Review: The Hearts we Mend

Book Description:

For young widow Evie Bennett, moving forward will mean deciding what to leave behind . . . and what to keep.
Widowed at the age of twenty-five when her firefighter husband was killed in the line of duty, Evie Bennett has spent the last thirteen years raising their son, Cody, in the close-knit community of Banister Falls. As the women’s ministry director of her church, Evie encourages women to boldly pursue God’s plan for their future . . . while she is content with her memories of the past. But Evie’s well-ordered life begins to change when she meets Jack Vale.
As Evie gets drawn into Jack’s world—a world that isn’t as safe and predictable as the one she’s worked so hard to create—he challenges her to open her eyes to the problems in the community . . . but will Evie open her heart to love again?
Because even though Jack isn’t anything like her late husband, he just might be everything she needs.

      The in's and out's of a small town, U.S.A. How they live their lives, the good and the bad. `The Heart's We Mend` written by Kathryn Springer is a Christian women's fiction novel. Separate people, separate lives, will they come together in this drama? The picture on the cover is what attracted me to this book. With the sparkly lights it reminds me of Christmas. The author dedicated this book to God - Master builder, restorer, and multiplier of bread and fish. To God be the glory, always! 
       There are 42 chapters, an epilogue, and discussion questions, great for book clubs. The novel started out slow and steady and took a few twists and turns, There was a wedding, a parade, and a girls night out. There was also two themes in this book. One that included a wedding, a parade and a picnic. The second was on a more serious note where some of the characters were put in jail.
      This book is beautifully written with characters who fit together perfectly.I felt like I was watching the drama unfold as I read. This is the first of the series that I have read, which it is actually the second book in the `Bannister Falls` series. I like how the trust of god was shown throughout this book, through different characters. As the reader finds out, all things are possible with God.
      I recommend this book to readers of Christian Fiction.
Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."