Wednesday, May 25, 2011

To Win Her Heart



Do they have a fighting chance at love?

After completing his sentence for the unintentional crime that derailed his youthful plans for fame and fortune, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. Spencer needs a blacksmith, a trade Levi learned at his father's knee, and he needs a place where no one knows his past.

Eden Spencer has sworn off men, choosing instead to devote her time to the lending library she runs in the town her father founded. When a mountain-sized stranger walks through her door and asks to borrow a book, she's reluctant to trust him. Yet as the mysteries of the town's new blacksmith unfolds, Eden discovers hidden depths in him that tempt her heart.

Eden believes she's finally found a man of honour and integrity. But when the truth about Levi's prodigal past comes to light, can this tarnished hero find a way to win back the librarian's affections?

My Review:

Can you use pusillanimous in a sentence? Witemyer can and did it most effectively (even if I had to stop reading long enough to check a dictionary!) To Win His Heart is full of surprises -- from word choice to clever dialogue, cunning plot twists to gripping drama -- it's definitely a book that will win your heart!

It also contains one of the most moving redemption stories I've ever read. There's an incredible scene that sent goosebumps shooting out all over my body. Witemeyer grasps the delicate balance of combining gospel truths with fiction and has come up with a stunning success.

Add in some stellar romance that will curl more than just your toes and you have a CBA winner! The growing awareness  that blossoms from a tenuous friendship -- sigh, be still my heart! The way Witemeyer writes Levi and Eden's love story is both compelling and page-turning. In fact I got to a point in the book where I just couldn't put it down. Missed 5 bus stops before I looked up and realized my house was back thataway! And then, when I got off six stops too late, I meandered slowly towards home, open book in hand. Had a near collision with a lamp post and an ornery tree root, but I just couldn't stop reading!

Now that it's over I'm both immensely satisfied and somewhat bereaved. This is one that I will gladly read again.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY: If you would like a chance to win a copy of To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer, leave a comment below, including your email address. Draw will be held on Suday, May 29.


  1. Great (and fun) review, Kav! :) Definitely a wonderful story! I've loved all of Witemeyer's books so far. :)


    P.S. No need to enter me; just wanted to stop by!

  2. You make it sound wonderful! I love books that grab your attention and you can't stand to put them down! I won a book from you just recently, so you don't have to enter me in the contest so someone else can have a chance to win one.

  3. Thanks, Cathy. I don't mind people winning more than once. We're a small crowd and that's part of the fun of it, I think. Better chances of winning.

  4. Loved her first book, would love a chance to win this your review too!


  5. I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Karen's books are funny but so insightful. Thanks!