Friday, August 22, 2014

Rival Hearts - a Litfuse review

Series: Quilts of Love
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (June 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426773463

Book Description
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?

My Thoughts
Let me first say that I truly enjoyed this novel. This was a novel that had me guessing which character was going to be the "winner" and who would be left out in the cold, so to speak. I like reading a book that I cannot predict. It was written very cleanly, with nicely fleshed characters, scenes that kept my attention, and situations that tugged on my emotions.

The characters Molly and Ben are easy to like, and their individual personalities make an interesting story. Molly prefers indoor activities--quilting is her hobby--and Ben is an outdoorsman. When they both compete for editor for the same publishing group, their separate traits and strengths come head to head in a battle that kept me turning the pages.

If you like a contemporary novel with a Christian base, this one won't disappoint!

About the Author

Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. After finding Romantic Times magazine in a bookstore many years ago, she found information about writing organizations. Soon after, she joined Romance Writers of America. She located the local RWA chapter and immediately attended her first meeting. There was no stopping her after that!

Through Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tara learned all about the business of publishing, starting with the craft of writing to behind the scenes of publishing. She served as contest coordinator for four years and served as President for one year, enjoying the organization and the lasting friendships made there.

When not writing, Tara owns a business with her husband and stays busy with her two daughters. She lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.

I've been given a copy of Rival Hearts by Litfuse Publicity Group, in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own.

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