Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore
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 pursuit of their professional goals require Nathaniel and Val to give up the dream of being a family?
I've read and enjoyed several books by Jennifer Moore, so I jumped at the chance to review her latest novel, Change of Heart. The modern setting is different from most of what I've read from Moore, but she did a great job with likable characters and an intriguing story. Lobster Cove was also a great setting for Nathaniel and Val to meet.
I really enjoyed Val's character. She didn't fit the mold (either in Lobster Cove and with Nathaniel's people or with the stereotypical West Virginian trailer born and raised people). She was very interested in art and got a degree. She had goals and dreams, and also a very good heart.
This was a Cinderella, rags to riches type story. It was clean and an enjoyable, fast read. I'll definitely read more by this author.
About the Author:
Jennifer 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.
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