The author repeated herself a lot. Did Jules really think she could just walk back into Cruz's life and pick up where they left off? I thought she was selfish and was only thinking about herself and what she wanted. She did leave him twice at the altar and the second time was for a potato. Then, she was disappointed because he gave her a bracelet and not an engagement ring. Well, did she really expect him to propose right away? Crystal was sweet and I liked her a lot better than Jules. Adan was funny. I was hoping Cruz would not go back to her. I'm sure he could have found someone else. He was so sweet and nice. The female model on the cover did not fit the description of Jules. Normally, I like Lori Copeland's books. But, this one was not her best.
I enjoyed this book. This book shows the meaning of family. I loved how Crystal and Jules get along after so long. I loved how Cruz could finally forgive for a 2nd time. This is another one of those can't put it down books. I enjoyed reading this book a lot.
A Mans Heart is a wonderful and fantastic book I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story I am always amazed how our wonderful Lord brings use together, once you start this book you will not put it down until the very last page it is tear jerker and a wonderful love story, I really think everyone would love this book actually I think you would love all of Lori Copelands books she is fantastic
Love this book. It taught me that no matter what you are going through God will always guide you through it. I love the romance between Cruz and Jewles. It was a great book. I would tell everyone who love fiction to read this. This was my first book by this author but I will be reading more of her books. So if you haven't read this book read it.
"A Man's Heart," set in the potato-growing district of Washington state, is the story of Jules and her one true love, Cruz. Jules knows that she will never love another man the way that she loves Cruz. So why is it that, when the wedding day draws near, she calls it off -- not just one time, but two times? Certainly not because she doesn't love Cruz, but because she has goals that she has not yet attained and perhaps she is, quite simply, afraid to commit. Cruz, his heart bruised by her betrayal, vows that he will never again give Jules the opportunity to wound him. Can't say that I blame him, can you?
When, after a span of four long years, a chain of circumstances arises that throws Cruz and Jules into constant, nearly daily, contact with one another, they both put up barriers to protect themselves from being hurt once again. However, it seems that God has other plans if they are only willing to yield their futures and their hearts to His divine will.
The plots and subplots in this book are so intricately woven together that it is an emotional roller coaster ride from the first page to the satisfying conclusion. Lori Copeland has created characters who are real and who have true-to-life struggles. She has shown quite clearly that it is only when we are willing to surrender all to Him can we ever expect to attain the level of joy that is waiting for us. Only He has the answers to all of our questions, the solution to all of our problems, and only He can provide a way when there seems to be no way. As I read this book, I mourned with Jules and Cruz and happily rejoiced with them when God stepped in and proved His faithfulness.
The scripture that came to me as I read A Man's Heart is found in Psalms 31:7 (KJV): "I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities." Certainly there was an abundance of adversity that Jules, Cruz, and other family members had to combat throughout the course of the book. But, they ultimately learned the truth of Psalms 126:5 (KJV): "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."
I first read a book by Lori Copeland in 2002. (I know this because I keep a log of every single book that I read, including the date that I read it and the number of pages in the book). It has, admittedlly, been a while since that I read that first book. However, one thing that I do remember is that from that day forward I was always on the lookout for a new release by her. Lori has the ability to create realistic characters and place them in situations that are also tenable. She will keep you engrossed until the last page and you will be blessed by what you read and the lessons depicted.
A Man's Heart was given to me by Library Thing Early Reviewers for review purposes. I was not obligated in any way to give a positive review. All opinions and statements contained in this review are solely the opinion of the writer of the review. I received no compensation in any form for providing this review.
A MAN'S HEART by Lori Copeland is a tear-jerker inspirational romance set in modern-day Washington State. It is well written with a depth plot and wonderful characters. It has romance, love, faith,past hurts, second chances,children, death, secrets, family, survival, friends, promises, potato farm life,redemption, forgiveness,coming to terms with the past and creating a future. This story will tear your heart out from the beginning to end. The hero, Cruz, is handsome, practical, hard-working, determined,owns a failing potato farm, been jilted by Jules,his ex-fiance not once but twice and will always love her. The heroine, Jules, is tough, just lost her Dad, wants to create "the perfect potato", choses her Dad over Cruz not once but twice, she has a fear of commitment, and loses her best friend to cancer. Cruz's sister is Jules best friend,learns she has cancer, and makes Jules promise her to take care of her two small children. Jules and Cruz find themselves together over and over due to the children. Jules learns a family secret from her sister.Through, their faith in God, hard work,determination and a willingness to change and to forward they will learn their true love can last. BEWARNED! You will need a box of tissues! One man,one woman,one promise and one last chance. I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy human nature, God's forever love, power of true love, families coming together and family relationships. This book was received for review from Library Thing and details can be found at Zondervan(http://zndr.vn/fmqFOj) and My Book Addiction and More .
This book had several firsts for me in reading it. It was the first story I have read where the main characters were both potato growers in Washington. It was also the first where the lady backs out of her wedding not once but twice to the same man and all over her desire to study more on potatoes! Jules has broke off her wedding to Cruz in the beginning of the book for the second time now and Cruz is not going to wait around for Jules this time, while she goes back to school for 4 years. Fast foward 4 years and you have Jules back in town, her Dad has died, her long lost sister is back in town and her best friend Sophie (Cruz's sister) has just found out she has cancer. Jules is now ready to commit to marriage but Cruz wants nothing to do with her. Whats a woman to do! Although I enjoyed reading this book, I had a hard time with Jules whole thought process, where her love of studying and trying to raise the perfect potato would take precedence over committing to the love of her life, Cruz.. And I really had a hard time with the way she treated her sister, Crystal (who I enjoyed alot). Some of Crystal's "mishaps" made me laugh out loud, as well as Cruz and his brother Adan trying to "potty train" their little niece. I would work on the cover of the book as the lady on the front does not match the Jules described in the story. A special thanks to Zondervan and LibraryThing Early Reviewers for sending me this book for review. To check out the Zondervan link to this book go to http://zndr.vn/fmqF0j.
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Jules sacrificed marriage to tend to her ailing father. Now Pop is gone, Cruz hates her, she's caring for her deceased friend's children, and her sister is furious that she's been disinherited---all while Jules is struggling to save her father's drought-stricken potato farm. How much can one woman bear? Can she ever win back Cruz's heart?
I have read a lot of Lori Copeland’s books and she is GREAT. I loved this book so much, it was very hard to put down. I laughed and cried in the book but it was worth it. Jules changes her mind twice to marry Cruz Delgado because of her selfishness. But as the book goes on, she goes to college but eventually comes home and realizes that she is in love with Cruz all those years. But, he is just not so sure about getting back with her. In the meantime, Jules loses her dad, her best friend also. It is a GREAT book, I would definitely suggest this book to everyone.
Since I'm more interested in a rating and general comments rather than a detailed book review (which will ruin the story for me) let me say that I was really drawn into this story making the book hard to put down. The characters as well as the events were believable. While the final outcome of the relationship between the main characters was semi predictable, the journey to it was not.