Jilted: A Book Review
All small towns have big secrets...and that's especially true of Trapp, Texas.
When human remains are discovered outside of Trapp, the townspeople are quick to point fingers, namely at ex-convict Clyde Felton, but they soon discover there is more to the mystery than what meets the eye. In Jilted, the perfect amount of mystery, romance and hope all blend together to bring the reader a satisfying conclusion to the Mended Hearts series.
Denman's writing brings to life the realities of living with depression, a topic which I would love to see addressed more in the church, the prejudices that exist within all of us, and the importance of trusting God. The book moved along at a good pace and I didn't find myself skipping ahead as I sometimes do when reading. Jilted is the third and final book in Denman's Mended Hearts Series, but would be able to stand alone, although I highly recommend you read Jaded and Justified as well! When I first started reading I had no idea this was Denman's debut series, her writing is polished, the characters layered, and the plot lines a little unconventional for Christian fiction, and I mean that in the best way possible!
Here's what you can look forward to:
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.
Psst. The first two books in the series are currently $0.99 on Kindle! I def recommend checking them out!
*I was given an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.