A Home For My Heart
Bethany House Publishers
I was definitely looking forward to this book from Anne Mateer. Her previous novels, Wings of a Dream and At Every Turn, were sweet and fun, and that’s what I was expecting with A Home For My Heart. However, while A Home For My Heart was without a doubt a very sweet story, it didn’t live up to my expectations.
The main reason this book didn’t click with me was because of the main character. I just couldn’t warm up to Sadie, even though I wanted to. Mateer’s heroines always have some flaw they have to overcome, of course, but in this one the way Sadie caused a mess just made me annoyed rather than sympathetic to her character. I did find it a little odd at first that this is my least favorite of Anne Mateer’s books when it’s also the one that has the most endorsements by popular authors, but I do think there are a lot of people who will like this book, even if I didn’t. I, personally, just had a hard time getting into it. It dragged for me, and I felt that I didn’t get to know some of the characters as well as I would have liked. (although, as an aside, is not the curly-haired little girl on the cover absolutely adorable?)
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review