Just finished 2 books by Ruth Logan Herne. She's a local writer and friend and extraordinary prolific. Currently she's published 8 books with Harlequin Love Inspired and she writes a great blog.
What I love about Ruth's books is that they are gritty inspirationals. Real people, real problems. Tough problems that take a lot of hard work and faith to resolve. I love her characters and the way she writes them as if they were my neighbors. To top it off, she writes about local places and I love that.
Another thing I like is that she's changed my view on Inspriational novels. They are much more contemporary than I thought, more involved, and character driven.
That's it according to Maddy~