Thursday, April 30, 2015

Book Review - Carry Her Heart by Holly Jacobs

ABOUT THE BOOK

“Maybe we live our lives constantly becoming and rebecoming. Maybe we’re always in the process of metamorphosing into something new.”

In her journal, writer Piper George notes the change of seasons. Each entry marks the passage of time since she became a teen mother and put her baby up for adoption. Her words flow together, painting a picture of loss, hope, and enduring love for the daughter she’s never forgotten. But one autumn, a new presence appears in its pages and in her life: her neighbor, Edward “Ned” Chesterfield.

As winter thaws to spring, Piper and Ned develop a friendship that could be something more…if only Piper would open her heart. But the loss of her daughter has irrevocably shaped her life. And having given so much of herself away, she’s not sure if she can give Ned all that he deserves. But with him at her side, Piper just might learn that a heart’s love is never truly lost.

REVIEW


This book straddles the line between Romance and Women’s Literature, but I believe ends up on the side of Women’s Literature with a splash of romance.  What makes this book really stand out from others in either genre is how it looks at friendship.  Piper begins the book content with her life and the relationships she has, and eventually begins to see these relationships differently.  This is something I have taken from this book as a reader and will stay with me much longer than most other books I’ve read over the past few years.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - PG-13

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Holly Jacobs leads a life full of romance and adventure. From skydiving to jet-setting around Europe, from snorkeling in coral reefs to writing while wearing beautiful silk peignoir sets and popping chocolate bonbons, Holly Jacobs leads a life that is the epitome of romance... 

Well, my fictional life sounds more interesting, but not better than my real life. Really, I'm the happily married mother of four. I cook a lot, garden and weave baskets! I write for Montlake Romance and Harlequin. My books range from lighthearted comedies to more serious dramas and now even mysteries...but at heart, they're all stories of love. 

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