Sunday, August 7, 2011

Broken Wings by Carla Stewart

Broken Wings
Carla Stewart    
Published by Hatchette Book Group
Source:  Faithwords Review

Mitzi is a retired jazz singer whose husband Gabe ails with late stages alzheimers and Brooke a young woman engaged to an up and coming lawyer and physical abuser Lance. Their stories come together as Mitzi a hospital volunteer sees Brooke in the emergency room after Lance has attacked her. Brooke claims it an accident of her cat tripping her, Mitzi in her years of wisdom knows better. Mitzi connects with Brooke and their friendship grows as Brooke begins to trust Mitzi and realizes the horror of a life she is about to commit to.
Brooke is much like the granddaughter Mitzi never had. Mitzi shares her life story with Brooke, reminiscing as if it is happening in flashback. She shares the abuse her own mother encountered by the hand of her father, their escape and loss of her mother in a storm, caring for younger siblings, striking out on her own, friends along the way, and how God kept her in the palm of His hand. Mitzi’s care and wisdom helps Brooke to seek out the direction in her life that she longs to find. At the same time Brooke is a comfort to Mitzi as she daily visits and reminisces about her past life with Gabe.
A beautiful story about 2 women who share a rare type of friendship that ministers to both of them in many ways.  Mitzi’s hope in Christ and his having His eye on the sparrow brings healing to Brooke and hope for both of them for their future.
I couldn’t put this book down, it was so heartwarming and rich in history. I loved hearing about Mitzi’s time in the early years of her singing days in Tulsa and about the jazz era of the time. Great research went into Carla Stewart’s book and I appreciate the depth of knowledge she shares.
I received this book from Faithwords in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Melanie, for featuring my book and your lovely review. You just made my day! Blessings to you and yours.