#BookReview: The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer | Banister Falls #Giveaway

17 Mar

The Hearts We Mend

The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

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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 thoughts:

 Heartfelt and hopeful, The Hearts We Mend is an inspiring tale! Captivated by the characters in Book 1, The Dandelion Field, I was eager to continue their stories in this second Banister Falls novel.

Evie Bennett is a woman who thrives on plans and post-it notes. When Jack Vale walks into Evie’s life, he changes it in ways she never expected. I loved the relationships shared in this novel and rooted for each of the characters and their happily ever after.

Populated with genuine characters and real-life challenges, I thoroughly enjoyed The Hearts We Mend. Kathryn Springer brings this small town and its residents to life, and I loved experiencing their stories. While the novels in this series can stand alone, I believe they are better enjoyed in order.


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Kathryn Springer

Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books — which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written nineteen books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

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The Hearts We Mend

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