Jilted is the final book in the series "Mended Hearts". In the novel Jilted, author Varina Denman has taken us back to the small Texas town of Trapp and we look into the life of Lynda Turner, who has struggled with depression,suicide and humiliation in church, to the point where she left and never returned since her husband Hobby left her and their young daughter 15 years ago.
Yet unexpected hope awakens when Clyde, a local ex-convict shows a keen 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. rape. But what would the town say? Will Lynda accept Clyde into her life?
Jilted tells of a woman who has lost the joy of living, a man determined to draw her back toward happiness, and a town that must—once and for all—leave the past where it belongs. It is a gentle reminder that all things can work together for good.So many lives are interwoven in this book and it brings closure to all the townspeople in the town of Trapp Texas. Turner has struggled with depression since her husband abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago.
Jilted tells of a woman who has lost the joy of living, a man determined to draw her back toward happiness, and a town that must—once and for all—leave the past where it belongs. It is a gentle reminder that all things can work together for good. The author really brings Romans 8:29-29 out into real living life.
This book is well written, it really brings you into the lives of the characters. It is full of romance, mystery, and God is always in the center of it.
I really enjoyed this final chapter in the Mended Hearts series. The entire series, as a whole, gave an in depth look into life in a small town. From those who spend their time focused on everyone else’s issues to those who feel that they are infallible, Denman nailed it.
This is one of those books you might want to tuck into your bag for the beach. A fast read, that doesn’t negate the depth of the characters. Entertaining from cover to cover, Jilted is a story that will stick with you in the best way possible.
Jaded is book #1 in the series As a child, Ruthie was shunned by the local congregation. Thirteen years later, Ruthie’s heart begins to stir when an attractive single preacher arrives. But their relationship is bitterly opposed—unearthing a string of secrets which threaten to turn the church, the town, and her world upside-down.
Jaded is the rare novel that is both love story between a woman and man ... and God and His church. Plunging deep into the waters of shame, forgiveness and restoration, it will resonate with every woman who’s experienced a loss of heart ... and a thirst for hope.
Justified is book #2 In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for grace while the local football coach treats her with gentle respect.
Justified perfectly captures the rhythm and romance of life in a small town, telling the unforgettable story of a woman searching for renewal, a man looking beyond what others see, and a community torn between judgment and love. It is the unforgettable story of broken dreams, second chances, and relentless hope.
Author Bio –
Varina Denman author of the Mended Hearts series and a native Texan. She spent her high school years in a rural town and now writes stories about the struggles women face in similar small town settings. She and her husband live near Fort Worth, where they enjoy spending time with their five mostly-grown children.
Note: I received this book as part of the Jilted blog tour from Radiant Lit. I received no compensation for this review and only received a copy of the book for review purposes. The book is available for purchase at Amazon.com.