Thursday, 2 March 2017

How to Mend a Broken Heart - by Anna Mansell

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

Hello? Rhys Woods? I have a patient here I think you know. Yours is the only number in her diary…

When Rhys is called to the hospital to meet Susan, a woman he barely knows, he is compelled to help her. Still grieving the loss of his brother months earlier, Rhys knows all too well the feeling of loneliness.

There are years between them, but Rhys is the only person Susan will respond to, and when she asks him to bring her her most treasured possession, a book of fairytales, he is intrigued.

Hidden in the book is a clue to Susan’s past, and the painful regrets she carries with her. And as Rhys starts to unearth Susan’s secrets, he finds that his own grief begins to heal too…

Together, Susan and Rhys must learn to live again. Can they help each other to find happiness and finally mend their broken hearts?

How to Mend a Broken Heart is a heart-wrenching and absorbing story about second chances, forgiveness, and making every second count, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Dillon and Miranda Dickinson.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I’d like to start this review, by saying how beautiful this cover is, just stunning!

Well, now let’s move on to the story of Susan and Rhys. Susan is refusing to talk, is in her own world and tries to deal with everything that happened to her. Rhys, is grieving his brother's death and he ist he only person Susan connects to. She had a tough past and a lot of secrets. He is trying to get behind them and at the same time both oft hem are trying to move on with their lives.

It’s time to live again and that’s exactly when they need each other most. We got to read from different points of view and that was really interesting, because it allowed us to see inside several characters.

Then there is also Kat, how is getting over her break-up and her boyfriend cheating on her. She is intrigued by the newest patient and we get to read her story as well.

It’s a heavy, sad and touching read, full of emotions and hope. However, it took my quite a while to warm up to the story and the characters, I guess my mind wasn’t in the right setting for it. I really liked parts of the story and then there were parts, I couldn’t connect with. Anna Mansell has a wonderful style of writing, it’s very uplifting and moving.


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About Anna Mansell

Anna spent almost twenty years trying to shoehorn writing in to her career as a marketing manager for dance and theatre companies. Eventually, she did what you are not remotely supposed to do and walked away from an excellent job in order to try and become a published author. Three years, lots of tears and some slightly hairy bank balances later, she met Kirsty Greenwood and the rest, as they say, is history. Anna lives in Cornwall with her husband and two kids. She feels very fortunate!

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