Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse Publicity: Rival Hearts (Quilts of Love) by Tara Randel #grow4christ #bookreview

on June 21, 2014

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About the series:

Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.




About the Book:

They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.

Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.


You can also purchase a copy of Rival Hearts: Quilts of Love Series on Amazon.



About the Author:

Tara Randel is the author of five romance novels including Lasting Love, Melody of Love, and This Time Love. A member of ACFW, Tara is also the lead author of the new Annie’s Mysteries series (see Tara lives in New Port Richey, Florida.  Connect with Tara on her website and on Facebook.


My Opinion:


I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about this most recent addition to the Quilts of Love series since it was contemporary and it’s a competition between a female and male co-worker plus I have never read any of Tara Randel’s other books.  However, my hesitancy was quickly put to rest as I got more involved in the characters and the whole competition – I’m not one to advocate for competition – but I think that added a whole new dimension to the book and overall theme and built the suspense, which usually comes in the form of a crime or other climax so a different one was a nice touch and added to the overall feel of the book.  Of course, some of the ending wrap up were sort of easy to figure out part way through – such as how Ben and Molly’s relationship would end up and also Molly’s wanting to be more involved with the women’s shelter – but I won’t give too many spoilers.


Overall, this book fits great with the Quilts of Love series and for those who don’t like ‘preachy’ books this one definitely isn’t, although Christian faith is mentioned a couple of times it was no where near what other books in the series include.  Stepping out of your comfort zone is one big outcome of the book and learning to let go of things that aren’t really worth the time and effort.  I personally would have liked to have read more about the characters struggle with their faith and how it made them stronger but I also know that it’s great to have a book that can sometimes be that heart opener that some otherwise may not ever get.  I’ll definitely be looking for other Tara Randel books when I have time for some leisure reading!


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(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws

Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, Rival Hearts, by Tara Randel. Who doesn’t like a friendly competition, every now and then? You’ll be sure to love this fun tale of unexpected competition between two people forced out of their comfort zone.

Celebrate June’s release by entering to win a summer camping kit (grill, tent, and camp chairs) from Quilts of Love.


One winner will receive:

  • A Coleman grill, tent, and camp chairs
  • A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
  • A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
  • Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 13. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog.


Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.


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