. Because while this is Kelsey's story, the author has cleverly brought these three foster sisters together in a very special town that isn't ready to let them go any time soon.

Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
With a cover like this and a title with wishing in it, do you even wonder why I read this book on a cool wintery December morning? And this book is everything which is needed to bring the warmth. Sitting in my reading nook, in a comfy armchair with tea and toast, here goes my review.
The story is simple, Kelsey is conned, finds herself pregnant decides to put the baby up for adoption. But Fates have a different idea, so she has an accident hours prior to delivery, delivers the baby in the fireho
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Now I do love free books with my Kindle Unlimited - I really do. But sometimes I get recommend a book that is beyond terrible and just not for me. This is not one of those cases.

I loved everything about Welcome to Wishing Bridge and I think I'm developing a crush on Ruth as well. It's such a cute story about three friends meeting up again in a small town once one girl's life is put on hold.

Now I liked all of these characters and this story so much that I even looked to see if Wishing Bridge, NY
Vannetta Chapman
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet, sweet story of friendship and love at Christmastime.
This was a welcome relief to the Texas heat. I'll definitely be visiting Wishing Bridge again. Nice job, Ruth Logan Herne--your characters were interesting, your plot kept moving, and I adored the setting.

Fans of Christian romance will love this one.
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
This is a quintessential small town story, with three friends from the city who serendipitously land in Wishing Hollow and have their hearts healed with the peace and friendship they find in the small community on the verge of revitalization. The book is strong on dialogue and faith-filled words of wisdom, especially from Maggie, the sweet woman who takes Kelsey in. I didn't have much of a connection to the characters or feel much chemistry between Hale and Kelsey- I felt more removed as an obse ...more
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
"No one will know you're missing".

Those kind of agonizing thoughts ran through Kelsey McCleary's mind as her car took a nasty spin off an ice covered curve during nearly white-out conditions. "Run the car and heat for fifteen minutes every hour", was the advice of a meteorologist, but Kelsey's despair wasn't just on her own behalf, but on that of her unborn child.

Following his instincts, Officer Hale Jackson responded to the call of a possible vehicle in trouble near the curve of Perchance Roa
Susan Snodgrass
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Three friends converge in a small town after one of their lives takes a wrong turn.

Kelsey McCleary, nearly 30, unmarried and pregnant, is on her way to give up her baby for adoption when she's caught in a freak snow storm. Raised for a time by a drug addict, lying, deceitful mother and turned over to foster care as a teen, she has seen some of the worse life has to offer. But she eventually lands in a wonderful foster group home run by a faith-filled woman. There she meets her best friends, Jazz
Just Commonly
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
"All her life she'd dreamed of being someone's heart's desire." (3)

Go ahead. Answer your heart's desire and pick up Ruth Logan Herne's latest offering, Welcome to Wishing Bridge. The first of the Wishing Bridge series, readers will get a delightfully warm opening to what one can imagine as a beautiful addiction.

". . . this has Hallmark movie written all over it.. " (96)

Yes it does. However, unlike Hallmark movies, you won't be presented with one main couple, but quite a few interesting
Dee/ bookworm
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I really wanted to love this book, but I had a few issues with it. It tried to be a feel good Christmas story, and it almost was, but there were a few things that didn't work.

The author tried to do too much in one book. Instead of it being about Kelsey, it was about every person in the book. There were a lot of loose ends at the end of the book. How did Donna and Kelsey resolve things? What happened with the fire? Did the apartments ever sell? Also it was like you only got glimpses. You got a g
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an absolutely charming book! I picked this up at the library because I loved the cover and the story intrigued me. I had never heard of it before spotting it on the new books shelf at the library. I am so glad I did! This one is not to be missed! I adored the town of Wishing Bridge. What an adorable setting! The characters were relatable and likable and I can’t wait for further stories about them. The story itself kept me entertained and made me smile throughout. It’s simply put, a near ...more
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Welcome to Wishing Bridge, a sleepy, friendly little town tucked in the rolling hills of Western New York. It's the kind of village fairytales are made of, with helpful citizens and plenty of Christmas cheer! Stranded in a snowstorm outside of Wishing Bridge is where our courageous heroine inadvertently finds herself...pregnant and alone. I immediately fell in love with Kelsey's character because she was so forthright and honest with her handsome cop rescuer and the rest of the townsfolk. She wa ...more
Courtney Clark
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
I really enjoyed the audiobook of this story! I feel like I want to visit Wishing Bridge now. The cast of characters was vibrant (a broad cast, but it never felt too big), the narration was spot-on (I really like Erin!), and the endearing characters have real-life problems, emotions, and triumphs over the course of the story. I especially liked the themes of overcoming, sacrificial love, and hope. I am excited to revisit Wishing Bridge in the next book by Ruth!
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
I really, really liked this book. Kelsey McCleary finds herself lost in a snowstorm and about to give birth when her car goes off the road and into a snowbank. Her rescue and the circumstances surrounding her and the nearby town make a very compelling read. I loved the other characters and, if this is the first book of a series, as I think it is, then I’m all in to read more about several of the other characters.
I won this story in a goodreads giveaway, and I am so glad I did. I have not read Ruth Logan Herne books before, but was delighted to find myself engrossed in the characters and community of Wishing Bridge. Kelsey is so courageous despite her mistakes and misfortune. With the help of a handsome deputy, her two dear friends, Thea and Jazz, (who come running when Kelsey calls in an emergency), and a town that is generous in action and faith, you have an endearing story that will leave you wanting ...more
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I first fell in love with Ruth Herne's writing with her Double S Ranch series. Her incredible talent for bringing characters to life coupled with telling a story that tugs at both your heartstrings and soul is one of the best in the industry! She makes you fall in love with a town you wished you could actually visit & make your own and engulfs you in the story where reality fades away. You'll find yourself spending hours in the pages with no concept of time passing.

