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At Home in Wishing Bridge

(Wishing Bridge #2)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  883 ratings  ·  95 reviews

Ruth Logan Herne, the bestselling author of Welcome to Wishing Bridge, invites readers back to the small town where big dreams come true.

After surviving the streets of South Philly, Thea Anastas never thought she’d wind up working in rural New York. But a call from a friend in need convinced the nurse practitioner to make the trip. Now her temporary position is making

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Published October 2nd 2018 by Waterfall Press
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Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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At Home In Wishing Bridge

Ruth Logan Herne

AT HOME IN WISHING BRIDGE is the second 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. Thea grew up in South Philadelphia and never thoug
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woohoo! We're back in Wishing Bridge for some more Ruthy magic -- the kind that sparks and sizzles with the perfect blend of whimsy and common sense! And lots of faith. And community. And deep friendship. Cute (and not so cute) kids. Herne has a knack for bringing real life drama to light -- where hope rises from the ashes of despair by the time we reach the end.

It's never cookie cutter though, and she doesn't dodge the tough issues like neglect and abuse, grief and anger, but she does cushion t
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
The small town setting and vibe continues strongly in the second book in the Wishing Bridge series. Thea has a pragmatic personality and it really came across as she works as a nurse practitioner with the doctor who has his sights set on something more than a local practice. I appreciated the storyline of Ethan's orphaned niece and nephew who need him, and Thea's insights that help him realize and focus his priorities. The progress he sees when he follows her advice, especially with his prickly ...more
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Life doesn't always come with smooth trails and easy choices. Sometimes it takes a broken road to bring us where we need to be. Our broken roads brought us to each other first. To Hannah's Hope”~Thea

To Thea, Wishing Bridge was just a temporary stop-over to her dream road. What she didn't anticipate was how it got hold of her heart and made her wish for things she never thought she'd have. Spending most of her growing up years in Hannah's Hope foster home along with her two best friends, Kelse
I've always appreciated this authors sweet way of weaving her characters together, and this was no exception.

It would have helped to start with the first book as I did mix up the characters a little through the first half. But I still grew close to each one and enjoyed their journey. I need to go back to book one now! The romance wasn't overally done, although a couple comments are a little humorous (romantic feelings). There are a couple non-detailed kisses.

Spiritual content weaved well into
I can not tell you how BADLY I want to live in Wishing Bridge!! This town, it's inhabitants and the stories have charmed me COMPLETELY! I utterly adored the first Wishing Bridge story and this one was even more amazing. My only regrets are that it took me so long to get to it and that I have to wait for more stories about this town I have come to love. There are multiple moments in the story that brought me to tears and touched my heart. The kiddos in the book stole my heart easily and the adult ...more
Dee/ bookworm
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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After surviving the streets of South Philly, Thea Anastas never thought she’d wind up working in rural New York. But a call from a friend in need convinced the nurse practitioner to make the trip. Now her temporary position is making a difference in Wishing Bridge—though Thea can’t afford to make a difference, to fill a gaping hole in the sweet, small town. After all, the current medical practice is being dissolved in three months, and bigger opportunities are lu
Suzie Waltner
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was thrilled to discover Ruth Logan Herne’s return to the Wishing Bridge series. With the publisher doing away with their fiction line, I wasn’t sure we’d get Thea or Jazz’s stories, so when I saw At Home in Wishing Bridge released last month, I immediately grabbed it.

This book touches on some hard and heavy topics such as human trafficking, loss of parents/family, and anorexia. And while Herne delves more deeply on some than others, each his handled with grace and care.

With many changes happe
Susan Snodgrass
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'God's not a 'thing' to me, Ethan. He's like 'the' thing. The strength. The Rock. The fortress.'

I have been eagerly anticipating the second in Ruth Logan Herne's 'Wishing Bridge' series because I fell in love with the people and the town in the first book. Can I please go live there? It's a wonderful little small town that just draws the reader right in and truly makes you wish it was a real place.

