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Inspired by Lovie, Brought to Fruition by Faith
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019
Home for Wounded Hearts chronicles the establishment of Lovie's House by her daughter Faith. It is a stand alone book or possibly an epilogue for the Sweeney Sisters series. Faith is a survivor of an abusive marriage and establishes the home as a way of honoring her mother, paying it forward and acknowledging the fact that people sometimes need help and may not know it or, if they know they need it, don't know where to find help. Her goal was to have a safe place for women to stay while sorting things out in their lives. We meet the first residents of the home - Molly who has been homeless for several years, Caroline who struggles with the loss of her son and subsequently her husband who moves on, Tilda who struggles to find her way as a widow following a full life as the wife of a politician, and Jenny who is dealing with anger management issues. Together they form tenuous at times bonds, but when the situation presents itself, act like the team they have become.
Ashley Farley has a gift for crafting stories whose characters are realistic and thoughtfully portrayed. If you have never read any of her books, start with this one - her newest; then go back and read her Sweeney Sisters series. After that, she has ten other books including her Magnolia series.