Book Review: Broken Things to Mend by Karey White

broken things coverTitle: Broken Things to Mend
Author: Karey White
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Publisher: Orange Door Press
Release Date: January 1, 2016

Book 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.

***This book is part of a multi-author project that features one recurring character—the match maker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***

Karens review

I was excited to read this book, and it did not disappoint. I loved it. Celia, Silas, and Nancy were characters with depth. They had strengths and well as flaws. I was impressed by Celia’s courage. I felt the book had a hopeful feel despite the more difficult topics it dealt with. The prologue and epilogue nicely enfold the story. The story weaved in and out of different viewpoints. This was distracting at first, but I got used to it. This story is full of lots of wonderful things. I especially liked the quilting and gardening elements. I loved this story. It felt real to me. I look forward to reading the other books in this series, as well as the next book by Karey White.

5 stars

Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!

Content: Clean – talk of rape

Source: Review copy

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