Broken Things to Mend by Karey White (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Broken Things (1)

Welcome to my tour stop for this first full-length novel from the Power of the Matchmaker series. Each book is a standalone, but connect through one consistent character, the matchmaker. Check out my full review and the giveaway below...

Broken Things to Mend (Power of the Matchmaker)Broken Things to Mend
(Power of the Matchmaker)
by Karey White
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 262 Pages
January 1st 2016 by Orange Door Press
Summary

Celia is in desperate need of a change--a change of scenery, a change of pace, and a complete redo of all relationships. Not knowing what else to do, she opens a map, closes her eyes, and lets fate decide her future. Then she packs her meager belongings and buys a one-way ticket to a little town on the fringes of Oregon's Deschutes National Forest called Sisters. She's wanted a family for years. Will she find one in Sisters?

What Celia doesn't plan to find is a strange Chinese woman whose meddling ways keep throwing her in the path of a handsome, but reserved, forest ranger. But no matter how kind or dependable Silas seems to be, there are some things in Celia's past that neither of them can escape, and this time, the damage might be too much to mend.

 
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My Review

BROKEN THINGS TO MEND was a heartbreaking story about a woman whose life has had few bright moments, but has survived and continues to do so. She is just looking for a soft place to land no even realizing what the future holds. She luckily falls into the hands of the matchmaker, Pearl, who guides her to people who will take her in. The story was sweet, the characters grew on me, and the difficulties and challenges Celia faces made the special moments so much more rewarding. A beautiful story and definitely one worthy of book clubs as well as women's fiction and romance readers alike. 

It took me just a little bit to get into this story because the main characters are so reserved. They all have their own struggles from the past that have affected who they are. There are plenty of insecurities and then a protective aunt with her own insecurities thrown into the mix. I loved the small-town feel and the kindness of the people that really help Celia feel welcome. The characterizations were all well done and consistent to each character's background, which really made them relatable and pull on my heartstrings (cliche maybe, but still true). I was hurting for them, cheering them on, and hoping so desperately for a happily-ever-after.

If you enjoy heartwarming stories and sweet romance, I'd definitely recommend BROKEN THINGS TO MEND!

Content: Some adult subject matter, but definitely clean for the genre.

Source: I received a copy from a tour host for the purposes of this review, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Karey White

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or $50 in Paypal Cash
Ends 2/2/16

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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