Mended Hearts Blog + Review Tour: A Kite on the Wind {Book Review + Giveaway}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.



Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for the Mended Hearts series by Patricia Lee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
 
 
Title: A Kite on the Wind  
Series: Mended Hearts #3  
Author: Patricia Lee  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: October 1, 2018  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Is Love Strong Enough to Overcome the Walls They Hide Behind?

Left waiting at the altar, Claire Simpson has buried her past and moved on, carving out a life for herself as a teacher on the Oregon coast. When her former fiancé appears, he threatens to unravel the peaceful independence she has worked so hard to achieve after their relationship failed.

Montgomery Chandler has moved to NOAA headquarters in Newport, Oregon to make new, happier memories for his children after his wife died of a lingering illness. Their home in Seattle held nothing but the whispers of their earlier lives. Starting over will help all of them heal, but Monty is resolved not to risk love again.

When the handsome widower enrolls his hurting children at the school where Claire teaches, her determination to remain uninvolved vanishes at the whim of a snowstorm. This family needs her expertise. Can she help them without losing her heart?

 

 

Patricia Lee is a published author, having written since she first learned what words could do at the age of six. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon. Articles to her credit have appeared in Moody Monthly, Power for Living, Expecting and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse as well as in two anthologies— Cup of Comfort Bible Promises and In the Company of Angels. She is part of a team of bloggers who submit short devotionals for FaithHappenings.com. Patricia is a member of the Oregon Christian Writers and of American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband have two adult children and live in the Pacific Northwest with two sleepy cats.

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Having read all three books in this series back to back, I must say that it was interesting for me to watch the progress not just of the stories, but of the writing. While the writing was very good even in book one, it truly felt like in this one she really found the flow and I found it to be a much smoother read overall. It is perhaps for that reason that I found this one to be the most enjoyable read in the series.

Much like the previous two books, this story stands alone without ever having read either of the previous stories. That being said, we do get a little glimpse of familiar people and places that we had previously been introduced to. That is always fun for me as reader! Though they're certainly not the focus and only mentioned in passing, it's always fun to get a small glimpse at what the characters we'd come to known are up to now.

In this story, we meet Claire and Monty. Both have past hurts in their relationships--- Claire left at the altar and Monty widowed and left to care for young twins. It is the twins that bring these two together. This is a common theme that we've seen throughout the Mended Hearts series--- children bringing the adults together. I find that I really enjoy this. Again this book deals with some heavier issues, but the presence of the children offer some humor and light within that. There is a LOT to unpack in this story, but much of which I cannot talk about without giving spoilers... though I think the ultimate twist in the story will likely become clear pretty early on. Still, you'll find yourself wanting to read on to get ALL the details. Now, I must admit there were times when the story seemed a little unrealistic perhaps. Not necessarily the events within the story---as it was very well researched and thought out--- but perhaps some of the reactions of the characters. I can just say there was less of a knock down drag out drama than I'd have expected given some of the circumstances. Still, that doesn't mean that perhaps others would not have reacted in the way these characters did... nor does every story have to be drama filled to still offer an enjoyable read. This book certainly was that regardless.

Overall, it was a really sweet story that like the previous books in the series was filled with hope. If you're looking for a good inspirational romance, this one is certainly worth the read.

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7 comments

  1. I love romances and these sound so sweet. I can't wait to read them.

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  2. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

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  3. I really need a good summer read before summer is over

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  4. This love story sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing

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