Thursday, November 3, 2016

Restoring Love

I received a copy of Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Mitch, a contractor and house-flipper, is restoring a beautiful old house in an idyllic Midwestern neighborhood. Angela, a woman filled with regrets and recently transplanted to his area, is anything but idyllic . She's almost his worst nightmare, and she’s also working on restoring something—herself. As he struggles to keep his business afloat and she works to overcome mistakes of her past, these two unlikely friends soon discover they have something unexpected in common—a young mom who is fighting to give her children a better life after her husband's incarceration. While both Mitch and Angela are drawn to help this young mother survive, they also find themselves drawn to each other. Will a lifetime of regrets hold them back or unite them and bring redemption along with true love?

This book took me a little while to get into.  It seemed really negative at first.  I think it was because the book started out with Bianca's story.  She's a single mother trying to keep her family afloat without the help of her husband.  He can't seem to keep himself out of jail and when he is he seems to have trouble following him home.  As we get to find out about Angela we find that she's doing her best to get her life on track.  She's a new believer with the help of her daughter and son-in-law.  Mitch is a contractor working on the house across the street from Angela.  Can they help Bianca and her family while also work on a relationship?