How To Mend A Broken Heart by Amy Andrews

Reviewed by Nas

HOW TO MEND A BROKEN HEART by author Amy Andrews is a August 2012 release for Mills & Boon Medical and Harlequin Medical Romance series.

Tessa King really couldn’t agree to what her ex-husband Fletcher asked of her- could she?

Living apart for the last nine years after tragedy tore their lives; she just managed to live day by day. Surely she couldn’t pretend now that everything is normal between them?

But since it was Fletch’s mum, who had been like a mum to her, Tessa agreed. And living together kept bringing back all those harrowing memories for her. But it did one more thing, it brought back her subdued feelings for her husband!

They were bereaved, aggrieved and divorced. That was a whole lot of baggage to take with them to a bed they hadn’t shared in nine years.

HOW TO MEND A BROKEN HEART is a wonderfully poignant tale of old passions, second chances and healing power of love. It is an exceptionally realistic romance that will touch your heart and make you shed tears. Author Amy Andrews kept her characters and therefore her readers in constant whirlwind of emotions with this dramatic, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting story about taking chances on loves devastating choices, redemption and triumphing against the odds.

4.5 out of 5 Stars

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Reviewed by Maria

This is one of the most realistic romances I've ever read.  It touches on the death of a child and the toll it can take on a marriage.  It touches on the care of Alzheimers' patients.  Dealing with the care of a sick child not to mention infidelity.  How could this be a romance?  Well how could it not?  Romances are relationship stories and relationships can have problems as well as emotionally satisfying moments.

It's Tess and Fletch's reunion story.  Their marriage was unable to survive the aftermath of their son a decade earlier.  They retreated from each other, divorced and buried themselves in work - his work as a doctor, hers as a nurse.

But a family problem has thrown them together again.  Now it's time to face up to what happened back then.  Face it, heal and move on - preferably together.

As in all romances, when the healing power of love gets a chance to do its work, the results are magic.

I approached this book with trepidation.  I did not think it would work as a romance.  But surprisingly for me at least, it did.  Stories about relationships, stories about life, these are stories worth reading.  Especially if a message of hope is there.  And yes, it is there.

4.5/5 stars.