Matters of the Heart – Review & Giveaway

Posted November 16, 2022 by thebeccafiles in / 12 Comments

Matters of the Heart - Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Matters of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Matters of the Heart – Review & GiveawayMatters of the Heart Series: Shumard Oak Bend #3
Published by Heidi Gray McGill Books LLC on July 26, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Historical
Pages: 312
Format: eBook
Rating: three-half-stars

She determines to champion the needs of others, no matter the fallout.
He’s determined to be his own man and make his own way.
Will stubbornness keep them from discovering God’s best?
Unconventional Katie empathizes with the widows and orphans of the Civil War who are searching for a place to call home in Shumard Oak Bend. But with no one to help her, she’ll need to do it secretly, a challenge she readily accepts. Katie’s taken charge before, and she’ll do it again, no matter whom she has to outwit to get the job done.
Hans vows to stop doing everyone else’s bidding. But he follows orders when a pair of emerald green eyes, blazing red hair, and freckles that dance on the bridge of a pert nose conscript him to duty. Be his own man. Who is he kidding? Skunks don’t change their stripes. They leave disasters in their wake wherever they go, just like him.
Overcoming personal obstacles and finding your true self doesn’t mean going it alone. Yet the answer isn’t always in the one you seek.
True Christian Fiction. Relatable Characters. Life-changing stories




Heidi Gray McGill

Whether historical or contemporary, you will find Heidi Gray McGill‘s works to be true Christian Fiction, full of God’s redeeming love. Everything Heidi writes is purposeful. She believes in bringing a reader into the awareness of who God is to them and how He interacts with them on a personal level. She does this by crafting characters so relatable you feel part of who they are. Heidi reaches deep into the reader’s heart through masterfully written words and offers ways toward healing by seamlessly applying God’s Word throughout her stories.

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It’s amazing what a woman can accomplish when she’s determined. Katie hadn’t been handed the most picture perfect life, yet she was able to be thankful for the things she was blessed with instead of what she’d missed out on. And instead of seeking more for herself, she aimed to help make the lives of others better. Faith was not only an element to this novel, but a vital,  lifeblood that that orchestrated and kept things moving. I appreciated that the author was also not afraid to show what it looked like for characters to deal with a crisis of faith, and what it looks like to wrestle with that through life-altering traumas. And also what it was like for others in the body to minister to one another during those times. Although I struggled a bit with some of the pacing, which could very well be because of the fact I was reading an e-book which I’ve been struggling with in general lately, overall it was an enjoyable read.

*I read a copy through Kindle Unlimited. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.


(1) winner will receive an Amazon Fire 7 tablet.

Matters of the Heart JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 16, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 23, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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12 responses to “Matters of the Heart – Review & Giveaway

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Matters of the Heart” by Heidi Gray McGill and for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog blitz.

    Sounds like a fabulous book and one I would definitely enjoy having the opportunity to read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Roxanne C.

    Great review! This sounds like a story that exemplifies the importance of faith lived out in daily life.

  3. Eva Millien

    Lovely cover, I am looking forward to reading Matters of the Heart, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Becca, for sharing your review!

    Have a marvelous week!

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