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Directions of the Heart: A Romantic Drama Collection

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Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance and passion…

In all of these amazing stories, there’s one burning question…is love worth the risk?

Without You

Reece and Jenna are two childhood friends separated by time and distance. Can they find a way to heal their bond, or perhaps forge a new one?

Strange Heat

Spurred by her friend’s close call, Victoria decides to take a ri
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Published July 25th 2017
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Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Marie Lavender is an author I've previously read and enjoyed especially her Heiresses in Love series.

Directions of the Heart was not what I was expecting especially since there were 4 complete stories included in the book and each one was set in different locales and in different venues. Each had a couple looking for love but had a trauma or traumas in their life that brought them to this point. There were sensitive topics that were handled well but still gave an edge to the story and often mad
Leigh Podgorski
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Directions of the Heart is the newest release from popular Romance novelist Marie Lavender. The book is a collection of four stories and with the exception of the first story, “Without You,” takes the reader on a journey both hot and spicy and to the darker corners of love.
Ms. Lavender does not flinch as she puts her characters through their paces with many challenges and obstacles—all found in today’s world—real-life tragedies, real-life situations such as sexual insecurity, haunting memories,
Sandra Lopez
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two high school friends that have known each other their whole lives will be separated for the first time ever. Jenna and Reese will realize how much they mean to each other in “Without You.”

Plain Victoria has always been envious of her friend’s attractiveness, how men desired her. Just once, she’d like to know what that’s like. After all, “wasn’t there more to this existence than work, and feeding her cat, before she spent her evenings alone reading a book or taking a relaxing bath?” (65) This
Debbie  Victorino
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well written and heartfelt

This book has 4 stories. Each story was well written and kept me wanting to read more. These stories have many issues that many people face today. They include pain, struggle, happiness faith and an HEA. This author is pretty new to me, but I would recommend her in a heart beat. My favorite story was A Touch of Dawn. I could relate to Jake. He was so well written I had tears in my eyes more than once. These stories do go into struggles like faith, intimacy and other iss
Amy Shannon
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Simply and absolutely ravishing

As a fan of Lavender's, I was looking forward to reading her collection for stories, and I was not disappointed. The stories she shares, hits the heart emotionally and puts that ever so gentle lump in the throat. The stories were put together very well and fit within the premise of the collection. My favorite of the stories was "A Touch of Dawn" and I was immediately stricken when Jack uttered the words "I won't be like him" and it just made the story real, especia
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