A Matter of Heart

A Matter of Heart Beloved Author Tracie Peterson Concludes Her Popular LONE STAR BRIDES Series Texas born and raised Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman whose heart was broken when the man she intended to marry w

  • Title: A Matter of Heart
  • Author: Tracie Peterson
  • ISBN: 9780764210600
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beloved Author Tracie Peterson Concludes Her Popular LONE STAR BRIDES Series Texas born and raised Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman whose heart was broken when the man she intended to marry wedded another But her world is upended when two men come into her life and both manage to stir her heart Harrison Gable is a rich young lawyer who intends to travel the worlBeloved Author Tracie Peterson Concludes Her Popular LONE STAR BRIDES Series Texas born and raised Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman whose heart was broken when the man she intended to marry wedded another But her world is upended when two men come into her life and both manage to stir her heart Harrison Gable is a rich young lawyer who intends to travel the world and live a life of opulence His ambitions match Jessica s dreams, but her heart has begun to change Austin Todd, former Secret Service agent, enjoys working now as a Texas Ranger cattle inspector But learning of forged gold certificates and missing printing plates, he s drawn back into the world of intrigue and agrees to help solve the case Austin is well thought of and admired in the community Jessica is drawn to his kind nature and the unspoken pain she sees in his eyes Will Jessica choose financial security or follow her heart

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    1. I wanted to like this book, but I found the main characters too caught up in mistakes of the past and thinking back on them and not so much with getting on with life. Jessica still seemed pretty self absorbed - even though she was concerned about it, if you really are you start thinking of others instead of dwelling on how selfish you are and how you need to change. Jessica's mother is very unconcerned and just tells her she's fine as she is. Apparently when you are beautiful you don't need much [...]

    2. A pleasant story set in old Texas. I only give it three stars because in many places the writing was choppy (for example, at one scene the girl is pulling a shotgun on someone, and the next scene we see her in her home parlor with a gentleman visitor), and I felt like there was a great deal of telling. But I really did enjoy the Christian message.

    3. I rate this book 3. 5 stars. A Matter of Heart is the 3rd novel in the Lone Star Brides series and was my favorite of the 3 novels. Jessica Atherton and Austin Todd are the main characters in this novel. In the 2nd novel of the series, Robert Barnett tells Jessica who has been a close friend since childhood that he does not want to marry her. Austin Todd was introduced in the 2nd novel. Jessica is beautiful, wealthy and spoiled but comes to the realization of what kind of person she has been and [...]

    4. When I found out that the third book in this series was about Jessica I didn't know how much I would enjoy following her around as a main character. She was very annoying in the second book. However, I am very happy to say that the Jessica presented to us in A Matter of Heart is very different from the previous one. Rather than seeing a self centered girl, we see one who is trying to change, recovering her faith, and realizing what is really important in life. Also apparently headstrong, outspok [...]

    5. This book was a successful read! A heart-warming story of romance with conflict as well. A easy read, Tracie Peterson has written this in character perspective (as she does with many of her novels) which makes the emotional aspect so much more powerful. -Jessica meets two guys she is falling for, but she doesn't know what to do with her life yet, she just got out of a serious relationship which was hard for her to overcome at first. She found a peace in God and began to move forward, and changed [...]

    6. .The characters and main story plot were interesting and likeable.For some reason, that I am having difficulty pinpointing, I was not as captivated by this series as I thought I would be. But after reading the first two books, I trudged on through this final book.Again, there are so many different characters and subplots that vie for your attention, that it is hard to keep up. I was sure that this book would finally wrap things up and answer all the questions. But it didn't! I was truly disappoi [...]

    7. I have serious personal issues with anything Tracie Peterson and Tamera Alexander write. I give this book a biased solid 5. Taken from that what you will

    8. Jessica Atherton is a wealthy and spoiled young woman. He life has changed recently and she realizes has selfish she has been. Two young men come into her life. Whom will she choose? Also read about the continuing stories of Marty, Alice and the rest of the families. Will they finally find the fake gold certificates or will they continue to threaten Alice about them? Read the conclusion to this series.

