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the first gift takeover tour

Welcome to the The First Gift Takeover Tour and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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Title: The First Gift
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Publisher: Ruth Logan Herne
Re-Release Date: June, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Bringing to mind classics like Catherine Marshall’s Christy, society’s standards are put to the test and a Northern Appalachian town comes together to save a neglected child in Ruth Logan Herne’s new romance, The First Gift.

This poignant novel tells the story of five-year-old Cassie Carruthers, who lives in a bug-infested shack in the hills of Western New York’s Southern Tier. Her mother has died and Cassie spends her days fending for herself while her alcoholic father drinks himself into a stupor. But Cassie’s isolation has not gone unnoticed in the tightknit community of Phillipsburg. When a concerned neighbor alerts the county, the community sets a plan in motion to rescue the neglected little girl. Through fundraising efforts, Cassie is tucked into the kindergarten classroom of independent, beautiful Kerry McHenry. Kerry has her work cut out for her in dealing with Cassie’s depressed father, but despite the child’s loveless start in life, she soon reveals herself to be an intelligent, eager student. Moreover, she possesses a resourcefulness that has saved her life more than once—and will be called upon again. Kerry McHenry is nobody’s fool. She sees her own tough upbringing in Cassie’s dire situation, so she works tirelessly to guide the young girl, trying to help her become everything that God wants her to be. At the same time, she finds herself torn between a commitment-phobic pediatric oncologist from a nearby town and Phillipsburg’s widowed deputy sheriff, a complicated man who is still angry with God.

As the stakes grow ever higher and the characters’ lives intersect in unexpected ways, each will face a true test of faith—and come face to face with indisputable evidence of God’s love.




Ruth Logan Herne has more than a million books in print, including eighteen Love Inspired contemporary novels and Back in the Saddle, Book 1 in the Double S Ranch series. Ruth is a founding member of Seekerville, a popular writing collective blog. A country girl who loves the big city, Ruth and her husband live on a farm in upstate New York.

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Ruthy is providing 1 winner a prize pack that includes the book and some goodies!

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  1. Candy Lyn

    It is definitely my type of book. Making something positive happen after suffering so much negative. No child should ever know neglect.

  2. Pam Graber

    I love Ruth Logan Herne’s books and eagerly look for each new one! I would love to win The First Gift!

  3. Dorothy Porter

    The First Gift sounds like a wonderful and heart warming story. It would be great if all people in life would try to help children and famlies that are in help. Most people will say that it is not their place to get into this situation and it breaks my heart. I pray that God helps all bad situations as needed. I would love to get a chance to read this book!

  4. Vivian Furbay

    Very interesting story! Would love to read to see how this little grows and developes.

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