Playing By Heart
Author: Anne Mateer
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
ISBN #: 0764210653
Playing By Heart by Anne Mateer is a thoroughly enjoyable novel. Ms. Mateer writes these characters and their world so beautifully and vividly that you cannot help but become engrossed in their world. The story starts with Lula Bowman, a serious graduate student out to make her way in life. Her plans however become interrupted by a family tragedy and she must move back to her hometown to help her family. Back in her hometown, she is offered a job teaching music, which she isn’t happy about at first. Lula goes through many challenges and her faith in God, determination, and tenacity in meeting these challenges I find endears that character more to the reader.
I really enjoyed this book. Anne Mateer has a gift for writing such complete characters. I definitely recommend this book to everyone who love a good fiction read.
Note: I have received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.