Wounded Heart, written by Jennifer A. Davids, is the second book Ive read by this author and the second book in this series with a three book series in Brides of Ohio.
This book continues within the lives of the Kirby family. In this story we find out about the happenings in Jonah Kirbys life. Jonah has just returned from war and is having a war within himself every day. He struggles with fears that only those that have gone through war could ever understandyet a friend from childhoodthe friend that married his best friend, Nateand the friend who had to deal with the death of Nate and figure out life as a widow with a small childAdelais the friend that offers an opportunity for Jonah to continue life on his farm rather than in an asylum. Because Jonah has fears, nightmares and has taken up walking everywhere with his gun, his brother, Daniel has decided he may have to commit Jonah to an asylum. Adela asks Jonah to marry her to keep him at home and protect him from himself and the fear others have for him. Secretly Jonah has loved Adela from their childhood, but has had to keep that love within himself because his best friend married her. Now that Nate is dead and Adela is HIS wifecan he figure out his love for her? First he must figure out how to live with the war waging within himself.
Davids once again bring a delightful story that turns its own pages as we just need to find out what is going to happen next with this Kirby family. I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review.
I really like civil war stories. The content was great reading.It was a story of heartache . I like the Christian context of it. The characters relied on the Lord to see them through everything that happened. Very, very good story.
Jonah comes home from the war scarred from what he saw on the battlefield, Adele agrees to marry Jonah to save him from being carted off to an insane assylum. Can love grow out of the most challenging of circumstances?
A fresh tale, full of wonderfully complex characters, fast paced, with great character interactions, it was hard to believe this was only a novella! There was alot of story packed into a small book, and it was a terrific one to read in one sitting, because it proved very difficult to put down. Easily one of the best novellas I have ever read. I liked how the characters acted rationally for their circumstances.
It's great how much I was able to connect with Adele, because it's not often that I actually like the main character as much as I did.
And I loved how well Ms. David's dealt with the always present question of why bad things happen to good people, and there was just such a great message in the whole arch of the story.
Don't let the length fool you, Wounded Heart is a dynamo of great story telling, love, redemption, and faith.
I won this book, and am reviewing this book simply because I loved it so much!