Sharon Sala returns to my favorite small Georgia town Blessings in her latest novel A Piece of My Heart. Once again Sala brings us her trademark sweet, down to earth romance with a little suspense thrown in. In addition to new characters Sala also gives us a little glimpse into some of the town’s residents like Ruby Dye and Peanut Butterman. When you pick up a Blessings, Georgia book it always feels like reading a long loving letter from home.
Mercy Dane was orphaned at a young age, she’s never known stability or a real family, though she longs for both. When a desperate call goes out for a rare blood type, a blood type that matches Mercy’s, Mercy drops everything and drives to Blessings and the aid of an accident victim. A man immediately confronts her from her past, a man she’s never really forgotten though they only had one night together. Police Chief Lon Pittman never forgot the young woman he met years ago, when she literally roars into his life again years later he knows that he wants to convince her to make Blessings and him her home.
She's never had a home
Growing up in a troubled foster home, Mercy Dane knew she could never rely on anyone but herself. She's used to giving her all to people who don't give her a second glance, so when she races to Blessings, Georgia, to save the life of an accident victim, she's flabbergasted when the grateful town opens its arms to her. She never dreamed she'd ever find family or friends-or a man who looks at her as if she hung the stars.
Until she finds peace in his arms
Police Chief Lon Pittman is getting restless living in sleepy little Blessings. But the day Mercy Dane roars into his life on the back of a motorcycle, practically daring him to pull her over, he's lost. There's something about Mercy's tough-yet-vulnerable spirit that calls to Lon, and he will do anything in his power to make her realize that home isn't just where the heart is-home is where their heart is.