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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway~A Healing Heart

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Healing Heart
Abingdon Press (April 1, 2013)
Angela Breidenbach


Angela Breidenbach is a speaker/coach in mental and physical health, author of A Healing Heart April 2013 from Abingdon Press in the Quilts of Love series, Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life, Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance, and Creative Cooking for Colitis. Other works by Angela include compilation books and devotionals from Guidepost, Group, and articles in magazines, ezines, and newspapers. She is certified in mentor/peer counseling as a CTA life coach, as a Stephen Minister, and a weight loss/nutrition coach. Angela serves as an assisting minister (worship/prayer leader) for her congregation in Missoula, MT. Not only did she walk the hard line of deciding to donate her mom’s brain for the study of schizophrenia, but she’s also on the brain donation list at the Brain Bank-Harvard McLean Hospital.


Mara Keegan is an uber-successful mother and a widow of three years. She's been chasing success and all the "good things in life" for her family to make up for the cruel whim God played on them by taking her husband. In an effort to be the perfect mom, she decides to make a photo memory quilt, a graduation present for her daughter, Cadence.

She’s not yet finished when she experiences a heart attack. While Mara recuperates, she revisits the choices she's made that led to this physically and spiritually broken heart. The memory quilt must be finished in time for Cadence's big day, but Mara struggles with her burgeoning feelings for the man who must keep Mara's business going during her recovery, Joel Ryan. Can Joel find his way into Mara's heart and onto Cadence's quilt?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Healing Heart, go HERE

What I Thought: A Healing Heart is another great book in the Quilts of Love Series.  I really enjoyed this story.  The main character Mara has turned away from God after becoming a widow, and has to find her way back to Him.  She also has to learn to forgive Joel, who hurt her in the past but has now come to her rescue.  Mara is dealing with so much, and on top of everything has had a heart attack. She wants to finish her daughter's quilt in time for graduation.  A Healing Heart follows Mara and her family as they struggle through adversity and try to come back together stronger.

I have one extra copy of A Healing Heart to give away.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


Anonymous said...

I dont have one favorite but I like the Amish Fiction authors.
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Sunnie said...

I like Louis L'Amour books
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CyndySuWho said...

I usually read mystery novels but love to read just about anything I can get my hands on. :)

wjchick said...

Stephen king is my favorite

Debbie Lewis said...

I like a lot of authors but I guess I would choose JD Robb

Dianna said...

Oh Gosh-- I don't really have just one favorite author -- Octava Butler I guess for SciFi

Angela Breidenbach said...

Wow, thank you for your review! And readers who dropped by this blog, your reading styles are eclectic like mine. That's so cool! I grew up on Louis L'Amour and sci-fi. I bet that would surprise you since this book is romance. But maybe not so much a surprise since I set it in Montana ;) And I coach other writers, several are fantasy/sci-fi authors!
Thank you everyone,
Angie Breidenbach