Heart’s Refuge by Cheryl Harper

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫  4.5 stars

Sarah Hillman’s no-kill animal shelter, Paws for Love, is in dire need of funding. Desperate for help, she reaches out to Will Barnes, a former H.S. classmate, and owner of Barnes Financial. Trouble is, Sarah was formerly the little rich, snarky, mean-girl who taunted her classmates, including Will, and “Beanpole Barnes” doesn’t feel much compassion for daddy’s little rich girl when she approaches him for assistance—at least initially. Sarah verbally taunted Will’s sister, Jen, too. And Jen and her two friends are the source for the funds needed to keep Paws for Love running. But Sarah seems to have changed, there’s no denying that, and Will’s attitude towards her begins to soften. Could it be that the shift in financial status since Bobby Hillman skipped town, leaving his shady luxury auto business behind and his daughter broke, has humbled her? Only time will tell, but meanwhile Paws for Love is a worthy cause and Will feels an obligation to seek aid for the foundering shelter. Sarah may be slowly winning his heart, too. Can Sarah be trusted, or is she putting on an act to get what she wants?

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How can you grow to love a mean-girl character? A former bully?  In Heart’s Refuge, Cheryl Harper makes you do it. This story stole my heart. The sweet shelter animals, the main character’s transformation and the community support were all reasons why I enjoyed Heart’s Refuge so much. This book is part of a series, and I suspect that a few loose ends will be tied up in the next book. Even so, I loved it and would definitely recommend this sweet, heartwarming story.

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Until next time….

11 thoughts on “Heart’s Refuge by Cheryl Harper

  1. Hi there; mahalo for dropping by recently. That’s great to know the audio version of Henrietta’s story was good. I had that checked out but thought to read the hard copy because I usually multitask when listening to an audiobook and may not have absorbed everything. I am finally on chapter 36! I’m almost done.
    I like the sound of this book you’ve featured. I think second chances can be granted in most cases. I love how animals are part of a story; I hope they have a prominent role in this book.

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    • The audiobook of the Henrietta Lacks story can’t be beat!!
      Yes, the main character’s humility won me over. There were reasons behind her former bullying. The animals in the story were a great addition.
      Thanks so much for stopping by. ( :

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