“The Hearts We Mend” (Banister Falls #2) by Kathryn Springer
Evie’s son is getting married. She’ll have to deal with the empty nest earlier than she thought and completely alone since her husband died many years ago. This new reality is hard for her but she’s dedided to assume it in peace. Then Jack shows up… and he’s ready to shake her world forever.
It is a sweet story, very easy to read. I was about to finish before I noticed.
However, I can’t say I was involved with it. I didn’t connect with characters that easily. Besides, there are so many of them! I had a hard time learning who was who since I hadn’t read the first book.
Also, small details in the book sometimes took longer than they should. Meetings, for example. I felt like skipping paragraphs at moments.
There are some great lessons and quotes throughout the book, though. That was good.
I liked Jack more than Evie. I did not agree with certain decisions she made.
Now, the last 3 chapters or so were a different thing. Maybe because they were all focused on the most important stuff. At that part I could connect. I was interested in what would happen. It was disappointing at the end because it was all solved in such a simple way… but I could enjoy it more.
I hope this series keeps getting better.
**I received a copy of this book from Zondervan through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
MY FAVORITE QUOTES
+ “Every adventure stars with one step”.
+ “You’re the one who gave the courage to step out in faith”. Thankful for that kind of people!
+ “God… I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m going to trust that You do”.
Kathryn Springer, winner of the 2007 Write Touch Reader’s Award (long contemporary), grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin.
Encouraging women in their faith journey is the reason Kathryn loves to write inspirational fiction.
When she isn’t at the computer, you’ll find her curled up with a good book, spending time with family and friends or walking on the trails near her country home.