Heart Healer Book Cover Heart Healer
The Heart Healer Series Book 1
Leslie Bowes
Time Travel Romance
The Wild Rose Press, Inc
June 13, 2018

Catherine Andrews is an English woman living in the 1800's. Her father sells her to Blake Von-Clyer to be his wife to pay off debts owed to Mr. Von-Clyer. Catherine soon finds out Blake is a cruel and horrible man.

On their wedding night, to escape his cruelty, she throws herself into the river. Death is better than marriage to a beast.

Christopher King is living in 2014 doing his best to raise his young son Ryan after his wife left him. One night, Christopher finds a woman in the river unconscious and barely breathing. She is also wearing old fashioned clothes. Christopher does everything in his power to help the young women. When Catherine regains consciousness, she finds herself in a strange and unbelievable situation. Terrified, she does her best to keep her guard up against Christopher. But as she gets to know him, she can't help but fall for the man who saved her life. When Catherine's dangerous past comes back to haunt her, it has Catherine and Christopher fighting for each other and their love.

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Catherine Andrews grew up in the 1800’s, a time when a female had very little say in anything and Catherine had absolutely no say when her father announced he was making her marry Blake Von-Clyer to pay off his debts. Once engaged to a duke, she was now being forced into a marriage with a brutal man.

On her wedding night, Blake beat Catherine severely and then raped her. Rather than stay married to a monster, she left the house and threw herself into the river. When she woke up, she was in a strange house being cared for by a man named Christopher King and it was 2014.

Christopher’s wife Chelsea and their son Ryan had moved back to South Carolina to help his father suffering from Alzheimer’s, but it didn’t take long before Chelsea began to neglect their son and party every night. One day she just packed up and left while her son just watched by the door. Now he found a woman badly beaten nearly drowned and he did everything he could to care for her.

Catherine finally was with a man who was caring, and she began to care for him and Ryan. Ryan had terrible nightmares since his mother left and hadn’t said a word since. Catherine finally got him to speak and reveal his fear of his father also leaving him behind. The three of them were becoming a family and she loved both father and son. In time, she came to leave her past in the past where it belonged—but it may have been too good to be true.

A beautiful love story of a woman leaving a brutal past to find true happiness in the future, to finally find the kind of love every woman dreams of—but the past always has a way of rearing its ugly head. I don’t want to go into any more detail and possibly give anything important away. I will just say that this was a wonderful book with wonderful characters, but there was cruelty and slavery in Catherine’s past and hopefully it would stay there.