McKenna Nichols, a young wife, abandoned by her husband in favor of his work, is left alone to raise her disabled child. Can she remain faithful to her marriage vows when tempted by the friendship of an unlikely stranger?
Rudy Taylor, who senses her loneliness and understands the difficulty of raising her daughter, struggles to keep his concern for the young woman biblical. Will McKenna’s faith in God and Rudy’s commitment to his Lord be enough to keep their relationship simple?
RT (Romantic Times) Review gave the story 4 stars. This is what they said:
Lee’s latest is an inspirational romance that will warm readers’ hearts. Engaging storytelling and heartwarming characters are the highlights of this story. Both McKenna and Rudy’s integrity and vulnerability make them characters that readers will embrace with all their hearts, and the genuine connection between them will keep readers engaged. McKenna’s struggles with having a special-needs daughter bring the right amount of tension to a tender story. McKenna and Rudy’s faith and dedication to God is inspiring. When photographer McKenna Nichols meets diver Rudy Taylor one day on the beach after he almost drowns in the ocean, her life takes a sudden turn. McKenna is married with an autistic 6- year-old daughter named Sydney. Newly arrived back in her hometown, McKenna is waiting for her husband to return home after two years. Intrigued by each other, McKenna and Rudy form an instant connection and friendship. As McKenna witnesses Rudy’s special connection with Sydney, unlike any Sydney has ever had before, her feelings for Rudy deepen. However, McKenna is determined to remain faithful to her absent husband, with Rudy in full support. Grappling with unexpected emotions and unsure of what the future holds, McKenna and Rudy rely on God to guide them. (MOUNTAIN BROOK INK)
Reviewed by: Melanie Bates
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Here’s what is being said about book two, Love Calls Her Home, which releases March 1, 2018
“The second novel in Lee’s Mended Hearts series is a sweet, modern-day love story between two vulnerable people facing intense personal struggles. With a solid plot, complete with genuine characters and strong conflict, Lee brings a tender story that will touch readers’ hearts. Along with the intense romantic connection between Lissa and Kurt, the highlight of this story is the adorable, wounded little boy along with an equally wounded young horse who are both in need of healing. Though it takes a while to get to the heart of the story, once readers reach that point, they will not be able to put the book down. This story is one inspirational, heart-tugging read.
When former Navy officer Lissa Frye meets the old love who broke her heart, Marine Kurt McKintrick, after not seeing him for two years, it is an awkward reunion. Both are back in the same Oregon town, Lissa starting anew as a sheriff’s deputy and Kurt fulfilling a promise to his best friend and dead fellow Marine, Foster Blake. He is working with Foster’s mother at her animal rescue center, tending horses. Kurt knows he hurt Lissa and he wants to explain the reason why, but the tension between them is thick. However, time spent together at the animal rescue center because of a wounded boy begins to thaw the chill between Lissa and Kurt. Suddenly, their love is rekindled. But will their personal fears derail the opportunity of a second-chance romance and a happy future? (MOUNTAIN BROOK INK, dl $2.99
Reviewed by: Melanie Bates”