Excitement has been building in me for a couple months now to kick off this fun series of books all revolving around a timeless Chinese Matchmaker named Pearl (who was introduced in the novella last year). Each month in 2016, a new book will be released…and Broken Things to Mend (by one of my favorite authors) made for a delightful beginning.
Celia is in desperate need of a change–a change of scenery, a change of pace, and a complete redo of all relationships. Not knowing what else to do, she opens a map, closes her eyes, and lets fate decide her future. Then she packs her meager belongings and buys a one-way ticket to a little town on the fringes of Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest called Sisters. She’s wanted a family for years. Will she find one in Sisters?
What Celia doesn’t plan to find is a strange Chinese woman whose meddling ways keep throwing her in the path of a handsome, but reserved, forest ranger. But no matter how kind or dependable Silas seems to be, there are some things in Celia’s past that neither of them can escape, and this time, the damage might be too much to mend.
My Sweet Review & Ratings
Although this is part of a collaborative project, it is a stand-alone book. In this story, Celia and Silas take center stage. They turned out to be very unique characters in that they were quiet and shy and probably never would have met or even spoken to each other had Pearl not taken advantage of her magical intuition and thrown them together. Still, Celia carries secrets she’s unwilling to share, and Silas has a stutter that keeps him from wanting to carry on conversations, especially with pretty strangers like Celia.
This book, like others I’ve read by Karey White, didn’t disappoint. It was slower than I expected (probably due to the extremely shy nature of the characters), yet it tugged at my heart strings and wasn’t slow in the sense that I wanted to stop reading. No way! It captured me. It just didn’t take me for a wild stallion ride like some books. It took me for a nice trot instead, with good characters and dialogue that kept an even, steady pace. Emotions nourished the soil, and hard challenges made the characters bloom as they struggled to grow and thrust out roots of bravery and courage. I would definitely recommend this one. I believe this series has the potential to be one of my favorites ever.
I would rate it a 5 on Amazon (Loved it!)
4 on Goodreads (Really liked)
It receives a solid 4 on my Sweet Scale, for it is DELICIOUS and stuck with me long after I savored it. Like a cinnamon roll, it is scrumptious and made me smile. It’s definitely a book I want to share with all my awesome followers.
So what are you waiting for?
Check out the blog schedule, Purchase Links, and Author Bio below, and add this book to your To-Read list. You won’t regret it. Don’t forget to click on the Rafflecopter giveaway below also to win a FREE book or cash. And hang onto your seat, because next month I’ll have another book in this series to review for you. Yea! 2016 is going to be full of sweet treats to read.
Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.
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