In rural Florida, 1903, Mae Hinton cares for her father and younger brothers, trying to fill her deceased mother's shoes. Her life is shattered and her faith tested when her innocence is stolen by roving miscreants. Left unconscious, unable to identify her attackers, she pledges to help other victimized women. She pursues an education and learns to deal with bigoted ministers, well-to-do hypocrites, and men with higher regard for their livestock than their women.
Edward Finch is nearly done with medical studies in England when he comes home for the holidays. Love flourishes, and Mae seems close to achieving her dreams of both true love and a haven for victims, once she can explain to him why she carries a pistol. Then her new-found happiness is upset by a murder as one of her attackers returns. She may settle this herself...or she may find that vengeance truly belongs to God.
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Strong Men and Stronger Women
First and foremost, let me say, what an emotional roller coaster ride author Linda Tillis crafted in, A Heart Made For Love. Family is the backbone of this story. Crafted as an epic story of family unity, strength of character, God's love, and purpose driven lives, A Heart Made For Love invokes great emotion from the reader. Although a romance novel, this story highlights the greatest love a person can know: God and family. Author Linda Tillis crafted and developed each character to its full potential. Every good story needs a worthy villain, and Ms. Tillis created truly evil villains for her novel. Furthermore, Ms. Tillis did not shy away from the subjects of abuse and victimization. Ms. Tillis skillfully presented the attitudes of the early 1900's on the status of women. A Heart Made For Love, proves without a doubt, a solid story and talented writing, do not need sex to sell the book.
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