I got hooked on Karen Witemeyer’s books after reading Short-Straw Bride, the first in the Archer Brothers series. I bought the book on a whim after it popped up in the “suggested” section on Amazon, and I’m so glad that I did because I ended up discovering a wonderful author who quickly became one of my favorites! I immediately devoured every Witemeyer book I could get my hands on, To Win Her Heart was the 4th book I read and I have to say that it is my second favorite book by Karen.
To Win Her Heart is a beautiful story of redemption, forgiveness, and love. After completing his sentence for an unintentional crime that changed his life, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. The town is in need of a blacksmith, a trade Levi learned at his father’s knee, and is the perfect place to start fresh 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 Levi, a mountain-sized man, walks through Eden’s door and asks to borrow a book, Eden is reluctant to trust him, but as the mysteries of Levi unfold, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart. Eden believes that she’s finally found a man of honor and integrity, but when the truth of Levi’s prodigal past comes out, she’s shocked and unsure of how she feels about it. Can Levi find a way to win back Eden’s heart?
I adore Karen’s writing style. Her books are easy, enjoyable reads with plots that are interesting and well developed. Her characters are always so relatable and lovable, you can’t help but get invested in their stories. I also love the fact that Karen incorporates Christian messages and values in all of her books. In To Win Her Heart, Karen incorporates Jesus’ parables of the prodigal son and the adulteress’ rock-toting accusers into her characters’ stories, particularly Levi’s struggle with redemption and worthiness, and the town and Eden’s struggle to not judge Levi by his past. I truly enjoyed this book and it is on my list of favorites. I actually enjoyed it so much that I recommended the book to a friend and she also loved it. :) I highly recommend this book, a must read in my opinion.
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Liz Austin. Bibliophile. Writer. Book hoarder. I would rather be reading....