[PocketBooks Blog Tour&Review] The Home for Broken Hearts by Rowan Coleman

Posted 9 September, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
For young widow Ellen Wood, her Victorian home is a refuge—a place to feel safe with her eleven-year-old son, Charlie. But when money grows so tight that Ellen could lose the house, her sister, Hannah, makes a radical suggestion . . . rent out some of the rooms. Soon Ellen has three lodgers: Sabine, a German coworker of Hannah’s, recently separated from her husband; Allegra, an eccentric but wise novelist; and Matt, an up-and-coming young journalist in search of his voice, who has just landed a plum job in London.

Ellen thinks three strangers are the last complication she needs, but they make her realize just how isolated she has become. Their presence exposes a secret she’s been keeping hidden, as well as a conflict with her sister that is both shocking and revealing. And while a love affair with a younger man seems like a fantasy powered by her imagination, Ellen can’t deny her deep connection to Matt, or the changes he inspires in her and her relationship with Charlie. Outside her home’s sheltering walls lies a world of opportunity as well as danger. Now that she’s had the courage to open the door, does Ellen dare step through?
Witty, moving, and deeply insightful, The Home for Broken Hearts celebrates everything that makes life worth living, from an author who knows just how to speak to the heart.

About the Author:
Rowan Coleman worked in bookselling and publishing for seven years, during which time she won the Company magazine Young Writer of the Year award. She lives in England, where she is working on her next novel.

My Review:
Rowan Coleman is another new-to-me author, and one I will definitely be reading more books by. She’s a talented author whose characters and storyline grip the reader from first page to last page. An excellent skill!

I loved all the amazing characters in this book. No one particular character stuck out the most-they all had wonderful personalities that really touched my heart in one way or another. They all had one thing in common: heartache. From Ellen and Charlie to sweet, tender Matt, Coleman blends these beautiful characters with plenty of humor, soul and love to create an incredible storyline that speaks right to the readers hearts, sending the message of taking risks, letting go of the past and pain, and being happy in the present day.

With 4 stars and two thumbs up, I recommend this charming new book to everyone. You’ll laugh your way through crying and cry your way through laughing, but by the end, you’ll have a wonderful smile on your face and friends for life! Well done, Ms. Coleman!

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by PocketBooks/Simon&Schuster*



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