About the Book
Book: Her Guarded Heart
Author: Sharlene MacLaren
Genre: FICTION / Christian/Romance/Historical
Release date: February 1, 2022
At age twenty-one, Anna Hansen has had more than her share of hardship. Her mother died when she was eleven and her father just passed away under mysterious circumstances, leaving her to care for her ten-year-old brother, Billy Ray. She struggles to hang onto the family farm but it’s facing foreclosure and things are looking grim.
Next door, Jesse Fuller’s drive, work ethic, and skill ensure that his family’s farm is a growing success. His brothers think he should marry Anna to help out her and her kid brother…while also enabling the Fullers to expand their operation. But Jesse has never had romantic feelings for Anna and the idea doesn’t appeal to him.
In the meantime, Horace Blackthorn is hell-bent on acquiring the Hansen farm for reasons of his own. And he’ll do whatever it takes to get it—lie, cheat, steal…even murder.
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About the Author
Shar has always enjoyed writing, and her high school classmates eagerly read and passed around her short stories. In the early 2000s, Shar felt God’s call upon her heart to take her writing pleasures a step further, so in 2006, she signed a contract with Whitaker House for her first faith-based novel, Through Every Storm, thereby launching her professional writing career. With almost two dozen published novels now gracing store shelves and being sold online, Shar gives God all the glory.
Shar’s novels have won numerous awards. Most recently, Their Daring Hearts was named a 2018 Top Pick by Romantic Times, and A Love to Behold was voted “Book of the Year” in 2019 by Interviews & Reviews. The two prior books in Shar’s Hearts of Honor series, centered on the Fuller brothers, include Her Rebel Heart and Her Steadfast Heart.
Shar has done numerous countrywide book signings and has participated in several interviews on television and radio. She loves to speak for community organizations, libraries, church groups, and women’s conferences. In her church, she is active in women’s ministries, regularly facilitating Bible studies and other events. Shar and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan.
More from Sharlene
- Setting is Lebanon, Ohio, after the Civil War
- The lead character’s father dies under mysterious circumstances; the next day, President Lincoln is assassinated
- This is Sharlene’s 24th novel with Whitaker House
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To celebrate her tour, Sharlene is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and a copy of the book!!
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Her Guarded Heart is the third installment and my favorite from Sharlene MacLaren’s Hearts of Honor series. Even though this is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone. I adored this story so much. I loved Anna right from the first page and enjoyed her interactions with Jesse. I loved that the plot included some mystery and suspense. I thought it was a great story that had me intrigued from start to finish.
Her Guarded Heart will be getting five stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean historical romance. I can not wait to see where else Sharlene MacLaren’s stories will take me to in her upcoming releases.
I received a digital copy of Her Guarded Heart from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.