Do You Have A Favourite?
Hearts Entwined is a most delightful collection of four novellas. They are linked by themes of dreams, trust, huge hearts for others and for God. The stories are all heart warming and wonderful. It is hard to pick a favourite with such delightful characters and plotlines – but I think I have one that is my favourite – have a read and see if you have one too.
The Love Knot by Karen Witemeyer is a delightful tale to kick off this collection. There are themes of family, trust, pride, forgiveness, hurt, grace and love. The characters were wonderfully drawn – even down to baby Liam. Feelings of warmth and protectiveness oozed from the story. Life is for living. We cannot let the past hold us back. We learn from the lessons of the past and with a leap of faith, step into the future.
The Tangled Ties That Bind by Mary Connealy is another charming tale. Childhood bonds continue into adulthood. There is some amusing and heart warming banter between the two main characters. The main theme was of dreams. We are never too old to dream or to pursue our dream. When God lays plans on our hearts, we would be wise to follow them. Medicine was advancing all the time in the late nineteenth century with education and innovation. A wonderful light read.
Bound And Determined by Regina Jennings is another light hearted story concerning bravery, camaraderie and family. With comprehensive descriptions, the reader is treated to a vista of landscapes. There is good natured banter as strangers become friends. The reader witnesses that the journey goes best if we all pull together and stand firm against the enemy trusting God for the outcome.
Tied And True by Melissa Jagears really is a pearl of a story to end this collection. The story focuses on true beauty and treasure – both are found in people and not possessions. Wealth can be used to help others but just as important is giving of one’s time and self. True love crosses the social divide in spite of opposition. Huge hearts feature in this tale. People give out of what they have, even if it is very little.
An absolute gem of a collection which I loved.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.