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Author Biography Christina North is an author who prides herself on creating characters that are authentic, yet, heartbreakingly, troubled souls. Often unlikable, they live, love, and struggle, in a way that not everyone can empathize with. Her characters are recreation of the kind of people we all know, love, and possibly loathe at times. In a world that is often harsh and unforgiving, they don’t always make the right choices and do battle to find their way. Perhaps, you’re one of them. Christina is determined to take her readers with her as she examines the darker side of life in the depth and bring peace and happiness in the end. She also enjoys mixing it up with a bit of suspense, a dash of thrills, and a great romance. A single mother of two teenage boys, Christina was born and raised in Upstate, New York and now resides in Richmond, Virginia. She aspires to live the remainder of her life, creating stories that will touch the hearts of readers everywhere.

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  • File Size: 1625 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Christina North; 2 edition (January 7, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 7, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B1ETW8A
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Christina North is an author who prides herself on creating characters that are authentic, yet, heartbreakingly, troubled souls. Often unlikable, they live, love, and struggle, in a way that not everyone can empathize with. Her characters are recreation of the kind of people we all know, love, and possibly loathe at times.
In a world that is often harsh and unforgiving, they don't always make the right choices and do battle to find their way. Perhaps, you're one of them. Christina is determined to take her readers with her as she examines the darker side of life in the depth and bring peace and happiness in the end. She also enjoys mixing it up with a bit of suspense, a dash of thrills, and a great romance.
A single mother of two teenage boys, Christina was born and raised in Upstate, New York and now resides in South Portland, Maine. She aspires to live the remainder of her life, creating stories that will touch the hearts of readers everywhere.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Stellalunna on February 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
** I received a free copy of this book in an exchange for an honest review **

Christina North’s gives a bitter sweet romance in her debut novel.

“When the Heart Lies” is really about finding true happiness. Kinsley Wentworth is in a failed marriage looking for space to get perspective. When She meets Wayde, an ex military man, who claims he can help her find her brother she jumps at the opportunity. Unfortunately for her Wayde is not what he appears to be and she ends up unhappy in an abusive relationship that she can not escape. All the while in the back round is Jackson, a private investigator, which was hired to make sure she doesn’t get hurt.

I have really mixed feelings on this book.

With out a doubt Christina North has the ability to write. Her characterizations are superbly vivid while the dialogue is just amazing. There is a strong current of sexual desire between Kinsley and Jackson and a few unambiguous encounters that go a long way to proving that point. When she talks about Wayde and his nicotine stained hands I was cringing right along with Kinsley. The strength of this story is the personal relationships and the emotions derived from the situation.

What I question is North’s story telling ability. The book climaxed about two third of the way through, leaving the remainder to pull all the pieces together and explaining why everything came to fruition. I personally felt as though the chapters weren’t in the right order. While North is so outstanding in her romantic writing I found it lacking in on the side of the abuse. I questioned for sometime why Kinsley was so afraid of Wayde. Why doesn’t she just pick up and go. I had a hard time feeling the true threat until almost the climax.

Please don’t get me wrong, there is a strong story here with a few twists and revelations that can rival anything written for a day time soap opera. It is an emotionally charged modern day drama.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Julius Butcher on January 29, 2013
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OK, this is a review from a guy, who is not the most romantic creature on the Earth - at least my wife says so. I like this book for two reasons.

One: Kinsley, the heroine took revenge on the bad guys. This is what Jack Reacher would do (if you know who I'm talking about). The bastards who beguile, deceit and finally kidnap her are finally punished. The good wins, and gets away with it.

Two: the chemistry between Jackson and Kinsley worked surprisingly well for me. There was wanting, there were obstacles, there were fighting emotions, there were misunderstandings. I'm not an expert in romance, but I found myself turning pages more quickly when they found the love in each other. You know what I mean.

Three (it just came into my mind, so I like the book for three reasons): there were some twists and turns I didn't expect. I don't want to spoil the book, you will have to read it yourself, but there are surprises along the story.

At first I found Kinsley week in character, indecisive, not knowing what she wanted, but later I realised that this is her personality, this is why she made bad decisions, and this is why she had a chance to stand up and get out of the trouble. Besides, who said a protagonist always has to be a strong-willed one?
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 23, 2013
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I hardly ever delete a book from my Kindle without finishing it even if it is really bad. So to tell you that I stopped and deleted it at 35% on this book should carry some weight. I'm not sure why other reviewers gave it such high ratings, perhaps it gets better as you go along. I simply could not get invested in the story. I didn't care about the characters and felt I was wasting my time. The main female character is so scattered that I couldn't bring myself to care about her drama. I just can't see this scenario happening in real life and it's not fantastic enough to warrant my time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wendylu4 on May 9, 2014
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Overall this was a good book. My biggest issue was that there were so many sub-plots left without an ending. All the characters were woven together but yet they weren't connecting. Kinsley is married and her husband is the ultimate douchebag. They separate and she meets someone online who claims to know her brother who has been missing since returning from war. She packs up herself and her son to go live with this stranger. This was the unrealistic part. This lands her with an abusive man who pretty much keeps her prisoner. Her philandering husband doesn't seem to even care though he professes to loving her. Doesn't even seem worried about his son. The father-in-law steps in to hire a PI - Jackson - to watch over her and her son. Everyone seems to suspect something but cannot come up with enough to intervene. There are several other characters that are involved whose stories are just as crazy messed up and you get no closure on them nor much of a history. I can overlook some of the unrealistic actions taken by the heroine but there were just so many it became too hard. Again I was left with too many questions at the end of the book. Too many loose ends not tied up. I give this 3 stars. Not horrible but not a favorite.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sandy S. on February 19, 2013
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WHEN THE HEART LIES by Christina North

Released January 15, 2013

REVIEW: WHEN THE HEART LIES is not your typical romance novel. If anything, it is a contemporary suspense novel with a little bit of romance and a little bit of sex and a whole lot of betrayal, revenge and heartbreaking pain.

When The Heart Lies is a study in bad family dynamics-the Wentworth family take the title of dysfunctional family to a whole other dimension. Stuck in a loveless marriage to a man who continues to drink and womanize, Kinsley Wentworth searches for a way out-but she soon finds herself a virtual prisoner to an abusive man she met on the internet. And to complicate matters, she has taken her young son with her hoping for a fresh start and a new beginning.

As the storyline develops we uncover the many sides of Kinsley Wentworth-a woman who wants desperately to be loved but finds a different kind of love in all of the wrong places. Kinsley is a woman familiar to many people but at the same time, we would probably throw our hands in the air and give up trying to help. Placing herself into a situation that risks both her life and her son's forces a close family member to hire a private investigator to keep an eye out for her safety. But all too soon, Kinsley will begin to fall in love with the man sent to guard and protect her from her own life choices. And the reality of her situation worsens when she becomes a prisoner in a war of blackmail and revenge.

WHEN THE HEART LIES is a well-written, heartbreaking, introspective and suspense filled storyline that will have many readers angry at some of the choices our heroine makes.
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