08 December 2016

Diana's Review Of 'A Heart's Gift' By Lena Nelson Dooley


A Heart's Gift
By Lena Nelson Dooley, November 6, 2016

Reviewed By Diana Flowers
~5 stars!~
(No Spoilers!)


A Heartwarming Historical Romance!

Colorado - 1893

With a sweep of her magnificent pen, author Lena Nelson Dooley writes a poignant, soul-stirring romantic suspense set against the backdrop of the majestic snow covered Rockies.

Abused as a child and controlled by her husband, the beautiful Lorinda Sullivan promises herself that she will never again let another man make her decisions for her. However, she finds herself in a terrible predicament when she is inadvertently left alone and pregnant, and in virtual danger of a madman who sets her cabin afire. So when Franklin Vine, a wealthy and handsome neighboring rancher, offers a crazy solution to both of their problems she finds herself caught between a rock and a hard place. 

Franklin was betrayed by his fiance and has no use for love, but proposes a marriage of convenience to Lorinda as he needs an heir. Perhaps a marriage in name only is the perfect arrangement for Lorinda and her babybut will she be able to withstand living without love for the rest of her life in exchange for her precious son's security?  Will they be able to stay platonic when the sparks of passion begin to ignite between the two of them? And when someone from Franklin's past arrives at the ranch will it douse those flames of desire as quickly as they start?

Multi-award winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, is an expert at writing stories that tug at the readers' heart strings and leave them overflowing with emotion. Combining family, faith, a smidgen of suspense, romance, and a baby who is utterly irresistibleall neatly tie together this exemplary novel with a pretty little bow just in time for Christmas gifts! The romantic tension between hero and heroine was so palatable and thick one could cut it with a knife, and the secondary characters were endearing to say the least (with the exception of a couple of nefarious critters!) Guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heartbe sure to order your copy of A Heart's Gift today!

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The ebook of A Heart's Gift may be purchased through Amazon now and paperback version will be coming soon!

GIVEAWAY: Lena Nelson Dooley has generously offered an ebook copy of A Heart's Gift to one blessed commenter! Please leave your email addy if you would like to be entered in the giveaway - written (at) and (dot) to protect yourself from spammers! (International entrants welcome!)


38 comments:

  1. This sounds like a very interesting Western. I'm curious to know the ages of the girl and the guy. Wondering if he is a lot older than her.

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    1. Welcome, ABLST NLKI I! I believe he is somewhat older. I read so many books and read this quite some time ago that I'm not sure of the age difference. Please be sure and leave your email if you would like to be entered!

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  2. Very interested in this book. Great review.

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    1. Thanks so much, PATRICIA! Please be sure and leave your email if you would like to be entered! :)

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  3. Anything by Lena is wonderful. My blog's Author Chat highlights Lena this week. Go, Lena! (linda@lindabrooksdavis.com)

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    1. I agree, LINDA! I guess it's safe to assume that's why she wins so many awards? ;)

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  4. Thank you, Diana, for the wonderful review.

    To answer ablst's question, He's 29, she's 23 when we first meet her. They're 30 and 24 when they marry.

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    1. You're quite welcome, Lena! I thought he was at least 30 but didn't want to say the wrong thing.

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  5. Wonderful review Noela.
    Congratulations Lena Nelson Dooley on your book!
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Thanks, TINA! Only I'm not Noela. I wish I could write reviews like she can though!

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    2. Oh! Forgive me Diana, she was on my mind so I put her name instead of yours.
      Your reviews are awesome.
      Blessings,Tina

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    3. Thanks, Tina! I thought it was funny! We all have so much on our minds during this season, don't we? Hugs!

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    4. Thanks, Tina! I thought it was funny! We all have so much on our minds during this season, don't we? Hugs!

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  6. Diana, thank you very much for a beautiful review! A Heart's Gift sounds like a great book. alexaverde7 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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    1. You're so welcome, ALEXA! I'm glad you enjoyed the review and hope you enjoy this wonderful story even more!

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  7. Lovely cover!
    Karenskrayon(gmaoil)dot(com)
    Thank you!

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    1. I love it and that baby is so utterly adorable. Good luck!

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  8. Love the cover Lena. And, good review Diann. would love to win this book. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Hey, dear MAXIE! Thanks so much! I would love for you to have the opportunity to read this book. I believe you would enjoy it very much.

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  9. Thank you so much for this review,Diana ! Always appreciate how you keep us informed on what great new CF books are being released and this one sounds very exciting! Thanks ,also to Lena Nelson Dooley for writing this story,looking forward to reading it! lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, LYNNE! I just love talking CF; always have and always will. When I gave up secular books bc alot of them were just too smutty, imagine my delight when I first discovered CF! And I've been telling others about it ever since!

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  10. Ooh what an intriguing plot, I think I must read this! Thanks for an enticing and lovely review, Diane! Love the book cover too, Lena!

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    1. Thanks, NOELA! Such a pretty cover with the mountains in the background, I agree!

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  11. Thrilling review, DIANA! Love these characters :-)

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    1. Oh, and that baby will melt your heart to your toes, ANNE! Thanks so much for your always kind words.

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  12. Great review. I now have that book on my wish list. Thank you for a chance to win it .
    Klemmk.c@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, CINDY! I hope you get the chance to read it ASAP! Good luck in the drawing.

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    2. Oops, sorry I misspelled your name, CINDI. :/

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  13. Wow! Love reading all the comments. This was a book of my heart. And the lovely cover was designed by Crystal L Barnes, another Christian author. I'm featuring her on my blog today if you want to check her out. http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com

    And picture of the Rocky Mountains was taken by another author friend Mindy Obenhaus on her vacation this year. I saw her picture on Facebook and knew it was just what I was looking for to give to Crystal. Mindy writes Love Inspired contemporary romances set in Ouray, Colorado. Check her out.

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    1. Lena, thank you for all the interesting info! So many talented authors that can do so much more than write. I "know" Mindy! The cover is fabulous -- no doubt about it! And loved you giving us all a part in it as well by helping you choose which cover, font, colors, etc., we liked the best! :) That was fun!

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  14. Love this cover! Thanks for the review, Diana! Congrats, Lena!

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    1. You're welcome, CARRIE! Have a nice weekend!

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  15. Always excited to read a book from an author I have not read from before. :)

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    1. Lena is great, EMILY, and has won so many awards for her writing. If you would like to be entered in the giveaway please come back and leave your email addy for contact purposes. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  16. This look and sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Congrats to Cindi for winning an e-book copy of A Heart's Gift via random number!

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