"Heart of the Country" by Rene Gutteridge & John Ward is a modern tale of a double prodigal child. Luke is an extremely wealthy second son and Faith is a country girl. Both have left their families for what they feel is are good reasons. Luke later is arrested for a white collar crime and Faith immediately leaves him without finding out any information. Both are a little right and a little wrong. Both have to go crawling back to their families and ultimately each other to mend fences and reconnect.
This is a decent book. It strikes the cord of a Hallmark movie. It is nice, engaging, and romantic, yet kinda predictable and sappy. It is a good book to take with you when you can't really get into a story. A beach read. I would give it a B-. I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishing.