NEW FROM QUILTS OF LOVE: Rival Hearts by Tara Randel | Summer Camping Kit Giveaway and Blog Tour

Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, Rival Hearts, by Tara Randel. Who doesn’t like a friendly competition, every now and then? You’ll be sure to love this fun tale of unexpected competition between two people forced out of their comfort zone.

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  • A Coleman grill, tent, and camp chairs
  • A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
  • A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
  • Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

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{More about Rival Hearts}

New from Quilts of Love | Rival Hearts

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 girly‑girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he‑said, she‑said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

Find out more and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love website.

Tara Randel

{More About Tara Randel}

Tara Randel is the author of five romance novels including “Lasting Love,” “Melody of Love” and “This Time Love.” A member of ACFW, Tara is also the lead author of the new Annie’s Mysteries series (see Tara lives in New Port Richey, Florida.

Find out more about Tara at


  • I loved the story of Ben and Molly. They are both competitive and the boss plays on that nature in them. He also pushes them out of their comfort zone to try new things and experiences.

    Written by Caffeinated Christian Raves -N- Reviews on August 8, 2014 | e
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    I really enjoyed Rival Hearts by Tara Randel. It may be my favorite Quilts of Love book so far!! I really connected with Molly in her insecurities and her passions (quilting and helping homeless women). I have really struggled with being secure in who I am and so I really understood where she was coming from, but when she got involved or talking about her passions– she was confident and passionate– that’s me! This is just the kind of romance I enjoy… it wasn’t over the top or gushy and it wasn’t outlandish. It was a story that was possible…plausible… believable.

    Definitely, go get this book and read it! :) I loved it!

    Written by The Life and Times of a pwnmom… on August 4, 2014 | e
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    The Quilts of Love Series of books have quickly become some of my favorite books to curl up with when I want to get immersed with a great story and fantastic characters! This most recent, Rival Hearts did that and more!
    A fun, cute read that delicately combined romance with Biblical truth, you will fall in love with characters like Molly (my fave) and find yourself cheering for one character or another (or both) and they end up in a little competition. This is the perfect light read for a summer road trip or beach read.
    A great, clean read that all will enjoy!

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on July 24, 2014 |e


    I am such a fan of the Quilts of Love series. This latest book Rival Hearts is a fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed every page. It is really written beautifully. Tara Randel is an amazing author. She writes a terrific story. I am so happy to have been given a copy of this to review.

    Written by Let’s Eat 2 Day on July 24, 2014 | e
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    This was a charming book. I really enjoyed reading Molly and Ben’s story. Tara Randel is an excellent writer and she made the characters seem so real, I felt their pain and triumph like they were old friends of mine. This is one of the best Quilts of Love books that I have read so far. The title pretty much sums up the whole book. Molly and Ben were rival hearts, but they lost their hearts to each other.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on July 22, 2014 | e
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  • Ben and Molly get a chance to go outside of their comfort zones, get to know one another and grow and change. By the end of the story they are both different than how they started due to their own journeys and the friendships they form along the way. I love this quote from page 186 made by one of Molly’s quilting friend. “The moral of the story is about supporting each other. No one is an island, Molly. Having people in our lives enriches us. It is as simple as that.” Meeting new people, being in new situations and getting to know others is what life is all about. If we allow ourselves to get too comfortable, we stop growing and living. Through making quilts and getting outdoors and helping women in need, these characters learned about themselves and enriched their own lives.

    Written by Book, Books Everywhere on July 19, 2014 | e
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    What a devilish plan Mr. Masterson cooked up to help him decide who to promote. Ben and Molly must switch places and work on the other’s magazine.

    I thought the logical ending would be to have Ben and Molly end up as co-editors. Nope, didn’t happen that way.

    Thank you, Ms Randel, for this delightful Quilts of Love novel. I hope to read more novels by this fellow Floridian.

    Written by sunny island breezes on July 19, 2014 | e
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    This was the first book I have read by Tara Randel, but it was the second book in the Quilts of Love series. I have to say that I really am enjoying this series. Rival hearts was a light and entertaining read and a fun love story to read. The writing in the book flowed nicely and made for a book that flowed nicely from chapter to chapter. Plus not being an outdoorsy girl myself I found Molly easy to relate to.

