Heart Of The Country

I was introduced to Rene Gutteridge as a suspense author, so it's a bit of a change that she's been writing movie novelizations lately. I gave Heart Of The Country a try because I like her other books and it seemed like a decent story. Note: I haven't seen the movie. Book description: "Faith and Luke Carraday have it all. Faith is a beautiful singer turned socialite while Luke is an up-and-coming businessman. After taking his inheritance from his father’s stable, lucrative business to invest in a successful hedge fund with the Michov Brothers, he’s on the fast track as a rising young executive, and Faith is settling comfortably into her role as his wife.

When rumors of the Michovs’ involvement in a Ponzi scheme reach Faith, she turns to Luke for confirmation, and he assures her that all is well. But when Luke is arrested, Faith can’t understand why he would lie to her, and she runs home to the farm and the family she turned her back on years ago. Meanwhile, Luke is forced to turn to his own family for help as he desperately tries to untangle himself from his mistakes. Can two prodigals return to families they abandoned, and will those families find the grace to forgive and forget? Will a marriage survive betrayal when there is nowhere to run but home?"

I did enjoy this book. It was a decent Christian romance novel with a bit of suspense woven in. I felt like Rene did a good job turning a movie script into a book (I know that can be difficult). It was a pretty predictable story, but solid. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a good Christian romance novel.


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