By: Melissa Foster
Releasing June 11th, 2015
World Literary Press
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor are the newest addition to the award-winning Braden series and the Love in Bloom family, joining the Snow Sisters, the Bradens, the Remingtons, & Seaside Summers, (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES by Supportive Business Moms, UK).
Fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.
Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.
Review by Marlene Engel
For as long as he can remember, Nate has been secretly pining after Jewel. But being the little sister of his best friend, Rick, he always felt like she was off-limits. When they were overseas serving in the war, there were many times when Nate wanted to ask Rick’s blessing to date his sister, but it never seemed like the right time. Then, when Rick was gunned down by a sniper, Rick’s dying words were for Nate to watch after his family. But, before he could profess his love for Jewel, Rick took his final breath.
Now, back home and out of the military, Nate is more conflicted than ever. He’s determined to keep his promise to Rick, but his feelings for Jewel are still strong. He also has a secret that’s been haunting him for years now. A secret that could keep him and Jewel from ever being more than friends. A secret that may have her considering if she even wants that from him.
This book was so emotionally charged. From coping with death, guilt and an internal battle of right versus wrong where love is concerned, this book takes you on an emotional roller coaster. I found myself rooting for Nate in his quest to tell Jewel how he feels. And, at the same time, crying at both the physical and emotional pain that not only he, but Rick’s family faced throughout the years. Powerful and riveting, yet consumed with love so strong that it’s palpable, Healed by Love is a story that could only be told by the likes of Melissa Foster.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.
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