Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Litfuse Review: The Hearts We Mend by:Kathryn Springer

The Hearts We Mend
About the Book:
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 Review:
Evie Bennett lost her firefighter husband thirteen years ago while he was on the job. Leaving her to care for herself and their small son alone, with only the help of a few friends. She threw herself in her job at church and raising her son. Now, she must cope with the realization that things are changing. Her son has just married the love of his life, with a child on the way, and a new house to move into and care for, he is no longer there to take up the silence in Evie's life. She knows things must change but why so soon.

Jack Vale would definitely be seen as a rough kind of guy. With tattoo's and all, you would never expect to see him working at a church as a custodian. But that is just the kind of guy he is, living life to the fullest no matter what people think. So when he meets Evie for the first time, he learns that she is totally different from him. Quiet, guarded, somethings Jack finds fascinating about her but he longs to show her how life can really be.

Ever since her husband died she has kept to herself, but now Jack is bringing out new feelings in her, some she never experienced with her late husband. Can Evie let go of the past enough to find healing in someone she least expects?

The Hearts We Mend is book two in the Banister Falls series. This was a wonderful book. I've read the first book in this series and I have found this author's books to be amazing reads. I really enjoyed reading this book and I hope to read more of this authors books.

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