Mended Hearts Blog + Review Tour: Love Calls Her Home {A 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: Love Calls Her Home  
Series: Mended Hearts #2  
Author: Patricia Lee  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: March 1, 2018  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Can a hurting boy help two broken people find their way back to love ?

Lissa Frye returns home from the Navy hoping to find a different future—one which includes a husband, marriage, and a family, until news from her sister impacts Lissa’s personal life and derails her plans.

Kurt McKintrick, having lost his best friend to an IED in Afghanistan, has returned to help the man's mother run a horse rescue ranch. Images of war plague him, and thoughts of anyone else he might love falling victim to an untimely end, distance him from the person most likely to help.

Eleven-year-old Jayden Clarke seeks to fill the ache in his heart from his father’s death two years before. But his life is turned upside down when the rancher who befriended him is found dead, the horses neglected, and the dog missing. When authorities arrive to investigate, Lissa and Kurt, estranged after a former relationship, are forced to meet again. Lissa must confront images from her past and Kurt struggles to live with his present truth.

Will Jayden be the catalyst that draws Lissa and Kurt back together for a happily ever after?



 

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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First and foremost, it is important to note that while this is book two in the Mended Hearts series, both novels stand alone regardless of if you've read the first. It features a completely different set of characters and a whole new story. Still there are some similarities in the stories that draw them together--- both stories featuring characters who have faced there only challenges and offer a sense of healing as the story progresses. The series title Mended Hearts certainly fits both stories well. 

In this story we meet Lissa and Kurt, both former military members who have an unlikely reunion at a horse rescue ranch. Love Calls Her Home is more than just a love story though. It tackles some very serious topics such as abuse and the effects of war on both servicemembers and those left behind. Still, it is written in a way that still offers humor and lightness despite those heavy topics. Sure, you might need a box of tissues handy, BUT I think most will walk away feeling as though it is a book filled with hope. 

I really enjoyed getting to know all of the characters in this story, but particularly found I enjoyed Jayden and his relationship with Kurt. I will say that there were points where- being a mom of a boy of the same age- he seemed a bit too mature, perhaps unrealistically... but with the tragedy he'd seen in his life, that also worked for the character and the story. He was a great addition to this story and truly made it for me. 

Overall, this was a sweet story that I'm happy to have read. If you love a good heartwarming romance, this is definitely one to check out. 



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2 comments

  1. So glad able to meet you and learn about your books.

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  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway.

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