“Jilted” by Varina Denman is the third book and conclusion of the Mended Hearts series. Lynda Turner’s life has not been an easy one. She is in a dead-end job, lives in a town where everyone knows everyone else’s business, and cannot seem to overcome her depression. Even though she has a beautiful daughter who has married a fine man, and friends who care for her, she feels unloved. Enter an ex-con who wants nothing more than to live a good life and forget the past. The past has been unkind to both Lynda and Clyde, which makes them leery of their future, especially together. Lynda is afraid to trust and Clyde is afraid to pursue Lynda. All comes to a head when a past deed afflicts them and their friends with the truth and its consequence.
I enjoyed the book and the writing, but wish I had read the books in order. I felt that I missed out on some aspects of the story that would have been explained had I read the other two novels.
I received a print copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest review.