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
This story cuts straight to the point in chapter 1 – Amanda’s husband Derrick has left her for another man.
Not sure where we are going from here, but after 15 years of marriage and 17 years together, you know there is going to be emotions.
Having been a child who went through the divorce (not for another man but for another woman) I could relate to what Amanda went through (the depression, the anger).
I really, really dislike Derrick. The way he treated Amanda when they were together and the way he treats her now. Seriously? I don’t hate a lot of people, but Derrick pushed his limits with me.
Fortunately, I didn’t feel we dwell a whole lot on Derrick. We got to see another side to Amanda and watch her heal.
This is one of those stories that put a smile on your face and that goofy love struck smile stays the entire length of the story! (I’m pretty thankful I do most of my reading at night so no one can see my goofy smile while reading!)
I really did enjoy Renaissance of the Heart and if you like a good love story, this is a good one to pick up.
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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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