Book Review: Rival Hearts

Book Review: Rival Hearts from Starts At EightAbout Rival Hearts:

They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot.

Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.

Can girly‑girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he‑said, she‑said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?
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About Tara Randel:

Tara Randel is the author of five romance novels including “Lasting Love,” “Melody of Love” and “This Time Love.” A member of ACFW, Tara is also the lead author of the new Annie’s Mysteries series (see

Tara lives in New Port Richey, Florida.

What I Thought:

Having been disappointed by the last couple of Quilts of Love books that I have read recently, I was leery about spedning time reading another one.  Lucky for me Rival Hearts was light and entertaining.

The contrast drawn between Ben Weaver the outdoorsman and Molly Hnderson the quiet quilter made for continual fodder, interest and conflict throughout the story.  I particularly love how the office takes up boys vs. girls when Ben and Molly are forced to compete for a promotion they both want.

Through competition, mishaps, life and work, Molly and Ben realize that the competition they never wanted has spurred them on in unexpected direction they might not have otherwise seen.

Rival Hearts is a fun, encouraging read about finding yourself, and love when you least expect it.

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Disclaimer: I want to thank Tara Randel and Litfuse Publicity for supplying me with a copy of this book for me to review. While I received this free of charge in exchange for my review, my opinions are my own, and have not been influenced in any way.


Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, Rival Hearts, by Tara Randel. Who doesn’t like a friendly competition, every now and then? You’ll be sure to love this fun tale of unexpected competition between two people forced out of their comfort zone.

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