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  • May 12, 2017

A Helpful Trend – Heart Strings Review

The cat would be so disappointed in me, being all nice and featuring others twice in one week. But you see I’ve had a few books on my TBR list and one I recently got through, if almost a year later. Hey, said I had a long list. And she did a review for me so I figured I’d try. I hardly ever do reviews though as they sound generic and I pretty much suck at reviews, but we’ll give it a whirl.

Greg and Susan long for a child. Abused and abandoned five-year-old Gene needs a new family. The match of family to child seems perfect, but the past refuses to let go. Find out what it takes to rebuild a broken family and to heal damaged trust.

Click here to give a peer and on her blog all the links shall appear.

Firstly, if you ever thought of fostering children, after reading this you’ll either be convinced to do so even more or run far far away. A testament to what very well could happen, the good, the bad and all the struggles in between that come along with it.

Deborah is able to suck you in as the narrator recounts Gene and his new family’s tale, a true testament to her knowledge on foster care and writing skill. I even caught myself wishing people like some of those in the book, Buck, Edna, would somehow be fixed and never allowed to have children.

She gives a good inside look at all the court debacle and hoops one has to jump through just to give a child in need a home. Sure sounds like terrorists get less interrogated than potential parents. And even when one does get approved, all kinds of more things to deal with and even more that could arise. So one sure will be prepared if they ever plan on taking such a leap.

You get invested in the characters and the life being told and that is all anyone can really ask of a good story. But like I said, you also get the wisdom of knowing if foster care/adoption is right for you and even if you never plan to, you learn much along the way.

Heart Strings is a great read, even if not in your usual wheelhouse, and sure worth a go.


There we are. Hopefully it didn’t suck too bad. I’ll go back to rhyming now, that I know I can do well. So I’ll ring that bell. Know much about foster kids? Ever read Deborah’s book or blog…aka snowcatcher?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.



2017-05-12 13:50:44 Reply

Oh, my!!! This is my first review!!! Thank you, Pat, for putting the time into reading it, letting me know about things I need to look at, and for such a great review! It’s cool to hear the perspective of someone who isn’t a parent. You did a great job on this!

    Pat Hatt

    2017-05-12 14:45:21 Reply

    Enjoyed reading indeed, glad it was a fine review, as I do rather suck at them haha

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