    Written by Two Children and a Migraine on July 18, 2014 |e
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    The contrast drawn between Ben Weaver the outdoorsman and Molly Hnderson the quiet quilter made for continual fodder, interest and conflict throughout the story. I particularly love how the office takes up boys vs. girls when Ben and Molly are forced to compete for a promotion they both want.

    Through competition, mishaps, life and work, Molly and Ben realize that the competition they never wanted has spurred them on in unexpected direction they might not have otherwise seen.

    Rival Hearts is a fun, encouraging read about finding yourself, and love when you least expect it.

    Written by Starts At Eight on July 18, 2014 | e
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    Great characters, fun read….

    The challenges Ben and Molly’s boss choose for them are rather interesting, but designed to push them outside their comfort zone, how far will they go to win? …and there’s an unexpected foe trying to sabotage Molly.

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on July 17, 2014 | e
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    At first it seems like a light-hearted story, but there are underlying issues that the main characters must face and navigate through. I think that the hero and heroine both change and grow in character throughout the story.

    It was easy for me to relate to the heroine. I greatly admire her work and integrity. I could also easily understand and sympathize with her fears and deadline induced stress.

    The main premise of male/female magazine writers going head to head has been done in multiple other movies and books. The way that this story stays fresh and interesting is through the quilt stories that tie in with the heroine’s passion to help the women at the women’s rescue.

    Written by Jendi’s Journal on July 17, 2014 | e
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    I enjoyed this book so much, it is the first book I have read from this author, but I hope not the last. I loved the competition, and was rooting for Molly to win. When the bad things (no spoiler) happen, I am positive I knew who it was, and I was right. It is a great book. Good writing. Definitely a book to share with others. 4 stars from this reviewer.
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. All the thoughts and opinions are my own, honest feelings.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on July 17, 2014 | e
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    I like the cover of this book. I have read most books in this series and think that the covers get better with each book. That’s hard to do considering I have really like most of them. I also like the different stories that each author tells. That’s what makes this series a lot of fun to read… the uniqueness of each story all tied together with a quilt.

    I can’t say that this book is full of surprises, but it’s still a great read. I think it would be an excellent choice for the beach because it was a light book, but fun.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on July 17, 2014 | e
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    “Rival Hearts is a different kind of book, but a different good. It tells us a great deal of Molly’s adventures when she was kayaking, but leaves us in the dark about Ben’s try at quilting. I was pleased with the unusual twist at the end.

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on July 14, 2014 | e
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    This book is the kind of movie that Hollywood used to make back in the 40′s and 50′s. You can almost see Barbara Stanwyck as Molly, possibly Clark Gable as Ben. Molly and Ben are competitors. They each have made their own little niche in the world by the quality of the magazine they edit. Now they are being given the chance at a new magazine but only if they switch places for a month. This is the set-up for a great deal of humor and also the chance for much stretching outside individual comfort zones. Both Molly and Ben learn about themselves as well as others while learning about the barriers they put up to keep from being bruised emotionally. All of the characters are terrific and the plot is very enjoyable as well as being interesting and exciting as well.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on July 13, 2014 | e
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    This novel is an uncomplicated and pleasurable read for a weekday afternoon or weekend reading spree in only a few hours. The story plot and characters are very likeable and easy to relate in the different situations and problems throughout this enjoyable book. I recommend reading to those who enjoy novels with personal conflict, competitiveness, and self-growth intertwined in the story line.

    Written by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner on July 13, 2014 | e
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  • This was an enjoyable story about opposites attracting and what can happen when you’re pushed out of your comfort zone. 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 how her childhood had affected that aspect of her. Molly has a strong faith and Ben is just coming back to his and while there was talk of prayer and asking Ben if he was a believer, there wasn’t much else done with it.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on July 12, 2014 | e


    FABULOUS book! I absolutely loved this read!-Molly has grown up trying to gain love and attention from everyone around her especially her family, and Ben struggles with finding and putting down roots, loss and pain, and moving past his facade of arrogance. It took me a little while to like Ben as a character, but as I read on and “got to know him” he became a good and lovable character! :) The way all of these characters grow, especially Molly and Ben, is fabulous, and there are many characters that are amazing such as Molly’s brother Paul and her best friend Taylor. The end of this book is lovely, and the only thing I personally found a bit lacking was I wish there had been some more prayers-I love Quilting, I love Kayaking, and I LOVED Rival Hearts! :)

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on July 12, 2014 | e
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    Ms. Randel’s story would appeal to any age group. Her writing is clean, fun, thoughtful and even a bit intriguing. Script was slow and repetitive at times, but so is real life. Personally, I felt the background details about the protagonists were more vital to my enjoyment of the book than the competition. At my age, perhaps it is less about the romance and more about the characters “whys” of their decisions. My fulfillment is when God has led to the making of the right decisions. My gratitude goes to Tara Randel for penning the best in the genre I enjoy reading.

