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Friday, 28 February 2014

Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge

Heart of the CountryHeart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was lucky enough to be allowed to read and review this book from Tyndale House Publishers via Net Galley

I've read one of this authors books before and I enjoyed it so I was looking forward to settling down today and reading this one.

I knew it had been made into a film but I had not seen it, so I think its a plus for me, as I think the book is sometimes better than the screenplay.

Luke and John, biblical names, prodigal son, biblical. I hadn't realised either that is was based around that, so seeing as I am not much into religion, it was a plus side that I didn't know this at the start. It certainly didn't read like a Christian read.

Luke was born into wealth, had everything, but he was not a 'big head' you wouldn't think he was born into money.

Faith, a pretty girl, from a different background altogether.

Their world comes crashing down on them, to see why and how or if they survive it, I recommend you read this book.

Was narrated well, came together very well. I enjoyed it.

Faith and Luke Carraway have it all. Faith is a beautiful singer turned socialite while Luke is an up-and-coming successful businessman. After taking his inheritance from his father's stable, lucrative business to invest in a successful hedge fund with the Michov Brothers, he's on the fast track as a rising young executive, and Faith is settling comfortably into her role as his wife. When rumors of the Michovs' involvement in a Ponzi scheme reach Faith, she turns to Luke for confirmation, and he assures her that all is well. But when Luke is arrested, Faith can't understand why he would lie to her, and she runs home to the farm and the family she turned her back on years ago. Meanwhile, Luke is forced to turn to his own family for help as he desperately tries to untangle himself from his mistakes. Can two prodigals return to families they abandoned, and will those families find the grace to forgive and forget? Will a marriage survive betrayal when there is nowhere else to run but home?

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