    9. *Book Description*Jessica Atherton has always beenwell, privileged, in life, and maybe just a tad bit too upity and dependent on money she now realizes. Deciding to try to fix her problem, she sets out to think about herself as little as possible. While that proves to be a bit harder then she thought it would be, the arrival of two men makes it a bit easier on her. At least easier to not think about herself. Trying not to think about the two handsome men that are complete opposites proves to be [...]

    10. It came as a delightful surprise when I remembered that I had already read the first book in this Lone Star Brides Series, “A Sensible Arrangement.” Now, having read the third book of this series, I definitely want to read the second book, “Moment in Time.” Tracie’s well-honed prose that mixes mystery, romance, and humor during the late 1800’s creates a fascinating read.Jessica Atherton seems to be left behind when all her friends have married and having babies. Jessica had imagined [...]

    11. Ended up loving it!!!! What a wonderful journey. From Marty to Alice and now Jessica, this series is fantastic as a whole! This one was a little harder for me to get into in the beginning because Jess was not one of my favorite characters. I'm not gonna lie, her uppity, selfish ways kinda got on my nerves! LOL! :) But Tracie has woven a beautiful tale of how people can change if they want to, and that we should always remember to forgive and give second chances. Jessica realizes that her ways ar [...]

    12. Title: A Matter of the Heart (Lone Star Brides #3)Author: Tracie PetersonPages: 320Year: 2014Publisher: Bethany: amazon/Matter-Heart-LoTracie Peterson’s final installment in this series is simply heart touching along adventure, romance and faith. The main characters in A Matter of the Heart are introduced to readers in the previous books A Sensible Arrangement and A Moment in Time. Each book focuses on a budding relationship rich and diverse along with an overarching storyline that also brings [...]

    13. After learning quite a bit about Jessica Atherton in the second book in this series, I was intrigued to find out she would be the main character in this one. I was a bit taken aback at first, since I was not very fond of her character previously, and it is often very difficult to enjoy a novel when you really dislike the main character.But I found that I actually connected with Jessica fairly quickly, and it was her tremendous growth over the course of the novel that in fact made the book so muc [...]

    14. For more reviews, check out ITIO Book Reviews.A big thanks to Bethany House Publishers and Tracie Peterson for sending me this book to read and review! I appreciate it. As always, the following review is completely honest and not affected by the fact that I was given this book for free.A Matter of Heart follows the story of Jessica Atherton, a young woman of wealth and prestige, who decides to change her outlook on life after a particularly hard heartbreak. When two men come into her life, she f [...]

    15. Born and raised with wealth, Jessica Atherton had her heart broken when the man everyone assumed she would marry married another. So for now she's sworn off of love. Yet when two young men, equally charming in their own way, enter her world and begin to pay attention to her, she's afraid to trust her heart. Harrison Gable is a successful young lawyer with high reaching ambitions. He makes Jessica feel special with the attention and gifts he showers on her. Austin Todd is a former Secret Service [...]

    16. 3.5I have been following this series since the very beginning and was looking forward to seeing how this book would close out everything. I will admit though off the bat, I wasn't sure how I would enjoy reading about Jessica Atherton. In the previous book, I didn't like her at all. Her personality was very overbearing and she was a bit full of herself. So, I entered this story with a bit of trepidation.Jessica proved to be a surprise from the start. The story takes place a year to two years afte [...]

    17. Jessica Atherton thought she knew what her life would be, and what man she would marry, but after things don’t go as planned she struggles in find her purpose in life. She’s always been considered one of the prettier girls in her Texas town, but at twenty-one (practically an old maid to her neighbors), she still hasn’t found the one and worries she never will. Everything changes when two men manage to make her feel again. Harrison Gable- a handsome, ambitious lawyer who is attentive and ge [...]

