Monday, April 11, 2016
Changes of the Heart- Debra Erfert
Description: Buying the 1920s farmhouse south of Phoenix, where the rumors of John Dillinger’s gang hid out in the 30s, is supposed to be Grace Evanheart’s way of escaping an old romance. When she finds an ancient diary with a map under the bedroom’s floorboard, the rumors solidify into fact. She doesn’t know who to trust with the news; Micah Stevens, the handsome deputy and the great grandson of the original landowners with whom she’s attracted, or Jerry, the young historian who seems too intent on learning about her new home?
Micah seems convinced their paths crossed exactly at the right time and in the right place for them to fall in love. Now he just has to convince Grace of the same thing before suspicions of his real motive have her running again.
My Thoughts: This book was so much fun to read. It had history with stories of John Dillinger staying at the farm house, the mystery of who kept breaking into Grace's house, the danger of a date gone horribly wrong, romance between Micah and Grace, along with moments that you can't help but smile at.
Not everything in the book is perfect. There were some spelling errors and Grace goes through a lot more than any one person could probably handle in such a short span of time, with Micah always showing up to save the day. However, these events only made me like Micah more and look forward to their happily-ever-after.
Readers should also be aware that this is not a "Christian" book in the way one might expect from the tag line on the cover. There is a message about God looking out for us, but this doesn't show up until the end and then only in a couple scenes. There is also a lot of kissing (some detailed), which might make some people uncomfortable, and one or two swear words.
I still really enjoyed this book. The writing is pretty good and the characters are a lot of fun to read about. If you're looking for something to read this summer, I would definitely suggest this.
I received this book through I Am a Reader, Not a Writer in exchange for an honest review.