Planning and Post-It notes are the epitome of Evie’s life. But when she meets Jack, her life gets more than a little complicated.
Thirteen years ago, Evie's firefighter husband was killed in the line of duty, leaving her to raise their young son, Cody, alone. Now, Cody is marrying the love of his life, and as he packs up his belongings, the house feels as empty as Evie's heart. But for all her planning and mad organizational skills, Evie could never have anticipated the dramatic shift her life is about to make.
Tattooed, rough-around-the-edges Jack raises quite a few eyebrows in the tight-knit community of Banister Falls. Where Evie's life is stream-lined, Jack's approach to living is moment-by-moment. But as Evie gets drawn into Jack's world—a world that isn't as safe or predictable as the one she's worked so hard to create—he challenges her to open her eyes to the problems outside the walls of the church.
Jack doesn't make Evie feel comfortable, but he definitely makes her feel something. Something she hasn't felt since Max passed away—or, maybe ever. Because even though Jack isn't anything like her late husband, he just might be everything she needs.
The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer was a super sweet read. Its characters are real and easy to fall in love with. At least I fell in love quick! Evie and Jack's story is one that I enjoyed so much reading. It's so realistic with all of its messy circumstances and the journeys that come with them. After reading this book I realized that this is a second book in the Banister Falls series, but reading the first book isn't required to enjoy The Hearts We Mend. (I just like to do things backwards so now its time for me to read The Dandelion Field!)
5 out of 5. An wonderful Afternoon Snack.
I received a copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for my honest review.