    Written by Barb Shelton on July 11, 2014 | e
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    Are you ready for the latest book in the delightful Quilts Of Love series from Abingdon Press?

    Rival Hearts by Tara Randel is a contemporary romance where a boss pits two co-workers against one another for a coveted promotion.

    Molly Henderson is the editor of Quilter’s Heart.

    Ben Weaver is the editor of Outdoor Adventures.

    In order to win to become editor-in-chief of American Legion – a new magazine that their publishing company is dangling before them as the prize – they must successfully take over one another’s jobs for one month and complete projects that lie outside of their current skill sets.

    I loved the fun premise and modern setting of this story.

    If you enjoy light-hearted romance that is easy and fun to read, then Rival Hearts is the perfect summertime story for you!

    Written by Create With Joy on July 10, 2014 | e
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    With its gentle undercurrent of faith, Rival Hearts is a sweet romance that stresses the importance of faith and forgiveness. The plot is refreshingly unique with issues that are easy to relate to. Tara Randel brings this tender love story vibrantly to life with a lovely cast of characters that are realistic and appealing. An incredibly heartfelt and engaging addition to the Quilts of Love series that old and new fans are going to love.

    Written by Book Reviews & More by Kathy on July 10, 2014 |e
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    Rival Hearts, part of the Quilts of Love series, is a fairly quick and easy read, but with an interesting premise. Molly and Ben are invited to leave their comfort zones in order to compete for the same job – for Molly, that involves learning to kayak; for Ben, learning to quilt. But for some reason, I couldn’t get emotionally caught up in this story. Molly wasn’t a character I enjoyed, although I did admire her commitment and work with Second Chances. Ben comes across as over confident and arrogant at first, but his character improved as the story progressed. What I really wanted to see, though, was his spiritual journey, and that was lacking. Many fans of the Quilts of Love series will probably enjoy this story, although it was a weaker addition for me.

    Written by The Power of Words on July 10, 2014 | e
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    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 have family!

    Written by Crafty Booksheeps on July 10, 2014 | e
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    My Thoughts About The Book: I have read all the Quilts of Love books and loved them all equally as much. They have been wonderful reads by several different authors. I really loved Molly and Ben in this story. Two complete opposites and such a challenge to take on. How can a craft writer and a sports writer compete for the same job? The ending comes out of left field and is not what I expected at all. This was one of those books you can start and finish in an uninterrupted day. Tara Randel really had a great command of her characters and story line. I hope to have the opportunity to review something else by her. She is an amazing author. I would give this book 4 stars and recommend that you buy it straight away.

    Written by Karen’s Korner on July 8, 2014 | e
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    I received an electronic copy of Rival Hearts from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my post. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

    I enjoyed this book so much! This is the first book I have read by author Tara Randel. I know it won’t be my last either.

    I loved the competition, and was rooting for Molly to win. When the bad things (no spoiler) happen, I am positive I knew who it was, and I was right. It is a great book with good writing. Definitely a book I will be sharing with others.

    Written by Jen’s Journey on July 7, 2014 | e
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    This review is for the book “Rival Hearts” by Tara Randel. This book is part of the Quilts of Love series. The thing I love about this series is that they all have a common theme of quilting but the stories are completely different, and so are the authors. In this book, quilter Molly is set into a competition against athletic Ben. The story follows their competition as well as their blossoming romance. The book really follows Molly’s journey and how she ends up coming into herself. I really enjoyed this story and the characters!

    Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Abingdon Press for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

    Written by The Talbert Report on July 5, 2014 | e
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    I had a lot of fun reading about each learning how to do the other ones trade during that month! Molly had a lot of challenges with the activities that Ben had planned for that month. And Ben had quite the time with Molly’s feminine activities. But Ben did learn a lot around the quilting frames of this ladies group, but can he do his part of the quilt they are quilting? I have to say I enjoyed Ben’s quilting experience the most, because its just something about men trying to do feminine things!

