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The Heart of the Matter (Welcome To Redemption Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Stacey Joy Netzel
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Book Description

USA Today best selling series
...a small town in Northeast Wisconsin where second chances don’t always come easy, but if you’re willing to try, anything is possible.

The Heart of the Matter, Book 6

“With their easy, breezy style and skilled characterizations, Rogers and Netzel have created a town that readers won't want to leave.” ~ Romantic Times Book Reviews

All Allie Daniels ever wanted was a family of her own—until her doctor informs her she’ll never be able to have children. She hides her desolation, refusing to let any man close enough to see her broken heart. Most certainly not the town veterinarian, who’s cute three-year-old son reminds her of what she’ll never have.

Rick Wilde had a serious crush on Allie back in high school, but life took them in different directions. Now a single parent, he returns to Redemption several years later to raise his son, Lukas. His interest in Allie is renewed, but her shoulder is colder than the bitter winter wind.

Brought together by an orphaned kitten, Allie finds herself helpless to resist Lukas’s impish innocence—not to mention Rick’s warm charm and sexy good looks. Does she dare take a chance on an impossible dream, or will Rick’s desire for more kids devastate their future?

“So, you like the Packers.” He groaned silently the moment the words were out. How lame.

She looked over then, but no more than their gazes met, she turned away again. “Yep.”

“I had no idea you were such a fan.” Just as bad, but he couldn’t seem to shut up. He swallowed his gum so he didn’t accidentally choke on it.

Allie folded her arms across her chest and lifted her chin while staring straight out the windshield. “There’s a lot you don’t know about me.”

Direct hit. He grimaced and put the truck back in drive so he could turn down her street. Despite it feeling like ninety-degrees in the truck with the heat blasting, her tone threatened to give him frostbite. And now they were at her house. He couldn’t let the night end like this, but she was already out of the truck and slammed the door before he shifted into park.

Man up!

Opening his door, he called, “Allie, wait.”

House keys in hand, she whirled on her front porch as he approached, looking smaller than ever against the large columns supporting the overhead roof. “Don’t expect me to thank you for ruining my evening, Rick, because it’s not going to happen. Now go away.”

He ruined her evening? A defensive reply formed on his tongue until he remembered he still needed to apologize for his unintended insult. Before he could come up with those more difficult words, he saw her shiver again. So he said the first thing he could think of to get both of them inside her house.

“I was going to ask if I could use your bathroom.”

She turned to insert the key into the lock and spoke over her shoulder. “Use a tree.”

He let out a disbelieving laugh. “Oh, come on. I’m not Bennie.”

She opened the door and stepped inside. She wasn’t really going to leave him outside like the Bassett hound she dog-sat every week, was she? He cocked a brow and offered a hopeful smile to counter her glare.

Her shoulders dropped, and she huffed out an annoyed breath. “Fine. Come in.”

Boy, did he have his work cut out for him.

A Fair of the Heart, book 1
A Fair to Remember, book 2
The Perfect Blend, book 3
Grounds For Change, book 4
Home Is Where the Heart Is, book 5
The Heart of the Matter, book 6
Never Let Me Go, book 7
Hold On To Me, book 8

Editorial Reviews


5 Stars *Reviewer TOP PICK* "I really loved these characters and I wanted them together no matter what obstacles they may have faced from either their past or even their present. I highly recommend not only this story, but also the entire six book series. Don't pass these stories up!" Diana Coyle ~ Night Owl Reviews

Product Details

  • File Size: 1975 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058VAKFG
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ending to this series! September 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the final book in the Welcome to Redemption series and I felt that it was a perfect ending to a perfect series. I have to say that I was smitten with Rick early on and I had hoped that Allie would give him a chance to correct the things he did to her in the past. I just hoped that it wasn't too late for them since so many years had already passed. I really loved these characters and I wanted them together no matter what obstacles they may have faced from either their past or even their present. I felt these two were the perfect couple and I loved how Ms. Netzel told their story. I highly recommend not only this story, but also the entire six book series. Don't pass these stories up!

Diana Coyle
Night Owl Reviews, Book Reviewer
(Full review @ Night Owl Reviews website)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this series down October 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
From book 1 to book 6 I couldn't put the books down. The author really knew how tie the books together and make you feel like you lived in Redemption!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a good book! May 9, 2014
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This is a well written book and a heartwarming story. It's about a small town in Wisconsin and you soon get to know all of the characters in it. It's so much like the real towns in Wi. that you feel you are right there with them. Living in a small town now in Wi. and being from a small town in Illinois, you do get the feeling of small town life. It's nothing like life in a city.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Mother's Love July 19, 2013
By Barbara
Format:Kindle Edition
The Heart of the Matter (Welcome to Redemption - Book Six)
Rick and Allie classmates in High School, had silent crushes on each other.
Rick now a single father has returned to Redemption to raise his son.
When Allie learns it is not possible to have children, she withdraws and refuses Rick attentions.
When Allie is forced to babysit for Lukas the wall she has built comes crashing down.
Will Allie and Rick finally get together?
Will Lukas become the child Allie desires and allow her to feel a Mother's Love?

Welcome to Redemption focuses on a small Wisconsin town and its citizens.
While each story can stand alone, it is fun to get to know the people, and expand on your friendships.
See if you can find the character that appears in every book of the Welcome to Redemption series.
I'm not telling. Get to reading!

I am ready to contact Tara and start looking for a home in Redemption!
These authors write with the same voice. You forget that there are two authors, the story line is seamless.
Stacey and Donna paint such a picture with their words!
I see the the town of redemption so clearly.
I want to stop in at Coffee to Chai For order a cup of tea and tasty treat walk across the street to check out a book from the library.
I continue down the street waving to friends and neighbors.
I stop in the park to watch the dogs and owners play and enjoy the day.

I want more! The characters have come to life. I feel as though I have expanded my family. I have so many new friends!
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More About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel is an avid reader of heartwarming and pulse-pounding romance, and she loves all movies with a happily ever after. She lives in Wisconsin with her family, a horse and some barn cats. She enjoys gardening, canning, and visiting her parents in Northeastern Wisconsin (Up North), at the family cabin on the lake. Travelling anywhere to the mountains to do some hiking is a bonus she wishes she could do much more often than every couple years.

She writes romantic suspense, small town contemporary romances, and paranormal ghost stories. Colorado, Wisconsin, and Italy are favorite settings, which explains why her bestselling books include the Romancing Wisconsin Series, Italy Intrigue Series, Welcome to Redemption Series, and the Colorado Trust Series.

Check out her website at STACEYJOYNETZEL.COM to sign up for her Newsletter. Not only do subscribers receive new release updates, they also enjoy EXCLUSIVE monthly contests, and bonus short stories to go along with her Romancing Wisconsin series.

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