Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jilted - Book Review and Author Giveaway

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Jilted Varina Denman

Can all things really work together for good, and can the joy of living be found once again? Don't miss one woman's story in book three, Jilted, of Varina Denman's Mended Hearts series. Lynda Turner has struggled with depression since her husband abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Yet unexpected hope awakens when a local ex-convict shows interest. As long-hidden secrets resurface, Lynda must fight for her emotional stability and for a life where the shadow of shame is replaced by the light of love.

Celebrate the release of Varina's Jilted by entering to win a $50 gift card.


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Jilted to kick off a summer of reading
  • A $50 Kohl's gift card to make your summertime sweet
The giveaway ends on July 1st. The winner will be announced July 5th on Varina's website.

My Review:

The third book in the Mended Heart series, Jilted tells of a man and woman who have feelings for each other, but first must let go of their past. The main reason this book is so successful is because of the chemistry between the two leads. They were both fantastic. The author committed to making the relationship between the two characters very believable.  Lynda, the main female lead, struggles with depression and being a single mother.  Clyde, an ex-convict, has his eye on her while the townspeople have their eye on him. 

Because there are a lot of people involved in this book I, at first, had a hard time keeping everybody and their roles straight.  Other than that, I enjoyed the plot and how it played out.  It is not necessary to read the first two books in the series, but I think it helps with character development. 

This is a well-written novel with a Christian theme.  There's romance, mystery, and relatable situations.


Varina Denman said...

Terra, thank you for your kind review of Jilted and the Mended Hearts series. Much appreciated! :)