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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jilted Review!

Jilted by Varina Denman

Book Description:
Jilted (David C. Cook, June 2016)

Lynda Turner has struggled with depression since her husband abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago.

Yet unexpected hope awakens when a local ex-convict shows interest. As long-hidden secrets resurface, Lynda must fight for her emotional stability and for a life where the shadow of shame is replaced by the light of love.

Jilted tells of a woman who has lost the joy of living, a man determined to draw her back toward happiness, and a town that must---once and for all---leave the past where it belongs. It is a gentle reminder that all things can work together for good.

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About the author:

Varina Denman is author of the Mended Hearts series and a native Texan. She spent her high school years in a rural town and now writes stories about the struggles women face in similar small town settings. She and her husband live near Fort Worth, where they enjoy spending time with their five mostly grown children.

My Opinion:
I'm not sure how I feel about this one.  This is the first in the series that I've tried to read and I didn't finish it.  There was just some reason why I couldn't get into it.  I couldn't really connect with the main characters and the twisty plot had a few (of what I considered) crude things in it.  After trying and trying to get into it I finally skipped ahead and read the epilogue.  I'm not sure if I start this series again from book 1 and read all the way through if that will help (but I did like some of the other characters so I might try someday).  At this point Jilted isn't a book for me personally.  Lovers and followers of this series and author will be happy to find returning characters from the first books.  However if you want to start here I recommend you read the preview amazon supplies before making your decision about this book.

Content may be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC


*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Jilted. ~ASC


  1. Amanda, thanks for reviewing Jilted and giving your honest review. If you ever go back and start with Jaded, let me know, because I'm curious if it makes a difference. All this input helps me improve my writing. Have a great day!

    1. I will! :) And if it does I'll be writing or updating my review for Jilted as well as reviews for Jaded and Justified.

      Thank you Varina,


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