Thursday, November 7, 2013

Runaway Hearts by Karen Cogan

A native of Houston, TX, Karen spent her early years enjoying life along the Gulf Coast.  After high school, she attended Texas A&M as well as the University of Houston where she obtained a B.S. in early childhood education. She has written numerous articles and stories, books for children and novels for adults.  She particularly enjoys writing contemporary and historical romance. She now lives in the Southwest with her family and assorted pets.

My Review: 

Lynn’s overpowering mother drove her away from the luxury of her Houston home. Lynn could never please her mom and moving to a reservation in New Mexico was the last place Joyce expected her daughter to run.
            On her first day at the new school where she’s the fifth grade teacher, she crashes headlong into Greg. He’s teaches sixth grade. They share lesson plans and ice cream and by Thanksgiving realize they’re falling in love.
            Lynn invites Greg back to Houston for Christmas but her mother tries to sabotage Lynn’s plans inviting an ex-boyfriend, Mark, to dinner. Greg doesn’t think he can match Mark’s reputation as an established lawyer, soon to make partner, or Joyce’s expectations. Greg has a secret, too, and being with her family and attending Christmas Eve services, he understands he isn’t following God as he should.
            Lynn and Greg return to the reservation after Christmas barely speaking to each other. Will they find a way to mend their broken hearts or will they always be running from their fears?
            Ms. Cogan writes a compelling story full of bright hope for the future. I highly recommend this well thought out and enjoyable novel.

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