A reckless mistake landed Jacob “Jay” Mathews behind bars, but it was his inescapable guilt that led him to God. Upon his release, with the help of a spiritual mentor and friend, he strives to move forward with his life. Determined to graduate college, get a job, and follow God’s word, the last thing Jay needs or wants is a girlfriend. Until he meets Lacey Bennett.
When fervent prayers for reconciliation between her divorced parents go unanswered, and her older sister tragically dies, Lacey questions how God could allow such tragedies to befall her family. Turning her back on her past and God, she focuses on her future. College and theater are her ultimate goals; falling for the one type of guy she swore to avoid—a Christian—is not. No matter how much she wants to resist, Jay is irresistible.
As their relationship deepens, Jay struggles with Lacey’s unresolved anger and her unwillingness to even discuss faith. All he wants to do is reveal how God changed his life, but doing so would mean revealing his status as an ex convict. Finally, as she begins to rekindle her faith, past secrets collide, threatening to destroy everything they’ve built. Now, Jay must rely on his faith more than he ever has before. Can they learn to forgive—or is their relationship fractured beyond repair?
Praise for When Hearts Collide
Debut author Sara Beth Williams brings that same Kingsbury-like essence to the genre but with a fresh voice. The storyline kept my interest. The characters had tremendous depth, and the writing overall was very well put together and flowed so very nicely.
Chelsea DeVries – The Smart Cookie – book reviewer & blogger
This was an engaging romance! I loved seeing Lacey’s transformation and the story made me really think about my capacity for forgiveness. Great read for Christian romance fans!
Katy Eeten, Christian Romance Author
When Hearts Collide is an excellent debut novel by Sara Beth Williams. I definitely look forward to more from this author.
The Christian Fiction Girl Book reviewer
When Hearts Collide by Sara Beth Williams – oh wow what a fabulous contemporary Christian read about second chances and a God who loves us. Sara Beth Williams has a wonderful easy style, marvellous plotline and realistic characters who have flaws and struggle with real life issues showing that they are human, not perfect.
Julie, UK Book reviewer & blogger