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After two years of trying without success to have a baby, Elizabeth Truman learns that her husband may already be a father. While he spends time with the son he never knew he had, she becomes increasingly desperate to have a baby of her own. But a miscarriage causes her to question both her faith and the faithfulness of the Lord.

Amy Beauregard arrives in Harvest Bay with her ten-year-old son, harboring secrets that could destroy her chance at happiness, and the conviction that God has long since abandoned her. But while she picks up the pieces of her shattered life, things start to fall into place that she couldn't have predicted.

With Christmas approaching, an unexpected visitor and a strange twist of fate remind both Elizabeth and Amy that even in the darkest times God is guiding His children, drawing them together in a way neither could have imagined. Will their renewed faith be strong enough to withstand another devastating blow-or will The Heart's Lullaby be left unsung?
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Customer Reviews for The Heart's Lullaby, Harvest Bay Series #2
Review 1 for The Heart's Lullaby, Harvest Bay Series #2
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Date:November 19, 2013
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debwilson
Age:18-24
Gender:female
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After two years of trying without success to have a baby, Elizabeth Truman learns that her husband may already be a father. While he bonds with the son he never knew he had, Elizabeth’s increased desperation to have a baby of her own causes her to choose a path of deception. When it dead ends in despair, however, she questions both her faith and the faithfulness of the Lord. Amy Beauregard arrives in Harvest Bay with her ten-year-old son, harboring secrets that could destroy her chance at happiness, and the conviction that God has long since abandoned her. But while she picks up the pieces of her shattered life, things start to fall into place that she couldn't have predicted. A strange twist of fate reminds both Elizabeth and Amy that even in the darkest times God is guiding His children, drawing them together in a way neither could have imagined. Will their renewed faith be strong enough to withstand another devastating blow—or will The Heart's Lullaby be left unsung?
My Review:
Elizabeth and Amy are two women that have one man in common. Elizabeth desperately wants a child, and Amy has one that was a product of the past. But despite their common denominator, they both have something the other one wants. Achieving your dreams can be difficult, but with big things like infertility and remarriage on the table, things are bound to get complicated.
Even as a stranger looking in, you can't help but feel the desperation of these two women's plight. I don't know how I would feel in either woman's shoes, but I can only imagine it would be hard either way. I wanted to fix everything for Amy and put her family back together. I wanted to grant Elizabeth's wish to have children, because I know what that feels like. But the ending was not what I was expecting at all, and it I enjoyed every bit of the journey.
This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Review 2 for The Heart's Lullaby, Harvest Bay Series #2
This review is fromThe Heart's Lullaby - eBook.
Overall Rating: 
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Date:December 18, 2013
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debwilson
Age:18-24
Gender:female
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After two years of trying without success to have a baby, Elizabeth Truman learns that her husband may already be a father. While he bonds with the son he never knew he had, Elizabeth’s increased desperation to have a baby of her own causes her to choose a path of deception. When it dead ends in despair, however, she questions both her faith and the faithfulness of the Lord. Amy Beauregard arrives in Harvest Bay with her ten-year-old son, harboring secrets that could destroy her chance at happiness, and the conviction that God has long since abandoned her. But while she picks up the pieces of her shattered life, things start to fall into place that she couldn't have predicted. A strange twist of fate reminds both Elizabeth and Amy that even in the darkest times God is guiding His children, drawing them together in a way neither could have imagined. Will their renewed faith be strong enough to withstand another devastating blow—or will The Heart's Lullaby be left unsung?
My Review:
Elizabeth and Amy are two women that have one man in common. Elizabeth desperately wants a child, and Amy has one that was a product of the past. But despite their common denominator, they both have something the other one wants. Achieving your dreams can be difficult, but with big things like infertility and remarriage on the table, things are bound to get complicated.
Even as a stranger looking in, you can't help but feel the desperation of these two women's plight. I don't know how I would feel in either woman's shoes, but I can only imagine it would be hard either way. I wanted to fix everything for Amy and put her family back together. I wanted to grant Elizabeth's wish to have children, because I know what that feels like. But the ending was not what I was expecting at all, and it I enjoyed every bit of the journey.
This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Review 3 for The Heart's Lullaby, Harvest Bay Series #2
This review is fromThe Heart's Lullaby - eBook.
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5 out of 5

