Jun 16, 2015

Healed By Love by Melissa Foster Review

 Healed By Love
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor # 1 (The Bradens #13)
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.

Wow, Melissa Foster does it to me again! Over the course of this book she has reduced me to such a quivering mess.
So we start our story with Jewel; she has had such a hard life and has turned into such a control freak because of it. First she lost her Dad in a freak boating accident, then her brother who was serving in Afghanistan, and then the love of her life Nate Braden (although he didn’t know it) went back to Afghanistan to continue his service. So instead of having her own life, she controls the lives of her surviving family, so she doesn’t lose any more of them. But then Nate comes back and reveals the guilt he has been holding and the love he has for her, but she just shuts him down and pushes him away because she is scared to lose him. But then the rest of her life starts to fall apart, but will Nate still be around?
Such a beautiful book and I love the way that Melissa incorporates the loss of family members into the story; It hits a personal note with everyone who has ever lost someone.
The writing was smooth, the characters amazing, and I do have to say that my favorite on in this “New” Braden series is Ty, and I hope to hear more about him in the upcoming books.
So I give Healed by Love 10 out of 10! Keep your Kleenex close by!

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 CafĂ© 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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  1. Thank you for hosting HEALED BY LOVE!

  2. It sounds like you were pulled into Jewel's and Nate's lives. Thank you for your glowing review--how wonderful! I'm so happy you enjoyed it and I hope you get a chance to read more in the series :-)