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Book Review: Whispers of Love – A Change of Heart

Whispers of Love

Whispers of Love – A Change of Heart – Kimberly Rae Jordan – Georgia Press – Published 28 June 2016

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Synopsis

Only one thing stands between Ethan Collins and the job he desperately needs: office manager Makayla McFadden. She hates that he represents a major change in her family’s business, but finds herself intrigued by him, too. Will Makayla be able to see that change can be a good thing, professionally and personally? Or will Ethan be back to square one—in need of a job in a new city?

Whispers of Love also includes 11 other titles by various authors.

My thoughts

So far I have only read the first of the included titles in Whispers of Love, A Change of Heart by Kimberly Rae Jordan. That novel was the reason I purchased this book, and the other 11 stories were just nice bonuses, which hopefully I will get around to reading soon. For now though, my rating and review are of A Change of Heart.

I love Kimberly Rae Jordan’s books. And I loved returning to the Callaghan-McFadden family. We first met them and saw the joining of their families in A Handful of Flowers. It is so nice to return to this large, loud and loving family. The kids are grown and Makayla, the eldest girl, is our protagonist for A Change of Heart. She is working at her father’s construction firm when Ethan is hired on. She is unsure of the change and dreads more uncertainty in her life. But she could never dream of the changes and uncertainly Ethan himself is facing. As she works with Ethan and glimpses a little more into his life she can’t help being moved by this quiet man who has so much to carry on his shoulders.

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Book Review: Mail-Order Marriage

Mail-Order Marriage

Mail-Order Marriage: 5 Historical Stories of Marriage Arranged by Letters Between Strangers – Mary Davis, Denise Hunter, Judith McCoy Miller, DiAnn Mills, Tracie Peterson – Barbour Books – Published 1 December 2015

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Synopsis

Escape into the history of the American West along with five of today’s leading inspirational fiction authors who deliver exciting historical romances begun from advertisements for mail-order marriages. Placing their dreams for new beginnings in the hands of a stranger, will Cinda, Emily, Maura, Gabe, and Daughtry each be disappointed, or will some find true love?

My thoughts

Five delightful stories of mail-order marriage bring five couples together. They will face the challenges of beginning life as a couple against the dangers and harsh reality of life farming or ranching in the west.

Cinda’s Surprise – Mary Davis

Cinda is more than a little surprised when she discovers that her friends have organised a mail-order marriage in her name. Deciding to go ahead with the marriage, there are plenty more surprises awaiting Cinda when she and her new husband travel to his Montana farm. While it took me a little while to connect to this story initially, I warmed up to the characters and plot as it developed. At the start everything seemed a little ridiculous, too much deceit and a few nasty characters, but this all works together in the end, raising issues of forgiveness and truthfulness. There is also a host of colourful characters, and a sweet romance. Simple but sweet.

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