A Heart Restored by Elizabeth Maddrey – Review


A Heart Restored

by Elizabeth Maddrey

Series: Peacock Hill #1
Published by JoNaTiMa Books
Publication Date January 9, 2018
A Heart Restored by Elizabeth Maddrey – Review Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Virginia Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Written for: Adult
Pages: 102

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My Rating four-half-stars
Synopsis:

She renovates old houses. Can he restore her heart?

Deidre McIntyre didn’t exactly purchase the gorgeous old home in the Shenandoah Mountains on a whim. The building had seen better days, but she had the skills—and the time—to fix it up. And maybe it would provide the fresh start she was looking for.

Local handyman Jeremiah Crawford has a soft spot for Peacock Hill. When someone from out of town purchases it, he swings by to offer to help fix it up...and investigate the new owner’s plans for the property. The pixie-like Deidre isn’t at all what he expects, but he’s happy to hang around and enjoy the view.

When Deidre’s ex-boyfriend, a popular TV house flipper, shows up demanding a piece of the action, Jeremiah must decide if Deidre—and Peacock Hill—are worth fighting for. Falling in love wasn’t on the blueprints, but it might just be worth the change in plans.

The first book in the new Peacock Hill Romance series of contemporary Christian romances by Elizabeth Maddrey takes readers to a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia where new friends gather to restore a Gilded Age mansion, discover their passion, and fall in love. Buy A Heart Restored to begin construction today.

I am grateful to Elizabeth Maddrey for giving me a copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


My review

A Heart Restored is the beginning of a new series by Elizabeth Maddrey.  Moving her stories from the D.C. area to a small town in Virginia, she continues to tackle subjects that are relevant and to inspire a closer relationship with God.

This book is light-hearted and has some funny moments.  The texting cracks me up, probably because I have the same problem Deidre does with texting.  It is so bad, she makes this comment:

“Please, if we’re any kind of friends, don’t make me text.”

I like the fact that Jeremiah is not bothered at all about the fact that Deidre does renovations and is the owner of the company he had considered applying to.

Did we know that was a girl?”

Jeremiah shook his head.  Not that it mattered. It didn’t. His mom could swing a hammer about as well as his dad. But it had been a shock to discover the owner of his dream job looked a lot like a famous cartoon fairy.

 

“but using your brain, doing what you think is right and makes sense, doesn’t preclude relying on God. It’s not an either-or proposition. I don’t think God asks us to sit on our hands and wait for a divine nudge before we get dressed in the morning.”

 

“I know, but the idea’s the same. If your intent is to do what God wants for you, if that’s what you’re praying for and earnestly seeking, then you start on the path that makes sense and listen. God’s pretty good about making it clear when you need to turn.”

Each book in the series stands by itself with a clear beginning and ending, though they do all build on each other, sharing characters from the other books.  I suggest you start right in on this new series so you are ready for the next book when it comes out.

four-half-stars

About Elizabeth Maddrey

ElizabethMaddrey Author

From the author: Elizabeth Maddrey is a semi-reformed computer geek and homeschooling mother of two who lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books. She loves to write about Christians who struggle through their lives, dealing with sin and receiving God’s grace on their way to their own romantic happily ever after.

My notes: To date, I have read 10 books by Elizabeth and have given them an average of 4 stars. I appreciate the way she manages to deal with sometimes difficult issues without dragging down the tone of her books. I do not hesitate to read any of her books as she consistently puts out books that are well worth the time it takes to read them.

Elizabeth has written books in several of her own series, has several stand-alone books and has written several books that are part of the multi-author Arcadia Valley Romance series. You can see her books on her Amazon Page

Posted January 9, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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