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Collison of the Heart is set in the mid 1800s, women are not allowed to vote and most are wives and mothers nothingIt is frowned upon for them to have careers outside of the home Mia Roper, however, went to college and wants to be a journalist so she leaves her small town in Michigan to move to Boston, also leaving behind the man she loves Ayden Goswell This book details her return to the small town after a train wreck and her return to the man she loves and who loves her but not without some difficulty along the way There is also a little suspense involved This book was good, it was written well but it just wasn t my cup of tea Maybe I am not a fan of historical fiction or maybe I just like my romance a little dirty I won this book from the giveaways on Goodreads. For many reasons, I felt the urge to pick this story up, but I grin to admit that the biggest one was that the setting is not a half hour southwest of where I live How could I resist a story set on home turf even if it was in the past The second chance romance, historical era, and new to me author were all factors that had me eager to give this one a read.The story opens with intrepid woman journalist, Mia Roper, returning to the home town she swore she would never see again after her fiance broke his word to follow her to Boston Mia went without Ayden to make her mark and follow her dreams while Ayden stayed behind to help out his family and pursue his career dreams as a professor of history at the local college She thought she was beyond her feelings of anger and heartbreak, but riding the train into Hillsdale a year and a half after she left has brought all the memories back If the assignment from the women s magazine editor to interview women college students and those who graduated from her alma mater wasn t so important to gaining a permanent position on staff at the magazine, she would have avoided it She ll sneak into town, do her research and the article, and leave But then a collision with another train, fire, injured passengers, a lost child alone, and her former fiance out helping with the rescue efforts send her plans crashing about her.Ayden Goswell has adjusted to watching the woman he loved leave without him placing her career over what they had together Now, he is seeing a sweet and lovely young lady, gentle and gracious with no big ambitious plans who won t break his heart He is looking for the college to give him a permanent post as history professor and he will settle down into marriage and life in Hillsdale But then one look into the eyes of the fiery woman who broke his heart and his equanimity is gone and all the feelings he buried rise to the surface He wants to avoid Mia, but they have a young boy that needs to be reunited with his parents and all the people left stranded from the crash in the cold winter need help Surely he can guard his heart and stay true to his course until Mia disappears out of his life again Alright, this was a second chance romance with two reluctant people brought together due to circumstances They both seem to have legit reasons for their anger and it seems a hopeless cause at first glance even if they wanted to make amends Mia is theriled of the two and gets down right mean with her hurt and anger though both are fairly antagonistic in the beginning I found the slow reconciliation and growing understanding well written and loved how the author brought them to see beyond each other s failings to their own and on to a solution if they will set pride and past grievance aside to take it.The historical situations was an interesting one Mia is trying to make her way in a world little suited for professional women and she fights to be taken seriously and accepted Ayden always encouraged her career and promotes women s educations The significance of the college in Hillsdale where Mia has come for her writing assignment and Ayden teaches is that it is one of the few at that time where men and women can both come in a co ed environment to seek an education and earn a degree I thought the author did a great job not just with the historical setting, but the social s of the time.There is a bit of suspense and mystery that make things exciting I liked what it brought to the story, but also that it was not a strong piece since the romance conflict was already a strong one and this could have overbalanced into too much going on.All in all, this was a lovely sweet historical romance that I was glad to read and definitely recommend to others.I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Mia Roper rejected life in small town Hillsdale, Michigan in order to prove herself as a journalist in Boston She hoped Ayden Goswell would follow her, but he did not On assignment in 1856, she headed back to the town she had sworn never to return to When her train crashes in a snowstorm outside of town, she is forced to face people from her past that she d hoped to avoid, as she attempts to help rescue a follow passenger, a toddler Ayden never got over his love of Mia, but has attempted to move on with his life as a professor, and with a new woman When the two come face to face again, will they reunite, or run in fear Can they rescue each other I loved this book it was such a sweet story of second chances In 195 pages, Eakes tells a complete, believable story I am so thankful I had the opportunity to read this book, even before it re releases, and I sincerely thank Laurie Alice Eakes and her publisher, Waterfall