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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rival Hearts Review!!!!

Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

Book Description:
About Quilts of Love: Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love seriesfocuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter's Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.
Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Lovewebsite.

About the Author: 

Tara Randel is the author of five romance novels including Lasting LoveMelody of Love, and This Time Love. A member of ACFW, Tara is also the lead author of the new Annie's Mysteries series (see AnniesMysteries.com). Tara lives in New Port Richey, Florida.

Connect with Tara: websiteFacebook

My Opinion:
FABULOUS book!  I absolutely loved this read!  There were spots in the beginning where the pace seemed to drop into lulls off and on, but then the story really got going!  I was led forward with the question of how is this going to end and who is going to win the promotion; as well as deeper messages of serving!  Molly and Ben are interesting characters.  Molly has grown up trying to gain love and attention from everyone around her especially her family, and Ben struggles with finding and putting down roots, loss and pain, and moving past his facade of arrogance.  It took me a little while to like Ben as a character, but as I read on and "got to know him" he became a good and lovable character! :)  The way all of these characters grow, especially Molly and Ben, is fabulous, and there are many characters that are amazing such as Molly's brother Paul and her best friend Taylor.  The end of this book is lovely, and the only thing I personally found a bit lacking was I wish there had been some more prayers.  This is the first time I've read Tara's writing and the first Quilts of Love to make it to My Favorite Books List!  This series keeps getting better and better, so far, and I can't wait for the next one.  I love Quilting, I love Kayaking, and I LOVED Rival Hearts! :)

P.S. I encourage you to look up a Hearts Entwined Quilt if you've never seen one.  The quilt that Molly is putting together is not the quilt on the cover and a true Hearts Entwined quilt is AMAZING and GORGEOUS!!!

I think these songs fit and work with Rival Heart in different ways :)
"Not For A Moment (After All)" by Meredith Andrews, "Remain [Clean]" Royal Tailor, "Move" by MercyMe, "No Man Is an Island" by Tenth Avenue North, and "I Am" by Crowder
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Philippians 4:13

~ASC

*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about The Hearts Pursuit. ~ASC


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