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ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
IN MY OPINION
While Love Calls Her Home is the second book in the Mended Hearts series, it completely stands on its own. The characters in the previous book make cameos but a new hero and heroine, as well as a new setting in a different part of Oregon, set this story apart from An Anchor for Her Heart.
Patricia Lee delivers another heart-wrenching tale of loss, love, and healing. This time, readers get to meet eleven-year-old Jayden.
Jayden, Lissa, and Kurt have all experienced painful losses in their lives and each of them deals with their grief in different ways. Together, these three hurting hearts find their way to each other.
Add in the rescue horse operation and a rollercoaster ride of emotion with Jayden’s mother and stepfather, and this was another story that was hard to put down.
I didn’t connect with these characters as much as I did with those in the first book, but Love Calls Her Home was still well worth the read.
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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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