Friday, February 12, 2016
Change of Heart
A Colorado senator’s wife, Evelyn Brandt seems to have it all. But her carefully constructed life comes toppling down when the FBI crashes her society brunch with news that her husband has been arrested for embezzlement, and he’s far from repentant. It turns out this was only the start of his indiscretions―for which he has little regret.
As the weeks following the scandal turn into months, Evelyn withdraws, even shirking her duties with the philanthropic Valentine Volunteers. The inquisitive women of the group are determined not to let Evelyn’s divorce destroy her. They have big plans for her to use her long-forgotten artistic talent to reimagine the city’s iconic lamppost hearts. But doing so will force Evelyn to work closely with Trevor Whitney, her ex-husband’s former best friend. Though she and Trevor used to be close―and he’s been letting her hide in his guesthouse―his gruffness conveys his unease with the situation.
Amid the beauty of Trevor’s farm and the comfort of a paintbrush, Evelyn starts to reclaim the dreams she sacrificed to become the perfect politician’s wife. And as creativity inspires them both, Whit begins to see the girl he fell in love with before his friend―and his own mistakes―stole his chance. Possibilities for a new beginning emerge, but long-kept secrets threaten to ruin everything. After so much time, is a change of heart too much to hope for?
My thoughts: Oh my goodness, this is the perfect February/Valentines read! The town of Loves Park is a fun one to "visit"; especially during this time of year.;)
I started this book hoping it would be every bit as good as the first one Paper Hearts, and was thrilled to discover that it surpassed my expectations! I wasn't sure what to think of the story line at first, since Courtney takes on some tough issues for her characters to deal with. I thought she handled them beautifully, and the ending was so satisfying.;) This is one of my new favorites! I love the characters and how they deal with the challenges that life throws there way. I love that these stories have a lot going on and that this one brings back the Volunteers from the first story.;) Two thumbs up!
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.