    Written by Splashes of Joy on July 4, 2014 | e
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    I love a great competitive romance story and Rival Hearts is top-notch!!!
    I thought this story line was super unique and super creative.
    I love that the characters had to get out of their comfort zones and stretch themselves in new ways- definitely made for great character growth and change!
    The Quilts of Love Series is awesome and this is a spectacular addition!!!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on July 3, 2014 | e
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    Rival Hearts is well-written and draws out the intent of the heart. Molly and Ben have sheltered their true selves from becoming bruised. I liked the development of their backgrounds being exposed to find acceptance and enrichment beyond what they ever would have tried on their own. Relationships are built and others renewed. The story flows very well as they find their place and the true longings of their hearts. Overcoming obstacles, they are strengthened and both are winners beyond the competition of their intended goal.

    Written by Lane Hill House on July 2, 2014 | e
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    Rival Hearts by Tara Randel is another book in the Quilts of Love series. Once again I wasn’t let down by this series or this author. I read this book in a few hours and I have to say I sad when it was over because I fell in love with the characters and the authors writing.

    Written by The World As I See It on July 2, 2014 | e
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    The reader will find themselves intrigued as they follow timid Molly’s exploits in the great-and sometimes frightening- outdoors. Simultaneously, read of outdoors king Ben’s even more intimidating ventures into the quilting community.
    Although the story plot is unusual and brilliant, I thought the author didn’t go far enough with it. Apart from a mild scare in the office there are no real adventures. The book mostly focuses on the at-times confusing rivalship/romance of the two main characters. This is, without a doubt, not my type of book or even my type of romance but will please the audience it was meant for.

    I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

    Written by Books, Beautiful Books on July 2, 2014 | e
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    A fun and often humorous tale, Rival Hearts held my attention throughout. The characters were well-rounded and the plot revealed a few surprises as it progressed. This novel is just the right thing for a lazy summer day when you want a book that doesn’t make you think too hard. I enjoyed Rival Hearts and would read another book by this author.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on July 1, 2014 | e
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    What a fun and lighthearted read! This marks my third book to read in this series and all have been fun and enjoyable but Rival Hearts stands as my favorite thus far. Author Tara Randel’s writing flowed so smoothly and eloquently. I loved the rival competition part of the book between the two main characters. It is what really made the story. If your looking for a fun summer read then look no further.

    Written by Adventures in Unsell Land on July 1, 2014 | e
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    My opinion: As with all of the previous Quilt of Love books I have read I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a quick,enjoyable and easy read. It is a predictable story line,but somehow the author still made it an enjoyable read that keep interested until the very last page.
    I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on July 1, 2014 | e
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    Rival Hearts features one of those stories that I could easily see being made into a romantic comedy: co-workers vying for the same promotion are pitted against each other in a competition and soon find themselves incredibly attracted to one another. I don’t know that I’ve seen this exact plot, but I’m sure Hallmark or Hollywood has done something similar.

    Even though the plot is familiar, it works. Well. From start to finish, Rival Hearts is enjoyable. Ben and Molly are both compelling characters with intriguing back stories. Their chemistry is palpable, and the romance is sweet. Also, I never figured out who would actually win the competition, so kudos to the author for keeping it secret yet realistic. Rival Hearts is an excellent entry in the “Quilts of Love” line.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on June 30, 2014 | e
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    I love contemporary romances, and this one was a pleasant and fun read. A competition between a girly-girl and a man’s man–who will come out on top. RIVAL HEARTS made me smile, and I had to keep reading to see who would come out on top. I’ve never read any of Ms. Randel’s books before, but I will definitely look up her previous books. Great, fun read. Definitely one of the best Quilts of Love books I’ve read.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on June 30, 2014 | e
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    Randel has crafted a fun Christian romance with a unique plot. I loved what the competition did to bring out the best in both people. In Molly we see her determination come through. Ben develops a real soft spot in his heart. I liked the inclusion of healing of family relationships and helping others in need. Although the plot was a bit predictable, it is a well written novel.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on June 30, 2014 | e
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    I am very competitive, and I loved reading this book. To have a man sew a quilt was fun, especially when he had no sewing skills at all. Ben was a good guy, but he was driven by his work and was ready to win the competition and get promoted. Molly was the same as Ben. She was work driven and she was ready to get promoted. However she does not like to do outdoor sports, and has to take on Ben’s outdoor lifestyle. This made for very interesting encounters. When each gets bad luck they blame it on each other. They fall in love, but can either of them let go of the competition to win a much bigger prize, love. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review from Litfuse, however all opinions are my own.

