Book Review: Jilted by Varina Denman
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 in which the shadow and shame is replaced by the light of love.
Jilted is the story of a woman who has lost the joy of living, of a man determined to draw her back toward happiness and of 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.
Jilted is Book 3 of the Mended Hearts Series, which you can find out more about here.
I did read Jilted before the other two but though the stories are entertwined, the author does a great job of making connections for you so I didn't feel like I was missing out by reading book 3 last.
I think as someone who has seen their fair share of family drama, this book really resonated with me, as I am sure it will many people. We all have our pasts and drama and I think it's impossible to have a family and not face tough decisions and emotional situations.
Lynda faces these head on. Imagine your life one way and the next day, it looks completely different. You look at your past and question how you didn't see it coming all along and you look to your future, and it looks nothing like you had once imagined. How do you live in the present when everything is so unsure?
Jilted is a great story, not only because of the author's talent but also because of the stories that every woman can relate to. From love, to motherhood, depression and finding a new outlook on life just when you feel desperate for answers.
Thanks to RadiantLit for the opportunity to read Jilted.