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Rival Hearts

(Quilts of Love #19)

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  53 reviews
They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must swit
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 2014 by Abingdon Press
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JanetW
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
as with all of the books in this series ... i continue to enjoy them ... i also either learn some thing new or it reminds me of solid Christ-like values that get forgotten in the busy-ness of life.
Colletta Miller
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great, Fun Read!
Tricia Maloney
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good read. The plot wasn't very exciting and it was predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Barbara Shelton
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rival Hearts is my first read from author Tara Randel, a writer of five previous romance novels. When initially requested to read and review the story, the title left me curious; however, I soon discovered the story well defined by its title. Ben Masterson, chief editor for Masterson Publishing Company pits a dualistic competition of sorts between employs and colleagues Molly Henderson, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben Weaver, editor of Outdoor Adventures. Masterson dangles the bait of the edi ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Two successful magazine publishers, one male, one female both with very different magazine profiles, suddenly find themselves competing for the same promotions as Editor-in-Chief for the launch of a new magazine, American Legend. For Molly Henderson, writer for Quilter's Heart, this promotion would be a validation for all the years she has worked for Master's Publishing. She took a novel idea and launched a successful magazine that has highlighted the friendship that women encounter whenever the ...more
Jeanie
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Rival Hearts is a delightful story that ties together two coworkers who are interested in the same position – to be Editor in Chief of their publisher’s new magazine, American Legend. It was to be the type of periodical that would be highly attractive to both print and internet readers of faith to inspire and warm the hearts of the readers.
Molly Henderson is senior editor and writer for a very popular quilting magazine and Ben Weaver is senior editor and head writer of an equally popular outdoor
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Kathy
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

Rival Hearts by Tara Randel is a delightfully heartwarming romance in the charming Quilts of Love series. Each novel in the series stands alone but the common theme that ties all of the novels together is the tagline "Every Quilt Has a Story". In Rival Hearts, a competition for a promotion pits complete opposites Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver against one another as they vie for the position, but quilting figures prominently in this engaging story.

Molly and Ben are senior editor and wr
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Sally
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rival Hearts
By: Tara Randel

A great book about community, friendship, rivalry, and love. We need all these components to figure out who we are, to feel connected to the people we come in contact with, and to know what we stand for. When Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver are pitted against each other to win the office promotion, sparks start to fly. Molly has to take on Ben’s outdoor’s activity for his adventure magazine and Ben has to take on quilting for Molly’s quilting magazine. Can they survive
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Iola
Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver are both magazine editors for the same company, both up for the same promotion to launch a new magazine. Their boss plans to make the decision based on a friendly competition between the two, in which Molly has to learn to kayak, and Ben has to learn to quilt (Rival Hearts is from Abingdon’s Quilts of Love series. There has to be a quilt).

I had trouble getting in to Rival Hearts. I found Molly annoying from the beginning, with her view that she should get the prom
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?
Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.
Can
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Victor Gentile
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tara Randel in her new book, “Rival Hearts” Book Nineteen in the Quilts of Love Series published by Abingdon Press brings us into the lives of Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver.

From the back cover: They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, edito
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R J Mckay
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this wonderful book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. I am so glad I was chosen.

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver are magazine editors working for the same publishing group. Both are hoping for a shot at becoming the new editor-in-chief for a magazine called American Legend. To make his decision about the best person for the job, Blake Masterson, the head of Master’s Publishing, proposes a challenge, one that will take both Molly and Ben out of their usual comfort zone. Indoorsy g
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Kathleen E.
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Rival Hearts by Tara Randel, © 2014 ~ a Quilts of Love story

Walking into the publishing company on a normal day of work, Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver find it is anything but a normal day. Their boss calls them into his office to announce a new magazine, American Legend. Both of them will be competing for the spot of editor-in-chief ~ however, there will be a different plan on accomplishing that goal. They will switch places for their current magazines for one month.

Their
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Edythe Hamilton
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
American Legend is a new magazine in need of an editor-in-chief who must compete and win a challenge for the coveted promotional position wanted by editors Molly Henderson (Quilters Heart) and Ben Weaver (Outdoor Adventures) of the same publishing company. Molly and Ben must compete for the position by switching editor positions of each other’s publications and completing the current projects of Quilters Heart by sewing a quilt and Outdoor Adventures by competing in a kayak race with both projec ...more
Beckie Burnham
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rival Hearts by Tara Randel is another book in Abingdon’s Quilts of Love series. The tagline for this series is Every Quilt Has A Story and it is the quilt in this novel that really takes center stage. A contemporary romance with an opposites attract plot, Rival Hearts will appeal to romance lovers and avid quilters.

