Onstage, the singing duo of Gabe and Mitzi Steiner captured America’s heart for more than two decades. Offstage, their own hearts have throbbed as one for sixty years. Only now, Gabe has retreated into the tangles of Alzheimer’s, leaving Mitzi to ponder her future alone.
On the other side of Tulsa, everyone believes Brooke Woodson has found the perfect man–a handsome lawyer with sights on becoming Tulsa’s next District Attorney. If only Brooke felt more sure. If only her fiance could control his anger. If only love didn’t come with so many scars.
When an accident lands Brooke in the hospital where Mitzi volunteers, the two women quickly develop an unlikely friendship birthed by providence and bathed in grace. And with Mitzi’s help, kindness, and insight, Brooke learns how to pick up the broken pieces of her life.
Carla Stewart’s debut novel, Chasing Lilacs, took me by surprise with its beauty and poignancy and marked Carla as an author whose career I was keen to follow. Since that time I have been anticipating her second novel with equal enthusiasm. I’m pleased to say Carla has not lost her touch as Broken Wings is a work that will once again touch your heart. Addressing spousal abuse, Alzheimers and the saving grace of friendship and love, this story will captivate and tantalise your emotions. Entwined with the contemporary story of Brooke and Mitzi’s friendship, Mitzi’s past heartbreak and romance is shared in beautifully told flashbacks, which I particularly enjoyed. Brooke’s journey from battered fiancee to a woman of strength and determination happened rather swiftly and I would have liked to have experienced Mitzi’s husband Gabe in his later years, before Alzheimers rendered him in-communicative. Rather than a criticism, it represents my desire to read more of Carla’s tender prose and deep characterisation. The gorgeous cover of Broken Wings is indicative of the wonderful story inside and I encourage you to obtain a copy and immerse yourself as soon as you can!
With thanks to Wynn~Wynn Media & Faithwords for my review copy
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