Mended Hearts

All I can say about this book is God blessed me with my editor, Melissa Endlich. She stepped out of the box on this one, and gave me leeway and support to create a book that has garnered me more e-mails and quiet asides than I would have thought possible.

Two hearts needing healing. The power of the Holy Spirit. Sweet, gentle romance at its finest... And a chance to forgive themselves and others, to tackle new challenges.  From the back cover of Mended Hearts:

Taking Charge... Of Her Heart

"High-powered businessman Jeff Brennan can't figure out why he's so smitten with the town's new librarian. Hannah Moore is quiet, skittish- and wants nothing to do with him. Yet as they work together on a fundraiser, Jeff resolves to discover why she came to the small New York town. Is working two jobs and tutoring kids with special needs an escape for Hannah? If so, Jeff is determined to show her that love can be the most powerful healing force of all."

For Jeff's art team image, I chose this guy:

Yes, this is Brad Pitt. This picture gave me the cool, self-assured look I wanted for Jeff Brennan. A guy who's dealt with crazy family dynamics and wants nothing more than to fix their family name and family business. And he's well on his way to doing just that when.....

You guessed it. Old trouble walks in the door in the form of this guy, and he's not selling insurance:

This is Eddie Matos, the cutie from the State Farm commercials. "Call her!" But in this pic he looks just like my next hero, Bad Boy Matt Cavanaugh, a guy whose life nose-dived when he was eight years old and it took over a decade to put himself on the right track. Jeff's half-brother, the illegitimate child of an affair with a waitress, he was a kid with problems. Now he's got a lot of making up to do, but Jeff's not exactly thrilled to have him back in town.

And that's the understatement of the century.

Here are some more pics I used to set the scene for Mended Hearts:

Fall was a tough season for beautiful Hannah Moore. Anxieties increased as temperatures dropped and the leaves changed color. Can this fall be different? Can this season be a time of hope and healing, the kind of season a dedicated woman like Hannah deserves?