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Jami & Robert have been friends their whole lives. After eight years, it is only natural for them to take the next step. Grant, an attorney from New York City, is surprised to hear that his late grandmother left the family home in Murphy, North Carolina, to him. He has no desire to leave his life in the city and intends on selling the property. It appears God has other plans for each of them.
Vendor: Waterfall Press
Publication Date: 2016
A RITA Award finalist, Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements.
Grant McAllister arrives in Murphy, North Carolina, with one aim: to sell his inherited property and leave as quickly as possible. The big-city lawyer has no interest in his late, estranged grandparents or the dilapidated mansion he just acquired. After his high-profile divorce, he should be avoiding perky reporters, too. But Jami Carlisle is honest, funny, and undeniably appealing.
After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—much like its handsome, commitment-phobic heir. Thanks to her digging, the pieces of Grant’s fraught family history are gradually fitting into place, but also upending all his old beliefs.
The two draw closer as they share their dreams, until misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust. But in the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there’s healing and forgiveness to be found. And for Grant, this unplanned detour may be just what’s needed to finally guide him home…
Mackenzie Carol4 Stars Out Of 5Trust My HeartDecember 19, 2016Mackenzie CarolQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Trust My Heart is Carol Posts most recent stand-alone novel, and is also the first book I have ever read by her. I wasnt entirely sure what to expect when I picked up this story, as I hadnt even been introduced to Carols writing before I was invited to be an influencer for this novel, but I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised! This is such a cute little story that turned out to be a quick read I really enjoyed, and I am sure I will read more of Carols books in the future!
Jami Carlisle is such a sweet, perky character whom I immediately knew I wouldnt be able to help loving. She has such a zest for life, and is just so completely adorable, and I loved the way she approached all of the things that had been thrown at her throughout the course of her life. She is also just so completely honest, and funny, and I just loved getting to know her better as the book went on. I also felt like I understood her better than many other characters I read about, since I am a fellow wannabe-writer myself but I also never feel like any of it is good enough, and that connection made this novel that much more enjoyable for me.
Grant McAllister was also a wonderful character, although it was occasionally difficult for me to get past his somewhat tough exterior. Dont get me wrong, I definitely loved him and thought he was a wonderful guy, but he was sometimes a little tough and unforgiving (possibly because of his lack of faith?!) for me to handle. All in all though, I did think he was exceptionally sweet, especially to Jami, and I loved watching him process his way through all the information he gathered about his grandparents and the way he gradually felt more and more for Jami.
At the end of the day, I can honestly say that I definitely enjoyed this novel, although a few of the interactions were just a little stilted for me. Other than that, though, this was an adorable story that I am glad I got the chance to read, and I can happily give it four out of five bookshelves. Carol did a wonderful job of weaving together a novel of love, forgiveness, and redemption, and I know I will be reading more of her work in the future!
JaquelynAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!December 12, 2016JaquelynAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had so much fun reading this book. When I pick up a book by Carol Post I know I am in for a treat. Post keeps my interest the entire time, and I can't wait to see what is going to happen next. I found myself wishing I could go visit Murphy, North Carolina and meet these people I know would become friends. I am hoping that there will be more books in this series so I can get to know the characters even more, and learn more about the secondary characters. Trust Her Heart follows Jami and Grant as they learn what God has planned for their lives.
Jami is confused with where her life is taking her. She has been off and on with Robert for forever, and he keeps talking marriage. He is one of her best friends and she feels comfortable around him, but does that mean they should get married? Call her old fashioned, but a girl can't help but hope for sparks. Sometimes when we ask God a question, we have to wait a while for the answer. Jami landed her dream job, but has some big shoes to fill. Her first assignment is an interesting one, but it's not going to be easy. Little does she know it's only going to get harder.
Grant didn't want to inherit his grandparents stuff, but now that he has it must be dealt with. Wanting to find stuff that was his dad's is proving near impossible. And the cute reporter begging for an interview isn't letting up. He knows better than to trust reporters, but Jami says she is different, and so far that's proving true. Small town life isn't as bad as he thought. Even the most quirky people can grow on you. Is Grant meant to go back to his big city life, or is it time for a slower pace?
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Contemporary Fiction. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. I enjoyed seeing a romance unfold that was more real than a lot of recent stories these days. I received this book from the author, and was not required to leave a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Stacey4 Stars Out Of 5A Sweet RomanceNovember 21, 2016StaceyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5First, I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank you to Carol J. Post and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Trust My Heart" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
"Trust My Heart" by Carol J. Post is an enjoyable romance read that took me a bit of time to get into. Grant McAllister finds himself in Murphy, North Carolina looking for answers about his father and to dispose of the estate of his deceased grandparents. Jami Carlisle is a reporter for the local newspaper who wants to interview Grant, but he wants nothing to do with the press.
Jamis character is very sweet. Id love to have a friend like her. Grant is a likeable leading man. The town of Murphy, North Carolina is a charming setting. The character development wasnt rushed like it is in so many books today. This made the story a sweet read that really transported me to the South, where things are more laid back in rural areas. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this novel.
Mark5 Stars Out Of 5great readNovember 20, 2016MarkQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very rarely do I read a romance novel, but this one sounded worth reading and I must have been in the right mood for one when I requested it.
I did actually enjoy the book. The author came up with some great characters who definitely were not perfect. The plot was good, and there was a great theme/message of forgiving people throughout the book, as both of the main characters had to forgive a parent for ways they had hurt them.
Carol Post is a new author to me, and I like her style. A friend said she normally writes suspense novels, which is my favorite genre', so I will definitely have to check her other books out. If she can do this well on a romance novel that I enjoyed it so much, I am sure I 'll like her suspense novels.
The ending, as with any romance novel, was a bit predictable, but the getting there was not.
Anyone who enjoys a good clean Christian romance will enjoy this.
This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.
IolaNew ZealandAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Lovely Christian RomanceNovember 17, 2016IolaNew ZealandAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Jami Carlisle is a new journalism graduate whos managed to snag a job in her tiny home town of Murphy, North Carolina. Her first assignment is to convince her friends and neighbours that she isnt marrying long-term boyfriend Robert, no matter what hes said. Her second assignment is to get an exclusive interview with Grant McAllister, heir to the intriguing McAllister estate.
Grant McAllister was burned by journalists over his divorce, and hes got no intention of being made a fool of again. But this pesky reporter wont give up, and despite everything he says to himself, he is attracted to her. And shes helping him find his history a history thats different to the story he was raised on.
While this is a romance, there was also a little mystery in the story.
I thought the mystery behind Trust My Heart was excellentthe subplot around the McAllister mansion and the reclusive old lady who once lived there. And I admired Jami, for her passion, her faith, and her faithfulness. Shes a great character, one who deserves the best.
It took a while to convince me that Grant would be a good match for Jami.
She was so nice! And she was so much younger than Grant that it was tempting to think she was nave. But she wasnt: shed just chosen to follow God and to pattern her thoughts and actions on Him. This gave her a depth of wisdom the older Grant didnt have, and convinced me theyd be a great match. She also showed Grant grace and forgiveness when he messed up (which was a lot. Men).
The other thing which convinced me they should be together was that they both had the same impossible dream well, similar enough that theyll complement each other. I liked that. Overall, Trust My Heart was a sweet romance built on a strong Christian foundation, but one that didnt shy away from lifes difficulties.
Thanks to Waterfall Press and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.