Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CFBA: Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:
Rival Hearts
Abingdon Press (June 17, 2014)
Tara Randel


The book blurb had me hooked long before it ever arrived in the mail. I don't care if it does sound like a predictable chick-flick plot. I LIKE chick-flicks. Especially really good ones. Plot concept is as brilliant and fun as the writer that uses it. In this case, Tara Randel did a great job! Molly and Ben's competitive natures get them both into places they wish they'd thought about twice, but they keep going. Their determination to keep love at bay and avoid what they have between them gets them into a few sticky places too. Working for one another is easy compared to falling in love.

Rival Hearts is a great read, weaving fun and romance with heart and faith.


Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.

Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Rival Hearts, go HERE.


Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. After finding Romantic Times magazine in a bookstore many years ago, she found information about writing organizations. Soon after, she joined Romance Writers of America. She located the local RWA chapter and immediately attended her first meeting. There was no stopping her after that!

Through Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tara learned all about the business of publishing, starting with the craft of writing to behind the scenes of publishing. She served as contest coordinator for four years and served as President for one year, enjoying the organization and the lasting friendships made there.

When not writing, Tara owns a business with her husband and stays busy with her two daughters. She lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery. Enjoy!

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