How To Mend a Broken Heart. Rachael Johns

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Published: Harlequin Australia
Date: 5th May 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

 How to Mend a Broken Heart is set in New Orleans and is rich in detail and atmosphere of this place. I have to admit it’s not a place I am drawn to, however I soon managed to let that go and enjoy the story.

Felicity has made the big step go going to New Orleans to gather herself and step out into a new life. We have met her before in How to Keep a Secret. While you don’t have to have read that book, it was still great to see what she is up to now. Her marriage fell apart in a spectacular way in that book. Flick is a taxidermist and has jumped at the chance to move from Australia to New Orleans to look after a taxidermy shop for three months.  She wants to be by herself for awhile. But… 

Zoe her daughter has been what she thought was happily married until one day she is shocked and there is only one place she wants to be … with her mother. 

So we follow the ups and downs of both Felicity and Zoe, the adventures and challenges they have.

My favourite character was actually Mrs H an old woman who is a recluse and grumpy and idolises her cats. When one dies she finds her way to the taxidermy shop, and this is where the story really takes off for me.

There are love interests of course, an old mansion and maybe a ghost. Life lessons are learned and a new era begins.  If you are a New Orleans lover, this is one for you.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

9 thoughts on “How To Mend a Broken Heart. Rachael Johns”

  1. Hi Kathryn! This book sounds like something I will definitely enjoy. Taking your dead cat to the taxidermist ….. hmmmm…. don’t know about that one! Although Elza will definitely make a beautiful stuffed kitty.

    New Orleans is an interesting setting and I’m trying to think if I’ve read anything set there besides The Axeman’s Jazz.

    Will keep an eye out for How to Mend a broken heart. It does sound lovely.

    Hope your week has been good so far!

    Elza Reads


  2. I visited NO during my college years. I know people love it but I haven’t been tempted to go back. So many other places I want to see for the first time! Sounds like a nice book.


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