Review of Waiting Hearts
by Beth Ann Stifflemire
Living with a rare heart condition, Kayla Parker a twenty-six year old elementary school teacher chooses to keep things simple, never yearning for love or the drama that inevitably comes with it, especially after experiencing the pain of losing her father to a similar condition. Kayla plays it safe, avoiding the nightlife and dating scene that surrounds her in the budding music city of Austin, Texas. That is until the charismatic easy on the eyes musician Gabe Parker falls into her life at a local coffee house and all of her rules on love fly out the window. Gabe opens her eyes and heart to a love Kayla never imagined when he accepts all of her, even her condition, but when the music world Gabe's a part of comes knocking with big opportunities she second guesses herself and her love. Life changing decisions are made that result in a combination of tragic and bittersweet aftershocks. Can their love surpass circumstance? Can her heart endure?
MY REVIEW: This is my first book to read by Beth Ann Stifflemire and I loved it! It is funny, sad, and sweet. I could not help but fall in love with the characters in this book. They seem like people I would want for best friends. I have not had my own personal bout with a heart condition, but do have relatives who must deal with them. I was a school teacher for fourteen years and I enjoyed reading about Kayla's experiences in the classroom. Readers will love the characters and storyline in this book too! Check it out!
I rate this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
I won a copy of this book from Beth Ann Stifflemire and write a review as a thank you.
About the Author:
A native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University, Beth is a proud wife, mother and author with a true passion for writing heart warming , all consuming love stories. Beth loves everything about Texas with family scattered throughout the state. Her favorite places to be when not at home is the family farm in Fayette County Texas and the Frio River where many childhood summers were spent. Reading to Beth is all about escaping to a world beyond the everyday and this is the experience Beth hopes to bring to all that read her stories.