High-powered businessman Jeff Brennan can't figure out why he's so smitten with the town's new librarian. Hannah Moore is quiet, skittish-and wants nothing to do with him. Yet as they work together on a fundraiser, Jeff resolves to discover why she came to the small New York town. Is working two jobs and tutoring kids with special needs an escape for Hannah? If so, Jeff is determined to show her that love can be the most powerful healing force of all.
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3 out of 3100%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Ruth Logan Herne knows how to get to the heart of her characters. Mended Hearts is a delightful story of small town living and relationships. Her Men of Allegany County series bring the small upstate New York area alive. Not to mention the men are wonderful heroes. I look forward to reading Yuletide Hearts, coming out in November.
This is a truly beautiful love story. There is so much going on and I loved these characters so much, the hero and heroine but also all the other characters who inhabited the pages. My only objection is I needed more. I wanted to stay with those people and be their friend for a lot longer. Mended Hearts promises to be part of a series called Men of Allegeny County and I love that. I get to go back! I'm also hungry for sponge candy and caramels.
Jeff is a heart-worthy hero. While determined to be successful in business, he still places family first -- most of the time! He's kind to old ladies, has gallant manners, is extremely easy on the eye and pursues the heroine with a dogged determination that will curl your toes. Of course, he's not perfect. The man knows how to carry a grudge but watching him let go and let God during the course of the book was an uplifting reminder to do the same in my own life.
Hannah is gentle and sweet, easy and open with her girlfriend, Megan, but definitely standoffish with poor Jeff . She's keeping an emotional distance even though she's fighting not to. She almost seems timid at times but through the course of the book the reader learns just how much grit and determination Hannah really has. She's a survivor!
Recipe for a page-turning success:
Take two complicated characters with issues from their past, add in some instant attraction and romantic chemistry. Throw in a complicated plot masked in simplicity and then blend it all up with raw emotions.