I picked out the third book in this series to review and the wonderful publisher sent me all three books in the series. Jaded: A Novel (Mended Hearts Series) by Varina Denman is the first book in the Mended Hearts Series so it is where I started. I was really excited to start at the beginning and get them all read before the deadline for the review of the third book. Challenge accepted and almost 1200 pages to read ahead of me!!
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
Loved it!! It took me forever to actually get enough time to read this without falling asleep but I really enjoyed the book and couldn't wait to find out about the story with Ruthie and how she was trying to live in a small town where she was basically shunned by most of the town. She has a close friendship with her aunt, uncle, cousin, and very few other people in her small Texas town. It makes you understand exactly how aliened she was from her mother and the rest of the small town while trying to stay and support her mother with a job at the public school and local grocery store. It is a wonderful and heartfelt story getting to know Ruthie and other new members of the small Texas town. I hope that you check out this book and the rest of the series to see how much you will like it!! The best thing is that the book is actually long enough to cover all the topics and it doesn't just end so I was so happy to read this wonderful story and I immediately picked up the second book in the series so stay tuned for that review!
**I was provided a copy of the book with no expectations of a review in
return because I am reviewing the third book in the series.