Rescued Hearts by Hope Toler Dougherty

A Fun Read

Rescued Hearts by Hope Toler Dougherty is a Christian romantic suspense which I really enjoyed.

The novel had a fun, witty element which contrasted with the menacing air of suspense. It was a light hearted read that will brighten any Autumn afternoon.

Characters were well drawn and welcoming. There were some wonderfully amusing moments where characters bounced off each other. I loved Grandma Gigi, described as looking like Audrey Hepburn – elegance combined with gun ownership.

There were many themes including that of trust. Trust does not always come easy. Sometimes our jobs teach us to be suspicious. At other times it is life. Sooner or later we do need to place our trust in someone. We can always trust God.

Faith in God gets us through life. We need to pray at all times and especially when there is no other avenue open to us. God always hears and answers prayers.

The leading lady was a wonderful mixture of a big heart, lacking in confidence but with splashes of bravery. She had a social conscience too – looking out for the lost, the hurting and the lonely and engaging with them.

Too often we assume we know what others are thinking and we compare ourselves with them. “Don’t compare yourself to other people… Jesus Christ is our yardstick.” Jesus came to set us free. We need to live free and not be so concerned with the opinions of others.

Family is important. Family comes in various guises but family love us and want the best for us.

The work ethic shines through. The reader really ‘feels’ for the characters when work collides with personal issues.

I absolutely adored Rescued Hearts. It was a fun read that warmed my heart and brightened my afternoon.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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