Change of Heart (Paper Hearts Book 2) by Courtney Walsh.
Little description: A Colorado senator’s wife, Evelyn Brandt seems to have it all. But her carefully constructed life comes toppling down when the FBI crashes her society brunch with news that her husband has been arrested for embezzlement, and he’s far from repentant. It turns out this was only the start of his indiscretions—for which he has little regret.
As the weeks following the scandal turn into months, Evelyn withdraws, even shirking her duties with the philanthropic Valentine Volunteers. The inquisitive women of the group are determined not to let Evelyn’s divorce destroy her. They have big plans for her to use her long-forgotten artistic talent to reimagine the city’s iconic lamppost hearts. But doing so will force Evelyn to work closely with Trevor Whitney, her ex-husband’s former best friend. Though she and Trevor used to be close—and he’s been letting her hide in his guesthouse—his gruffness conveys his unease with the situation.
Amid the beauty of Trevor’s farm and the comfort of a paintbrush, Evelyn starts to reclaim the dreams she sacrificed to become the perfect politician’s wife. And as creativity inspires them both, Whit begins to see the girl he fell in love with before his friend—and his own mistakes—stole his chance. Possibilities for a new beginning emerge, but long-kept secrets threaten to ruin everything. After so much time, is a change of heart too much to hope for?
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Christian Romance
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
Evelyn had a hard life, a life that seemed so perfect, until two agents from FBI showed up at her doorsteps accusing her husband in stealing money from the government.
It’s the story of hardship, betrayal, and an unconditional love of the man Evelyn trusted from the time she was transferred to a different school. Her scared soul seek to be loved, but will her a-good-girl- behavior satisfy her needs or will it be the very thing that will cost her everything: prestige, money, husband, and her good name?
At times it was a hard story to read, seeing Evelyn breaking to the point of no more trust and hope…
Love the story line. I found here all sort of well-developed characters: some were strong, some likable, very nosy, timid and shy, and some were pathetic and good-for-nothing.
PS. Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.