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by Varina Denman
From the back cover:
A heartbroken woman desires to move beyond old memories, but will her past give way to hope?
Lynda Turner has struggled with depression since her husband abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Yet unexpected hope awakens when a local ex-convict shows interest. As long-hidden secrets resurface, Lynda must fight for her emotional stability and for a life in which the shadow of shame is replaced by the light of love.
Jilted tells of a woman who has lost the joy of living, of a man determined to draw her back toward happiness, and of a town that must — once and for all — leave the past where it belongs. It is a gentle reminder that all things can work together for good.
About the author:
Varina Denman is author of the Mended Hearts series and a native Texan. She spent her high school years in a rural town and now writes stories about the struggles women face in similar small town settings. She and her husband live near Fort Worth, where they enjoy spending time with their five mostly grown children.
Varina Denman has done it again! Tackling tough subjects like forgiveness and depression, Jilted transports you to a little Texas town, only to discover the residents came from our own towns, churches, and homes.
Anyone who has battled depression will understand Lynda’s struggles, and those who have loved others who battled will understand Clyde’s determination to help her work through it. And within their struggle, perhaps there is hope to share: there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel, coming from the One who is the way, the truth, and the life.
Jilted is the third novel in the Mended Hearts series. This is definitely a series you’ll want to read in order, as much of this story builds on the previous two. The entire series is wonderful, and while I’m sad to leave Trapp behind, I’m already looking forward to another adventure with this author — wherever she decides to take us!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)