May 13, 2011

Broken Wings by Carla Stewart

Onstage, the singing duo of Gabe and Mitzi Steiner captured America's heart for more than two decades. Offstage, their own hearts have throbbed as one for sixty years. Only now, Gabe has retreated into the tangles of Alzheimer's, leaving Mitzi to ponder her future alone.

On the other side of Tulsa, everyone believes Brooke Woodson has found the perfect man--a handsome lawyer with sights on becoming Tulsa's next District Attorney. If only Brooke felt more sure. If only her fiancé could control his anger. If only love didn't come with so many scars.

When an accident lands Brooke in the hospital where Mitzi volunteers, the two women quickly develop an unlikely friendship birthed by providence and bathed in grace. And with Mitzi's help, kindness, and insight, Brooke learns how to pick up the broken pieces of her life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carla Stewart is the author of Chasing Lilacs. Her writing reflects her passion for times gone by, cherished relationships, and the mysteries of God in our skid-marked world. She and her husband have four adult sons and delight in the adventures of their six grandchildren.


Category: FICTION
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Publish Date: 6/3/2011
Price: $13.99/$15.50
ISBN: 9780446556569
Pages: 320
Size: 5-1/4" x 8"

MY THOUGHTS

Broken Wings is an amazing story dealing with two devastating issues that are unfortunately prevalent in our society ... physical abuse and Alzheimer's.  It is unusual to think of these two diseases in the same breath, as they seem far removed from one another in our normal scope of thinking.

Two women form an unlikely but close bond of friendship, even though separated by generations. They each provide exactly what the other one needs, which is support and understanding. It is amazing how God put them together exactly when they needed it the most.

From the stunning cover with the image of a broken winged sparrow in a nest, and right through to the very last page, I was mesmerized by the story. Broken Wings has touched some very sensitive parts of my own life.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Broken Wings through Hachette Books, in exchange for my honest review.

For a chance to win your own copy of this book, check out my giveaway which ends on June 1.  Two lucky readers of this blog will win a copy, courtesy of Hachette Books.  Comments left on this post will not be included in the contest.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Janet, for this lovely review. Friendship is a treasure - may your life be filled with friends to laugh and cry with.

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