Wednesday, June 22, 2011

To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer Book Review/Giveaway

To Win Her Heart
Eden Spencer has resigned herself to be a spinster after being jilted by her father's business associate.  She is happy to run the town library in the town of Spencer and much to her surprise begins to entertain feelings for a young blacksmith who is new in town in To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer.  Levi Grant hopes to make a new start where no one will know about his past as a former convict who served prison time.  Unfortunately e falls in love with the town's sweetheart and attempts to keep his secret under wraps.  Levi begins corresponding with Eden by letters transported through books from the library.  Levi's kind heart and brawny strength allow him to "rescue" a few townspeople in crisis, but when Eden discovers Levi's past she feels shattered and can't begin to comprehend the gentle character that Levi shows is really what he is like.  Levi intends to marry Eden and finds a way to make up to her, but not before the sheriff tries to prove Levi's former life.

I really liked the way the author used interesting and great analogies with her words to tell the story.  For most of the book, my image of Levi was of an overgrown blunderer based on an early description and not the strong handsome man Eden was falling for.  I thought that the fact that he had a lisp and was trying to avoid certain words made him appear more boyish and immature than manly.  I did like the sweet way he courted Eden.  I felt the story had some drama, but nothing that really held my attention.  But if you want a precious love story, this is  good one.

*This book was provided to me free of charge by Bethany House Publishers for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*
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