Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Heart's Key by Marianne Evans - REVIEWED

About the Book:
A chorus of faith sung in the key of second chances.

Once the effervescent leader of the pack, Amy Maxwell should have had the perfect marriage. Instead, she escapes with nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter, Pyper.

Once the shy teen, Tyler Brock has evolved into a powerhouse in Christian music, and when he returns to Woodland for a benefit concert, Amy can’t believe he is as faithful and tender as ever. He even manages to touch the heart of a doubtful Pyper.

But Amy can’t escape her own self-doubt, and she questions the wisdom of her heart when it comes to the charismatic musician who is so different now, yet so much the same.

Can the key to their hearts unlock a lifetime of love?
My Thoughts:
Faith is a risk.  Faith always requires trust.  Faith requires vulnerability and absolute belief that, despite everything, God leads you to goodness.”
These are words that Amy Maxwell really needs to believe and embrace with her entire heart.  She has almost been able to receive the truth of these words, but her past is holding her captive.  Rather than believe God is blessing her with second chances in many areas of her life,  the pain of her past continues to whisper lies into her present, casting doubt and shadows over relationships that will move her boldly forward in her faith and every other aspect of her life.
Tyler Brock has overcome his shyness and embraced all that God has gifted him with, and when his life intersects with Amy more than a decade after they shared a high school mission trip, he must prove the sincerity and faithfulness of his intentions toward both Amy and her precious daughter Pyper.
There are many emotional and spiritual battles to be overcome in both Amy and Tyler’s lives, and it’s a very sweet, tender journey of growth and discovery as these two become reacquainted.  All of the characters in this story will become very dear to your heart as this story develops.  Their pain and joy are very real, and your heart will be deeply touched by the time you spend together.  I’m very glad to discover that there are more books in this series!
About the Author:
Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God's love through the stories she creates.

Her career began when Kensington Publishing purchased her book, Friends & Lovers. Her second offering, Right Hand Man, followed shortly thereafter. Her third release from Kensington, Hannah's Heart, won critical acclaim from reviewers and in the local media.

Her fourth book marked her inspirational romance debut at White Rose Publishing - with the critically acclaimed novel Hearts Crossing. Hearts Crossing led to the creation of the four-book Woodland Series. The Woodland church romances center around the lifes and loves of parishioners who worship at a lakeside church located in suburban Detroit. Evans tackles the topic of a loving marriage fallen into turmoil in her Christian fiction debut, Devotion releasing soon from Harbourlight Books.

A lifelong resident of Michigan, Marianne is an active member of Romance Writers of America. She's a long-time member of Greater Detroit RWA where she served the chapter most notably as Chapter Treasurer and two terms as Chapter President. She also belongs to the Faith Hope and Love chapter of RWA, American Christian Fiction Writers, Mid-Michigan RWA and the Michigan Literary Network.

For more information, visit her website at: http://www.marianneevans.com or her blog at www.marianneevans.blogspot.com

1 comment:

Marianne Evans said...

Kim, what a beautiful review! I'm so grateful to you for the heartfelt way you expressed your reaction to Hearts Key. THANK YOU - and God bless!