Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Their Tangled Hearts ~ Mary DeWeber

  • File Size: 1310 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 069223229X
  • Publisher: Avery Anne Publishers (June 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KWOPI06

Publication Date: June 10, 2014
Emma had spent the last five years learning to cope with tragedy. She should have known that Doc had something up his sleeve when he'd talked her into taking a cooking job at a Colorado cattle ranch. Cooking was the easy part. Working with disabled children was something she was decidedly not prepared for. Throw in a tall dark mountain of a man with a voice like warm velvet and she was completely over her head! It would take God to straighten out the tangled mess she had made of her life.

My take on this book:
Their Tangled Hearts by Mary DeWeber is more than just another inspirational romance, instead it's a heart touching story of a woman and man overcoming the many tragedies that life often throws our way in order to find the happiness that God intends for us all!

Emma Winter has spent the last five years carrying around hurts that she blames herself for. She has built such a wall around her heart that it seems no one or nothing can penetrate it. When her friend Doc asks her for a favor which is going to cook at a Colorado ranch she hesitantly agrees, but when she realizes that she will be working with disabled children she isn't sure that she can stay. Jake Peterson's sister owns the ranch and he has been staying there for awhile to overcome the tragedy that occurred in his life. Emma and Jake are drawn together in friendship, but when Jake realises he wants more he isn't sure he can penetrate the wall Emma has built around her heart.

Jake and Emma are well written characters who are going thru real life issues which makes it very easy to relate to them. My heart broke for Emma as I learned her story, the blame she placed on herself was so easy to understand, while there was a sense of sadness around her, the author also gave her strength, allowing for a multi-faceted real life character that was very easy to connect with.  Jake character was just as riveting, his tragedy was just as heart wrenching, and I couldn't help but want the best for both of the characters. I became totally absorbed in their lives, which were far from predictable. Instead of a smoothly flowing plot Ms. DeWeber throws in plenty of surprising curves which  made for a page turning read. Descriptive writing made it easy to feel the atmosphere of the ranch along with   the camaraderie that was present with the various people on the ranch. While Their Tangled Hearts provides several life lessons Ms. DeWeber gets her point across without sounding preachy instead the characters and their faith just enhance each other making the story realistic and easy to relate to. Mary DeWeber certainly knows how to tell an emotionally compelling story that makes you laugh and cry, but mostly it shows how God can take hurt, blame, anger and loss and turn it into healing if only we allow it.

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