May 13, 2011
To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer
After completing his sentence for the unintentional crime that derailed his youthful plans for fame and fortune, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. Spencer needs a blacksmith, a trade he learned at his father's knee, and he needs a place where no one knows his past.
Eden Spencer has sworn off men, choosing instead to devote her time to the lending library she runs in the town her father founded. When a mountain-sized stranger walks through her door and asks to borrow a book, she's reluctant to trust him. Yet as the mysteries of the town's new blacksmith unfold, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart.
Eden believes she's finally found a man of honor and integrity. But when the truth about Levi's prodigal past comes to light, can this tarnished hero find a way to win back the librarian's affections?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Witemeyer holds a master's degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and the Abilene Writers Guild. She has published fiction in Focus on the Family's children's magazine, and has written several articles for online publications and anthologies. A Tailor-Made Bride is her first novel. Karen lives in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Visit Karen's Web site at www.karenwitemeyer.com
This is the third book I have read recently by Karen Witemeyer, and I have loved them all. Tailor-Made Bride and Head in the Clouds were fabulous books, so I was really looking forward to reading To Win Her Heart.
The two main characters in this story are both dealing with hurts and disappointments from their past. They are not looking for romance, but somehow it found them.
The tall, handsome and extremely muscular Levi Grant is a blacksmith by trade, and he acquires a position in the small town of Spencer, Texas. He hopes that nobody will find out the truth about his past.
Eden Spencer moved to the small town in Texas after her engagement ended just days before her wedding day. She has resigned herself to a life as a spinster, and fills her hours with running a library out of the family home. Her biggest enjoyment is reading stories to the neighbourhood children.
As soon as Eden and Luke meet each other, sparks fly. Not always on the friendliest of terms, they tiptoe around each other and soon find themselves drawn together.
Karen Witemeyer has written another exceptional book, and I highly recommend To Win Her Heart.
Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.