Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Justified Book Review

I was excited to start the second book in the series right after reading the first.  Justified: A Novel (Mended Hearts Series) by Varina Denman was the next book which started from a different point of view in the same small town in Texas.  My son pointed out that it had a lot of chapters and a lot of pages but my husband assured him that I would read it quickly before the deadline.  I finished the huge book within 24 hours of starting so I obviously couldn't put it down.

Award winning author, Varina Denman, returns with a new story of love and second chances for a young mother and the small town's beloved football coach.  In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for grace while the local football coach treats her with gentle respect.  Justified perfectly captures the rhythm and romance of life in a small town, telling the unforgettable story of a woman searching for renewal, a man looking beyond what others see, and a community torn between judgment and love. It is the unforgettable story of broken dreams, second chances, and relentless hope.

I was interested to follow along with Fawn's life and how she is trying to start over after her parents threw her out when they found out that she was pregnant (especially after meeting her in the first book).  She moved in with people that she didn't call friends before and they quickly became her friends and family.  She counted on them and they did not disappoint by providing housing and emotional support while she got back on her feet.  She found a job one day a week doing accounting at the feed store and keeping the store in order on paper.  The pain and pleasure of a small town was clear in this book while Fawn was trying to live as an unmarried, pregnant women who was still attending church and making the choice not to marry the baby's father as is standard in the small town.  She learns a lot about herself, her family and people that she can trust while making her new life.  She ends up being very happy with the new life that she has created and as the reader, we get to see it all unfold.  I hope that you check out this book and all of the books in the series and that you enjoy them as much as I have!!

**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.

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