Playing by Heartby Deborah Raney
Who can work in a house that's being remodeled? Not Maddie Houser, a novelist who gladly accepts the help of her eighty-year-old friend, Ginny, to arrange a stay in a charming bed and breakfast. As time passes, Maddie never sees Ginny's friend, the inn owner--but a friendship blossoms as the two leave messages for each other. Before long, Maddie feels a deepening admiration for her unseen host. . .and chagrin when she assumes she's falling for a man she's never seen. Which will she listen to. . .her head or her heart?
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Deborah Raney has created a lovely story of mistaken identity, healing of broken hearts, kindness of neighbors, and the strength of Love in lives. The characters, Madeline, Adam, and Ginny grow on the reader's heart like ivy on trellises. If you want to read a book that stirs the soul and leaves you smiling, this treasured gem is the one!
Playing By Heart was mercifully short--not because it wasn't absolutely wonderful, but because it was so engrossing I couldn't put it down! Deborah Raney has proven herself with her longer titles as a gifted storyteller who knows how to enchant her readers. Now, with this shorter romance, I was able to indulge myself when I didn't have time for a longer novel. Great characters, comfy setting, this book has it all.
Even if you're not one to enjoy a good misunderstanding, this book is one not to miss. The hero and heroine are richly drawn characters in a lovely setting, and their story will tug at your heartstrings. The story made me smile and brought tears to my eyes at the same time. Charming!
Deb Raney just doesn¿t miss a beat. Each book she writes is even better than the next! And Playing By Heart is no exception. It is a beautiful reminder of God¿s grace and the importance of waiting on His timing in our lives. The main characters, Maddie and Art, felt like old friends to me by the end of the story, and I was almost sad that the book had to end. While it is a little bit of a shorter story, there is more than enough substance and emotion packed into the pages. Anyone who has read Deb Raney¿s work in the past will enjoy this book as well as anyone who is just looking for a cozy, compelling read.