Lonely Hearts


Christian - Romance - General
240 Pages
Reviewed on 04/15/2012
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Author Biography

Amanda Stephan is just a normal, everyday country girl. Residing in Middle, TN with her husband and children who closely resemble several of the seven dwarfs, (Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy/Happy), three cats, (because hubby refuses to get one of his own so she must share,) one dog, and multiple roosters that love to roost under their bedroom windows and announce the rising of the sun. Early in the morning. She loves to laugh and have a good time, and loves to read a good book.

She finds writing to be an opportunity to share God's love for others in a fun and entertaining way. Her first novel, The Price of Trust, was published in May of 2010, her second novel, Lonely Hearts was released at the end of October, 2011.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

Amanda Stephan’s “Lonely Hearts” is a charming, romantic read that will pull into the story and keep you turning page after page until the end! Becky and her two children move to a new town and a new home in order to start over and heal from the loss of her husband who had passed away years earlier. The children see this as an opportunity for their mother to find love once again and they are delighted when handsome cowboy Scott immediately shows an interest in Becky. Becky is not looking for love, but she does not need to be as suddenly there are three men vying for Becky’s heart. Is Becky’s heart healed enough for love?

I really enjoyed this story! I was immediately drawn into the characters’ lives as they were very realistic and well-developed. Becky, Jen and Jeff are a typical family today trying to have a good life and do it on their own and they can be easily related to. The three men all vying for Becky’s heart are all such great characters and all so different as well. Scott is presented as the typical single male trying to find the perfect woman, Jack and Becky have a history and he is now her pastor which adds in a little extra to their relationship and the dynamics of the story and Pearce is a single father who is lonely and still hurting from the past. I found myself empathizing with the characters and completely engrossed in the decisions and struggles the characters are dealing with. Overall, this is an excellent book that readers will be able to easily relate to as the characters are all dealing with things in their own lives – moving on from past hurts, jealousy, love and feeling lonely - and you will be left smiling at the end!

Amanda

I appreciate you taking the time to read and review my novel, Lonely Hearts. I enjoyed writing this story, and I have ideas for a couple short follow ups for more of the characters.

I sincerely thank you for your kind words, and I wish you the best!
Sincerely -
Amanda Stephan