Renaissance of the Heart Review

After her husband of fifteen years comes out of the closet, a blindsided, forty-year-old Amanda Lewis is forced to salvage what remains of her shattered heart and navigate a new life for herself and her teenage daughter. But will a sizzling secret romance with a famous young NFL quarterback lead her to winning the life she deserves or set her up for her biggest loss yet?

As she embarks on the journey of rebuilding her home, Amanda discovers that finding forgiveness and repairing her damaged self-worth are her biggest challenges of all. While searching her soul–and even searching inside her city’s history–she finds answers. But will answers come too late and can a broken heart ever be truly fixed?

“Renaissance of the Heart is a light-hearted yet soul-filling story of what true love looks like” – review from Amazon“This is the best book I have read in years! Lori Jones is an amazing author and needs to get more books out there! It’s so hard to put this book down!” – review from Amazon

“This is a great book and you can’t wait to get to the next chapter! The author draws you in right away with this story. The characters are amazing!” – review from Goodreads

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My Review: 

I really enjoyed this story. This book is about a woman that suddenly has her whole world come crashing down. This story is based in Pittsburgh, PA. I am from Pittsburgh so I enjoyed all the local references as the story takes place.

No one expects to get divorced. Divorce is hard enough as it is. Can you imagine what it would be like to find out the reason for your divorce is because your husband is gay? That is exactly what Amanda is going through.

Through her work, Amanda meets the young and good looking Bradley the quarterback of the local NFL football team. Amanda struggles in the beginning about their age difference but ends up relaxing and just enjoying their time together.

About the Author

Lori M. Jones is an author of women’s & children’s fiction. She released her first children’s book, RILEY’S HEART MACHINE, in the fall of 2012 through Guardian Angel Publishing and her second children’s book, CONFETTI THE CROC, in 2014. Her debut novel, RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART, was released by Soul Mate Publishing in 2014. Her flash fiction pieces have placed in several contests and both novels have received awards in first chapter contests.

Lori resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, two young daughters and Disco the dog.  Her youngest daughter’s heart defect was the inspiration behind Riley’s Heart Machine. Lori is currently on the national Board of Directors for the Children’s Heart Foundation and the president of Pennsylvania Chapter. She travels to schools and libraries delivering talks about the inspiration behind Riley’s Heart Machine and how we can all embrace what makes us special. Lori enjoys rooting for her Pittsburgh sports teams and participating in 5K runs.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. Thanks for the chance!!!! I live in Pittsburgh!

  2. Dorothy Boucher says:

    probably on a cheap bottle of wine, box of tissue and grab a blanket and go sit down by the water and have my cry..

  3. I haven’t read this yet, but it sounds interesting. I think I would go out and buy myself a new shirt with the money.

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