Press, for the complimentary copy I m happy to leave this honest review in order to encourage you to grab yourself a copy of this book If you like sweet historical romances, you ll love this one Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.Originally published as The Professor s Heart from the Love Inspired Heartsong Presents line, this story has been updated and renamed appropriately Collision of the Heart I stumbled across this novel last week when I was looking for an eARC to download before a road trip I know that I have always enjoyed Laurie Alice Eakes stories and thus I decided I would give this one a try From my understanding, another author friend had recommended the circumstances of a train wreck in Laurie Alice s home state and this was her story creation of possible events I was enchanted from page one While I may be the rarity and do not see myself as much of a feminist, I appreciated the desire for independence from our heroine as she struggles with her passion for research and journalism and her love for a local boy now man that she has grown to love over many years and their lives intertwined The story did well for our hero s perspective as well in his own struggles of moving on from the past and forward into his own new life The love triangle introduced was intriguing and for a minute or two, no matter how you would like the story to complete it was interesting to imagine it another way as the plot did leave it open for a while and for possible heartbreak for a least one, if not three orcharacters This is my first story from Waterfall Press, and now I ve discovered many other favorite authors of mine have books published there as well I will have to continue to check out their future publications as they come This review was originally posted on Creative Madness Mama. Romance, Christian, cleanThis wasof a 3.5 for me.While I enjoyed this story, the misunderstanding between the two main characters seemed a little forced as the novel continued Mia and Ayden were great characters though Her stubbornness, and dogged determination to get a story and get it published, to have her career was admirable Ayden s desire to marry her, and the misunderstanding that led to their separation and hurts just seemed to be a little contrived, although in that day and time with communications not as fast as our present day, I could see how it would happen When they finally were thrown back together, their past assumptions gradually come out and are resolved I enjoyed the small town setting, the honest emotions of the characters, the family setting, and of course their honest hearts Generally a good read for me Faith elements in the story that helped the characters, and helped move the action along a bit.I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I read this on KindleUnlimited I never wanted to knock two heads togetherin my life LOL Don t you just love frustrating characters Mia and Ayden are at polar opposite ends of a critical issue and neither will budge And the thing is, I totally got both sides and I didn t know what the right outcome should be But it sure was fun watching them butt heads while secretly yearning to rekindle their romance Love the tension the sense of desperation as they both struggle to merge the past and the present Delicious, page turning frenzy kind of stuff And some of the best barbed comments between the covers of a book Add in an intriguing mystery and a spark of danger and you get an incredibly captivating read.Please note This book was originally published as The Professor s Heart by Heartsong Presents a book club selection of Barbour Publishing Since it wasn t available to the general public, the author has republished it as Collision of the Heart which is the perfect descriptor for this story. Laurie Alice Eakes never disappoints She s the author I come to when I want to escape my life and settle in for a great romantic adventure Her characters are so deep and relatable that after you finish the book, you feel like you ve made new friends and wish the story wasn t over A train wreck, a kidnapped child, broken hearts needing to mend, a woman with a career at a time such things were frowned upon, a love that was meant to be all combine to create such a vivid tale, I could hardly put the book down Another excellent story by Ms Eakes I was really hoping this book would be good since it is set in Michigan and the audiobook is narrated by one of my favorite narrators, Angela Dawe though the narrator seemsat home with YA books than adult books It was good, though the plot focusedon the romance than it did on the mystery and danger surrounding the toddler found without his parents I personally preferaction, so my lack of enjoyment hadto do with personal preference than the book itself Still, I enjoyed getting a glimpse at Hillsdale College in its early years and a glimpse at a historical train wreck. ^EPUB ↛ The Professor's Heart ⇣ This Book Has Been Updated And Renamed, Collision Of The HeartMia Roper Has What She Always Wanted Her Independence, Her Career And Her Home Back East But When A Train Wreck Strands Her In Hillsdale, Michigan, The Town She Once Called Home, Mia Begins To Wonder If She Made The Right Choice To Leave Hillsdale And Her True Love Behind Rescuing Injured Passengers, Professor Ayden Goswell Can T Believe His Eyes Could That Really Be Mia, The Woman Who Once Owned His Heart, Emerging From The Wreckage Long Ago, Mia And Ayden Chose Their Careers Over Love But God, It Seems, May Have Other Plans For Them