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Where the Heart Lives #3
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2014
This is the third book in this series. The first two books are called Belonging and Betrayal.
Diana was abandoned by her husband soon after their marriage. She loved him but discovered that he only married her to get back at his father and gain access to his inheritance. He was declared missing on a battlefield and she's now on the verge of announcing her engagement to another man. Seeing her husband standing in the doorway on the night of the engagement party is something of a shock to her.
Tyson is a changed man. His years away have opened his eyes to how wrong he's been. She doesn't seem to love him anymore, but he wants to change her mind and become the husband he was meant to be. Diana isn't ready to open her heart to him, but agrees to a deal that will secure her future and her mother's after six months. All she has to do is pretend they're a happily married couple until after the election Tyson is running in. When she suspects that he's really changed, can she forgive the past and truly make the marriage work?
This book was great. I had to force myself to put it down and rest my eyes for a while, but I basically read it in two sittings. I found it interesting the way the book was structured. You want to be on Tyson's side - he's a changed man and trying his best - but then you get a flashback of how he treated Diana in the past, and you're understanding of her stance. It was unusual and I found myself more involved in both Tyson and Diana's transformations.
In regard to the series, I enjoyed it. The common thread is the siblings trying to find each other, but it's not a large part of the plot. If you read them out of order, the main stories won't be affected, just the search for the siblings. I think this was a good series and recommend it.