Monday, June 23, 2014

CFBA - Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

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Abingdon Press (June 17, 2014)



Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. After finding Romantic Times magazine in a bookstore many years ago, she found information about writing organizations. Soon after, she joined Romance Writers of America. She located the local RWA chapter and immediately attended her first meeting. There was no stopping her after that!

Through Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tara learned all about the business of publishing, starting with the craft of writing to behind the scenes of publishing. She served as contest coordinator for four years and served as President for one year, enjoying the organization and the lasting friendships made there.

When not writing, Tara owns a business with her husband and stays busy with her two daughters. She lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery. Enjoy!


Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.

Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Rival Hearts, go HERE.

My Thoughts:

Rival Hearts was a fun read from beginning to end.  The two lead characters are head strong and willing to do almost anything to get what they want. Molly Henderson is the editor of Quilter's Heart magazine and Ben Weaver is the editor of Outdoor Adventures magazine. Both magazines are owned by Master's Publishing.  The owner, Mr. Blake Masterson has decided he wants to debut a brand new magazine entitled American Legend. Mr. Masterson is known for doing some strange gimmicks to promote his magazines and he has come up with a way to select the Editor-in-Chief of the new magazine.  He decides to have Ben do a project for Quilter's Heart magazine and Molly must do a project for Outdoor Adventures magazine. It was a wild ride...

When the story first began, I didn't like Ben very much. I thought he was an egotistical jock who thought he was better than everyone else, including Molly. Boy, was I wrong. Molly came off as a wallflower in the beginning and the two seemed very mismatched. But as the shells of these two wonderful characters started to peal away what was left was a beautiful relationship between two lovable characters.

I won't tell you who won because that would ruin it for you, but I do suggest that you pick up a copy because I am sure you will love it.

On a 5-Star Scale - 4 1/2 Stars!

I would like to thank Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Abingdon Press for my review copy of Rival Hearts. I received my copy for free so I could read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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