Book Review

by Karen Witemeyer

Genre: Inspirational, Historical Romance

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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)

Reviewed By: Angie Howatt


Published: May 2011

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A Story with Heart-and Captivating Characters, Too

Submitted by Keli Gwyn on July 31, 2011 - 4:20pm.

Karen Witemeyer can write. And how! I thought her first two books were great and knew To Win Her Heart would be, too, but I was wrong. This story is awesome! I didn’t think she could top A Tailor-made Bride or Head in the Clouds, but she did. Her two main characters in To Win Her Heart are so well crafted that I was in love with them by the end of the first chapter. Levi Grant is one of the most sympathetic heroes I’ve read in a long time: a man of faith, integrity, and honor who stole my heart. Not that he’s perfect. Far from it. And yet he’s a wonderful example of redemption personified. Eden Spencer is a godly woman with rigid standards, but she’s loyal, loving, and willing to learn, which she does. The story pulled me in from the start and kept me flipping pages into the wee hours. I laughed, cried, and sighed as Levi and Eden worked through their rather substantial differences. The charming secondary characters are an added bonus, and the ending is a delight. If you’re a fan of inspirational historical romance, I highly recommend To Win Her Heart—along with Witemeyer’s other two books.