Change of Heart

Change of Heart

by Judith Keim


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Emerson "Em" Jordan always wanted a Valentine's Day wedding. But after being dumped by her boyfriend, she spends the holiday at Seashell Cottage on the Gulf Coast of Florida with Devin Gerard, a family friend who has no interest in her or any other woman and is instead concentrating on his pediatric medical practice and continuing medical missions in Costa Rica.

Em, who's always wanted a large family, doesn't mind his disinterest. At thirty-two, she's decided she doesn't need a husband to have a child or to adopt one. First, she's going to fulfill her dream of setting up her own landscape design business in upstate New York and has promised to continue to help run her grandmother's flower shop.

It isn't until Em and Devin become friends that Em realizes she might want more than friendship from him. But with his work in Miami and Costa Rica and her busy life in New York, it's out of the question until something happens that changes everything, even a couple of hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732749412
Publisher: Wild Quail Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 265,936
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Judith Keim enjoyed her childhood and young-adult years in Elmira, New York, and now makes her home in Boise, Idaho, with her husband and their two dachshunds, Winston and Wally, and other members of her family.
While growing up, she was drawn to the idea of writing stories from a young age. Books were always present, being read, ready to go back to the library, or about to be discovered. All in her family shared information from the books in general conversation, giving them a wealth of knowledge and vivid imaginations.
A hybrid author who both has a publisher and self-publishes, Ms. Keim writes heart-warming novels about women who face unexpected challenges, meet them with strength, and find love and happiness along the way. Her best-selling books are based, in part, on many of the places she's lived or visited and on the interesting people she's met, creating believable characters and realistic settings her many loyal readers love. Ms. Keim loves to hear from her readers and appreciates their enthusiasm for her stories.
“I hope you’ve enjoyed this book. If you have, please help other readers discover it by leaving a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or the site of your choice. And please check out the Hartwell Women Series, the Fat Fridays Group, and The Beach House Hotel series. ALL THE BOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN AUDIO on Audible and iTunes! So fun to have these characters come alive!”

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Change of Heart 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 7 days ago
This book was wonderfully written. The characters were delightful and the interpersonal relationships were something to be desired in real life. As a hopeful romantic, I appreciated Gran telling Em to take the rose colored glasses off. It's great to have someone that is willing to be real with you. Although I felt that the book dragged on in places, it did not distract from the storyline or the next important step in the lives of the characters. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
kaitlynspet 8 days ago
In Judith Keim's Change of Heart, Emerson Jordan is nursing a broken heart and decides to skip Valentines Day and heads to the Gulf coast of Florida. At the last minute, her friend decides not to make the trip with her. Devin Gerard is coming off a bad break up and he decides to spend his Valentines Day in Florida and they share the Seashell cottage. Thus begins a friendship that becomes much more. This is an enjoyable read and would make a great beach/summer read
Anonymous 9 days ago
I just had a hard time really feeling this romance, perhaps because the author ended up trying to depict everything that the main character, Em, did. If she was packing a suitcase, we read about what she packed and how she folded the clothes. She goes to stay at this lovely cottage to recover from her long-time boyfriend suddenly dumping her while also considering what to do to build her own landscape design business. We read about the books she checks out from the library and the thoughts she has as she walks along the beach and logs onto her computer. I just wanted to get to her doing something other than finding herself and building up her new business while still helping her grandmother with her florist shop. The love interest is the hunky doctor, Devin, her brother-in-law’s best friend. He is also at the cottage recovering from working with cancer victims in Costa Rica. Of course, Devin and Em are attracted to each other, but it seems that any romance is doomed because she lives in upstate New York and he lives in southern Florida and spends part of the year doing charity medical work in Central America. But true love can conquer all sorts of geographical obstacles. I just wish the romance had been more interesting along the way. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.
AnnieMcDonnell 13 days ago
I melted. I cannot believe the amount of emotion this story had me feeling. I was literally sitting alone at an airport restaurant and cried!! I cried!! Judith Keim really knows how to tell a story that hits your heart and pulls at its strings. I was really surprised by this story. I did not expect the ending, which was amazing! There is nothing better than that! I was so in love with Emerson “Em” Jordan and the rest of her family; especially her grandmother, Julia. Their relationship was just so beautiful. This is a multigenerational story that has a lot going on in each person’s life and that makes it very exciting to read. I never wanted to put it down. Her sister, Elena is a trip!! Sending Em to Seashell Cottage…with a man; none the less…There was no plan there! None! Or was there? I highly recommend this story and I cannot wait to read the next Seashell Cottage Story/Judith Keim Novel. I am officially a fan!! I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Normsie 14 days ago
This is a tale of love and family and it's importance. It is the second book in the Seashell Cottage series but can be read as a standalone. This was an easy quick read with wonderful characters and enough twists and turns to keep your interest to the very end. A great story by Judith Keim. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Bernadette_Cinkoske 14 days ago
I loved reading Change of Heart by Judith Keim. Em, Devin, Ava, Gran seemed like part of my extended family. This well written romance is a heart warming, fun, family oriented story that kept me reading until I reached the end.
AFerri 14 days ago
This book plays out like a movie in your mind. The writing is so vivid that you feel like you are there.. This is the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be the last. This was a very enjoyable book. Thank you Wild Quail Publishing ( via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book.. All opinions expressed are my own..
Margaret Yelton 14 days ago
The second book in the Seashell Cottage series. Both Emerson and Devin have had some disappointments in the love department. This was such a well written story and such a wonderful and sweet romance. This is a great summer read, and one that you can easily read in a reasonably short time. I would certainly recommend this book to those that enjoy HEA's. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
Penny Leidecker 14 days ago
This is the third book I’ve read by Judith Keim and I look forward to reading many more of her books. Change of Heart is an emotional read about Emerson “Em”Jordan and Devin Gerard. This book will draw you in right away and will have you wanting more at the end. Em and Devin start out as friends and Em has decided that’s all they’ll be. Devin works in Florida and offers his medical services in Costa Rica. Em knows she can’t leave her family in Ellenton, New York. I won’t leave any spoilers, but I have to say what Devin did for Ava is amazing. Also, I didn’t like Kat and she is not a true friend. I bet you’ll agree after reading this amazing book. Grab your copy and I bet you’ll be wanting to read more books from this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
HHaley 14 days ago
This is a wonderful read. Our main character Em gets her heart broke and has decided there are other things in life. She helps her grandmother run her flower business and wants to open a business of her own one day. A week away to clear her mind , may just change it. A good wholesome read. I just flipped right through this one.