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Publisher Description

The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

Healed by Love is a USA Today best seller

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" - New York Times best-selling author Brenda Novak

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" - New York Times best seller Lauren BlakelyHealed by Love is Book 1 in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, the newest addition to the award-winning Braden series and the Love in Bloom big family romance collection (voted best book series by Supportive Business Moms, UK).

In Healed by Love, Nate Braden has loved his best friend's younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he's always kept his feelings at bay. Now he's back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer 16 years old - but there's an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn't make it out alive.

All Braden novels may be enjoyed as stand-alone books or enjoyed as part of the series.

B.J. Harrison
hr min
August 2
Melissa Foster

Customer Reviews

Nanakay2 ,

Love heals all wounds...

Another great story by Melissa Foster….

Jewel Fisher could never be his… Nate Braden has loved her and wanted her for years but she was younger and also the sister of his best friend, Rick. Those two things alone were enough to keep him from pursuing her but now that Rick is gone, he is even more determined to not move ahead with his feelings.

Nate came home from the war, but Rick did not and survivor’s guilt wracks Nate’s soul. He was the officer who sent Rick on his last mission and he cannot forget that.

Jewel’s life centers on her family… taking care of all the details of her younger siblings lives in order to help out her mother. She does not have time for romance or a boyfriend… but if she did, Nate would be the one for her. A schoolgirl crush has grown into so much more now that she is an adult and Nate is back in town.

But they share the sorrow of losing Rick and that is a barrier between them. Bit by bit their walls begin to crumble and their souls are healed. Can they find love at last? “Healed by Love” is just what is says… their souls were made whole again by love.

BJ Harrison is a very talented narrator. His voice is easy to listen to and he does a good job of drawing the listener into the story.

Spainsmata ,

Great start to a new Braden family

Oh my gosh did I love this book. Nate and Jewel are so cute together. I love how all the turmoil of this romance isn't just about them. Jewel and Nate have some serious things to work through to be together and in the long run makes them a stronger couple.

BJ is a master at audio. I love listening to his voice.

CharlotteL16 ,


Let me start by raving about the narrator. I have listened to Melissa's Love in Bloom series from the beginning and BJ Armstrong is the absolute perfect voice for this series. Once again the tone of his voice and the pace that he reads is wonderful. I find myself sneaking away and finding time to listen just for his voice. Add to his voice the amazing story and you have the perfect listening material. Now onto my thoughts about the actual story...

I love this branch of the Bradens. They are the cousins of Hal’s family and just as scrumptious. Nate is a military man, YUM!, and is dealing with the loss of his best friend, Rick. After two years of being gone he has returned home to the place he has avoided, Peaceful Harbor. I felt for Nate. Nate and Rick went to war together, Nate came home a hero and Rick did not make it home at all. The guilt is overwhelming. Add to that guilt that fact that you are in love with his little sister and it could do a weaker man in. Thank God for his strong family. The Bradens, no matter which branch of the tree they come from, all have that in common. They are strong, loyal, and fierce in protecting each other.

Jewel, Rick’s little sister, has loved Nate forever. Now that he is home she knows that she has to have him. She doesn’t want a one night stand she wants forever, until Nate shares his secret. It could be enough to tear them apart or it could pull them together.

Anyone who has read Melissa Foster’s books before know that they should expect strong characters. Both Jewel and Nate are incredibly strong. They have their beliefs, know what they want, and know where they want to end up. The fun is how they got there.

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