Book Reviews, Tyndale

~Book Review~ “Heart of the Country” by Rene Gutteridge & John Ward

Heart of the Country

Summary from Goodreads:

“Faith and Luke Carraway have it all. Faith is a beautiful singer turned socialite while Luke is an up-and-coming successful businessman. After taking his inheritance from his father’s stable, lucrative business to invest in a successful hedge fund with the Michov Brothers, he’s on the fast track as a rising young executive, and Faith is settling comfortably into her role as his wife. When rumors of the Michovs’ involvement in a Ponzi scheme reach Faith, she turns to Luke for confirmation, and he assures her that all is well. But when Luke is arrested, Faith can’t understand why he would lie to her, and she runs home to the farm and the family she turned her back on years ago. Meanwhile, Luke is forced to turn to his own family for help as he desperately tries to untangle himself from his mistakes. Can two prodigals return to families they abandoned, and will those families find the grace to forgive and forget? Will a marriage survive betrayal when there is nowhere else to run but home?”

Here is a link to the YouTube video for the DVD:

My Review:

When I seen this book on the website, it looked like a book that I would read. I then found out that it was also a movie! I watched the trailer and couldn’t wait to watch the movie and read the book! I received an email from Tyndale saying that my book had shipped and that the first 25 people who clicked to get the book would get the DVD as well. I didn’t think that I had been one of the first 25 so I just brushed it off, but when I got my package it had the DVD in it. I was excited! I watched the movie first since the book was an adaptation of the movie. I loved the movie, but knowing that it they used the Prodigal Son from the Bible as part of the novel then I kind of knew what was going to happen. I then started to read the book and it was like the movie was coming to life in my hands. There were a few things different, but I would’ve never known that it had started off as a movie first. I loved the book and how each chapter had a different character’s point of view. It was like a 360 degree version that some writers don’t do. I personally like that better because I want to know how everyone feels. I normally don’t like movies on books because my version of the character doesn’t look like what I thought they would or they left out part of the book, but this was a movie first so that problem didn’t exist.

I give this book a 4.5 stars out of 5.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from the Tyndale Blog Network.


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