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Deep in the Heart

By: Staci Stallings
Narrated by: Becky Doughty
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Just out of college and completely alone in the world, Maggie Montgomery has one shot left to save her life from an abyss of poverty and hopelessness. Clinging to the last shred of fuel and hope, she arrives at the mansion of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayer. Although Maggie is clearly not what Mr. Ayer and his wife have in mind for a nanny, they agree to hire her temporarily until they can find someone more appropriate to fill the position. However, Maggie's whole world is about to be up-ended by two way-over-scheduled children and one incredibly handsome hired hand. As she struggles to fit into a world she was never made to fit in, Maggie wonders if she can ever learn to become a perfect version of herself so she can keep the job, or is she doomed to always be searching for a life she can never quite grasp?

Keith Ayer despises his life. As the son of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayer and the fiance to a Senator from Texas' daughter, it looks great on the outside, but inside, he is dying. He would vastly prefer to manage and train his father's racehorses. However, everyone else thinks that is beneath him. He needs to get into industry and build on his father's success. Suffocating under the constrictions of his life, he meets Maggie who begins to teach him that wealth and power is not everything in this life. But can Keith defy the most powerful men in Texas to follow his heart?

©2010 Staci Stallings (P)2014 Staci Stallings

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I found a new favorite author in Staci Stallings.

this was my third book by her and I really enjoyed every one of them. I plan on reading more for sure!

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Loved it

I liked it storyline. It keeps my interest through out the whole book. The characters were believable and real to life.

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Must read

Exceptional faith based romance! Had me in tears as it reminded me of things in my life that God has taught me.

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Loved it!

This is a wonderful story ! I throughly enjoyed it...right from the beginning to the conclusion. the narrator was very good. I especially enjoyed the voice she used for the little boy! A well told story of how God can use a tragedy and weave a tapestry of life, resulting in beauty.

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Refreshing!

Beautifully written, clean, and refreshing love story. Even when I wasn't listening, I was thinking of the characters and could not wait to finish it.

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In mysterious ways true love would meet

Compared to the rich family she was working for, she had nothing. Not even a car that would make it out of town. For now, she would care for their children. Then she met the hired hand, or who was he? Life shattering events collidein this story of love.

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great book

wonderful story ! just like life ! a little slow at first but worth the wait!

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This is an endearing story of a young nanny who works in a home with two small children. The children have been through the use of two other nannies. She’s a very good nanny. There is a love story. The nannies Christianity and loving attitude work to change the whole family.

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loved it

I really loved this book it made me cry, laugh, and feel the tension she Maggie must have felt. It was honest and loving and it made me feel good. I loved it !

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Deep in the Heart.

I thoroughly enjoyed the story and spiritual. and biblical references! it was a little slow moving but it was very peaceful to listen to!

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Emotional and thought heart warming.

Just out of college and completely alone in the world, Maggie Montgomery has one shot left to save her life from an abyss of poverty and hopelessness. Clinging to the last shred of fuel and hope, she arrives at the mansion of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayer. Although Maggie is clearly not what Mr. Ayer and his wife have in mind for a nanny, they agree to hire her temporarily until they can find someone more appropriate to fill the position. However, Maggie's whole world is about to be up-ended by two way-over-scheduled children and one incredibly handsome hired hand. As she struggles to fit into a world she was never made to fit in, Maggie wonders if she can ever learn to become a perfect version of herself so she can keep the job, or is she doomed to always be searching for a life she can never quite grasp?
Keith Ayer despises his life. As the son of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayer and the fiance to a Senator from Texas' daughter, it looks great on the outside, but inside, he is dying. He would vastly prefer to manage and train his father's racehorses. However, everyone else thinks that is beneath him. He needs to get into industry and build on his father's success. Suffocating under the constrictions of his life, he meets Maggie who begins to teach him that wealth and power is not everything in this life. But can Keith defy the most powerful men in Texas to follow his heart?


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This was a beautiful story, it was heartwarming and very emotional in places. Maggie one of the main characters I fell in love with straight away, it was clear she loved the children and it was sweet how she prayed with Little Peter every night. It was wonderful to see the story un fold and how these two characters were able to realise that there lives needed to change for the better. Keath also was a really nice character who had things he needed to over come, it was lovely to see how the characters were developed in the story and as a christian myself that element of the book was also lovely. This is an author I will be reading more of as she's fantastic.

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  • 08-09-18

page turner

I more than enjoyed this amazing novel even though keith was a total idiot for most of it. It as captivating, inspiring, uplifting and generously laced with grace and truth.