Book Review: Reaching Her Heart

Reaching Her Heart – Kimberly Rae Jordan – The Callaghans & McFaddens #8 – Three Strand Press – Published 26 October 2018

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Synopsis

Will her heart ever be free to love again? Does she even want it to be?

He had been the love of Shayna Caron’s life. Her husband. Her protector. Her world. But then he was tragically taken from her. As a single parent, her focus is completely on raising their son and trying to provide the best possible life for him.

But is that enough?

It is sensitive and smart young Timothy Caron who first grabs his attention—then he meets the boy’s mother.

Timothy’s fascination with Tristan Callaghan’s latest project brings the pair into Tristan’s world. Though he usually prefers a solitary life, Tristan finds himself wanting this boy and his mom to stay there—in a place where he’s only ever allowed members of his family and a couple of close friends. Though he knows the story of Shayna and Timothy’s loss, he hopes that maybe there is room in their hearts and lives for another love.

But can he risk his own heart before knowing for sure?

My thoughts

Another brilliant book by Kimberly Rae Jordan. I am a big fan of the Callaghan and McFadden series and I love this large family. It is a delight to return to this ever-expanding group with each new story.

Book 8, Reaching Her Heart is Tristan’s story. Tristan has been present in each of the pervious titles, always quietly offering love and support, never taking the spotlight. When Tristan meets young Timothy he instantly forms a shared understanding and connection with the quiet, intelligent young boy. Tristan wants to help him and works to do so without threatening or offending Timothy’s mother Shayna. Tristan’s relationship with Shayna doesn’t start out as romantic in any way -after losing the love of her life Shayna isn’t interested in romance – but as they spend time together with Timothy, Tristan slowly develops feelings for the young widow – he’s just not sure she could ever return those feelings.

Reaching Her Heart differed slightly from the other titles as the romance plays a backstory to the story of friendship and care between Timothy and Tristan. Any feelings between Tristan and Shayna develop very slowly and almost reluctantly.

Reaching Her Heart is a delightful contemporary story about family, support, romance and friendship. It is a wonderful addition to the Callaghan and McFadden series, but it could be read as a standalone. I am now eagerly looking forward to books nine and ten.

More information

Category: Fiction

Genre: Christian contemporary.

Themes: Children, Christmas, relationships, family, friendship, romance, financial troubles, grief, death.

Published: 26 October 2018 by Three Strands Press.

Format: ebook. 201 pages.

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