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1.18.2013

Choices of the Heart ~ Review

Choices of the Heart
The Midwives Book 3
By Laurie Alice Eakes

Esther Cherrett is running.  Running from her home in Seabourne.  Running from the accusations.  And running from the pain. Running to protect her family from the shame.

Esther Cherrett is heading into the mountainous regions of the Appalachians to become a teacher, leaving behind her calling to be a midwife and a healer.  But Esther is about to walk into a new unknown danger - a family feud that could be restarted at any moment.  Will Esther be the trigger that destroys the mountain or can she bring peace to the mountain and end the feuding?

But someone knows about the guilt and shame of her past and they have let her know it!  But who could have followed her into the wilds of her new home?  Could Hannah or Zach have discovered something when they escorted her to her new home?  And what about Griff and Bethann Tolliver?

As Zach and Griff feel themselves drawn to Esther, she tries to discourage them in thoughts of courting her.  But Zach is determined to win her just so Griff won't.  Griff is determined to keep peace on the mountain, even to the point of denying his heart and letting his cousin court Esther.

But someone is threatening the peace and Griff and Zach have both been targeted.  Will either young man be lost in the hate that is lurking in the shadows?

When Esther's skills are needed, will she allow God to heal her heart and re-embrace the calling she has trained for?  Will the Choices of the Heart bring healing or pain?

Choices of the Heart is an intriguing look at the art of mid-wiving and at the deep seeded issues that resulted in generations of feuding in remote areas.  The historical and spiritual aspects of this book are well blended, making for a meaningful and thought provoking reading experience.  This is story of reconciliation and redemption!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.