The Heart's Hostage

The Heart's Hostage

by Jen Stephens
The Heart's Hostage

The Heart's Hostage

by Jen Stephens



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Ian and Jane Garner are Harvest Bay's storybook couple: high school sweethearts now married for twenty years with four great kids and a beautiful home. But this storybook, like most, can't be judged by its cover. Ian works long hours at his business, unintentionally alienating Jane. When she demands more of his time, he turns to an adult website and retreats to lick his wounded pride in private. Jane has seldom received as much as she gives to the marriage. Left lonely and dying inside, she turns to her forgotten love of painting and a new friendship with a male coworker to revive the dormant part of heart.

As their relationship unravels, Ian and Jane begin to realize that to save their marriage, they both need a Savior. But is it too late for forgiveness, grace, and mercy to set them free to return to the love they once knew? Or will they continue to be The Heart's Hostage?

"A moving story of a couple in danger of losing their marriage. Jen Stephens has skillfully crafted a novel anyone who's been in love--or grown distant in love--can identify with. Her message of God's gift of forgiveness holds a strong place in the story line."
--Alice J. Wisler, author of Rain Song

"Heart's Hostage is a compelling and pleasant read. As an author of fiction, I recognize the importance of portraying solid relationships encompassed by the myriad of emotions and struggles resulting from the realities of life. Stephens does just that by taking an everyday struggle in all marriages and showcasing it in a way which leaves you both cheering for and jeering at Ian and Kate. The end leaves you fully satisfied at the resolution of a fight well fought and a battle won." --Amber Stockton, award-winning author of Brandywine Brides

"What a beautiful story of the enduring power of love and grace--for Jane and Ian and for all of us. In this intricately woven tale, Jane and Ian discover that grace can prevail over human frailty when given the chance. I came away with a reminder that the important things in life should be protected and cherished, and that the power of love and mercy stretch beyond the reach of my shortcomings." --Kinda Wilson, author of The Echo Factor

"Once again, the talented Jen Stephens pulls at the heartstrings of her readers, while telling a memorable story of redemption, love, and God's unique plan. The author's deep faith manifests in the book, making forgiveness a central theme that brings her characters together and encourages her readers. A beautiful story from a beautiful author!" --Shayla Eaton, Curiouser Editing

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158134340
Publisher: Sheaf House Publishers
Publication date: 06/06/2016
Series: Harvest Bay Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 396
Sales rank: 895,513
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jen Stephens grew up in a small Ohio town where she developed a passion for writing at an early age. She currently resides near her hometown with her husband, two daughters, and stepdaughter. She teaches fourth grade at a Christian school.
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