Author: Ann Marie Bryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Crushed by heartache and desperate for an escape, he makes a life-changing choice.
When Chandler Peynard staggers into Sabrina Benjamin’s life, he is desperate for an escape route. Battling feelings of isolation, he has erected barriers around his heart, often times leaving a trail of broken dreams behind him.
Sabrina’s happily-ever-after was ripped away months ago, but she hasn’t given up on finding love. Still, she is caught off guard by her feelings for Chandler, a man who could hardly be described as a model man of God. As an unexpected bond develops between them, she wants more—a lot more than Chandler is prepared to give, because falling in love and putting down roots are not a part of his plan.
Touched by Sabrina’s kindness and faith, Chandler makes a life-changing choice; however, complication is inevitable when the past he’d thought was long buried, pushes him to confront matters he would have given anything to forget. As he struggles to release himself from his past and embrace the future, he offers Sabrina a place in his heart, but she demands all of it.
In a season that has brought so many changes, Chandler longs for peace in his soul and yearns for love. Will he trust God with all of his heart in order to overcome his past? Will he be able to testify that God’s grace wins every time? Will he find the strength to take a chance at life and love with Sabrina?
Reviewer: Becky Hrivnak
A Place for My Heart, Ann Marie Bryan, is book 3 in the Encounters of the Heart series and a standalone.
Wow! This author is not afraid to produce edgy Christian fiction! She takes the reader on a journey of passion, pasts and purity! She shows the sinful side of man(and women) and yet she shows how a redeeming Savior is ever ready to welcome and forgive that sinner.
Sabrina - she's the main female character. She's lovely, faithful in her walk with the Lord, passionate about her Savior.
Chandler - he's the picture of rich playboy. He uses women to satisfy him, but he won't give his heart away easily because he has been burnt. He willingly puts himself into a relationship that is the height of sinfulness and crashes when it falls through. In the midst of that crash, he finds Christ! What a transformation! Beautiful!
If you don't like edgy, this book isn't for you. Bryan takes the dirty gritty world and shows how Christ can clean and redeem. There were times that I was teary eyed at the transformation. It wasn't an easy road for these characters. You'll find yourself in these characters more than you wish...but you'll also find yourself cheering them on as if they were your loved ones. Thoroughly enjoyed this read!
I was given this book by the author. All thoughts and comments are my own!