Item description for Mending Places (The New Heights Series #1) by Denise Hunter...
Overview Hanna can forgive anything. But can she forgive this? One woman harboring a painful past. Hanna Landin's past holds her captive. But the rugged mountain guide she hires to help the family's floundering mountain lodge makes her wish she could move beyond it. Can she save her grandmother's lodge from threats of sabotage? Can she forget that terrible night? One man hiding a mysterious secret. Micah Gallagher lives with a load of guilt from past mistakes. He can conquer the slopes of the Grand Teton, but can he conquer the fear in his heart? His new boss seems determined to make him try, but Micah is strong enough to resist her...or is he? Two lives indelibly intertwined. Together Hanna and Micah face the past. But it's more horrifying than either of them feared, and Hanna faces the ultimate challenge of forgiveness. Micah will do anything to protect Hanna. But can he protect her from himself?
Publishers Description When mountain guide Micah Gallagher is hired by the spirited Hanna Alexander to help raise revenues for her failing family lodge, a high-country adventure filled with love, intrigue, and romance ensues. Almost immediately, Hanna betrays her own professional reservations and finds herself enamored by the mystery of Micah's carefully guarded past. When the two unexpectedly fall in love, Micah is forced to face the hidden places that haunt him, and Hanna must address her fears and determine if forgiveness can make way for love. Teeming with suspicion and intrigue, this Grand Teton adventure leaves the reader struggling with the Christian response of forgiveness in the midst of emotional entanglements, fears of the heart, and the inevitable agony of love. Has fate brought the two together, or will circumstances tear them apart? What are the secrets that Micah guards so closely? Will love and forgiveness conquer the entanglements of their past and make way for a future together?
Citations And Professional Reviews Mending Places (The New Heights Series #1) by Denise Hunter has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Voice of Youth Advocates - 12/01/2004 page 382
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Studio: Howard Books (Simon & Schuster)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.83" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher Howard Publishing
Series New Heights
Series Number 1
ISBN 1582293589 ISBN13 9781582293585
Availability 0 units.
More About Denise Hunter
Denise Hunter is the award-winning and best-selling author of several novels, including "A Cowboy's Touch" and"Sweetwater Gap."She and her husband are raising three boys in Indiana."
Denise Hunter currently resides in the state of Indiana. Denise Hunter was born in 1968 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Denise Hunter is a Research Scientist in Food Innovation at The New Ze.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mending Places (The New Heights Series #1)?
Mending Places Dec 18, 2007
This was the first book that I have read by Denise Hunter. I really enjoyed it. The story is very interesting, and the characters are very likeable. She really throws a twist in at the end, and when it is over, you want the story to keep going. She is a very realistic Christian writer. I have been a Christain for over 25 years, and I am far from perfect, neither are her characters. There is a book two to Mending Places called Saving Grace. I plan to order that one as well.
An edgy page-turner Oct 11, 2005
Mending Places interested me from the beginning. I read the back cover and wanted to see how the author worked through the conflict. It was a bit slow to start (for me,) but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. The conflict with her sister's marriage was realistic and gut-wrenching, and I wish it had turned out with a happier ending, but hey, that's not reality. In regards to Hanna, I liked the way the author brought everything to a climax toward the ending. I felt Micah's pain as well as Hanna's. It is a wonderful story of forgiveness. Though it may seem unrealistic to some, I've known people in weirder situations. I liked the redemption piece and felt like the author handled the resolution beautifully.
Interesting book May 2, 2005
This book seemed to have a little bit of everything...romance, suspense, drama, etc. In this book, Hanna is struggling to keep her family business afloat when she hires Micah. Hanna is struggling with a rape and Micah is struggling with scars (literally and figuratively) from his childhood. The two make an interesting discovery about the other, but can they save their budding relationship? I loved how this author brought the two broken souls together, talking about the need to forgive, and how they need each other to heal.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series. That book will focus more on Natalie, who was introduced in "Mending Places", but I'm still hoping to get a glimpse into Hanna and Micah's life and how they work through their relationship. The author did such a good job making it clear how much the two loved each other.
the first book i've returned to the publisher Dec 6, 2004
This book was unrealistic in it's character's emotional processing and the events that took place are highly unlikely. Author depends a lot on God's character and grace and attributes it to human characters... I'm sorry, but if i was raped horribly and it took ,what seems like,less than 24 hours to forgive the person who did it... that would be miraculous, but it is written normal as can be in this story. secondary characters were given far too much detail only to leave readers hanging in the end; thinking their involvment would have been more meaningful. Vague references to time passing " and they talked late into the night" (about what? why even mention it?), filler material that wasnt necessary. sorry to say, but i took the offer to return it to publisher for my refund. have yet to receive the refund, but that's a whole other story...
An amazing look at forgiveness Apr 7, 2004
Where do we draw the line? Are some things too big for us--or for God--to forgive? Denise Hunter tackles this question in a way that shows God's ability to transform broken lives. A highly recommended read.