Change of Heart is the second book in the Paper Heart Series by Courtney Walsh. This is Evelyn’s story. Evelyn Brandt, wife of Senator Christopher Brandt is hostessing a luncheon with influential ladies when the FBI comes to her door. Her husband is being investigated for embezzlement. Evelyn is forced to send the ladies home and the FBI goes through her home.
Trevor Whitney’s Aunt Lilian makes him go to Evelyn’s aide. He takes Evelyn back to his farm and invites her to stay at his guest house. Trevor has loved Evelyn since high school but has had to force that love aside when she married his best friend. Trevor and Lilian have a farm where they raise vegetables and cattle that they sell. Trevor is trying to find other ways to make the farm profitable, Evelyn tries to help them. She comes up with the idea of having a community meal at their farm as well as opening their farm up to having people come pick their own produce.
Evelyn grew up in a home when she never felt good enough. She thought she was getting away from this when she married Christopher. What she did not know, was that Christopher felt of her as a trophy wife that would help his political career and that he lived a double life. Evelyn tries to get on her with her life without Christopher but someone is leaking personal information to the press. Evelyn finds friendship with the Valentine Volunteers. This group of ladies make it their duty to find eligible singles and try to find suitable mates for them. They also work with the Valentines Day street hearts.
This is a very good book. I like how Evelyn and Trevor are able to put their past behind them and work together on community projects. This story is a good reminder that God works through all things. That He is there during the worst times of our lives and will turn our lives around if we let Him. This story has mystery as well as romance. Even though it is part of a series, it stands alone very nicely.
I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network for an honest review.
Series: Paper Heart
ISBN 16: 9781414398709
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.