Title: The Heart’s Choice
Authors: Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Thank you to @ for the #gifted copy of ‘The Heart’s Choice’ to read and review! After living in Missoula, MT for four years I was so excited to travel back to Kalispell, MT via the pages for a new series ‘The Jewels of Kalispell’. I quite enjoyed the author’s notes on their research and what building are still there.
The ‘Heart’s Choice’ is billed as a Christian Historical Romance, but with the main character, Rebecca, being the first female stenographer and the book surrounding on a murder in the town, this also had a cozy mystery feel for me too!
Rebecca Whitman grew up in Chicago and witnessed a wrongful conviction as a young child. She never forgot that, so she became a stenographer, and is determined to the defend the innocent. As women are beginning to gain more rights in the early 1900s she has even bigger dreams of becoming a lawyer! Rebecca was quite a strong willed little feminist for her time and I LOVED HER!
Meanwhile, Mark Andrews, with the help of a grant is opening up the first library in town! Things are a little rocky for him because he was supposed to take over the ranching duties from his father. But his sister Kate, loves being a rancher and who says girls can’t be ranchers!? With the help of her new husband, Harvey, they have everything under control. Or do they!?
Well, it wouldn’t be a romance without our two main characters meeting, now would it!? Rebecca is a voracious reader and finds herself in the library nearly everyday after work. Especially when the big murder trial is in town and she needs help researching things!
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A solid start to a new series. I loved what a strong female character Rebecca was. I love books that involve libraries, so this made my book nerd heart sing. I always think a true testament for good authors is how well secondary characters are written and these authors passed the test. I can’t wait for the next book!
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