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Number of Pages: 195
Vendor: Waterfall Press
Publication Date: 2016
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Mia Roper isn’t a typical nineteenth-century woman. Refusing to pass up the hard-won opportunity to prove herself as a journalist, she left Hillsdale, Michigan, hoping in vain that Ayden Goswell would follow her to Boston.
When the train bringing her back for her first major story crashes in a snowstorm outside town, Mia is stranded. Not even the survival of a fellow passenger, a toddler, can ease her heart’s sudden ache at seeing Ayden, now a history professor at the local college, courting someone else.
Ayden’s never gotten over the fact that the most fascinating woman he ever met chose her career over marriage…and he let her go. But marrying the department director’s daughter could at least guarantee him a permanent job. It’s a satisfactory arrangement, yet his kind, pretty bride-to-be has one simple flaw: she’s not Mia.
As soon as the trains are running, Mia will be leaving again, unless she and Ayden can reconcile ambition and love—and take a leap of faith together.
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good storyJanuary 24, 2017wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I have read several of Laurie's books and usually really enjoy them but for some reason I had a hard time getting into this one. I was so looking forward to reading it too as I love the cover as well as the author. It may not be a fair review as I had/have a lot going on in my life right now and it is hard to enjoy anything so PLEASE take a chance on this book, the story is good but with all I have going on maybe the book was too busy for me right now. Maybe I will read it again when, and if, things calm down for me. Like I say I normally really enjoy Laurie's books, so it is probably just me right now.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Captivating readDecember 26, 2016KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 0I never wanted to knock two heads together more in my life. LOL Don't you just love frustrating characters? Mia and Ayden are at polar opposite ends of a critical issue and neither will budge. And the thing is, I totally got both sides and I didn't know what the right outcome should be. But it sure was fun watching them butt heads while secretly yearning to rekindle their romance. Love the tension -- the sense of desperation as they both struggle to merge the past and the present. Delicious, page-turning frenzy kind of stuff. And some of the best barbed comments between the covers of a book! Add in an intriguing mystery and a spark of danger and you get an incredibly captivating read.
Please note: This book was originally published as The Professor's Heart by Heartsong Presents -- a book club selection of Barbour Publishing. Since it wasn't available to the general public, the author has republished it as Collision of the Heart which is the perfect descriptor for this story.
Amanda B5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!October 18, 2016Amanda BQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Mia Roper rejected life in small town Hillsdale, Michigan in order to prove herself as a journalist in Boston. She hoped Ayden Goswell would follow her, but he did not. On assignment in 1856, she headed back to the town she had sworn never to return to. When her train crashes in a snowstorm outside of town, she is forced to face people from her past that she'd hoped to avoid, as she attempts to help rescue a follow passenger, a toddler.
Ayden never got over his love of Mia, but has attempted to move on with his life as a professor, and with a new woman.
When the two come face to face again, will they reunite, or run in fear? Can they rescue each other?
I loved this book; it was such a sweet story of second chances. In 195 pages, Eakes tells a complete, believable story. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to read this book, even before it re-releases, and I sincerely thank Laurie Alice Eakes and her publisher, Waterfall Press, for the complimentary copy. I'm happy to leave this honest review in order to encourage you to grab yourself a copy of this book. If you like sweet historical romances, you'll love this one!
Deborha MitchellRedding, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A great storyAugust 24, 2016Deborha MitchellRedding, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Collision of the Heart is a great story. It grabbed me from the beginning....what a way to start a story! The characters are wonderful and I can totally picture this town in my head as I read. This is a 'going home' story with a lot of heart. And with some suspense thrown in there, you have the makings of a great book. I highly recommend this and I look forward to reading more by this author.
I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review.
LucyWVAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Romance and IntriqueAugust 22, 2016LucyWVAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've come to love Laurie Eakes characters as they always have depth. I liked that this book was based on an actual train wreck and how the town pulled together to help. Mia, a strong, independent woman who has come home to write a major story is on the train and Ayden, her lost love is helping people from the train. A string of events keeps you on your toes waiting to see the outcome. Very enjoyable read. I was given a copy of Collision of the Heart from the author for an honest review and I have done that.