Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Justified - Varina Denman

Varina Denman
David C. Cook, Jun 1 2015, $14.99
ISBN: 9780781412162

In Trapp, Texas, pregnant Fawn Blaylock knows she needs help as a soon to be single mom.  However except for her “Jaded” remaining friend Ruthie Turner, Fawn distrusts everyone who should care about her and her unborn son.  Her affluent rancher parents and the members of the church she and her family belong to pressure her to wed the father of her child, Tyler Cruz; but she has doubts since she knows first-hand the dark side of her former boyfriend.

When Fawn attended the funeral of Tyler’s dad Byron, she gave her former lover renewed hope to persuade her to give him a second chance.  Still she remains steadfast in her refusal because she believes he will never change into a responsible family man.  Her angry family disowns her and her soon to be born baby for her sin; on the other hand the town high school football coach JohnScott and his kin befriend her.

The second Mended Hearts Christian romance is a wonderful inspirational starring a “fallen” woman and a hero who needs to protect mother and baby.  Having lost her faith by how her hypocritical parents and the congregation she has known all her life excommunicate her, Fawn finds hope and support with JohnScott and his caring family.  Though it behooves the audience to start with Jaded as much of how far from grace Fawn has fallen is written in book one (plus the tale of Ruthie and Dodd), readers will appreciate the saga of a second pariah finding the love of God and a good caring man

Harriet Klausner 

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