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on June 28, 2014 | e
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    Proving that quilts have a place even in the modern, corporate world, author Tara Randel spins an adventure story for us in Rival Hearts.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on June 27, 2014 | e
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    Rival Hearts is a fact-paced contemporary romantic-comedy about two characters battling to get become the editor of a new magazine. I’m not familiar with the author, but she does a great job crating this likeable tale. Overall, I enjoyed Rival Hearts, as it reminded of the romantic-comedy films from the early 90s’.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on June 27, 2014 | e
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    I have loved each book in this series and this was no exception. Each book’s main plot contains a quilt, but the variety of authors succeed in making it unique and different from the others.
    I am a quilter! Anyone who quilts will realize how addictive this hobby is. Thus, you look at quilts, go to quilt and fabric shops, quilt shows, AND read any book that involves a quilt!! I guess we are a strange lot!!

    The main character, Molly, appealed to me immediately. I could easily identify with this young lady who loved to quilt however was not athletic, not even a bit!! That is me!! You can find us both at a sewing machine but rarely playing baseball, canoeing or swimming!!! Molly tended to stay clear of these activities!! This made her my best friend from the beginning of the book. Ben, the athlete, was also an adorable character, full of charm, handsome, athletic BUT not a quilter. I can just picture the look on his face as he attempts to use needle and thread.

    The plot of the story was full of twists and turns. It grabbed my attention upon reading the first chapter and kept me engrossed until the last page. A well developed plot makes for a great read and this book fullfilled this !

    Written by Quiet Quilter on June 27, 2014 | e
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    My Review:

    Such a funny book!!! I have really really enjoyed this one. The characters are in their 20s-30s and very well developed. I like how the story shows their personalities and by the circumstances they are thrown in, we know how they work under pressure. The story was great and I loved the ending!

    Written by Accelerate The Jesus Movement on June 26, 2014 | e
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    This is the first book I have read by this author and I pray not my last one.
    The two main characters are in for an adventure they have no clue is coming. You don’t want to miss it.
    I enjoyed this book and recommend this fun read.
    I gave this book 4 stars.
    I was given a copy if this book by the publisher for my honest review.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on June 26, 2014 | e
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    This is a great story that can apply to many people for many reasons, it’s a heartwarming story that shows we really are good people underneath, we just have to dig a little deep sometimes to find it.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on June 25, 2014 | e
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    Hands down the best “Quilts of Love” book I’ve read. As silly as it sounds, the quilt felt like a main character along with Molly and Ben…not just a thing that the main girl makes in the book.

    Written by Books for Christian Girls on June 25, 2014 | e
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    Excellent example of a good, clean romance with God intertwined. It was a feel good modern day type of romance with a little bit of intrigue thrown in!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on June 25, 2014 | e
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    I absolutely love the premise behind this novel. It is a first for me being introduced to the writing of Tara Randel but it definitely won’t be the last by a long shot. I love the competitive nature that both Molly and Ben possess with each of them having the drive to do whatever it takes to gain the promotion they both desire. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be for a manly man to take on quilting! That is where the humor comes into play and soon the entire office chooses sides between man versus woman and the laughter ensues. What comes out of the novel at the end showcases that the best choice may not always be the best one for the winner. I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion. This is the nineteenth novel in the Quilts of Love Series.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on June 24, 2014 | e
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    Rival Hearts is a sweet love story featuring a stay inside gal and a daring outdoorsman — seemingly opposites in every way. But both have feelings of unconnectedness and loneliness. Though they go about their lives and the turn-about competition from different directions, they ultimately come to the same conclusion – love is worth the work and the vulnerability. Molly’s selfless and caring nature and Ben’s fear of loss and rejection make these characters very real and relatable. There is some humor and a little bit of mystery in this book as well. The featured quilt, though, was my favorite element of the book. I loved the idea of taking scraps of fabric from women’s lives, many with heartfelt stories attached, and joining them into a beautiful quilt that would benefit other women in need.

