BOOK REVIEW – THE BOUND HEART
EVERSTONE CHRONICLES BOOK REVIEW BLITZ – THE BOUND HEART by DAWN CRANDALL
She didn’t mean for it to happen. And really, she wasn’t to blame. But it did happen and now, six years later, Meredyth Summercourt carries the guilt of it.
Lawry Hampton has been Meredyth’s best friend since they were children. And he has been in love with her for nearly as long.
Wealthy, headstrong, and self-centered Vance Everstone is the man between them.
Plagued by guilt, Meredyth feels she has no choice but to marry Vance. If he’ll even have her. But as Lawry’s love for her begins to break through the barrier she has built around herself, hope—and love—begin to stir her heart. Can she truly love Lawry? Will she ever rid herself of her secret shame? Or will she bind herself to Vance, and the life she feels she deserves?
Ms. Crandall brings Meredyth’s story to light in vivid and heart felt telling. The burden she carries of a past secret, the shame of it, the need to redeem herself—conveyed through her own eyes. I felt the pull of Meredyth’s heart as her love for Lawry stirred, and the pain of denying herself that love.
Ms. Crandall brings her characters to life vibrantly and realistically, their movements and actions real and not a canned formula. The twists in the story, the layers of connections between characters, added intrigue and kept me turning the page.
I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review.
DAWN CRANDALL is an ACFW Carol Award-nominated author of the award winning series The Everstone Chronicles from Whitaker House.
Dawn is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary. Apart from writing books, Dawn is also a first-time mom to a precious little boy (born March 2014) and also serves with her husband in a pre-marriage mentor program at their local church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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