This is Jill Boyce’s debut novel and the first in the “A Dose of Love” series. In “Harte Broken”, you meet Dr. Amy Harte who lost her mother, who was her best friend, a year prior. Unfortunately she was not there with her mom when she passed and therefore not only is dealing with the grief you experience upon losing such an important person in your life but also guilt at not being there to say goodbye in person. The loss of her mother causes her to stop attending church as it sometimes does when people get mad with God. However, she meets someone, Seth Broadstone, that might just change that for her and help her come back to the faith she grew up with. There is one character in the book named Dr. Mark Blakely that she works with who does not understand the whole faith concept but yet still is trying to date her. You will definitely find yourself rooting for Seth instead. Even though this book is a work of fiction, the author writes this book from personal experience and it shows. She does such a great job of handling the grief aspect of the story that is shows much compassion and empathy. I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this book and not just because coffee is mentioned several times.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.