The Heart of Everything


Young Adult - Romance
266 Pages
Reviewed on 04/20/2020
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Author Biography

Lynn Wallace is a born-and-raised Texan. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, but along the way realized that writing was her true passion. Currently she lives with her husband, who cooks fantastic meals and is kind enough to work full-time so that Lynn can stay home and write. When not lost in the wilds of her own imagination, she works part-time as a registered nurse in surgery. Her other hobbies include reading, listening to music, cleaning the house, and over-watering their bamboo plants.

Lynn writes what she calls "paranormal romance with a Christian twist." Not only is this story perfect for fans of fantasy and the supernatural, but it also presents an encouraging theme of redemption - showcasing how faith is stronger than magic. Readers of romance and Christian fiction alike are sure to enjoy every magical moment!

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Heart of Everything is a work of romantic fiction penned by author Lynn Wallace for young adults, which also contains some paranormal and Christian themes. The plot centers around Emer, who believes that she is a pretty normal young woman headed for a normal life. So when she is suddenly kidnapped and informed that in a previous life she has had different lovers and been an elfin priestess, shock sets in pretty fast. Getting to know the vampiric Alex and Jesse, the literal son of the devil, has its perks, but her handsome kidnappers also set Emer on the path to truly knowing herself, and with that comes the obligation to use her remembered powers to defend them all from danger.

Author Lynn Wallace has created a compelling romantic narrative that her YA and NA readership are certain to really enjoy. I liked the combination of Christian and supernatural themes at play, keeping the story firmly fixed in the realm of redemption with a classic and well-executed battle of good versus evil underpinning the tale. Emer is well developed as an emotive heroine who reacts fairly realistically to the shocking situation she finds herself in, and her relationship with the two men in her life builds gradually and endearingly as the plot unveils itself. The twists and supernatural moments of the storyline are described with cinematic language that really makes those scenes pop. Overall, The Heart of Everything is a read which is certain to beguile and entertain anyone who picks it up.

Jennifer N.

Great book!! Couldn't hardly put it down! Can't wait for more!

(from Goodreads)

April G.

This book was a fun read. A bit of fantasy, a bit of unrequited love, it was a little like a cross between Twilight and Supernatural. I enjoyed the byplay between the characters and it had a satisfying ending.

(from Amazon)