Broken Things To Mend... Easy Like a Sunday Morning

Broken Things to Mend - Karey White

Celia is running from a dark past. One that she hopes she can put behind her in a small rural community called Sisters. Can she move past her dark past to find love and friendship when its right in front of her? Or will she make the same mistakes as her mother? 




- Celia and Silas relationship is quite unusual and one could say that it boarders on awkward. Yet the way White writes their interaction its a sincere awkwardness. An awkwardness that comes from pasts that have not been good ones. Experiences and situations that weigh the tongue down when in social situations. But that's what makes this relationship work and not at the same time. It was a great change of pace to read about tow main characters that didn't instantly fall in love. They had to go through hardships and overcome personal turmoil. 


- The main character Silas isnt perfect. To think a romantic male not being 100% perfect. The fact that Silas has a stutter made him more realistic and made you cheer for him through out the book. It also made him a deeper character and stand out for me. 


- Celia is also "damaged and has a dark past. Not coming from a happy home or have a great childhood. The reasons she comes to Sisters is dark and only becomes more complicated as the story progresses. I appreciated the dimensions of having both characters have a rough childhood. Because really who has the perfect childhood?




-Reading this book was pleasant. I cant say I hated it or loved it. It was sorta like watching a movie once and being glad you saw it but would probably never view it again. The pace was comfortable and wasn't really a page turner. But one that was constant. I would have just liked a little more excitement.....


- This book brings a lot of sensitive topic up. Such as rape, abortion and adoption. Although the processes, resources and explanation was only superficial. I wanted more depth in each one. I didn't really walk away from the book with a greater understanding of either of them. 


- White shows how Silas interacts at work and is seen as a hard worker through examples in the book. He's fighting fires and saving lives while risking his own at the same time. White really does not describe Celia in the same manner. The reader is given rough glimpses at what Celia does at the gallery. The reader knows she does well because she sells the art displayed there. But the reader doesn't know why. Getting to know Celia and her growing as a person both mentally and spiritually seemed secondary to the relationships she had .