Book Review and Blog Tour: Home for Broken Hearts by Rowan Coleman

Thursday, September 09, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
When Ellen Woods is unexpectedly widowed at the age of thirty-eight, she and her ten-year-old son Charlie are left to cope alone. Financially insecure and facing the possibility of losing her beloved London home, Ellen lets her forceful younger sister Hannah talk her into taking in lodgers. Before she knows it, freelance copyeditor Ellen finds her home invaded by strangers—a business woman who is running away from a cheating husband, an elderly but legendary historical romance author made temporarily homeless by a flood, and a twenty-five-year-old men’s magazine writer and Casanova.

Used to living a sheltered life, protected by her husband and working exclusively from home, Ellen struggles to adjust to the changes in her life, not to mention the stormy relationship she has with her son since he lost his father. As the first anniversary of her husband’s death approaches, the safe little world Ellen is used to begins to crumble and fall apart…until she uncovers a secret that will change how she lives her life forever.

My Review
Home for Broken Hearts is a wonderful book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Ellen, the heroine, is a complex character that starts off by appearing somewhat weak. Having lost her husband in a tragic accident, she seeks refuge in romance novels and is uncapable of dealing with the harsh realities of daily life. She does not leave her house, the one place where she sometimes feels as if her deceased, overly protective husband is still there for her. Forced to take lodgers to avoid losing her home, Ellen slowly begins to emerge from the cocoon that her husband had created during their marriage. Her journey out will eventually lead her to uncover the inner strength she thought she lacked. At the risk of sounding cliche, Ellen finds herself and her desire to enjoy life.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was provided for this post. I received a complimentary copy of the book. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and may differ from yours. Book information and review copy courtesy of Gallery Books.


  1. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Hi, Dina! I'm sending you a virtual bag for Elmer's Bag It Forward at my blog. Thanks for your time :) This ends tomorrow at 12 am EST!

  2. Pricilla said...

    Sounds like a thoughtful read for sure. I must have missed this one.

  3. heathergfox2003 said...

    would love to read

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