A Colorado senator’s wife, Evelyn Brandt seems to have it all. But her carefully constructed life comes toppling down when the FBI crashes her society brunch with news that her husband has been arrested for embezzlement, and he’s far from repentant. It turns out this was only the start of his indiscretions―for which he has little regret. As the weeks following the scandal turn into months, Evelyn withdraws, even shirking her duties with the philanthropic Valentine Volunteers. The inquisitive women of the group are determined not to let Evelyn’s divorce destroy her. They have big plans for her to use her long-forgotten artistic talent to reimagine the city’s iconic lamppost hearts. But doing so will force Evelyn to work closely with Trevor Whitney, her ex-husband’s former best friend. Though she and Trevor used to be close―and he’s been letting her hide in his guesthouse―his gruffness conveys his unease with the situation.
Possibilities for a new beginning emerge, but long-kept secrets threaten to ruin everything. After so much time, is a change of heart too much to hope for?
This was one of those books that you had to keep reading to find out what happened even though it wasn’t always the easiest read. The characters were believable and fun. A couple of them I wanted to punch in the nose. I liked the painted hearts. Courtney Walsh wrote about divorce and the messiness of life. Life is never black and white and it is true in this story as well. I liked how she portrayed the struggles that even Christian’s face. She weaved the examples of the Lord’s faithfulness and knowing who we are in the Lord throughout this story. Although it is fiction, the reader can learn biblical truth along with the characters.
I would recommend this book to my family and friends.
I received this book from NetGalley as a review book in exchange for my honest review.
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