May 17, 2011

Book Review: To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

Excerpt: "That one."

"Around the World in Eighty Days?" Eden looked up at him.

He nodded.

Of course he nodded. The man horded words as if he were being charged a dollar for each on he uttered.

She handed the book up to him and returned the others to the shelf. As she reached for the edge of the bookcase to aid her balance in standing, a hand cupped her elbow. A large, warm hand that lifted her to her feet so easily she felt more like a puppet than a person with muscle and sinew of her own.

Her gaze melded with his, and an unexpected stirring meandered through her abdomen. She lowered her lashes at once and hid her discomfiture behind a mumbled thank-you.

As soon as she regained her full height, Mr. Grant removed his hand, and one completely irrational corner of her heart actually regretted the loss. Just because a man was strong didn't mean his commitments were, she reminded herself. Eden had felt secure with Stephen, too, right up until the day he accepted her father's money and left her behind with a wedding dress that would never be worn. To Win Her Heart, pg 49.

Back Cover: Do they have a fighting chance at love?

After completing his sentence for the unintentional crime that derailed his youthful plans for fame and fortune, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. Spencer needs a blacksmith, a trade Levi learned at his father's knee, and he needs a place where no one knows his past.

Eden Spencer has sworn off men, choosing instead to devote her time to the lending library she runs in the town her father founded. When a mountain-sized stranger walks through her door and asks to borrow a book, she's reluctant to trust him. Yet as the mysteries of the town's new blacksmith unfold, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart.

Eden believes she's finally found a man of honor and integrity. But when the truth about Levi's prodigal past comes to light, can this tarnished hero find a way to win back the librarian's affections?

My Review: I was trilled when I was offered to review Karen Witemeyer's third book, To Win Her Heart. Karen is quickly rising to the top of my favorite authors list. To Win Her Heart is another masterfully told story that keeps the readers flipping pages to find out what is going to happen in this wonderful historical romance. Karen's characters come off the page with their humor, and quirky behavior. The deep message of the story is not lost when as a reader we are reminded that God is a God of second chances.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I can't recommend this book highly enough!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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