Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Undeterred, he begins combining-for-hire to support his younger sister in college.
His best friend convinces him to discourage local guys from dating Amelia. Craig wants her back in the city, farming is too hard for a woman alone. Only one problem—Lucas has fallen in love with Amelia.
With family, the bank, and the weather conspiring against them, can Amelia and Lucas ever hope to grow the love blooming between them? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Her Heart's Desire , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews.
Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book from the author with the promise to give an honest review. In this first book of her new Sunflower series Linda introduces us to Lia and Lucas, two strong willed people, both determined to live life on their own terms despite loss and sorrow. Lucas has always been a part of Lia's life, the best friend to her big brother, and has owned her heart for years.
After the tragic loss of her parents, he was the one to comfort her in her grief but pulled back when I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book from the author with the promise to give an honest review. After the tragic loss of her parents, he was the one to comfort her in her grief but pulled back when she wanted more then he was ready to give. Lucas has been in love with Lia for years but has held himself back until he felt the time was right and he thinks now is the time but fate might have other ideas and throws obstacles in their way at every turn!
This is a sweet love story with a hard edge. As Lia and Lucas's love blooms, life is as real as it gets and they must decide to either face it together or let it tear them apart. Great job with the beginning of this new series Linda Joyce! Linda Joyce has done it again. What a lovely story. Kept my interest to see what would become of these two.
You will have to read the story to find out. Thank you Linda. Amelia Lia Britton is a teacher and aspiring artist. She moves from the big city to rural Harvest, Kansas to take over the family farm after her parents, untimely death. Her friends and family, especially her brother, Craig, believe Lia is wasting her time and talent languishing away on the farm.
But Lia is determined. Lucas Dwyer, Amelia Lia Britton is a teacher and aspiring artist.
He starts over with a combining-for-hire business, to help local farmers and to help support his sister. He has also promised his best friend Craig, that he will keep local guys away from Lia. But the problem is-he is in love with her himself. He wants to let her know how he feels but the timing is never right. When the weather turns nasty and threatens to destroy her crops, Lia knows she will lose the farm. Without the crops, there is no way to pay the looming mortgage.
She puts out a call for help, but can anyone reach her in time? Will the timing every be right for a future with Lucas? It is a beautifully written story with emotional twists and turns. View 2 comments.follow url
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I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review and I found it to be a very sweet romance between Lucas and lia. They have secretly loved each other for years but the timing was never right. Now Lis is struggling to keep the family farm and a series of unexplainable accidents keep happening to make it even more of a battle. Lia paints and joins forces with Lucas in order to save it but will their efforts be enough? Do like I did.
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Read it and find out! Nov 01, D. Country Girl at Heart I grew up on a small farm in Tennessee and watched most of the farms go from full-time to part-time to selling their land for subdivisions. Her Heart's Desire captures the essence of pure country, and I fell in love with the well-developed characters. The dynamics between Lia, Lucas and Craig kept me turning the pages.
Craig, the overprotective brother, wants only for his baby sister to be happy. Craig's earnest attempts nearly cost him the love of his sister and a lifelong Country Girl at Heart I grew up on a small farm in Tennessee and watched most of the farms go from full-time to part-time to selling their land for subdivisions. Craig's earnest attempts nearly cost him the love of his sister and a lifelong best friend. The blossoming love affair between Lucas and Lia truly warms the heart. I look forward to reading more of the author's work. Five out of Five Stars.
I really loved this story and look forward to more in this series. The writing is exceptional and the characters are detailed and have remarkable connections. There is a growing attraction between Lia and Lucas but there are many obstacles to deal with. Love can conquer anything if you want it bad enough! Wonderful story! Gifted copy for an honest review. Welcome to Harvest, Kansas!! It is a beautiful rural farm area. Amelia Lia Britton has come home to family farm. Her parents suddenly died leaving the farm to her and her brother, Craig.
Lia wants to stay and manage the farm but Craig has other ideas. Craig refuses to see the woman Lia has become and tries to treat like a father instead of a brother. Craig has enlisted the help of his best friend, Lucas Dwyer to keep an eye on Lia. He starts a combine service to help send her sister to school. Lucas realizes that he loves Lia. The story is power packed with emotion.
Lia is a strong character that can face real challenges. Does she love Lucas? What will happen if she loses the farm? The book is intriguing, well plotted, with vivid characters, some suspense, drama and romance. The author is able to weave the past and present together effortlessly.
