Title: Trust My Heart
Author: Carol J. Post
Publisher: Waterfall Press
“Because without trust, they had nothing,” Grant sums up of his relationship with Jami in Carol J. Post’s novel, Trust My Heart.
~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-seventy-to-page pocket-sized paperback targets those who enjoy a Christian current day romance. With no profanity or extreme sexual content, topics of abandonment and alcoholism may not be appropriate for immature readers. The book promotes the Christian theology of praying to God for help and guidance. Acknowledgments and author’s notes are at the end.
In this current-day short story based in Murphy, North Carolina, twenty-three-year-old Jami Carlisle has finished college and moved back to the small town she grew up in to work as a newspaper reporter. Questioning if she should accept an expected marriage offer, she is constantly trailed by the town’s gossip. When New Yorker lawyer Grant McAllister inherits his grandparents’ old mansion and arrives to sell it quickly, it is Jami’s journalist job to get an exclusive story.
Although sparks immediately fly between the two individuals, their pasts focus on the fear of trusting and commitment in their lives. Unpeeling the pain of broken and unloved relationships, Grant and Jami often misread their circumstances and cause misunderstandings that test their rapidly growing friendship that could include love.
~ Why ~
The fast-reading tale shows how losing trust in others can damage the future, especially when it involves romance. Having recently visited North Carolina, I enjoyed the writer’s well-described scenery and people of small-town living. The relationships between its main and sub-characters are believable.
~ Why Not ~
The storyline is predictable as far as romantic relationships develop. Some may not care for the indecisiveness of one of the main characters. Having a Christian tone of praying and worshipping in church, the story does not contain the eternal plan of salvation.
~ Who ~
The author of several novels, Post lives in Florida, writing fun, fast-paced inspirational romantic suspense novels. With her family not living close by, she enjoys sailing, hiking, camping, and taking care of her beloved pets.
~ Wish ~
I wish the derogatory word schumck were not used in the book.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a quick read about romance blooming in a quaint town in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, this may be a cozy, read-by-the-fire diversion from everyday life.
Thanks to the author for furnishing this complimentary book that I am evaluating freely.
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