Thursday, March 7, 2013

Broken Wings

Author: Carla Stewart
Publisher: Faith Words
June 2011
ISBN: 978-0-446-55656-9
Genre: Women’s fiction

Onstage, the singing duo of Gabe and Mitzi Steiner captured America's heart for more than two decades. Offstage, their own hearts have throbbed as one for sixty years. Only now, Gabe has retreated into the tangles of Alzheimer's, leaving Mitzi to ponder her future alone.

On the other side of Tulsa, everyone believes Brooke Woodson has found the perfect man--a handsome lawyer with sights on becoming Tulsa's next District Attorney. If only Brooke felt more sure. If only her fiancé could control his anger. If only love didn't come with so many scars.

When an accident lands Brooke in the hospital where Mitzi volunteers, the two women quickly develop an unlikely friendship birthed by providence and bathed in grace. And with Mitzi's help, kindness, and insight, Brooke learns how to pick up the broken pieces of her life.

BROKEN WINGS is Ms. Stewart’s second book, the debut being Chasing Lilacs. I read Chasing Lilacs but a long time ago, and don’t remember it well. I’m behind on book reviews (obviously, since this one came out almost two years ago).

I had no idea what this book would be about when I picked it up. But the opening is engaging. I felt so bad for Brooke and for Mitzi. I had to keep reading to see why Brooke would stay with such a jerk, and my heart broke for Mitzi who loved her husband to distraction and now faced losing him. I had to admire her for finding an outlet—volunteering at the hospital.

When Mitzi discovers Brooke’s truth and Lance’s abuse, she tries to talk Brooke out of his life—providing her a safe haven. But Lance starts stalking her and the tale of terror continues. A sweet love story on one hand—a tale of redemption on the other. Recommended. $13.99. 320 pages.

1 comment:

carla stewart said...

Thank you, Laura, for this lovely review. And I understand completely about being behind on my reading. I'm honored that you took the time.