Thea Anastas grew up hard on the city streets until taken in by a wonderful foster mother, where sh
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
At Home in Wishing Bridge is another heartfelt read that I was emotionally invested in with all the characters that were loveable, flawed and real. Thea and Ethan had other dreams than practicing medicine in a small rural area. Ethan caring for his niece and nephew, flooding in the old practice, a move to a restored home with living space brought some unexpected happenings that just might be the answer to their dreams. There’s plenty of love in Wishing Bridge with members caring for others witho ...more
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

"You're leaving. She's leaving. Move on."

Nurse practitioner Thea Anastas never thought that a small rural town like Wishing Bridge, New York could ooze with so much charm; she didn't want to settle down, she had never considered settling down, but for once in her life she was dreaming of settling down. One of her best friends had invited her there to fill a temporary position in the local medical clinic, but it was a new friend who might keep her there, except . . . . he had no plans t
Sherida Stewart
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a delight to come back to Wishing Bridge...a village of faith, hope and love!

After three friends, brought together as teens in a home for troubled youth, find themselves reunited years later in the small village of Wishing Bridge, New York, their ties deepen as they help each other find happiness.

This second story in Ruth Logan Herne’s heart-touching series featuring this charming town finds nurse practitioner Thea Anastas offering her skills at a medical clinic where Ethan Brandenburg, th
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
You'll probably think I'm crazy for starting a series with book two, but something about the synopsis for this one convinced me to pick it up first. And it was oh so delightful! I loved all the characters and goings on in this little town. And I, especially, LOVED the friendships at the core of the series. Thea, Kelsey, and Jazz have such a wonderfully solid reliance upon one another, where they can bolster the others in one conversation and speak hard truths in another. Their friendship feels r ...more
Tarsha Woods
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it

Great example of following Gods road and word. Ruth Logan Herne Wishing Bridge focus on not just belief however the belief of a believing heart ones tragic doesn't have to be your down fall can be your testimony to share with others to grow within faith.
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I so admired the charming little town of Wishing Bridge and all of its’ residents who have created a tight knit community that is inclusive of all and showers its’ citizens with a depth of empathy and compassion that is truly inspirational. I enjoyed meeting each and every character who has lived their life with pain and adversity and yet they still believe in the healing love of The Lord. Thea and Ethan are flawed characters who are still struggling with past hurts and betrayals but while Thea ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed At Home in Wishin Bridge. I want to go back to catch up and read book one from the Wishing Bridge series.
4 1/2 stars.
Courtney Clark
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the audiobook version!
Just Commonly
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Wishing Bridge, New York has become a place I want to visit in real life. The sad part? It's a fictional town. The second book in the Wishing Bridge series by Ruth Logan Herne, At Home in Wishing Bridge continues to captivate me with it's characters, story line and messages. Even though the focus is on Thea, one of three of the Soul Sisterhoods, we still get to check out how life's going for the other two, Jazz and Kelsey. Add in the great townsfolk of Wishing Bridge, Jeb and Maggie, J
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely could not wait for this book to be released and I was not disappointed. Ruth Logan Herne brings us once again to the town of Wishing Bridge here the three friends, Kelsey, Thea and Jazz have gathered, first to see Kelsey through a tight spot. In At Home in Wishing Bridge the three friends pray Thea through the storm as the nurse practitioner struggles to find her place in the world. Thea was all set to return to the big city and further her career when a set of, call them circumstan ...more
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is the second book in Ruth Logan Herne's "Wishing Bridge" series but it can easily be read as a stand-alone book. I can honestly say that while I loved the first book in the series, I loved At Home in Wishing Bridge even more. I think it is because I felt more connected to Thea who worked in the medical field. But I also had a soft spot in my heart for Dr. Ethan Brandenburg because of how he was caring for his niece and nephew. Ms. Herne created such realistic characters that pulled at ...more
Debbie Caswell
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thea hadn't had an easy life not only had she lived with a drugged up mother but the she had ended up in the foster system Luckily she was at Hannah's Hope foster home along with her two best friends, Kelsey & Jazz, but all of this at such a young age meant that he is totally disillusioned she doesn't believe in love or HEA . She is a big city girl but she is spending time in Wishing bridge with Maggie and Jeb. Working as a nurse at the local medical centre she is thrown into the orbit of Dr. Et ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it
When I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway, I immediately found the first book in the series - because I'm one of those people who can never start in the middle of a series. I absolutely loved the first book, and feel it is necessary to read it before this one. Otherwise, the characters in this book will be a bit confusing. Saying all that, I did like this book quite a bit. While the plot seemed pretty predictable, I enjoyed the journey of getting to the end result I felt pretty sure was comin ...more
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Faith, Hope, and Love are on full display in 'At Home in Wishing Bridge' beautifully written by Ruth Logan Herne.
The people of Wishing Bridge are real, struggling with family issues, grief, difficult choices, and things beyond their control. But most handle it with grace and a helpful attitude. Powerful prayer warrior Maggie is a great example of how to get through the tough times.
The bond of friendship between Thea, Kelsey, and Jazz is stronger than ever. The attraction between Thea and Dr. E
Book 2 picks up where Book 1 leaves off, focusing more on Thea's story and setting the stage for Jazz's story. No nonsense Thea doesn't plan to stay in Wishing Bridge much longer. Her co-worker, Dr. Brandenburg, plans to leave the small town too for bigger dreams. Wishing Bridge, however, offers what neither of them expect to need: a community of loving friends, healing grace, and a place where their talents are needed and appreciated. As a reader, it is so easy to get lost in this story and fee ...more
Terry Conrad
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in a series of three. I definitely want to read book 3 when my budget allows.

