Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Broken Wings by Carla Stewart

The Blurb: Onstage, the singing duo of Gabe and Mitzi Steiner captured America’s heart for more than two decades. Offstage, their own hearts have throbbed as one for sixty years. Only now, Gabe has retreated into the tangles of Alzheimer’s leaving Mitzi to ponder her future alone.

Everyone believes Brooke Woodson has found the perfect man—a handsome
attorney with sights on becoming Tulsa’s next District Attorney. If only Brooke felt more sure. If only her fiancé could control his rage. If only her last chance at love didn’t come with so many scars.

Brooke and Mitzi’s story is one of an unlikely friendship birthed by providence and bathed in
grace as the two women face difficult transitions arm in arm.

The Review: Earlier this week, my dear friend told me she’s moving. You might be thinking what in the world does this have to do with my review of
Broken Wings. Did you really think I’d leave you hanging?

The beautiful friendship that buds between Mitzi and Brooke in Broken Wings is not the kind that presents itself often. In the wake of my friend’s news, I’ve been reflecting on the treasured bond between Mitzi and Brooke and how skillfully Carla writes characters. Carla captures an emotional depth with characters as though she’s climbed inside their shoes and walked around for a lifetime.

Carla also remarkably tackles sensitive issues like abuse and Alzheimer’s with clever grace. I appreciate how Carla’s books have an overlapping appeal for both the Christian and mainstream reader.

It takes a powerful book and a talented author to inspire me to root for the characters while reading and reflect on their friendship weeks after I’ve read it.

Cheers for Carla Stewart’s Broken Wings.

I was honored to have Carla visit my blog a few months ago.
To learn more about Carla, visit
her website.

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book (Carla’s cool like that).


  1. Beautiful review, Wendy. I really have to add this book to my TBR pile!

  2. Beautiful review, Wendy. I really have to add this book to my TBR pile!

  3. I love how you reflected your own friendship while reviewing this novel. I'll have to add it to my Kindle wish list. Thank you for drawing attention to it. The cover is gorgeous!

  4. I LOVE the cover. It sounds like a compelling story. Congrats to Carla and thank you for the review!

  5. Oh Wendy, I'm sorry your friend is moving. One of my best writing friends just moved, and I'm already scheming how I can wangle a trip to North Carolina. Friendships are a treasure, and I treasure mine with you. Thank you for the beautiful review.

    Katie, Lisa, and Jessica - I hope you enjoy Broken Wings when you snag a copy. Thanks for your kind words. And Jessica, my publisher does amazing covers. So glad you like it.

  6. I wholeheartedly agree! It was such a moving story of friendship!

  7. Sounds like Broken Wings is a compelling, well written book about sensitive topics. Thanks for posting about it, Wendy.

  8. Wendy I loved this review. The cover art alone is breathtaking. I just purchased two books and received in the mail but it appears that Amazon is getting more money.

  9. Nice review, it sounds like an interesting story.

  10. Wendy, you review is so eloquent. I'm adding Broken Wings to my reading list.

  11. Because you hosted her last awhile back, I added it to my TBR pile and now this week just started reading it. :)


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