The Bound Heart by Dawn Crandall
Release Date: October 6, 2014
Publisher: Whitaker House Publishers
Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance
Series: The Everstone Chronicles, Book Two
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my review for the previous book, The Hesitant Heiress.
The Bound Heart is a beautiful historical fiction novel that takes place in 1891 New England, ranging from Boston’s Back Bay to Maine’s beautiful Bar Harbor. With characters seeking forgiveness and redemption, a complex story-line, a beautiful romance blossoming, and rich in historical detail that keep readers captivated. I absolutely loved this one.
Dawn Crandall paints a beautiful story that makes the reader feel as if they are actually there alongside the characters. I loved visiting all of the characters again and learning about Meredyth and Lawry’s story. It’s compelling and I couldn’t put it down.
The books in this series can easily be read as a stand-alone because each book features a different character and story. I, personally, think it’s more fun to read them in order because there’s so much back story from the other characters that help explain what is going on and who the characters are. Plus, all of the characters make appearances throughout the books.
Meredyth Summercourt is a strong female lead that I think many girls would relate to. She is raised in a wealthy and respected Boston family who knows that financial aid is not enough and finds herself serving the orphans. Everything looks perfect on the outside, but inside she was fighting that bounded by chains effect of sin. She finds herself willing to marry a man whom she does not love because she thinks it’s the only way she will truly be free and not fail God.
Lawry Hampton is one of my favorite male leads that I have ever read in fiction. He is swoon-worthy. I mean he loves God with his whole heart and wants to serve His life by honoring and glorifying Him. He genuinely cares about others, especially little Wynn whom he jumped out of a moving carriage to rescue off the streets! Even though Meredyth breaks his heart repeatedly, he still loves her with unconditional and passionate love.
And then there’s cute little Wynn. I fell in love with her immediately. I loved the way that she bounded with Meredyth and Lawry.
I highly recommend this one! It’s truly remarkable!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About Dawn Crandall
Dawn Crandall is an ACFW Carol Award-nominated author of the award winning series The Everstone Chronicles from Whitaker House. The series consists of three books: The Hesitant Heiress, The Bound Heart and The Captive Imposter.
Dawn is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary. Apart from writing books, Dawn is also a first-time mom to a precious little boy (born March 2014) and also serves with her husband in a pre-marriage mentor program at their local church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.