Book Review: How To Stir A Baker’s Heart by Candice Sue Patterson

My Rating: 5 Stars

‘Don’t believe the lies the enemy whispers in your ears. You are still you, despite your circumstances.’

Olivia Hudson is a mental health therapist, but when two huge blows leave her reeling, she spirals into a deep depression. No longer able to function in her practice, she heads to Stone Harbor, Maine, to help her baker grandmother, who is suffering from depression. Maybe she will find the healing she herself needs.

Blake Hartford is renovating his old Victorian house and farming blueberries, living his dream, but the wonderful town is withering in the dwindling economy. Due to a misunderstanding, both Blake and Olivia are heading up a tourism committee designed to redo the entire town. Like Olivia, Blake is also suffering some pain in his past. Neither Blake nor Olivia are to blame for their circumstances, but both must realize the power of forgiveness and allow God to mend their hearts and brokenness.

I am a huge fan of Candice Sue Patterson and she has only cemented that further with this book. I read it in one day and couldn’t tear myself away from it. She manages to show her readers the very depth of her characters’ hearts. We meet old friends again here and even though this is part of a series, it works well as a stand alone novel. The secondary characters touched me very much also. I hope Patterson sets another book in this small Maine town. She has described it so well that I find myself wishing I could visit! Truly full of the grace, mercy and forgiveness of God, this one is destined for the keeper shelf!

*My thanks to the author for a preview copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. A positive review was not required and I received no compensation.

  • Publisher: White Rose Publishing; None edition (April 5, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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