    Written by By The Book on June 24, 2014 | e
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    I was impressed by Randel’s ability to keep me interested, engaged, and happy with the story. I fell for these characters and I think you will, too!

    Written by Amber Writes on June 23, 2014 | e
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    Rival Hearts sends a huge message about perception. There’s always another side to the story and sometimes it’s easy to get tied up in our own point of view. By learning more about the characters and their backgrounds, it’s simple to fall in love with Rival Hearts. Wrap yourself up in a cozy quilt and enjoy this book on a rainy day!

    Written by Savings in Seconds on June 23, 2014 | e
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    I am giving Rival Hearts 5 stars. Right off the bat. It was a great story. Almost kind of predictable. But, fun to read nevertheless. Molly has to ride a kayak and Ben has to make a quilt. Both are competing to get the editor title for a new magazine at their place of employment. Molly is so not an outdoorsy type of person and Ben isn’t much for sewing. I laughed. I laughed even harder. I sympathized with both.

    I know for me, I am a determined person, tell me I can’t do something? Just makes me more determined to win. I can really understand Molly. She wants to show her family and herself that she can compete for the job she wants. I think dear readers, that you will also just fall in love with Molly. Tara, the author keeps the pages turning. Is it an epic novel? No, but you will love it, I promise!

    Written by My Mis-Matched World on June 23, 2014 | e
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    I thought this a cute story. I liked how completely opposite Molly and Ben were…it was the contrast that made the story fun. I feel like I was able to identify with Molly. She was quiet but had an inner strength she wasn’t quite aware of. It took Ben’s cocky attitude to make her rise to the occasion. But then Ben won me over when I learned about his background and why he wanted the promotion. I couldn’t help but smile at the thought of him walking into Molly’s quilting group for the first time! And I’ll admit I was surprised by who finally won – and the offer that was made before Masterson announced his decision. This was an easy and fun read!

    Written by snidbits on June 23, 2014 | e
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    Instantly, I was captured by the story of Ben and Molly. Who would have ever thought to write a story about an adventure man and a quilter? Brillant! Then, Tara Randel takes this story to a whole new level when she brings this book into a competition between these two characters for a job position. Again, the Quilts of Love Series has not let me down. Excellent book! I was hooked immediately, loved the story and I did not see the ending coming the way it did. Great work!

    Written by Life Isn’t Always a Fairytale on June 21, 2014 | e
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    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, which usually comes in the form of a crime or other climax so a different one was a nice touch and added to the overall feel of the book. Of course, some of the ending wrap up were sort of easy to figure out part way through – such as how Ben and Molly’s relationship would end up……

    Written by Growing for Christ on June 21, 2014 | e
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    A great book about community, friendship, rivalry, and love.

    Written by book reviews on June 20, 2014 | e
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    I don’t know which of these characters captivated and amused me more. Both story lines were humorous and touching at the same time. Tara Randel has proven herself to be a sensitive and witty writer who creates velvety-smooth prose. This story is sensitive and sporty, encouraging and invigorating. I loved it!

    Written by WORD Up! on June 20, 2014 | e
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    Cassandra’s Review- The story is fun and has a lot of good humor about it. I like that the characters have been put in play to make this a good give and tug book. The outcome is one to take time to read and I think that adults would connect more then any other age.

    Written by Cassandra M’s Place on June 19, 2014 | e
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    I really enjoyed “Rival Hearts” as it is a sweet, and fun story to read with characters whom you cannot help but love and become completely involved in their lives. Both Ben and Molly want/need to win and they each have their reasons. The competition that these two are in help them to see what they actually are able to accomplish themselves, and their self-confidence develops and also issues from their pasts are addressed and worked through.

    Written by Moments on June 19, 2014 | e
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    This is another book in The Quilts of Love Series. Author Tara Randel has written a story about 2 people who are taken out of their own comfort zone and asked to write about each other’s jobs in order to win a promotion. Ben has to go through quilting events and Molly has to attend outdoor events even though she hates this sort of thing. –

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on June 17, 2014 | e
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    I enjoyed Molly’s story and found her incredibly likeable!

    Written by Semel insanivimus omnes on June 16, 2014 | e
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