Review: A Way from Heart to Heart by Helena Fairfax

I know this is a day late but I figure better late than never.  I hope the beginning of your week has started well and I am going to keep it going well with a fantastic book, A Way from Heart to Heart.  This is a contemporary romance that anyone who has lost their love and looks at the scary prospect of a new love.  With an engrossing story and relatable characters this story is a must read.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

23588782Book Blurb:

After the death of her husband in Afghanistan, Kate Hemingway’s world collapses around her. Kate’s free time is spent with a charity for teenage girls, helping them mend their broken lives – which is ironic, since her own life is fractured beyond repair.

Reserved, ex-public school journalist Paul Farrell is everything Kate and her teenage charges aren’t. But when Paul agrees to help Kate with her charity, he makes a stunning revelation that changes everything.

But can Kate take a risk with her son’s happiness as well as her own?

Review:

Kate is amazed at how in one moment your world can crumble around you.  When her husband dies in Afghanistan this is the moment for Kate.  It is only through the need to care for her son that drives her to get up in the morning.  Soon that one moment is three years later and she takes a moment to look at her life and the people in it.  The two constants in her life are her friend Orla and her husband’s friend Paul who spends time with her son once a month.  Kate and Paul have always had a strained relationship until she decides she needs a favor.  This favor turns into a lot more between them.  Secrets Paul has kept soon come out and Kate must look to see if there is a way to love another person after losing her heart to lose and grief.

This novel had some very gripping moments.  These moments lured you in with their emotional poignancy.  This story was masterfully written between the emotional moments and the strong characters.  Kate and Paul’s relationship is wonderfully balanced on the turbulent emotions that both have.  The need to feel guilt yet falling in love with someone is something that most people can relate to in one time or another in their life.  This illustrated that not only can you overcome and continue living with your loss but also find love again.  Kate was a wonderful character that managed to develop beautifully even if at times I wanted to smack her and tell her to go get him.  Overall, you will enjoy the strength and depth of this story along with the characters who capture your heart along the way.

 

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