Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Renaissance of the Heart Book Review and 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

My thoughts:

This was a thoughtful, fun book that was a great read! I read it in less than a day since I literally couldn't put it down! Amanda was devastated when her husband left her for a man, yet she's doing the best that she can for herself and her teenage daughter. She is trying to keep her daughter's life stable yet she seethes with anger at her husband.

When she meets the quarterback from her favorite football team and winds up dating him (a much younger, wealthy and famous man), she keeps it a secret from her family and friends. As their love progresses her confusion grows about their relationship, and she slowly begins to forgive her husband.

This is a book about romance, but also about raising a family, about heartbreak, and about personal growth. Every woman, no matter her place in life, will feel that this book resonates with her.

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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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  1. What a story I feel for Amanda already with so much to overcome.

  2. I am just starting this one. It sounds intriguing.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting me and for the great review!