I've enjoyed this series so far. They are romance books but not as typical as a lot of them. 3 girls who ended up in the system became best friends and promised they would be there for each other no matter what. This is how they end up in the small town of Wishing Bridge.

They all have had traumatic lives as children and their stories are told. They each have a lot to overcome. The town is a litt
Carrie Garza
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Contemporary Christian Fiction. I read the first book of this series some time back and didn't realize this was the second when I bought it. The three main characters met and became fast friends in foster care as teens. They have all wound up together in the small village of Wishing Bridge. Kelsey found herself pregnant and unmarried in book one. In book two Thea, who is a nurse practitioner, is fulfilling a short term assignment in the small village of Wishing Bridge. As a young girl her mother ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this second book in the Wishing Bridge Series. It was easier to keep track of all of the characters in this second book than it was in the first one. Maybe because I had met most of them beforehand? I felt such a sense of connection in this book more so than then the first one. It's too bad Wishing Bridge doesn't really exist because it just seems such a real, living, breathing community that I would love to live in. I loved the dynamic between Thea and Ethan. I can't say enough ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway.

The story takes place in a rural town in Western New York State. The two main characters are a doctor and a nurse practitioner who run a small practice in the community. Both intend to leave, in about three months, to pursue their careers elsewhere.

This was an easy, light read. The characters were well defined and were mostly from the first book in this series (Welcome to Wishing Bridge), which I haven't yet read, but intend to. The story has some rom
Debbie Waltz
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Since Kelsey's arrival at Wishing Bridge, the Three Musketeers (Thea, Jazz, and Kelsey) have done their best to help her adjust to motherhood in marriage. But now Thea is wondering her next step. Despite settling down quite nicely, she has dreams of opening a practice of her own in the big city. Still, a recent child's case has her rethinking the idea.

This book is pretty good, although some of the themes are to mature for younger readers. This book has me wondering what is going to happen to jaz
Jackie Layton
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
At Home In Wishing Bridge is a wonderfully warm and touching story. Thea Anastas never planned to end up living in a small town. I enjoyed her story of using her life and talents to touch others. One of the people she touches is her work partner, Ethan Brandenburg. He is a man juggling many balls including his dead sister's two children.
While reading this story, I smiled, I cried, and I hugged my husband tighter. I'd encourage anybody to read At Home in Wishing Bridge.
I received a free copy of
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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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