Covenant Communications, 2008
Five years ago, a terrible storm claimed the life of Randy Willett as he
and his girlfriend Sydney Chase were returning from a sailing trip. When
the storm washed Randy overboard, it also claimed Sydney's ability to
trust in the future and in those around her. Because it was her idea to
go sailing, Sydney has chosen to punish herself during the time that has
Sydney gave up her passion for competition horse jumping when Randy
died. She closed herself off from his family and hers. Sydney chose to
move across the country to avoid the memories that were crowding in on
her. Now after five years, she has returned to Washington and has
started teaching horseback riding lessons to the local children.
As Sydney continues to separate herself from any close relationships by
refusing to date, her grandfather seeks out potential suitors more and
more aggressively. Several blind dates later, Sydney is armed with
several "strangest date ever" stories and a promise from her grandfather
that he will no longer set her up on blind dates. In her satisfaction at
obtaining this promise, Sydney neglects to make certain that her
grandfather will stop trying to find her soul mate. Grandpa is far from
defeated. In a stroke of brilliance, he invites a close family friend,
Jackson Kincaid, to visit for business purposes only and the rest, as
they say, is history.
This book is morally clean and as such, it is one that mothers and their
teenage daughters can all enjoy. These pages also contain the usual
moral lessons such as you have to take a risk to gain the reward, etc.
Mended Hearts, by Connie Angeline, is the quintessential romance novel.
The reader will get butterflies in their stomach at all the right times.
This story will tug at your heart strings. It will make you smile and it
may even make you cry. This book is a light read and is a great filler
for times when the reader is looking for something light to fill the
time. Although this book is fairly predictable, it is also easy to
recommend as thoroughly enjoyable.