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That being said, I do want to say that I don't believe this book would be for everyone. If you aren't already a Christian, I think you would find the approach to faith to be heavy handed. I say this because some of the authors other novels are a bit softer in their approach and I think you would enjoy them and grow by reading them regardless of your faith. This book is a lot more outspoken in faith messages. It screams what it is to be a Christian. For me, I loved that about it. I am mentioning this because I think there are christian fiction novels that are written in such a way that you could hand them off to somoene else and they'd be a great tool for witnessing because it's not hitting you over the head with it. I don't think this is one of those books.
Would I give this to a young adult? Probably but only with conversation. This book has some deep themes and the description of the "hero's" lifestyle before faith is such that I think it would require conversation.
Overall, if you are into Christian Fiction...I say "Two Thumbs Up"
Maggie is a doll. Even though she has absolutely nothing, and realizes she doesn’t fit into this world of money and power, she does her absolute best. All the while, she’s asking God for guidance and help.
Keith is a walking contradiction. All he wants is to work with his father’s racehorses, but he also has to be the son of a billionaire. He puts aside what he wants more than anything in an attempt to make his father proud of him.
I could go on for ages about how wonderful this book was and never do it justice. Staci Stallings has an amazing gift. Every person she introduces the reader to is brought to life. With a few words, the reader is transported to walks through tree-shaded lanes, horseback riding, to sitting beside a waterfall. The reader feels each emotion Maggie and Keith go through. When introduced to Dallas, Keith’s fiancé, the reader knows right away she’s had a privileged upbringing and fully expects it to continue without Staci Stallings saying anything about it. She has definitely perfected the axiom “Show, don’t tell.”
As I mentioned above, there are a few sermons in the book. Maggie goes to church with her two young charges, and instead of glossing over the time, Staci Stallings uses that time to impart a few excellent messages. Each one reached out and grabbed me. I can’t help but believe the three sermons she includes in this book can be applied to anyone.
For anyone who likes Christian romance, I’d fling this book at them in a heartbeat. As such, I’m looking forward to reading more books by Staci Stallings in the future. I’m positive they will be just as well-written and engaging as this book was.
Deep in the Heart is a gut-wrenching, tear-jerking story of forbidden yet undeniable romance between the one who has it all and the one who has nothing. And yet, which is which? Is it Keith, the handsome son of one of the richest men in Texas with racehorses to tend, a beautiful fiancée on his arm and a future of wealth and power at his fingertips? Or could it be Maggie, the girl with no money, no family, no home and yet possesses a heart of peace and fulfillment, brimming with love for others and for her God?
Once again, Staci reaches `deep in her heart' to spill emotion onto the pages that pulls you into her story with a grasp that will not let go. Your heart will ache along with Maggie as she falls hopelessly in love with the man she can never have and along with Keith as he seeks to fill the void in his heart with things that can never satisfy. What twist of irony awaits Keith and Maggie that causes their pasts to collide with their futures in a way they never could have predicted?
Deep in the Heart is Staci Stallings at her finest. The memory of the anguish and joy poured out by her pen will remain in your heart long after the final page has been turned.
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