TO WIN HER HEART
Witemeyer crafts a realistic look at life in a small Texas town. Eden and Levi are appealing as the romantic leads in the story. The spiritual message in the plot is very well stated, although the flow of the story feels stalled at times.
Eden Spencer wants nothing to do with the new blacksmith who just started working in the Texas town where she lives and runs the small library. Her first impression of Levi Grant makes her think he is slow-minded. But once she gets to know him, her feelings for him and opinion of him change. She thinks he might be a man of integrity and honor. When Eden learns the secrets of Levi’s prodigal past, though, the fears she had about opening her heart up seem to be coming true. (BETHANY HOUSE, May, 352 pp., $14.99)