Monday, June 29, 2015

Healed by Love Book Review and Giveaway

Book #1 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor, Book #13 The Bradens series, Love in Bloom #25

Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

My thoughts:

I am a huge fan of the Bradens, and I was very excited to meet a whole new family of them.

Jewel has been taking care of her family for years, since she lost her father and then her older brother. She has the weight of the world on her shoulders and misses her brother Rick terribly.

Nate Braden was Rick's best friend since childhood, and he has tremendous survivor's guilt after joining the military with Rick and coming home without him. He's had a thing for Jewel for years but can't bear to be near her because of his guilt. When Nate comes back into town he tries to fulfill his promise to Rick to help his family, and Jewel and Nate wind up spending a lot of time together.

Can Jewel let down her hair enough to take a chance with Rick? Can Rick get past his feelings of guilt and allow himself to love?

This is a very emotional book, one that had me in tears multiple times, but it also had me pulling for Nate and Jewel to find happiness. I did feel like Nate and Jewel were kind of childish in their attempts to understand their own feelings, so while I liked this book it was not my favorite of all Melissa Foster's books. Even so, I am very excited to meet more of Nate's family and can't wait for the next installment of the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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  1. I'd better buy a full box of tissues then before I start reading this one!

  2. It was very emotional. I cried too.

  3. It sounds like quite a few readers were caught up in tears with Healed by Love. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book! Thank you for an awesome review XOXO