Sunday, January 20, 2013

Choices of the Heart, a review

Esther Cherrett comes from a proud line of midwives and was trained by her mother to take over the family calling. But when a scandal threatens all she holds dear, Esther takes a position as a teacher in the western mountains of Virginia instead. There she finds herself in the midst of a deadly family feud and courted by two men on opposite sides of the conflict. When it seems as though her past has followed her all the way into the mountains, all she wants is to run away again. In this gripping story of trust, deception, and bittersweet loss, a young woman learns the true meaning of choices of the heart.

I've enjoyed the Midwives series and its premise has been a unique touch. The third installment brings many curious elements....A woman who yes, indeed, has decisions to make. And in those decisions, comes across a battlefield of family. I feel Esther's personal growth takes precedent in this story- you see her flee from her past and into a unknown future, and she is again matched up with what she doesn't want- attraction from a couple men who wish to court her. Plenty of story, a taste of old-fashioned feuding, and a love triangle makes a choice read!

Thanks to Revel for the complimentary review copy in return for my honest thoughts and opinions.

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