Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Broken Things to Mend by Karey White

Broken Things to Mend
by Karey White

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @kareylwhite

Just released: January 1, 2016
Publisher: Orange Door Press
Genre: Romance (clean), Christian
Rating: 3

First sentence(s):
Celia is in desperate need of change--a change of scenery, a change of pace, and a complete redo of all relationships.

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 two-bits:

Nice clean romance which I found mellow.

I always like the small town setting which usually involves local personalities that create drama. In this case, Pearl, is that person who has a bit part as the matchmaker mostly in the beginning of this story.

However, the rest of the story was just okay. My problem with this story is that I did not grow to feel anything for the couple. They were an average couple and did not have that extra sparkle to fall in love with either.

Although, the couple had some misunderstandings, they were able to clear them without too much fuss. So not much push-pull tension. And, the conflict that was there did not hold my attention enough to care.

The rest of the story focused on the main character, Celia, adjusting to small town living as well as trying to figure out how to deal with her special issue.

About the author:
A little about me.

I am the oldest of eleven children, born to parents who were either saints or crazy, maybe both. They thought we were all capable of being professional athletes or broadway stars. They weren't right, of course, but they did help us have self-confidence.

I have the greatest family. A patient husband who makes me laugh and four clever, good-looking children--two boys and two girls. I adore them all.

Through the years I've been a student, a teacher, a secretary, a clothing designer and seamstress, a wedding cake maker, a crafter, a scrapbooker, a cook, a homework helper (until they pass me in math, somewhere around the third grade), and a fan at my children's sporting events. Before I die, I'd either like to be a great housekeeper or have the money to hire a maid. (more here)


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