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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART BY LORI M. JONES- BOOK TOUR + GIVEAWAY


After her husband of fifteen years comes out of the closet, a blindsided, forty-year-old Amanda Lewis is forced to salvage what remains of her shattered heart and navigate a new life for herself and her teenage daughter. But will a sizzling secret romance with a famous young NFL quarterback lead her to winning the life she deserves or set her up for her biggest loss yet?

As she embarks on the journey of rebuilding her home, Amanda discovers that finding forgiveness and repairing her damaged self-worth are her biggest challenges of all. While searching her soul–and even searching inside her city's history–she finds answers. But will answers come too late and can a broken heart ever be truly fixed?

"Renaissance of the Heart is a light-hearted yet soul-filling story of what true love looks like" - review from Amazon

"This is the best book I have read in years! Lori Jones is an amazing author and needs to get more books out there! It's so hard to put this book down!" - review from Amazon

"This is a great book and you can't wait to get to the next chapter! The author draws you in right away with this story. The characters are amazing!" - review from Goodreads

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About the Author
Lori M. Jones is an author of women's & children's fiction. She released her first children's book, RILEY'S HEART MACHINE, in the fall of 2012 through Guardian Angel Publishing and her second children's book, CONFETTI THE CROC, in 2014. Her debut novel, RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART, was released by Soul Mate Publishing in 2014. Her flash fiction pieces have placed in several contests and both novels have received awards in first chapter contests.

Lori resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, two young daughters and Disco the dog.  Her youngest daughter's heart defect was the inspiration behind Riley's Heart Machine. Lori is currently on the national Board of Directors for the Children's Heart Foundation and the president of Pennsylvania Chapter. She travels to schools and libraries delivering talks about the inspiration behind Riley's Heart Machine and how we can all embrace what makes us special. Lori enjoys rooting for her Pittsburgh sports teams and participating in 5K runs.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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Renaissance of the HeartRenaissance of the Heart by Lori M. Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Renaissance of the Heart by Lori Jones is a 2014 Soul Mate Publishing release. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The first chapter sucked me into the story right away as I tried to imagine 15 years of marriage to a man who now confesses he is in love with someone else.. and no it's not another woman, it's another man.
Amanda goes through the grieving process, but manages to pull her self up rather well, I thought , under the circumstances. She has a fourteen year old daughter and a sister who is both very supportive and very honest and who keeps her grounded.
When Amanda meets Bradley, the quarterback for a professional football team, she agrees to go out with him. Why not? However, there is a little bit of an age difference, but Amanda is trying not to let that bother her. However, her subconscious mind has other ideas which includes some rather vivid dreams.
The main theme running through the book was that despite the way her marriage ended, Amanda is still going through a the painful divorce process and the author does a wonderful job of putting the reader in the midst that pain and angst. Remembering Derrick as he was when they first dated, then the signs she missed, the good times, the bad times, the bitterness, anger, confusion, the whole ball of wax. Trying to keep comments and actions neutral for the daughter's sake, but not always succeeding, having Derrick be a class A jerk one moment and perfectly reasonable the next was adding to all the stress. One minute she was positively giddy when Bradley was around or when they were exchanging text messages and the next she was depressed over her failure with Derrick and doubting the relationship with Bradley. The problem was that she was jumped into the relationship with Bradley before she had her feelings settled about Derrick. It was about the age difference, but it was also about Amanda not being ready for something this serious so soon. So, what to do? Does she enjoy her time with Bradley now and let things run their course? Break it off before things get too serious and someone gets hurt? Will her head rule her heart or will love conquer all?
This story is a well written and absorbing book with a realistic tone and deep subject matter. If I had a complaint it was that Bradley as just a little too perfect some of the time and his character remained a little underdeveloped, but that's just my personal take on it. I thought overall the book was evenly paced and the emotional aspects were real and raw, but not over done. I am not sure what genre this was officially placed it but contemporary romance is probably where it landed, which works fine, but I think this one might appeal to women's fiction readers as well. This one is 4 stars.

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2 comments:

  1. I think I'm going to have to read this one myself !!

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  2. This review makes me want to hurry up and start reading the book. Good job.

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