Justified is book 2 in the Mended Heart Series by Varina Denman. This is Fawn Baylock’s story. Fawn is a young girl who has been kicked out of her parents home with just the clothes on her back when they find out she is pregnant. Fawn has had a bad relationship with the baby’s father, Tyler, for some time and does not want to be with him. For the first time in her life she has to work. She takes a job at the local feed store but she does not make enough to support herself. Ansel and Velma Pickett take her in until Ansel finds someone who owns a vacant home in the area that lets her move in free of charge for fixing the place up.
Ansel and Velma ask their son, JohnScott, to watch out for her. He starts doing repairs around the home and spends a lot of time with Fawn. Tyler does not like JohnScott being with Fawn. He wants Fawn back. He gets into her home one day while she is gone and brings her all kinds of baby items that he feels she will need for the baby.
During this time Fawn also sees how much control her father has over her mother and how much her mother wants to help her. She also finds out her parents are not who they always thought they were.
I really like this series. The story is written so well that it’s like watching a movie. I like how realistic the story is. As well as how strong Fawn becomes when she is forced to live on her own. The one part in the story that really stood out to me what on Labor Day, Fawn was sitting on the hood of the pickup realizing that prayer was new to her, that growing up she attended church 3 times a week and attended church functions but she had not developed a faith of her own. I wonder how many of us are like that but never realize what Fawn did.
I received a copy of this book from Radiatelit and this is my honest review.
Series: Mended Hearts Series
Publisher: David C. Cook