Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge

Faith and Luke Carraday are a successful New York couple living the successful New York life, until Luke is arrested on charges of a Ponzi scheme.  Devastated by his lies, Faith runs back home, where she ran from after the tragic death of her mother.  Both Luke and Faith have hurt their families in the past, but do their families have the grace and forgiveness to welcome them back?  Do Luke and Faith possess the grace to forgive each other?

This is hands-down, the best book I’ve read in at least the last two weeks.  I love books that make me cry, and this book did that.  Gutteridge deals with real human emotion and real-life situations in a believable, well-written manner.  Faith and Luke find themselves in situations that readers can identify with – maybe not with being investigated and accused by the SEC, but coping with the loss of a parent, sibling issues, and marital struggles with disillusionment and disappointment.

This is a great book, and one that would be great to read as we prepare to visit extended families for the holidays.  It makes you want to grab every moment with your loved ones and be thankful for their moments.  I loved the hints of the prodigal son in the story line and the understanding and protectiveness of parents.

Excellent book that I can not recommend highly enough!  Just grab a copy and read it on the way to your family gathering – maybe even break it out during your family gathering if you need a reminder that family is family and we are supposed to love, forgive, and support each other.

Check out the links below for more information about the book and author:

Heart of the Country

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