Monday, June 23, 2014

CFBA Review: Rival Hearts by:Tara Randel

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Rival Hearts
Abingdon Press (June 17, 2014)
Tara Randel


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 Review:
 Who doesn't like a friendly competition, every now and then? Molly and Ben wait patiently outside their boss' office for a meeting that unknowingly to them, they are both to attend. Molly is the editor of Quilter's Heart and Ben the editor of Outdoor Adventures, which seems all well and fine until they both come up for a promotion at the same time. Their boss has a new magazine that he wants to launch and one of these two will end up being the editor in chief of the magazine, American Legend. But instead of just choosing their boss decides to put his own spin on this competition by telling each of them that they have to switch places for one month and then writing an article on each of their experiences.

 Excellent example of a good, clean romance with God intertwined. It was a feel good modern day type of romance with a little bit of intrigue thrown in!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.