Monday, March 21, 2016

The hearts we mend by Kathryn Springer

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 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.
My opinion: This book was a fun and unique read. I loved the depth of characters and the story line so much. There was just so much more to this book than a lot of books out there and it really sucks you in and get you thinking. I love how this books deals with how sometimes our best laid plans go amiss and yet how often times it really is for the better. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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