Friday, March 2, 2012

Heart of the Country

Heart of the Country
by Rene Gutteridge & John Ward

Heart of the Country spoke to me on a personal level. The lives intertwining through pain, loss and emotional issues from years past. I know this novel is supposed to be about Faith and Luke - finding their places and renewing relationships; but Faith's family touched me the most in this book. The loss in their lives and how each of them handled that pain through the years spoke to me, obviously because I've felt that loss in my own life. I really related a lot with Faith's sister, Olivia.

Heart of the Country is a very emotional story. Of people losing their rocks, their masks and normal and finally trying to find their place in life, who they are. I loved it.

"Faith and Luke Carraway have it all. Faith is a beautiful singer turned socialite while Luke is an up-and-coming successful 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 else to run but home?"

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