In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for grace while the local football coach treats her with gentle respect.
As a Texas native myself this book really struck a chord with me. It was a beautiful story and the second in Varina Denman’s new series, however, it was the first book I had ever read by her. Great characters are what really make this story, and I was excited to learn that some of the main characters in this book are also in the other book in this series. The author develops Fawn’s faith in a gentle way, it is not overbearing nor overly preachy. I must say though, it took a couple glances at the cover to realize that this was contemporary fiction, such a refreshing change from the historical fiction I normally read. The story ends on a high note and really leaves the reader with a feel good feeling. If you’re looking for a great read, maybe for a last minute summer vacation, this should be your pick! It was the first book I read after graduating from college a week ago and it was a great one!
Varina Denman is native Texan who spent her high school years in a small Texas town. Now she lives near Fort Worth with her husband and her five mostly-grown children.
Justified is available for purchase at http://www.amazon.com/Justified-Novel-Mended-Hearts-Series/dp/0781412161
Note: I received this book as part of the Justified blog tour from Radiant Lit. I received no compensation for this review and only received a copy of the book for review purposes.
Review copy provided by the publisher for Radiant Lit Blog Tours.