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Friday, March 25, 2016

Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh

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?


This is the second installment in this series. The first "Paper Hearts". I didn't read the first book but decided to read this one and found it not lacking at all. I was able to jump right in and enjoy it from page one. As we follow the storyline of Evelyn, a senator's wife that finds her husband embezzling and being unfaithful, the author gently shares in a Christian viewpoint of the trials this marriage goes through and how things unfold for Evelyn as she tries to put her life back together and make new memories moving forward from the scandal.. Can she turn her life around and use this time to help her build her life and find love again?

 This is a must read. I couldn't put the book down until the very end. The author holds you captivated and you want to know who it turns out so you keep reading.

Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh is the author of Paper Hearts and the Sweethaven series. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, was a New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller and a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. In addition, she has written two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives with her husband and three children in Illinois, where she is also an artist, theater director, and playwright. Visit her online at

I have received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on my book. I'm so happy you decided to read it! :) And even happier you liked it!!


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