Wednesday, November 16, 2022

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Matters of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill


Matters of the Heart JustRead Blog + Review Blitz 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Matters of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Matters of the Heart Title: Matters of the Heart 
Series: Discerning God's Best #3 
Author: Heidi Gray McGill 
Publisher: Heidi Gray McGill Books LLC 
Release Date: July 26, 2022 
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction, Christian Historical Romance

She determines to champion the needs of others, no matter the fallout.

He’s determined to be his own man and make his own way. 

Will stubbornness keep them from discovering God’s best? 

Unconventional Katie empathizes with the widows and orphans of the Civil War who are searching for a place to call home in Shumard Oak Bend. But with no one to help her, she’ll need to do it secretly, a challenge she readily accepts. Katie’s taken charge before, and she’ll do it again, no matter whom she has to outwit to get the job done. 

Hans vows to stop doing everyone else’s bidding. But he follows orders when a pair of emerald green eyes, blazing red hair, and freckles that dance on the bridge of a pert nose conscript him to duty. Be his own man. Who is he kidding? Skunks don’t change their stripes. They leave disasters in their wake wherever they go, just like him. 

Overcoming personal obstacles and finding your true self doesn’t mean going it alone. Yet the answer isn’t always in the one you seek. 

True Christian Fiction. Relatable Characters. Life-changing stories.

Christian Historical Fiction is a favorite genre of mine. Matters of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill is Book 3 in the Shumard Oak series. I have not read the first 2 books in the series YET, but this book is a great standalone book.

Kathleen Murphy has come to America from Ireland to help her Aunt and Uncle with their boarding house. Katie has a passion for Widows and Orphans of the Civil War and wants to love and support them. Katie has a lot to overcome and she feels that she lacks confidence which can be her worst enemy. Hans Korhonen is a War Veteran and suffers from PTSD and his faith in God is lacking. A chance meeting between Hans and Katie and Hans knows immediately that he has "love at first sight" for Katie. Hans being shy and also having an accent from Finland, has trouble communicating with Katie and feels he has said so many wrong things. He wants to run from the situation, but his heart is tugging. Katie's heart is also troubled as she realizes she treated Hans poorly and she regrets it. Will Katie and Hans work things out and are they destined for a relationship? Will they both trust God for future plans or continue to lack Faith?

I grabbed this book to read on a Rainy Day and had nothing else going on. I am glad I had no other plans for that day, as I did not stop reading until I was done with the book. Katie is a determined woman who wants to care for all the Widows and Orphans. She also struggles with patience in most situations. I LOVE how she worked on her Patience throughout the book. Hans is a man who knows he has a lot to overcome after the effects of the War. He also sees a beautiful woman in Katie and is very interested in having a relationship with her. The Book is Faith-Based and I appreciate how the author makes that the center of this book. The characters all have faith issues, but throughout the book the author helps the characters gain faith again. I am soo encouraged by this book and I will be going back and reading the first 2 books in this series! FANTASTIC BOOK!

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Heidi Gray McGill

Whether historical or contemporary, you will find Heidi Gray McGill's works to be true Christian Fiction, full of God’s redeeming love. Everything Heidi writes is purposeful. She believes in bringing a reader into the awareness of who God is to them and how He interacts with them on a personal level. She does this by crafting characters so relatable you feel part of who they are. Heidi reaches deep into the reader’s heart through masterfully written words and offers ways toward healing by seamlessly applying God’s Word throughout her stories.

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(1) winner will receive an Amazon Fire 7 tablet.

Matters of the Heart JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 16, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 23, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review and cover.

K said... Best Blogger Tips

Really nice book cover design-- I can't wait to read this! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Author Heidi Gray McGill said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for this beautifully written review and thoughtful words.

Carrie @ JustRead Tours said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you!!

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Matters of the Heart sounds like a great read for me, thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your review!

Have a spectacular day!

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