Thursday, October 24, 2013

Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge & John Ward

Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge & John Ward is the latest book & movie release. The novel is based on the screenplay. Well written and engaging, it tugged at my heart and caused me to tear up more than once. I couldn't put this book down and finished it in about 24 hours. 
Each chapter is told from a different characters perspective, once you get the hang of who is who it's fairly easy to catch on. There were a few things I didn't think were resolved at the end (was Luke guilty or not?) and it ended rather abruptly but overall I enjoyed my time with these characters.

From the back cover:

Faith and Luke Carraday have it all. After taking his inheritance from his father's stable, lucrative business to invest in a successful hedge fund with the Michov Brothers, Luke is on the fast track as a rising young executive. And Faith, a beautiful singer turned socialite, 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 takes off for the farm and the family she tuned her back on years ago. Meanwhile, Luke is forced to ask his own family for help as he desperately tries to untangle himself from his mistakes. Can two prodigals return to families they abandoned and hope to be met with open arms? Will a marriage survive betrayal when there is nowhere to run but home?

Here's a link where you can watch the movie trailer. I received the book and the movie and read the book before watching the film. The book was much better than the movie, the movie was right up there with 95% of other Christian films in cheesiness. It didn't make much sense and I would have been lost if I hadn't read the book.

This was provided for review by Tyndale.

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