Overall I didn’t mind this book. To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer is an encouraging story of redemption and second chances, not only in love, but life as well. There were some secondary characters that I especially liked (I liked the main ones too). I think the world needs more stories like this, especially when there’s so much of the opposite in the news.
The main reason I wouldn’t give this one a 5 star review is there were a couple parts of the novel (don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll leave it at that) where I didn’t quite see the purpose of being in the story since it didn’t make it better for me. I kept thinking, what’s the reason behind that?
But as I mentioned before, overall I enjoyed it. I mean Eden and Levi fall for each other because of reading and in a library. Holler to that! Oh and it takes place in the great state of Tejas. Double points for that one.
Here’s a bit more about the book:
Having completed 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. But small towns leave little room for secrets…
Eden Spencer has sworn off men, choosing instead to devote her time to the lending library she runs. When a mountain-sized stranger walks through her door and asks to borrow a book, she steels herself against the attraction he provokes. His halting speech and hesitant manner leave her doubting his intelligence. Yet as the mysteries of the town’s new blacksmith unfold, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart.
Levi’s renewed commitment to his faith leads Eden to believe she’s finally found a man of honor and integrity, a man worthy of her love. But when the truth about his prodigal past comes to light, can this tarnished hero find a way to win back the librarian’s affections?