A Heart Rearranged by Elizabeth Maddrey – Book Review, Preview

Posted September 25, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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A Heart Rearranged by Elizabeth Maddrey – Book Review, Preview

A Heart Rearranged

by Elizabeth Maddrey

Published by JoNaTiMa Books
Publication Date September 9, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Virginia Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 225


Her professional life would be perfect, if he’d get out of her way.

Vanessa Fisher delights in providing the flowers for weddings and other social events. Except when Topher Adams is doing the cake. The man is always rearranging her centerpieces and deriding her job. It’s almost as if he’s doing it just to get under her skin.

Topher can get along with everyone—with the notable exception of Vanessa. That woman brings out the worst in him. It wouldn’t be a problem if she wasn’t so good at what she did. As it is, they keep ending up at more and more events together.

Something has to change, and Topher is man enough to take the first step.

When he drops by her shop with a peace offering, he walks in on a tense moment between Vanessa and her mother. Agreeing to be Vanessa’s date at a family dinner is easy. Having her in his debt is just a bonus.

Vanessa realizes spending time with Topher isn’t so bad. Maybe they could continue the charade for a few more weeks.

A fake relationship with Vanessa? What could go wrong?

It’s not like they’re going to fall in love for real . . .

Return to Peacock Hill and reconnect with old friends and make new ones in this clean, Christian contemporary romance full of realistic problems and a journey to lasting love.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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Vanessa and Topher have been like oil and water, constantly getting on one another’s nerves. Poor Sean (you do remember him from A Heart Redirected, right?), the wedding planner, had his hands full with the two of them, especially as they were both becoming quite popular for weddings. I enjoyed getting to know these two and watching them go from practically sworn enemies to falling in love.

I especially enjoyed the afternoon when Sean and Topher joined the other men linked to Peacock Hill to hang out. Only to find out these more outdoorsy and athletic guys planned on doing archery. Because Sean and Topher are not the outdoorsy and athletic types, the result was less than ideal. Topher’s response was classic, and if it would make any sense out of context, I would quote it in its entirety here!

Elizabeth Maddrey seems never to be afraid of tackling difficult subjects and A Heart Rearranged is no exception. You may recall from my review of A Heart Redirected that there was a discussion about Sean having an offer to coordinate a wedding between two men. Well, they are friends of Topher’s, and their relationship is now in trouble. I appreciated, yet again, the Biblically sound and compassionate way that Topher counseled and prayed for Brian and shared the truth with him as well.

If you enjoy a sweet romance that will make you smile and challenge you to a deeper walk with the Lord, I recommend A Heart Rearranged. If you have not already read the other Peacock Hill stories, I encourage you to read them in order first. Not because this one does not stand alone, it does; however, the stories build on each other and it will greatly enhance your reading experience.


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


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One response to “A Heart Rearranged by Elizabeth Maddrey – Book Review, Preview

  1. Alicia Haney

    This book sounds like a real good read, I really love the cover. Looks like I will be adding yet another book to my TBR list!