Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About 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.
Evelyn has 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. 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?
This book grabs you from the beginning, as you meld your mind into Evelyn’s story. Like strong female characters? You will like this one, even though she appears to be weak in the beginning.
The struggle with the book was more a realism one, of the realties of a wife that is abandoned, cheated on and mocked all over a small town can be real life for many believers in this day and age.
This book will stir many questions in you, the topic of divorce and remarriage may come up, forgiveness, standing by your man, abuse, or other such topics. For me, I felt this book handled some of them with grace and poise, much like Evelyn’s character in the book. Looking for a Gilmore Girl’s type story, where the good guy gets the girl? You will enjoy this story. If you are looking for a story that debates doctrine, look elsewhere.
The story of the paper hearts are continued in this book, so in order to understand that, you will want to read book one.
This book was given to me for review by Tyndale. The opinions expressed herein are my own.
You can purchase a copy here… Change of Heart