Journey of the Heart by Stephanie Burkhart
There are no negatives here, no jealousies, hate, or revenge, and the only strong emotion is romantic love.
James returns to his home in California after World War II only to find out he’s lost his farm. His way of life gone, James becomes a journeyman, selling Bibles, looking for a sense of purpose.
Rachel Santori’s winery is in trouble. She’s looking for someone to trust. When Rachel meets James, she can’t deny how he penetrates her soul with his long, lonely looks.
Can James find a sense of belonging at Rachel’s winery? Can love mend both their weary hearts?
Review by Rising Star Reviews:
Journey of the Heart by Stephanie Burkhart is a vintage sweet romance set in Sonoma, California, 1946. James DeMera returns home from the war in Europe, and finds himself without the home he thought he owned.
Wandering about the country selling Bibles door-to-door, he encounters lovely young Rachel Santori, owner of a local winery. From the beginning, they at once admire and appreciate each other.
So, pour a glass of Chardonnay, put up your feet, and enjoy this short story. You will learn how they help each other with a problem, and in doing so, become attracted to each other.
Review by Joy Cagil:
The setting of Journey of the Heart is in California, Sonoma County, right after World War II. In the story, Rachel Santori, the heir to a California winery at the brink of its ruin, hires James DeMera, a door-to-door Bible salesman who had fought in the war. James aids Rachel in saving her winery, and they fall in love as James finds a home and a calling.
The story is fluid, pleasant, and the characters are very well drawn. Most of the misfortunes have happened to the main characters in the past. Whatever conflict is left is minor and happens outside of their love, which makes the reading of this book entertaining and worry-free. There are no negatives here, no jealousies, hate, or revenge, and the only strong emotion is romantic love.
The story is short enough to be enjoyed in one sitting whether you are at the beach or on your easy chair enjoying a glass of wine, making believe it is the Santori Chardonnay. In short, this is another happy, heart-warming tale of love from the experienced pen of Stephanie Burkhart.