Choices of the Heart – Review

by Sarah M. Eden

Publisher : Mirror Press (January 11, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 135 pages
ISBN-10 : 1952611237
ISBN-13 : 978-1952611230

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The paths of life that brought them together are destined to tear them apart.

Burke Jones began his life as a nameless orphan, dreaming of one day being a renowned doctor with a home and family to call his own. Sophie Kingston, daughter of an influential East Coast family, was destined to be an important and beloved part of Baltimore Society.

Life has not gone quite as either planned.

Now living in the home of a family friend, Sophie joins the lady on a journey to the tiny town of Hope Springs in Wyoming Territory. It is unlike any place she’s ever known. And the resident doctor is a mystery as well. Burke knows he isn’t the success he’d always imagined he would be, and seeing it through the eyes of this newly arrived Society lady only drives that home.

As Hope Springs begins to weave its magic, Sophie discovers more than she’d ever imagined, in both the town and its doctor. And Burke, who has always guarded his heart, begins to wonder if there might be more to life than he has previously imagined.

Their futures, however, do not lie along the same path or in the same destinations. Fate has once again proven unkind.

Can Hope Springs work yet another miracle?


Sophie Kingston’s family has moved to Boston and she’s left in Baltimore under the care of Mrs Archer. While Mrs Archer is friendly towards her, she is still often left feeling lonely since she doesn’t fit in to the local society and has to rein her personality in. In the Wyoming territory, she can be herself more, and there are less rules about being proper.

Burke Jones grew up in an orphanage and is now living out his dream of becoming a doctor. While he’s confident in his medical abilities, he’s still very insecure in everything else. The scene where he was describing himself as the little boy with no name, so he named himself Burke, was heartbreaking.

I really liked that Burke and Sophie asked each other difficult questions and because of it they ended up bringing out the best in each other.

Sarah Eden always writes the best characters, and I absolutely loved catching up with some of my favorite ones from previous books in the series.

This book can be read as a standalone, but some scenes will mean more to you if you have read previous books. The main storyline was wonderful, but it was some of the side characters that I was completely invested in. There are so many things I want to say, but I don’t want to spoil anything.

I loved revisiting Hope Springs, and I can’t wait to visit it again.

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