Where the Heart Is

by Jennie Marsland

The Book

When Rochelle McShannon moves with her father from Morgan County, Georgia to the Yorkshire Dales, she thinks she’s leaving behind everything that matters to her. Her mother has passed away, her twin brother is going west to avoid the looming Civil War, and her family’s unpopular views on slavery and secession have destroyed her relationship with the man she hoped to marry. If returning to her father's childhood home eases his grief, Chelle asks for nothing more.

Martin Rainnie understands grief. Since the loss of his wife in childbirth, he’s known little else, except anger. He’s retreated to his farm and turned his back on the world, including his baby daughter, who’s being fostered by Chelle’s relatives. With little Leah drawing them together, Martin begins to wonder if he can love again – and convince Chelle to do the same.

But the war overseas has far-reaching consequences, even in a small English village. Can Martin and Chelle overcome danger, loss, and bitterness to make a home where the heart is?

Series: Choices of the Heart, Book One

A Reader's Opinion 

Heartwarming Love Story! 


Where the Heart Is, written by Jennie Marsland, is a romantic story filled with tenderness, hope and love! As soon as I started to read the first chapter, her story got me hooked and I could not put it down. A very touching story that really shows that dreams can come true! This heartwarming story of two beautiful souls, Martin and Chelle, is all about strong family ties in a small village. You will fall in love with her rich characters!

A new life begins for Rochelle, who had to move with her father to the Yorkshire Dales, leaving behind lots of beautiful memories, but also a painful souvenir of the man she had hoped to marry. Forgetting her past, she intends to start a new beginning with the help of her father and friends. Enters in her life, Martin, who has become a widow, and has no desire for her young daughter Leah who's taken cared by Chelle's relative. He lives in solitude on his farm, afraid to love again. Two beautiful souls who won't take a second chance of being hurt again! But destiny has other plans for them. Fearful of losing his daughter, Martin will decide otherwise by asking for Chelle's help. Will Chelle accept his proposal? Will she take the chance again, fearing she might get hurt again? Let's say that their relationship is complex. However, as their friendship grows, they will share a mutual trust and slowly fall in love!

I strongly recommend this wonderful new series, Choices of the Heart, nicely written by this talented author, Jennie Marsland.

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Reviewed By: Nicole Laverdure