A Man's Heart
By Lori Copeland
Zondervan, 2010. 317 pgs. Romance
Jules Matias has broken her engagement to Cruz Delgado not once but twice. After the second time, she heads off to college, determined to create the perfect potato in order to help her father, a potato farmer, improve his financial standing. Just as she's about to graduate, however, her father dies, drawing her back home. With her estranged sister in town and her broken relationship with Cruz, things are already spinning out of control. However, they take a turn for the worst when her best friend Sophie--who happens to be Cruz's sister--is diagnosed with cancer. Jules and Cruz are thrown together as they try to care for Sophie's two children.
There was a lot going on in this book--perhaps too much. Some readers might enjoy the themes of love and forgiveness, but at the same time, the lack of real character development might alienate others. I found it difficult to really get into the story and care about the characters; nothing really kept my attention or made me want to keep reading.