Where The Heart Is (A Mother’s Heart Book 3) by Patricia Keelyn

Although this is book 3 but you can read it as a standalone as the characters are not linked. 

Where The Heart Is


She’d come home to put her life back together.

With a broken engagement behind her and a baby on the way, Maddie Adams needs a safe place to have her baby and heal her broken heart. Then she runs into Nick Ryan, her once-best friend, and first love, and her life once again becomes entwined with his. And though the sparks between them are as strong as ever, she does her best to ignore them. Nick had betrayed her once, and she can’t risk it happening again. Not now when she has another life to consider.

Nick Ryan grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Back then, the only person who’d believed in him was Maddie Adams, a girl with everything going for her. Then he’d messed up and lost her. Despite that, he’d achieved his dream of becoming a doctor and returned home to practice medicine. But he’d made other mistakes along the way, mistakes that had cost him his wife and left him with an angry teenage son. With Maddie back in town, he’s hoping for a second chance. Can he undo the damage he’s done to his son? Can he heal the old hurt between him and Maddie? And can they put together a new family, one based on love rather than an obligation?



This story is about second chances. Maddie and Nick used to be best friend and lover when they are young. When Maddie needs to leave for school, Nick used the opportunity to work hard for the money so that he can catch up with Maddie in school. But one day, Nick approached Maddie in school informing her that he is married to another woman named Diana. Maddie is hurt by Nick’s betrayal and she did not demand any explanation from him thinking that he fall in love with another woman as soon as she is out of the town. And that’s the last time they both saw each other. 

Sixteen years later, Maddie is back to her hometown. But she is not alone. She is pregnant and felt very alone when her mother’s reaction to her pregnancy is as cold as she can remember. Not only that, when Maddie went for her check up she met the last person she wants to see right now, Nick. 

Nick is guilty about Diana’s death. He thought that by asking her and their son to live here is good for their family. And their son, Jon, is blaming Nick for Diana’s death. Now, seeing his first love once again is a thrill for him and he’s hoping that they can make amend and be friends again. 

The second chances in this book are about Nick and Maddie, Maddie and her mother’s poor relationship and as well as Nick and Jon’s relationship. The plot is realistic enough to enjoy it thoroughly. So sit back, relax and enjoy this book. 


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