Book Review: Heart of Gold by Jeanette Miller

Heart of goldTitle: Heart of Gold

Author: Jeanette Miller

Series: None – Stands Alone

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Releases: March 3, 2015


Book Description:

Ashlyn Carter feels as brittle as the lifeless roses that border her new house. A year after the tragic death of her husband, the young widow discovers a horrifying secret. Heartbroken and humiliated, she resolved that no one could ever know. Now, back in her hometown with her three-year-old daughter, she’s ready for a fresh start. But Ashlyn is unprepared to find that an embarrassing memory, buried deep in her past, is about to resurface. . .

Ryan Anderson was the last person Ashlyn expected to see. After the unexpected kiss they d shared years earlier, she assumed she’d never see him again. Though she tries to avoid him at all costs, Ashlyn finds herself running into her former flame far more often than she’d like. Between her uncomfortable history with Ryan and the series of well-meaning suitors pursuing her, Ashlyn finds herself disenchanted with dating altogether. Yet as she and Ryan slowly become reacquainted, she feels her resolve to avoid a relationship slipping. But when moving forward with Ryan means revealing the secrets he’s worked so hard to keep, will Ashlyn have the courage to leave behind her late husband’s legacy of deceit and learn to love again?


I picked this one up because of the cover knowing nothing about it. Such a cute cover!

Heart of Gold is LDS fiction but is in no way preachy. Temple marriage & sealings are mentioned throughout the book and there are home teachers, missions and singles ward activities but it is just part of the way of life is since the characters are Mormon.

I loved Ryan, Katie & Ashlyn. This book shows that life does not always end up how we planned it but sometimes that’s a good thing.


5 stars


Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it

Content: clean (just kissing), no language or innuendo

Source: ebook Review copy

Purchase: You can Pre-order this from


  1. Jeanette Miller says:

    Kathy, thank you for the wonderful review! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!