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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!