After her husband of fifteen years comes out of the closet, a blindsided, forty-year-old Amanda Lewis is forced to salvage what remains of her shattered heart and navigate a new life for herself and her teenage daughter. But will a sizzling secret romance with a famous young NFL quarterback lead her to winning the life she deserves or set her up for her biggest loss yet?
As she embarks on the journey of rebuilding her home, Amanda discovers that finding forgiveness and repairing her damaged self-worth are her biggest challenges of all. While searching her soul–and even searching inside her city’s history–she finds answers. But will answers come too late and can a broken heart ever be truly fixed?
“Renaissance of the Heart is a light-hearted yet soul-filling story of what true love looks like” – review from Amazon
“This is the best book I have read in years! Lori Jones is an amazing author and needs to get more books out there! It’s so hard to put this book down!” – review from Amazon
“This is a great book and you can’t wait to get to the next chapter! The author draws you in right away with this story. The characters are amazing!” – review from Goodreads
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This is the first book I have ever read of Lori’s and I must say, WOW! Only 4 pages into the book and I was STUNNED. I did NOT see that coming! It had been such a while between the time I applied to this book tour & actually started reading it, I completely forgot what was going to happen! I made the mistake of starting this book at 10:00 at night. I NEVER stay up past 10:30, so it was really hard for me to put it down! Amanda’s husband, Derrick, left her for another man. She meets Star Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers through work & they hit it off.
The way Derrick treated Amanda, I came to really dislike him. He reminded me WAY too much of my biological father, who I have NOTHING to do with! I mean, I saw some really really BIG resemblances between the 2 men! I never went through having parents who got a divorce. My mom met my dad when I was around 8 & they married when I was 10. Enough about me, though! One thing I really liked about Amanda, she tried to make her 15 year old daughter, Lilly, understand that her fathers sexuality did not make him a bad man & that he didn’t choose to be gay.
From the time Ms. Jones introduced us to Bradley Errickson, I could tell sparks were going to fly between him & Amanda. There is a 12 year difference in their age, but in my opinion, that’s a no big deal type of thing! Age is only a number!
This book had me laughing out loud many times & my husband would look at me like I was goofy!
About the Author
Lori M. Jones is an author of women’s & children’s fiction. She released her first children’s book, RILEY’S HEART MACHINE, in the fall of 2012 through Guardian Angel Publishing and her second children’s book, CONFETTI THE CROC, in 2014. Her debut novel, RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART, was released by Soul Mate Publishing in 2014. Her flash fiction pieces have placed in several contests and both novels have received awards in first chapter contests.
Lori resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, two young daughters and Disco the dog. Her youngest daughter’s heart defect was the inspiration behind Riley’s Heart Machine. Lori is currently on the national Board of Directors for the Children’s Heart Foundation and the president of Pennsylvania Chapter. She travels to schools and libraries delivering talks about the inspiration behind Riley’s Heart Machine and how we can all embrace what makes us special. Lori enjoys rooting for her Pittsburgh sports teams and participating in 5K runs.
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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