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Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review


The Hearts We Mend

The Hearts We Mend
(Zondervan, March 2016)

Planning and Post-It notes are the epitome of Evie’s life. But when she meets Jack, her life gets more than a little complicated.

Thirteen years ago, Evie’s firefighter husband was killed in the line of duty, leaving her to raise their young son, Cody, alone. Now, Cody is marrying the love of his life, and as he packs up his belongings, the house feels as empty as Evie’s heart. But for all her planning and mad organizational skills, Evie could never have anticipated the dramatic shift her life is about to make.

Tattooed, rough-around-the-edges Jack raises quite a few eyebrows in the tight-knit community of Banister Falls. Where Evie’s life is stream-lined, Jack’s approach to living is moment-by-moment. But as Evie gets drawn into Jack’s world—a world that isn’t as safe or predictable as the one she’s worked so hard to create—he challenges her to open her eyes to the problems outside the walls of the church.
Jack doesn’t make Evie feel comfortable, but he definitely makes her feel so
mething. Something she hasn’t felt since Max passed away—or, maybe ever. Because even though Jack isn’t anything like her late husband, he just might be everything she needs.

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My Thoughts:

Most romance novels feature young ladies and gentlemen experiencing love for the first time, or even finding new love after a disastrous relationship.  With Kathryn Springer's latest novel, "The Hearts We Mend," the featured couple are both ... mature ... and not especially looking for the love that finds them!

I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in Springer's "Bannister Falls" series, although it would have been helpful to have read the first book, "The Dandelion Field," there is enough of a backstory to catch the first time reader up.

I applaud Ms. Springer and her choice of fascinating characters and for the lovely story of love and faith that intertwined throughout the story.  I highly recommend this book!



About The Author:

Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother's typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books – which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written nineteen books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Check out her website at http://www.kathrynspringer.com/

Celebrate the release of The Hearts We Mend with Kathryn and enter to win two of her books by signing up for her newsletter on her website (left sidebar). The winner will be announced March 23 via Kathryn’s newsletter.

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My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this tour and to Zondervan Books for providing the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.


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