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Relentless Heart

(Relentless #1)

4.86  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Her future looked desperate…

…but she had a relentless spirit.

Could she learn to love again?

Vietnamese Photojournalist Hien begins 1968 with great promise—a new husband, new family, and a pending move from Saigon to a new place, Indiana. With the Tet celebrations, plus a truce for the holiday, everything points to wonderful.

It wouldn’t last.

When her world explodes, she has
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Published July 20th 2020
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Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
A lovely retelling of the story of Ruth

When I read the synopsis of Relentless Heart, I knew I had to read the story! While I have read other retellings of Ruth's story, somehow having her character be Vietnamese in the middle of the Vietnam War was the most appropriate translation I have yet seen. Then to bring her to the heartland of America. Perfect!

Seeing Vietnam through Hien's eyes - after she moved away from her family to be the bride of an American pilot - was quite an experience! While I
Brenda L Brandon
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful book! I didn't realize it was a retelling of the story of Ruth until I went back and read some of the reviews. I grew up during the Viet Nam War era and it was very easy to see the story taking place in my mind's eye. ...more
Peggy Baldwin
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the best book I read so far this year..Growing up in the sixties during the Vietnam Nam war and living during some of the events I felt I had gone back into my past. she mentioned many of somgs of the era including my favorite group the Beach Boys .
Also the first part of the book place in Vietnam and two very brave woman and what they faced back in the states upon their return

Jennifer had to do a lot of research to write this book and I look forward to the next book in the series.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully written story. It is full of emotions and you can feel every one of them. It hooks you on the first page and keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next. I hated to see this book end and can't wait to read the next book in this series. This is a book you don't want to miss. ...more
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very moving and heart wrenching story of a Vietnamese Photojournalist named Hien who marries an American soldier in Viet Nam during the war. Their plans to move to America are thawarted by war battles, the death of her husband and father in law, so she comes to Indiana with her mother in law. This is an intense and interesting story that will keep you turning the page. There were times I cried and times I laughed. I walked every step of the way with Hien. Lots of details and fast moving story ...more
This book is a must read for fans of romantic christian fiction. You will find characters that you can love with, cry with and celebrate with. All wrapped in a beautiful story of faith and family! You will not be disappointed in this installment of the Relentless Series and will want to read all of them!
Rebecca Lange
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was a story worth reading. The author does a wonderful job of capturing the reader and making you feel like you are part of the story. It is a story of heartbreak, love, romance, and hope and I loved how the characters in the book found their purpose in life and learned to look to God for guidance, blessings, and hope. A Christian novel filled with everything a literature lover wants.

I was given a copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for
Jennifer Cary
Aug 13, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Did Hien's story touch your heart like it did mine? I still cry over certain scenes and get tickled with her over others. ...more
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Hi there! My name is Jenny though I write Christian Historical Romance under the name Jennifer Lynn Cary. I enjoy sharing God-centered stories of love, forgiveness, and redemption. And romance, gotta have romance. I'm a retired teacher about to celebrate forty years with the same wonderful guy, the mother of three beautiful and brilliant young women who married three handsome, intelligent young me ...more

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