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ABOUT THE BOOKS
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?
IN MY OPINION
A Kite on the Wind is another novel by Patricia Lee with adorable children, a hurting hero and heroine, and a budding romance. And this time, readers get an extra-large dose of the adorable with twins.
Lee has a knack for writing stories filled with emotion as well as great information about topics you might not know much about. This particular book gives readers an insider view of whale migration from Alaska to California and the NOAA employees who follow them to record their numbers. And if that weren’t enough education, there’s also plenty in there about kidney transplants and donors.
But this story shines because of its characters. A widowed father grieving for his wife, a lonely teacher with a heart of gold, to hurting children whose lives have been upended, and another sweet little girl all make this story heart deep. I also appreciate how the romance in these books develop over time (more than a year in this novel).
The series may have concluded, but I’ll be on the lookout for more wonderfully emotional reads from this author.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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