No one said that getting rights reverted, files scanned and cleaned and manuscripts updated would be easy, but you know what? 

Hard doesn't scare me! :) I kind of love it, I love a challenge which makes the release of this beautiful story even more exciting.

I hate to see stories sit idle... and that's what happens to older stories that aren't being re-released or reprinted by publishers. They sit, puffing dust, waiting for a chance to be held, read, nay... devoured again! So I was thrilled when the good folks at Love Inspired returned the rights to several of my early novels. 

It is so much fun to see them come to life again! To hear from new readers! To chat it up with folks about the Southern Tier or Wishing Bridge or the North Country and soon to come: Kirkwood Lake! 

I am so blessed! 

So next week.... "A Family to Cherish" releases!

Then a few weeks later we'll be announcing the release of "Love's a Mystery in Sleepy Hollow, NY", part of a new and wonderful contemporary romantic mystery series for Guideposts. I had the distinct pleasure of working with the wonderful Gabe Meyer on that novella pairing!

Then the next story will release in September. That one is  "The Lawman's Second Chance", a bestselling and award-winning story that's won hearts across the land. 

And then "Reclaiming Hope in Wishing Bridge" hits the shelves in late October, about the time that pumpkin love and mania quiets down here in Western New York... writing takes over those extra hours. :)

And that wonderful book should be followed by the contemporary story in "Love's a Mystery in Cut and Shoot, Texas", a wonderful Christmas story coupled with Janice Thompson's historical novella!

I am so excited to share this news with you. To share this book with you! And I have two copies to give away (these are Kindle copies, the paperback will be available in two weeks) and I'd love to hear what you think... 

Today we celebrate! Today we toast the release of a book from captivity, LOL! And I'm thrilled to bring the updated edition of this story to you for Kindle at $2.99 and then paperback at $7.99.



So let's celebrate new books! I've brought sweet tea, trays of bars, ice-cold lemonade and a fresh pot o' joe... no matter what part of the country you call home, we've got something wonderful and amazing... and timeless.... here for you!


Bestselling and award-winning inspirational author Ruth Logan Herne is currently living, breathing and talking pumpkins, squash and 3000 chrysanthemums on her popular pumpkin farm in Western New York. She is no stranger to dirty fingernails, chemicals, equipment breakdowns and dealing with occasionally grumpy farm folk, so you probably can't rattle her! She loves hearing from Ruthy (and yes, she actually is the person who answers her email) at, visit her website and friend her on Facebook although she admits to social media disenchantment as the possible scourge to mankind as we know it... but that's a blog for another day! :)


15 Comments on Seekerville: The Journey Continues: RE-RELEASE PARTY IN SEEKERVILLE!

  • Glynis
    on June 28, 2022 | 07:37 Glynissaid :
    "Congratulations! This is the reward for your hard work! I agree that stories should continue r to be read so this is wonderful! "
  • Jan Drexler
    on June 28, 2022 | 08:05 Jan Drexlersaid :
    "Congratulations, Ruthy! I love to see this story get new life! And more books on the way? That's fabulous!"
  • Sandy Smith
    on June 28, 2022 | 09:30 Sandy Smithsaid :
    "Congratulations, Ruthy. And I am really excited about the new Guideposts series."
  • Mindy Obenhaus
    on June 28, 2022 | 10:38 Mindy Obenhaussaid :
    "You know, Ruthy, Cut and Shoot, Texas isn't far from me. I've always wanted to live there strictly for the postmark on my mail. I mean, how fun is that?"
  • Debby Giusti
    on June 28, 2022 | 11:54 Debby Giustisaid :
    "I'm pouring a cup of coffee and enjoying your new stories and ones that are coming to readers again...all so wonderful! Congrats!"
  • Pat W
    on June 28, 2022 | 14:19 Pat Wsaid :
    "Congrats on your re-releases! I remember those stories. Some of my favorites. "
  • Dana R. Lynn
    on June 28, 2022 | 17:12 Dana R. Lynnsaid :
    "Ruthy, I am so excited about these stories! And yay to the publisher releasing the rights back to you. I know it can be scary, and it takes work, but after all the work we put into writing these stories, seeing that no one is reading them is just painful. So this is amazing!"
  • Lucy Reynolds
    on June 29, 2022 | 08:30 Lucy Reynolds said :
    "Congratulations 🎈 Let’s celebrate with raspberry almond coffee and black raspberry biscuits. "
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on June 29, 2022 | 15:05 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "I love that authors fought for this right... that they actually hired lawyers to change the face of publishing about ten to fifteen years back. That was pretty much RWA and I will always be grateful!!!"
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on June 29, 2022 | 15:06 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "I am always excited about new books, but I do hate seeing books getting dusty!!! :) Thank you, Jan!"
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on June 29, 2022 | 15:31 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "Sandy, they have really knocked it out of the park on these two. I love them.... Whistle Stop Cafe reminds me of Signed, Sealed, Delivered on Hallmark and the Love Finds You is like my "Red Kettle Christmas" in the original Love Finds You in.....wherever you are! I think you'll love them, my friend!"
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on June 29, 2022 | 15:32 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "I loved that name! I let Janice Thompson pick which town in the country she wanted but said it needed to be Christmas... so Christmas in Cut and Shoot! Yes!!!!"
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on June 29, 2022 | 20:46 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "Debby, aren't we blessed?????"
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on June 29, 2022 | 20:49 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "Dana, we are at one of the best times of publishing in so many ways... we have options no one has had before us.... we have rights that few have ever had...and so many opportunities surround us. I love that we can breathe new life into them, Dana!"
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on June 29, 2022 | 20:50 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "I love how you think!!!! Raspberry party in Seekerville!!!!!"


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