Great story

Date:November 8, 2013
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Nana
Age:55-65
Gender:female
This was a great story, following The Heart's Journey which was fantastic. The only thing I didn't like was there were some curse words in this second book. The character was rough at the beginning but I don't expect to find curse words in books from Christian Book. The author could simply state the character cursed without actually using the words. I loved the way the plan of salvation was given in the first book, right down the Roman road.
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Review 4 for The Heart's Lullaby, Harvest Bay Series #2
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A Delightful & Heart-Felt Sequel

Date:April 8, 2013
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CharityUAusten
Age:18-24
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It was so good to finally, at long last, read this book by Jen. I was amazed when I started it one afternoon how easy it was to get into and how hard it was to put down! As the author herself told me, it’s a heavier sadder story than the first book in the series, Heart’s Journey Home. But, despite that, it was well-worth the time I spent reading it! I found myself totally empathizing with the main women of the story, Elizabeth and Amy. Though they were vastly different from each other in many ways, and though I have experienced very little of what they have/had gone through, I still was deeply entwined with them through their stories. It sounds weird, but I don’t know how else to put it! I got so exasperated with some of the characters sometimes – that’s the sign of a great book. I’ll definitely be keeping this one! It has a strong, but not over-bearing, Christian message, and I guarantee it will encourage and also challenge you. It deals with some tough issues in amazing ways. It was a delight to meet up with characters I grew to know and love in HJH. I thought it was a wonderful book!
**The author sent me a copy of this book for review purposes. I wasn’t required to post a positive review, and wasn’t recompensed in any other way. All opinions are my own.**
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Review 5 for The Heart's Lullaby, Harvest Bay Series #2
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Date:January 18, 2013
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DBraun
Location:Blumenort, MB, Canada
Age:18-24
Gender:female
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It showed the two very different sides of the story. The struggles both women were going through. It didnt leave me feeling like I needed to choose a side. You simply here their stories and can find relatable situations in both women.
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Review 6 for The Heart's Lullaby, Harvest Bay Series #2
Overall Rating: 
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A Journey Worth Taking

Date:April 22, 2012
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Marianne Evans
Location:Suburban Detroit, MI
Age:45-54
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The beauty of The Hearts Lullaby comes in one powerful, overriding message: discover your roots, and embrace your wings. In this second installment of the Harvest Bay series, Jen Stephens crafts a moving journey of discovery, redemption and faith-affirming love.
Former military medic who served in Iraq, Amy Beauregard arrives in Harvest Bay, Ohio spiritually wounded, bitter, and pregnant as the result of a horrific episode of rape. Accompanying her is her deaf son, Dominick, the product of a college-aged spring-fling in Daytona Beach, Florida with Elijah Truman, who is now married to Elizabeth—a woman desperate to become a mother.
Miracles tie connective strings through the course of this novel—none of the least of which is the way Elizabeth and Amy turn initial hostility into understanding. Another wonderful aspect of the novel is the way Owen Sullivan draws Amy into his life, and into the small-town community that is Harvest Bay. In return for a place to stay, Owen’s family gives Amy charge over an injured horse who, in many ways, reflects the struggles, and hope, of Amy herself. Meanwhile, Elizabeth maintains a quest to give Elijah the child for which they both dream—a quest that leads her into questionable decisions that will test her faith, and her marriage. Through it all, it seems Amy holds the key to a number of miracles that are set to take place in Harvest Bay—though always in a manner that is unexpected and thought provoking.
Spiritual mentoring, tender patience with the healing process, commitment in love and marriage, and the sacredness of life, all paint vivid brushstrokes along the storyline of The Heart’s Lullaby. After reading this story I look forward to reading The Heart’s Journey Home.
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