Monday, August 4, 2014

CFBA Review: A Heart To Heal by:Allie Pleiter

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Heart to Heal
Love Inspired (July 15, 2014)
by
Allie Pleiter


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and nonfiction. An avid knitter, harp player and non-reformed chocoholic, she spends her days writing books, doing laundry, running carpools and finding new ways to avoid housework. Allie grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in speech from Northwestern University and currently lives in suburban Chicago, Illinois. The "dare from a friend" to begin writing eight years ago has blossomed into a career that includes numerous public speaking engagements, two books on parenting; Becoming a Chief Home Officer and Facing Every Mom's Fears and now novels for Steeple Hill Books. She is the mother of two children and, most recently, a Havanese dog named Bella.


ABOUT THE BOOK

The Courage To Hope.

Guidance counselor Heather Browning is desperate. She needs a mentor to help Simon, a disabled student who is struggling at Gordon Falls High School. Unfortunately, hotshot Max Jones is her only option. Confrontational and cavalier, Max uses his flashy persona to hide the bitterness he's felt since his life-changing accident. Perpetually cautious, Heather finds Max's bad-boy bravado as intriguing as it is infuriating. But as Heather and Max work together to build Simon's self-confidence, they begin to trust each other. Max has never been slow and careful with anything. Can he be gentle with Heather's heart?

Gordon Falls: Hearts ablaze in a small town.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of A Heart to Heal, go HERE.


My Review:
 Simon, a disabled student, is struggling to fit in at school and Heather Browning is here to help. At least she thought she was, but this seems to be a little bit more than even she can handle. When Max Jones is called in, she feels like she is an absolute failure. She also feels that Max isn't so great, himself.

 Max Jones wasn't all that thrilled to be helping Simon, but after meeting both Heather and Simon, he is willing to give it a shot. Max knows a little bit better what Simon is going through, after being in a wheelchair himself. Soon Heather and Max will join forces for the betterment of Simon, if they can put their differences aside that is.

 The author has done a very good job on this one, I really like it! Hope to hear more from her in the future.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.