Sometimes I come across a book that’s hard to review for all the best reasons. I hardly know where to begin with everything I loved about The Bound Heart.
I read the book in the space of a couple days, stealing moments for reading wherever – and whenever – I could. It was a hard story for me to put down. Each chapter breathes so naturally into the next. And honestly, as anxious as I was to know how it ended, I was sad to turn the last page and say goodbye.
Meredyth and Lawry became my friends. And I have a feeling they’ll become yours too. I couldn’t help but love spending 300+ pages with them. With a flair that reminded me of Julie Lessman’s stories, these two are passionate about many things – their friendship, regrets, dreams, and their feelings for each other. And those kisses? Wow! 😉 My heart thudded along with theirs at many surprising turning points throughout the story.
In first person POV, with all the angst and emotion of Jane Eyre, The Bound Heart is all about unconditional love, forgiveness, faithfulness, and friends. I loved the opening quote to every chapter. So fitting and poetic for the various themes.
While this comes second in the Everstone Chronicles, it can be read on its own. Of course, I encourage you to read them all. I’m already counting down to the next release. 😉
The Bound Heart was one of the most romantic and intriguing stories I’ve read this year. I loved Meredyth and Lawry. I love the author. I love the series. This gripping tale is one I’ll be reading again.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author and publisher for my copy.
ABOUT THE BOOK:One accidental kiss. That was all it took to throw Meredyth Summercourt’s world upside-down. Determined to marry the ever-elusive Vance Everstone, she simply doesn’t have the time or the desire to fall for her friend Lawry Hampton. However, with Vance out of the country and Lawry constantly at her side, Meredyth can’t help but wonder if what’s holding her to Vance is nothing more than a desire to redeem herself from their unfortunate past.When Vance comes home to stake his claim on Meredyth, will she be strong enough to break free from the tangled web she’s convinced she deserves? Or will she find the strength to accept that God’s plan for her life could include redemption… and quite possibly the love of her best-friend?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A graduate of Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education, and a former bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Dawn Crandall didn’t begin writing until 2010 when her husband found out about her long-buried dream of writing a book. Without a doubt about someday becoming published, he encouraged her to quit her job in 2010 in order to focus on writing The Hesitant Heiress. It didn’t take her long to realize that writing books was what she was made to do. Dawn is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary. Visit her website here.
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