Rebuilding Hearts by Carolyn Miller

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My Favorite Book

I don’t know of any reader who could fairly answer the question “What is your favorite book?”

For me, it’s like picking my favorite child; my answer is typically the same as I give my children.

“I love them all but they each have their own traits that I appreciate.”

It’s very diplomatic, isn’t it? But seriously, I can name a single one that I love more than the others. I shall try, though.

(Melissa gets up from her desk and walks to her bookshelf. She only buys the print books of the ebooks she loves.)

It has been a few years since I read these two books. They were written by a friend, Christina Coryell, who has stepped back from the industry for a while. I miss her creativity. Anyway, her two-book Backroads series has stayed with me since I read them. They are about four people who live in a small town where there are more miles of dirt roads than people. As I read these stories, it was like talking to old friends from high school as we shared our lives right after graduation, The farm fields, the dirt roads, the ponds in the middle of nowhere, the heartache that turns into bitterness, and the old loves that never went away. I love it and they will always stay with me. (I think it would be good to read them again)

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About the Book

Rebuilding Hearts
by Carolyn Miller

Who knew a bank robbery could show a girl that good guys still exist?

Tim Franklin. Quiet, shy, almost incapable of speaking to a girl, and a budding horticulturist. Oh, and he survived a bank robbery five years ago, not to mention its resulting trauma.

Bookworm Bella Dwyer just wants to feel safe, and Tim’s actions during the robbery made her believe there might be guys who live up to her fictional heroes. Trouble is, a chance with Tim seems as remote as this year’s celebrity heartthrob.

Instead, she settled for a relationship with a guy who’s commitment-phobic.

So when Bella encounters Tim on tiny Sparrow Island, the challenges of her past and present collide, and she questions whether there really is a future with a man who can’t commit.

In a leap of faith, Bella dumps her boyfriend, even before shy-guy Tim can make a move. But in wanting to live by faith and conquer fear, has she made the right choice, or are her hopes for freedom and a future destined to fail?

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