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 thought she could be happy in a small rural town, but Wishing Bridge is really growing on her.

She has been working at a medical practice with Dr. Ethan Brandenburg. Ethan is taking care of his niece and nephew since their parents were tragically killed. They are only supposed to be staying in Wishing Bridge temporarily as Ethan has a big job offer for a hospital in Chicago. But you know what they say about life’s plans, they hardly ever turn out the way you thought they would but they are sometimes exactly what you need. When the medical practice gets flooded during a storm, AT HOME IN WISHING BRIDGE really takes a turn that will have you unable to put this beautiful story down. Neither Ethan nor Thea are looking for a relationship with both of them moving on shortly. It was cute watching these two dance around their feelings for each other.

AT HOME IN WISHING BRIDGE is filled with twists and turns and had me staying up way too late one night to finish! I had to know where Ruth Logan Herne was taking us and what would happen to Thea. I really loved how the whole community came to Thea and Ethan’s aid and only wanted them to feel loved and welcomed! The same goes for the kids! There is so much heart in Ruth’s writing that I’m always left with a huge smile on my face and my heart very happy. I could totally see AT HOME IN WISHING BRIDGE becoming a Hallmark movie and I would love to see it. All of the characters are very interesting and believable, so much so that I felt as if I’ve known them for a long time. I love how Ruthy does that to me each and every time.


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 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 luring her away…

Her partner, Dr. Ethan Brandenburg, has his own struggles: caring for his orphaned niece and nephew and holding firm to his decision to leave Wishing Bridge for a prestigious job in Chicago. Though Thea’s no-nonsense advice in the office has been good for business, her compassion in Ethan’s personal life has been good for his heart. But how can he offer a commitment to a woman when they’re both about to say goodbye?

Wishing Bridge may be surrounded by forests and farms, but Thea is starting to realize that friendships and family form its heart—and that what she wants in life and love may be right in front of her eyes.



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 business and buy their own farm and puppies and kittens and babies are about the cutest things on Earth. A “pull-up-your-big-girl-panties-and-move-on” kind of gal, she is blessed to be married to her high school sweetheart (although it wasn’t as if THEY WERE KNOCKING DOWN THE DOOR to challenge him for her!!!), work with young families who allow her to exploit their sweet children on blogs, and rock babies on a regular basis. An author for Love Inspired Books and Summerside Press, she lives in upstate New York.


I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own. 



  1. Terrific review Susan. I love when someone says they can see this as a Hallmark movie. That means a good story for me. I actually watched two of them today while I was relaxing. I tried to read, but I kept falling asleep, so watched movies instead. This one sounds like something I will read, do you have to read the first one in this series?

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