The Heart Hopes was an interesting story. Even though there was some initial attraction between the main characters, Patience and Gil, it seemed fairly unlikely that these two people could ever come together for a relationship.
I really enjoyed seeing how Patience had such a good sense of what Gil’s son, Jackson, needed in order to help him feel more secure in his life. Gil began to recognize that Patience was actually a very caring and discerning person, regardless of their differences.
This story had drama, romance, and a hint of mystery. It is the second book in the Opposites Attract series, but reads as a stand alone novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What could unite a disgruntled DA and the pretty teacher, responsible for his hung jury? Perhaps a little boy in need of love…
Young and eager, Patience begins her first year of teaching. One first grader, Jackson, sparks her concern. Can she help him start off his school years on the right foot? She knows first hand what getting a reputation for trouble may do to a child’s future. A stint of jury duty takes her out of the classroom, away from Jackson, and into conflict with Jackson’s dad, by-the-book DA Gil Montgomery. Her “not guilty” vote means he’ll have to try the assault and burglary case over again. And she’s upset that her absence had a bad effect on Jackson. He’s been branded the “class troublemaker,” just what she was trying to prevent.
After Gil’s wife left him, Gil and his ex-wife’s conflicting parenting styles continue to jeopardize Jackson’s emotional well-being. As irritated as Gil is with Patience, he soon realizes she is the key to helping his son. And Gil wants to be a better father than his dad was to him. Patience is willing to help. But is Gil willing to “hear” her as she uncovers evidence for the re-trial that could change his mind about who assaulted Bertha Perkins and stole her valuable antiques?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today bestselling author, Lyn Cote has written over 45 books. A Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and an American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, Lyn writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and historical novels. No matter which kind of story, her brand “Strong Women, Brave Stories” comes through.
Her most recent achievement is being added to Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll for bestselling authors. She lives in a lakeside cottage the northwoods of Wisconsin with her comfy husband and two adorable cats.
Lyn’s brand is Strong Women, Brave Stories because her heroines are women who don’t just take what life hands them but fight for a better way with God’s help. Also most of her stories feature a multi-cultural cast of characters and authentic detail whether it is a contemporary or historical story.