Book Review: “The Hearts We Mend” By Kathryn Springer

March 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Kathryn Springer in her new book, “Hearts We Mend book coverThe Hearts We Mend” Book Two in the Banister Falls series published by Zondervan introduces us to Evie and Jack.

From the back cover:  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 firefighterhusband 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 something. 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.

It is my experience that when someone says series that generally means that there are three members of a team and each book will focus on one of those three members. Not so with Ms. Springer, she is actually giving us a story that takes place after the events of book one, “The Dandelion Field“. If you didn’t read book one don’t panic Ms. Springer has set it up so that you can read this book by itself, that’s how good she is.  Cody, Evie’s son, is going to get married. Evie is actually growing as a person and is still getting over the death of her husband thirteen years ago. Jack is one of the more interesting characters that I have read about in quite a long time. Jack isn’t pristine, he has rough edges. When Evie and Jack get together the sparks really start to fly. I think Ms. Springer has given us first-class characters that we can identify with and relate to and, certainly, want to read about. I think you will enjoy reading this book and not want to put it down unless you finished. I recommend this book highly and am really looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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