Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Indie Book of the Week; A Healing Heart by Melissa Hanson

This week I am so excited to be bringing you A Healing Heart by Melissa Hanson.

 On a bitter cold winter night Bailey Walsh’s family was killed in a traffic accident. Two years later as she lives with her aunt and uncle in Southern California, Bailey is still plagued by the nightmares of that terrible night. Everywhere around her are reminders of what she lost. Even her aunt, in a cruel twist of fate, is not just her mom’s sister, but her identical twin. Babysitting Riley, a spunky two-year old, is a sweet distraction and one constant light in her life. One day as she takes Riley to the park she meets Collin McKenna, a senior at her high school and her life is changed forever as he helps her find herself and realize her life is worth living. As the romance between them grows her broken heart begins to heal. However, still nagging in the back of her conscious is the fear that her new found happiness could come crashing down and she could lose everything she loves, yet again. Outside forces begin to tear them apart and Bailey must learn to trust in herself and realize that she is worthy of happiness. That sometimes love and healing comes in unexpected forms

Can I just say for the record that I absolutely loved this sweet story?
I mean truly, this was such a great book I didn't even want to put it down. I was completely captivated by the story and immediately loved Quinn and Bailey and Riley and Lacey. Something about all of them (their past more than likely) just pulled at my heart strings and demanded that I let them in.

I absolutely loved watching them grow. Growing as individuals and growing together as they both learned to live and to love and to just be.

This is just a beautiful story that will stay with you for a long long time after you have finished reading it.

It is real and raw and an emotional ride that you won't want to get off of.

Hanson is an extremely talented writer that knows how to draw emotions out of you and truly care about the characters that she has created.

She has made me a fan and I plan on reading anything and everything she writes in the future.

I give this one 5 solid stars.


  1. Yeah a nice solid five star indie read. Definitely need to look into this one. I also love books with character growth. I am so glad you do this feature.