Review: The Hearts We Mend by Kathyrn Springer (Litfuse Blog Tour)

March 22, 2016

Title: The Hearts We Mend
Author: Kathryn Springer
Publisher: Zondervan
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780310339724
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016

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.
Can I just start off by saying, how gorgeous the cover is! Oh, my! It looks like a movie cover. It grabs the attention for all the right reasons.

Now, on to the story. I fell in love with The Dandelion Field last year. It was one of my most favorite stories of the year. It was left in a way where I thought it was a standalone book, and I hoped that there would be more. Thankfully there is!

The Hearts We Mend is such a fantastic addition to the series. This book focuses on Evie, Cody's mom from TDF. When we met her in the first book, she had been hit with a lot and came off a bit cold and closed off. It was hard to warm up to her, but by the end of TDF, I liked her and understood where she was coming from. In The Hearts We Mend, we dive all the way into who Evie is and what her life is like and how it gets thrown into disarray when Jack comes into her life.

Jack and Evie are opposite of each other, but also in a way very similar. There story was good and kept you reading and wanting to find out more! Jack I thought was a lot of fun and I thought the interactions between him and Evie were good.

This was a fantastic read!
Too Read!
4.5 out of 5

About the Author:
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.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Zondervan, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment

  1. I really liked The Dandelion Field, too, Kate. So, someday reading this one is a must! Thanks for a great review. :)


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