Title – Mend the Seams
Author – Silla Webb
Publication Date – March 1, 2015
Series – Buried Secrets, #3
One flicker of a flame ripped my life apart. For two years now my body has defied my will to live and although the shell of my existence still roams this ungodly world-my heart died along with my wife and son. Their blood is on my hands and living my meaningless life carefree is the ultimate punishment of my self-conviction.
Never lettin’ friends get too close to identify my pain, I suffer in the confines of my own heart, quietly. All they see is the mask-the humbled, empathetic man. Not the guilt stricken tortured soul I truly am.
Our worlds collided like vehement waves of the perfect storm thrashing through the sea. Neither of us expected it, but both of us need to be saved from our own pain and destruction.
But the ship sailed too fast.
Fear and confusion consume me and I make the mistake of leaving her lost at sea just when she needs me the most; just when her greatest predator would strike.
Strugglin’ to survive through the wreckage my heart has been battered with, I have to battle my feelings and decide if I’m prepared to fight the darkest pits of hell to save her and Mend the Seams of her fragile heart or let her go completely. After all, she ain’t even mine to claim.
I discovered Silla Webb with the release of her debut novel and have been hooked on the Buried Secrets series ever since. I love immersing myself into her worlds because they’re so different, but still rooted in the familiar that I have come to appreciate in books. I knew going into Mend the Seams that it was going to be a more difficult read with heavier subject matter. What I didn’t expect was the heart-lifting moments to go right alongside with it.
“We’ve all been through traumatizing events that make us feel like we’ll never recover. You just have to decide if you’re bigger than the problem.”
Mend the Seams is the story of Luke and Savannah. We have received glimpses of these two characters in the past books, but they stole the show in this installment. Savannah has been beat down in every way that a person can be. The only thing she really has left are her two children, and though they provided her a reason to live, she still needed something more. She needed to learn how to rebuild her life, her self-esteem, really her soul, in order to actually survive the hardships that she had been put through. We also see a whole other side to Luke in Mend the Seams. Where he is always the hero to the women he cares about, Webb allowed us to see past his façade and get a look at his vulnerabilities; the qualities he possesses that make him the man he is. If anything, it made me fall in love with him even further. I also love that not only was Luke forced to confront his demons, but he had to physically overcome them as well. Together, these two complemented each other perfectly and I loved the comfort and haven they provided for each other.
“I just wish I could mend the seams of her broken heart, healing her of the hell she’s been dragged through.”
I was utterly captivated by the storyline in Mend the Seams. I missed Colton and Carly Jo, despite seeing them throughout, but their story was completely different than this one. The road to recovery and strength for both Luke and Savannah was something else. There wasn’t a whole lot of action in terms of angst and drama. However, their organic life stories provided so much push and pull that all that extra stuff was not necessary. In fact, I think it made the story that much more special. It’s honestly my favorite Silla Webb novel to date.
“The perfect storm. Our worlds collided at the most imperfect time. We have a beautifully flawed relationship but I want more.”
I really do love the world that Webb transports her readers to; it’s a new culture for me and I just get sucked in every single time. She creates characters you sympathize with and empathize for. It’s almost like you see tiny bits of yourself in each of the people she creates. Mend the Seams had the perfect ending, but I am definitely curious to see where the next book goes – especially given that it’s Drew’s book!
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Don’t Miss the Rest of the Series!
Covered in Coal (Buried Secrets, #1)
Lies Beneath the Surface (Buried Secrets, #2)
Rock Bottom (Buried Secrets #3.5)
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Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the Eastern Kentucky coal fields. A coal truck driver’s daughter, and a railroader’s wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.
Silla is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma’s Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl.
When she isn’t conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin’ the day away.