Thursday, February 18, 2016

Change of Heart By: Courtney Walsh

Back of the book

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?

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My thoughts

Skip the Hallmark movie and open this book!  Change of Heart is everything you have come to love and expect from a Courtney Walsh novel and then some.  Eveleyn is such a wounded character, left with so much to deal with that you just want to give her a hug.  While Trevor will make you crazy, his quiet demeanor makes you want to kick him in the shins.  These two alone make the book entertaining and thought provoking, but then you add the witty and blunt comments from the Valentine Volunteers and you might as well put life on hold to finish this book. This book is as clean as a whistle while dealing with lies, betrayal, and deception.  

I was given this book free from Tyndale Publishing for my honest review.

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