Welcome to Wishing Bridge was
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I want to travel to Wishing Bridge, NY with all the giving, caring characters I connected with while reading, Welcome to Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne. Herne never fails to deliver a story filled with family, friends, faith and God’s love and this story is an exceptional, heartfelt and mesmerizing read.

Kelsey couldn’t believe she was driving in a snowstorm when her car lands in a snowbank. She believed this was the end of her crazy mixed up life, but looked up to see an officer leaning in
Reviews by the Mrs.
My first holiday read of the season started out like a Hallmark Channel movie, simple and sweet. Kelsey is a pregnant woman who is down on her luck and life takes a terrible turn when she crashes her car in the middle of a snow storm. Hale, a local police deputy, miraculously finds Kelsey and the entire town rallies around the young woman.
Unfortunately what was a straight forward story gets very jagged about halfway through which ultimately effected the entire book. While the focus of the story
Linda Syman
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love all the Herne books

You really can't go wrong reading a book by this author. It's believable, fun, clean romance that captures your heart in the first page. I love how she can weave Christian ideas into her story without shoving a hidden faith agenda down your throat like so many Christian authors do. I read this book through Kindle Unlimited but will have to purchase it for my library. I really enjoyed this Christmas story.
Jessie Young
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I had the hardest time reading this book! I can’t pinpoint quite what it was that made me have a hard time. The story didn’t come to life for me. I wish it would have because it was a nice concept.
I received a digital copy from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Paula Shreckhise
Welcome to Wishing Bridge is the first in a new series by Ruth Logan Herne.

Welcome to Wishing Bridge! By all means, yes! I want to live there! It sounds like the perfect little town but close enough to a big city for shopping. My kind of hometown.
Kelsey McCleary is on the interstate in a snowstorm and is forced to take the exit to Wishing Bridge, N.Y.
A real “welcome”: her car goes off the road , she almost doesn’t get discovered, and to add to the drama— she is in labor!
The book’s circumstanc
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The minute I saw the cover, I knew I had to read this book. What a wonderful, beautiful, uplifting book.

This is the first book that I have read by Ruth Logan Herne, and it will not be the last. I love her writing style, her characters and storyline. It is a hopeful thread that runs through the book, with lots of healing and acceptance thrown in.

I loved it! I just know there will be books for Thea and Jazz. I can't wait to see what life will bring them.

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love a book that can draw you into the scene, make you feel like a member of the town, and cause you to feel all the emotions of the people you grow to love. This book had all of those. A beautiful story of love and second chances, and finding your home in the place you least expected. This book is a great start to what I am sure is going to be a series to remember for a long time.
Beth Erin
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this small town, single mom, second chance romance! What a wonderful community and delightful characters! Friendship, faith, and sweet romance make this a perfect women's fiction selection! Great audiobook too!
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story

Great plot twists to keep you interested and reading. Believable characters, can’t wait to read the next adventure Thank you
Mar 23, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: kindle
This was way too saccharine for me.
Barbara Fox
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hale is definitely a super hero. I love how things turn out for Kelsey. If you like a story with believable characters and a happy ending Welcome to Wishing Bridge is for you
Denice Darland
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! Well done.

Wonderful story about the complexities of life, faith and the human condition. Hope abounds in the smallest gestures and in the oddest places sometimes. Write on!
Jackie Layton
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I woke up at 2:30 a.m. coughing and decided to sit for a while. I picked up my copy of Welcome to Wishing Bridge and started reading. I couldn't put it down. My husband got up at 6:00 and I was still reading. I loved this story and you will too.

I actually received a free copy of this book with not pressure to write a review, but you better believe I'll buy more books from Ruth Logan Herne!
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Multi-published, award-winning, bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of being a published author and having the time of her life doing it. Born to a poor family in Rochester, NY, Ruthy draws on her early years and her many years of dealing with today's young families and businesses to create beautiful, heartfelt small-town stories of faith, hope and love... while adopting her fa ...more

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