A Healing Heart Blog Tour

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Healing Heart
Abingdon Press (April 1, 2013)
Angela Breidenbach


Angela Breidenbach is a speaker/coach in mental and physical health, author of A Healing Heart April 2013 from Abingdon Press in the Quilts of Love series, Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life, Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance, and Creative Cooking for Colitis. Other works by Angela include compilation books and devotionals from Guidepost, Group, and articles in magazines, ezines, and newspapers. She is certified in mentor/peer counseling as a CTA life coach, as a Stephen Minister, and a weight loss/nutrition coach. Angela serves as an assisting minister (worship/prayer leader) for her congregation in Missoula, MT. Not only did she walk the hard line of deciding to donate her mom’s brain for the study of schizophrenia, but she’s also on the brain donation list at the Brain Bank-Harvard McLean Hospital.


Mara Keegan is an uber-successful mother and a widow of three years. She’s been chasing success and all the “good things in life” for her family to make up for the cruel whim God played on them by taking her husband. In an effort to be the perfect mom, she decides to make a photo memory quilt, a graduation present for her daughter, Cadence.

She’s not yet finished when she experiences a heart attack. While Mara recuperates, she revisits the choices she’s made that led to this physically and spiritually broken heart. The memory quilt must be finished in time for Cadence’s big day, but Mara struggles with her burgeoning feelings for the man who must keep Mara’s business going during her recovery, Joel Ryan. Can Joel find his way into Mara’s heart and onto Cadence’s quilt?

My Thoughts:

This is a book from abingdon’s quilts of love series. Its kinda like the “love finds you” series from summerside. I love those so I was super curious to see what abingdons series would be like. This is the first novel i’ve read from this series and it was a great and fast read. I’ve never heard of Angela Breidenbach before, but as an introduction to her writing I was pleasantly surprised. The story was one you instantly get drawn into, no lull at any point and really humorous at times.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the cover, I am drawn to a lot of books by the cover and this one wouldn’t have drawn me in just by looking at it. The description did draw me in though, and the book was amazing! A little too short for my liking though. It was only 221 pages and I generally would love a 300 page novel. But it was a quick and great read.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Healing Heart, go HERE

5 thoughts on “A Healing Heart Blog Tour

  1. Hi AimyMichelle,
    I really liked your review 🙂 I've been hoping readers would pick up on the humor! My kids were the inspiration for the teens, but they've all grown up now. So it was a delight to spend time with teens in my book (well, in my head while writing my book, lol). Anyway, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

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