    18. The Lone Star Brides series has been so enjoyable to read.A Matter of Heart is the third book in this series and follows Jessica Atherton, a young lady we first met in book two of the series, A Moment in Time.The author tackles a difficult situation right from the start in this book. If you have read book two of the series, you know that Jessica is not a sweet, kind person. She is strong-willed, outspoken, stubborn, and spoiled. She behaves very poorly toward the heroine in book two. It is a cha [...]

    19. Tracie Peterson has become one of my favorite authors this year! Her stories are mostly always a simple and sweet treat to read. I really enjoy reading her books.The heroine in this story,Jessica, was really something! I really liked reading about her character. I liked how the author introduced her story because it was something that many women in that era had to go through. The hero,Austin, on the other hand, was pretty interesting to read about as well but somehow I couldn't really connect to [...]

    20. This is the third book in Tracie Peterson‘s Lone Star Brides series.I have now read all three of them now and let me just say…WOW!Each story is better than the last – not always how it works.A Matter of Heart is another great read!Such powerful emotions, such great stories, such strong characters – and how she comes up with so many different ones who are similar in some ways but still so very different… well, it’s only one of the things that makes her such an amazing author!Unlike my [...]

    21. This novel has such great possibilities, and lived up to the promises on the back cover. Tracie Peterson usually does live up to her promises!I'm not sure that someone can be so convicted of selfishness like depicted in this book without somehow knowing/feeling the Holy Spirit's conviction. Then again, maybe Jessica was feeling the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and I somehow missed that connection. She definitely has a heart change before inviting Jesus in, and that could be a theological probl [...]

    22. When I began reading this book, I didn't realize it was the third book in the Lone Star Brides Series. This book did not make a good stand alone novel. I think I would have enjoyed it better if I read the previous books. So much had already happened in the plot and with the characters that I did not know about. I definitely felt like I was coming in late to the story and I was not able to fully enjoy it. There were so many characters and I would always get them confused. If you had been introduc [...]

    23. Tracie Peterson brings us a heartwarming romance that takes place in the late 1800's in Texas. Her in depth research brings us vivid imagery that will pull the reader into the story and her well developed characters will keep them turning the pages. This is a sweet romance with a hint of suspense, but it also reminds us that no matter what may happen in our lives that God is always with us. We meet two characters that feel as if God no longer is there for them for a variety of reasons only to le [...]

    24. This review is also posted on Book by Book.Tracie Peterson’s A Matter of Heart is definitely a story full of heart, as the fairly spoiled Jessica Atherton confronts her self-centered ways. Determined to change her ways and perhaps find love, Jessica experiences great character development over the course of the novel and I loved watching it. (I would imagine readers of the Lone Star Brides, more familiar with her starting character, would be even more astonished with her growth, knowing the ch [...]

    25. A Matter of HeartBy Tracie PetersonJessica atherton is spoiled and selfish, but she's realizing it and wanting to change, and it's really nice to watch her on her journey to bettering herself and growing closer to God.Austin Todd has lost a lot and is just wanting to do his job, but he's making a lot of friends along the way and can't seem to help but think about Jessica since he meet here even though he promised himself he wouldn't love againAnd Harrison gable, let's just say I hated himhe was [...]

    26. Jessica Atherton has lived a privileged life and is used to getting her way. However, after recently being rejected by the man she had thought to marry for a woman not as beautiful or well to do as she, Jessica has started looking inward and finding she doesn’t care for what she sees. With suitors still lining up at the doors, Jessica’s world is thrown for a loop when two distinctly different men find their way into her life. Will Jessica be able to follow her heart when she is not even sure [...]

    27. Monday, October 13, 2014A Matter of Heart by Tracie PetersonI wanted to share this book with you; it has been a long time since I read anything by Tracie Peterson. I have always enjoyed Tracie's writing and her stories, but somehow just got stuck on other genres. This was a wonderful story to get reintroduced to an excellent author. The story is set in Texas and revolves around a young woman name Jessica Atherton; born to a life of privilege. Jessica had planned to marry a man she had known all [...]

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