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Change of Heart: Book Tour

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Change of Heart

Jennifer Moore

I am so excited to share with you this wonderfully real love story today as part of a fun book tour.  While I am going to start with a fun little excerpt, please at least scroll down and enter the giveaway at the end of the post.

    The crashing of waves soothed him and let him relax as he enjoyed the warm drink. His eyes drifted shut.
    “Mr. Cavanaugh?”
With a start, he opened his eyes. “I really think you should call me Nathaniel.” He was starting to getdrowsy.
        “Sir, that would be completely inappropriate, not
when I’m working for you.”
    “That’s true, but sometimes you don’t seem like an
Val raised her eyes and their gazes met. “I don’t act
very professional, do I?”
    “That’s not what I meant. Sometimes, you seem
more like a friend.” Nathaniel could tell that his guard was down. Why did talking to someone at night free people of their inhibitions? He needed to be careful not to say anything he’d regret.
Val picked at her nails. “I need to thank you again for coming to get me. It’s the second time you’ve rescued me. I’m not doing very well in the whole ‘being an independent woman’ department, am I?”
    “That’s what friends do.” He closed his eyes and let his head fall back against the chair. Moments later, he sleepily registered Val had moved the blanket to cover him and took the empty mug from his hand, but he was too tired to do more than mutter,     “Thanks.”
    “Good night, Nathaniel.” 

Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore a Book Review on Reading List

Story Overview 

This summer, Nathaniel Cavanaugh vacations in Lobster Cove to spend quality time with his kids after his estranged wife’s tragic death. Successful and well-connected, he is on the fast-track to the highest legal positions in the country, but his family life suffers. After an accident throws Val nearly into his lap and costs her a job opportunity, Nathaniel surprises himself by overlooking her outlandish appearance and lack of qualifications to offer her a job as his nanny for the summer. Valdosta McKinley wishes for an internship at a Paris Art Institute to use her newly acquired art-history skills. She knows Nathaniel could never develop feelings for a girl from a trailer in a rural West Virginia holler—a lesson she learned the hard way years earlier. Will the pursuit of their professional goals require Nathaniel and Val to give up the dream of being a family? 


JenniferJennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th-century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.

Personal Likes

I absolutely loved the characters in this one.  Val is clearly a girl who's had a rough life living in rural West Virgina, you can hear it in her voice and see it in her character. Yet the determination that keeps her moving forward is so real and explains so much of her behavior and thoughts.  Nathaniel is exactly what you would expect from a wealthy lawyer who is driven to succeed in work.  Yet he has a deeper side that has been wounded and scarred which make him incredibly believable.

This is also fast read.  The language is easy to grasp, and the plot moves along with a great clip.  It is sweet and reads like a classic romantic comedy come to life.  It is almost as if you could be sitting with one of these characters as they share their story with you.

Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore a Book Review on Reading List

Personal Dislikes

A minor dislike on my part spurs from the fact that Val is a nanny, yet there are few scenes where she is actively nanny-ing...  She mentions early on that she doesn't really agree with Finn having school work at his age, and she promises Ruby she will make a memory book with her.  Then those points fade away, only to be brought up again at the end... I would have enjoyed seeing how Val handled Finn's lessons, and how Ruby healed.

Not to mention I was shocked at the end when Val mentions all the books she reads to Ruby when Ruby made it clear that she did not want Val to read to her...  That was surprising and would been a wonderful addition to the story.

Reading List Rating

Four heart rating on Reading List

I'm giving this book a four heart rating because it was just so sweet.  There is nothing like a quick little love story to brighten your day.

My Suggested Audience

I would say this is a book most women would enjoy.  If you are a fan of classic romantic comedies, enjoy a book with normal, real-life characters, then you will most likely enjoy this one.  While it is predictable, that is what makes it fun.

Wondering Questions to Consider

Change of Heart really deals with two different people who have set out to accomplish very specific dreams with their lives, yet as they walk the path set before them, they start to question those dreams.  How often in life do we take the time really consider the dreams we are chasing?  Is there a purpose to the dreams we are chasing?  Does the journey make us happy, or a better person?  How does the dream effect those around us?

Now that she was here, she realized this wasn't what she wanted at all. @JennytheBrave #ChangeofHeart @Reading_List1

Are you a fan of classic romantic stories?  Have you ever considered the dream you are chasing? Would you let go of a dream if you realized there was a better option for you? 

I'd love to hear from you, please leave me a little note!

Marissa @ Reading List

$25 Blog Tour giveaway

Blog Tour Giveaway 

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 5/1/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

Blog Tour Schedule 

April 18th 

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April 19th 

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April 20th 

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April 21st 

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April 22nd 

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April 26th 

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*****Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the blog tour hosted by I'm a Reader, not a Writer. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

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