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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Review: Choices of the Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes

Choices of the Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes
The Midwives: Book Three
Revell / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

She thought she had left her old life behind . . . 

Esther Cherrett comes from a proud line of midwives and was trained by her mother to take over the family calling. When a terrible scandal threatens all she holds dear, Esther flees, taking a position as a teacher in the wild western mountains of Virginia. But instead of the refuge she was seeking, Esther finds herself in the midst of a deadly family feud--and courted by two men on opposite sides of the conflict. All she wants is to run away again.

Yet could it be that her past holds the key to reconciliation--and love?

In this gripping story of trust, deception, and bittersweet loss, you'll discover the true meaning of choices of the heart.

My rating:
My thoughts:

Choices of the Heart is the third book in Laurie Alice Eakes' The Midwives series and a good read. I was a little confused about who everyone was and what was going on in the beginning of this book, and I think part of that was due to the fact that I only read book two of this series, Heart's Safe Passage, prior to Choice of the Heart. While I did still enjoy the book a lot, I wish I had read A Lady in the Mist - mainly because it is Esther's parents' story.

The characters were good and I have to say, for a while I didn't have any idea who (if anyone) Esther would end up with. There'd be a scene with Zach and I'd be "Oh, she'll definitely end up with him!", but then Griff would come into the picture and I'd think "It'll be him!". It went back and forth for awhile. ;)

The feuding that went on between the families added some tension to Choices of the Heart and even a little mystery when certain things happened.

I really liked the message of forgiveness in Choices of the Heart. There were a few sad moments in the book, but also some joyous ones. All in all, a good book that I recommend if you enjoy historical romances. I think you probably will want to read books one and two first, though, because otherwise things might be a little confusing. I look forward to reading more of Laurie Alice Eakes' books in the future.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

“Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


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