Molly Henderson is the 30-something editor of the quilting magazine, Quilter’s Heart. Dedicated to her job, she longs for the recognition her hard work and determination deserve. But
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Sarah Bailey
I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about this most recent addition to the Quilts of Love series since it was contemporary and it’s a competition between a female and male co-worker plus I have never read any of Tara Randel’s other books. However, my hesitancy was quickly put to rest as I got more involved in the characters and the whole competition – I’m not one to advocate for competition – but I think that added a whole new dimension to the book and overall theme and built the suspense, w ...more
Julie Barrett
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rival Hearts by Tara Randel
I have read most of the other books in this series and like the diversity of the settings and the whole learning how the quilt plays the main character.
This story is about Ben who's just returned to the Miami area and wants to grow roots there with the publishing company he works for. He's the outdoor extreme sports editor.
Molly is the quilt editor for that section of the publishing firm and she's heavily involved with other community agencies donating all her time for
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Paula  Phillips
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it

Ben and Molly both work for Masters Publishing house and they have a new Editor position opening up and they both want the position and think they deserve it over the other. Mr Masterton has some clever ideas up his sleeve and sees all publicity as good publicity - anything to bring the outside eye to his company. So he decides to propose a challenge, that for one month each of them are to switch their editor roles and work on the latest issue of each other's magazine. The thing is though that M
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Mazzou B
Jun 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book, number 19 in the Quilts of Love series (a series by a variety of authors) is about an unusual contest in the magazine writers world, a rivalship between the two contestants and eventually an unusual romance.

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Advent
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J.C. Morrows
With the first sentence, Tara Randel grabs your attention – and she doesn’t let go.

One of the things I love about the Quilts of Love series is how many different genres, timelines and lifestyles they cover. We have everything from a pioneering couple to a detective on the streets of a small town to rival magazine editors.

I’ve not read anything else by Tara Randel but it’s clear she has a talent for story telling. In Rival Hearts, she pulls us right in to the story and it’s clear from the first c
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Molly is editor for a quilting magazine and Ben is editor of an outdoor adventure magazine.  They both are competing for a new position within the pubishing company.  Their boss wants them to switch roles and magazines to see which person is the most suited for the new position. Of course they both are confident they are the best person for the job and are ready for any challenge put before them. Also, they have the attitude that surely no one can do their job better than themselves.Since they d ...more
Brooke (i blog 4 books)
Review originally posted on i blog 4 books: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2014/...


I love the idea of a competition evolving into a friendship or romance, and Rival Hearts promised to be an intriguing blend of both. I found Molly easy to relate to since she was constantly trying to please everyone around her—often at the expense of what she wanted to do. I find myself doing the same thing at times! What I didn't really understand was the dynamic between Molly and the rest of her family. It neve
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Sarah
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book cover to cover in two and half hours. This book is a book once you pick up, you simply cannot put down. The challenge of a work promotion between Molly and Ben is enough for the reader to want to keep turning the page to find out who will out do the other person in an effort to get the promotion of their dreams, but is it the dream that each had anticipated? When Molly has to rely on her brother to learn how to coach her in how to learn to Kayak only to her to hurt her wrist, wi ...more
Veronica
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable story about opposites attracting and what can happen when you're pushed out of your comfort zone. I liked both characters a lot, though I was rooting for Molly to win! It was amusing to read about Molly's mishaps, but I wished for more of the scenes where Molly and Ben were out of their comfort zones and I also thought there would be more interaction between them during the challenges themselves. I liked the focus on volunteerism and how much Molly cared about people and ho ...more
Amber Whitlock
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rival Hearts is the latest release in the Quilts of Love series. The story features 2 main characters–Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver. They are both magazine editors in line for a promotion, and the boss decides to pit them against each other in a crazy challenge. On a deeper level, the book is about each character’s journey towards a healthier, stronger, and ultimately better version of themselves.

This is the first Quilts of Love title I’ve read, and it also served as my introduction to Tara Ran
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Tima
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Molly and Ben are both in the running for a magazine editor position at the publishing company they both work for. Their boss has come up with a creative way for him to judge their strengths. He proposes they both step into each others world and learn. This means that Molly will need to learn to kayak and Ben will need to sew a quilt. What will happen to their attraction when only one of them can win the position?


This is a sweet story that focuses on trust and sticking to something regardless of
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Marianne
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars ***** out of 5
Contemporary romance

This story was a fun one to read. Both Molly and Ben are placed in situations way beyond their comfort zones, and the way they not only learn to cope, but also enjoy their various activities is thrilling to watch. Doing the outdoor stuff that the editor required of Molly was also way out of my own comfort zone, and I definitely sympathized with her. It was amazing though to see how her relationship with her brother was strengthened. I could not put the s
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Barb
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I WON this ARC in a Goodreads contest. Although i didn't get to give an advanced comment, better late than never.
Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of t
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Debbie Ballard
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An outstanding, beautifully written, romantic, inspirational story that I received free through Goodreads First Reads.
Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver are in an unusual competition to be editor in chief for a new magazine in Master's Publishing. Molly is senior editor and writer for Quilter's Heart Magazine, and Ben is senior editor and writer for Outdoor Adventures Magazine. Molly and Ben are going to switch places. Ben is going to join Molly's quilting group and sew and produce a well-made finis
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Laura A. Grace
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the storyline of "Rival Hearts"! From the beginning I fell in love with Molly and slowly I fell in love with Ben too! They were both great main characters that had me rooting for them in the competition and hurting with life's disappointments!

Tara did an amazing job in having such a powerful message about the need for community in our lives! Like Molly I sometimes forget the beauty and gift of having family around all the time where there are people who wish they could say they
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