What an enjoyable read!!! Thank you to the author for this eBook. My opinion is my own. Just finished reading this book. I had a few almost all nighters once I got started reading. Just had to find out how it was going to end. I just loved Lucas and Lia. That is how true love should be. I will definitely have to find out what happens to Craig in the next book. Money man will get his. I will have to read this one again. Loved this book. Loved the characters. View 1 comment. It is well written with well developed characters. She has a "the glass is half full" attuide despite every thing being against her succeeding.
Craig her older brother is against her running the farm in fact he already has a buyer. Lucas Dwyer has return from being in the military to find his family farm sold except for the hou Her Heart's Desire by Linda Joyce is the first book in the Sunflower series. Lucas Dwyer has return from being in the military to find his family farm sold except for the house and a small plot of land. Lucas really is the "boy" next door and Lis has been in love with him for what seem like forever.
But, Like only see Lie as Craig baby sister or does he? This is a sweet, heartwarming, emotional read about two people who if they both open Their eyes, and can over come bad weather and some other things that stand in their way they might just get their HEA. Joyce always tells a story that keeps me turning the pages. Very good first book in a new series. This is my opinion and no one elses. Linda Joyce's Her Heart's Desire is a winner. The first book in the Sunflower Series opens with a 28 year old woman Amelia Britton facing the upcoming harvest and the possibility that she may lose her family farm.
Amelia is primarily an artist but she is working really hard to make the farm in Kansas succeed. Her brother has other ideas and though he wants what is best for his baby sister he forgets to ask what she wants. It seems that obstacles keep getting in her way. Lia as her friends call her is a strong woman and she is determined to get what she wants in life and in love.
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Good fast paced read. Love the Lia and Lucas characters. A nice start to a new series This book was a pleasant surprise. I had expected a romance book similar to some others I've read with the total concentration on the romance. This book was a nice blend of the growing love story and a well-thought-out plot completely different from the romance. For me, there has to be a well-defined plot with action or mystery. I liked the characters, who seemed true-to-form.
The story moves along at a brisk pace and the book is well-edited. If romance is a genre you A nice start to a new series This book was a pleasant surprise. If romance is a genre you enjoy, please consider giving this series a try. Love can sneak up on you Lia has loved her brother's best friend Lucas since high school. Lucas has always had feelings for Lia but didn't act on them because his best friend is her brother. When tragedy brings them together in their hometown again, will they admit their feelings or drive each other crazy????
I voluntarily received an advanced copy of this book for a honest review. Perils of Penelope all over again Wow this book certainly put the female main character through the wringer with so much bad news happening one right after another. It would be unbelievable if I didn't know that it is sometimes how life works.
Jul 05, Susan rated it it was amazing. Great love story, makes you hope you can find that one guy!! This is a heartwarming story of two people with dreams and how they forged ahead to see those plans happen despite others and circumstances. The characters are solid and completely relatable to. The secondary characters are wonderful. Her dreams include her art, running the family farm and Lucas. Her art is her passion and her feelings b This is a heartwarming story of two people with dreams and how they forged ahead to see those plans happen despite others and circumstances. Her art is her passion and her feelings bleed into the canvas giving her a gift that is exceptional.
She has been in love with Lucas since a teen but unfortunately he has hurt her more than once leaving her to believe there is nothing but friendship between them. As older brothers are, Craig acts as if Lia is still too young to know anything and must direct her path in everything including what she is to do, where she will live and who she can marry. Lucas is a farmer through and through. Trying to hold on to the farm house and 10 acres left for his sister, he begins a combining business which leaves him close to home and able to keep an eye on Lia for Craig.
Lucas decides it is time to stop Craig and help Lia…there is just one small problem. Lucas is in love with Lia and knows two things…first Craig will not approve and second he has hurt Lia too many times to hope she will love him back. When push comes to shove, where will Lucas stand- with Lia or Craig? And what will Lia do? A great story about fighting for your dreams and standing up for what you believe. The characters are ones that you can get caught up in and cheer them on. A really good choice for a short story with wonderful moments to keep you going.
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Not surprisingly, they are at direct opposites. In an effort to have his wishes enforced while living 4 hours away, the brother has his best friend keep an eye on his sister and keep local men from dating her more than twice. Intimidation by the brother and friend insures everything goes the way the brother wants, an HER HEART'S DESIRE is a tender book about one woman's choices in her life, and staying strong in her resolve when her older brother tries to "help" her by taking charge of her life. Intimidation by the brother and friend insures everything goes the way the brother wants, and consequently makes his sister unhappy.
The heroine of the story, Amelia or Lia, is a determined young woman who should probably be nominated for sainthood. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. Director: Colin Campbell. Writer: Lanier Bartlett scenario. Stars: Wheeler Oakman , J. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Language: English. Also Known As: Love vs.
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