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After the tragic death of his wife, Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together. He and his three children are lost in their grief... until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives. Having left her native Czechoslovakia, Sophie has discovered the land which seemed so bright with promise is far from her dream. A highly educated woman, Sophie now finds herself keepiAfter the tragic death of his wife, Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together. He and his three children are lost in their grief... until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives. Having left her native Czechoslovakia, Sophie has discovered the land which seemed so bright with promise is far from her dream. A highly educated woman, Sophie now finds herself keeping house for Alec and his family. How can Sophie find peace in her new job? Will God use her gentle spirit to help heal Alec's broken heart? From the author of The Visitor and Bamboo and Lace comes a warm contemporary story of God's tender mercies and loving intervention in the life of one family....

Title : Sophie's Heart
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ISBN : 9781565073111
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 425 Pages
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Sophie's Heart Reviews

  • Nelly
    2018-11-10 23:12

    This book was on my to-read list for a while and I bought it a few months ago, but just now got around to reading it throughly. I actually do like some christian fiction, sometimes I'm in the mood for a clean romance,so the point is I didn't miss the smut, but I did miss a good entertaining plot, the whole book was just about how she baked, cleaned, and in the middle of the book her boss noticed she was a woman and a not-so-dumb one, because she can speak FIVE languages, yeah that's it FIVE, I'll write it again in case you didn't understand F-I-V-E. I'm stressing the fact that she can speak five languages because the author did so too, anyway Alec finds out he's in love with her and they start "dating" and there's also a bunch of kids, and a lot of churchgoing, grocery shopping and blahblahblah, boring! That's all I can say about this book, which is sad because when I begun reading I thought it was rather nice, and because I wasted my money on itIn short this is what the book is all about using the main character's own words, it contains spoilers, read at your own risk."(...) Her grandmother telling her to leave Czechoslovakia. Living in Chicago. meeting David and janet. Coming to the living room of this house on Holly Court and seeing the faces of the Riley Children. Meeting Gladys. Falling in love with Alec. Watching Mrs.Kent come to Christ and then Mr.kent a year later.(...)"This book was just ok, didn't love nor liked it very much, 2 stars because I'm feeling charitable

  • Natalie Mishne
    2018-11-07 19:57

    I read this EVERY year, it's a tradition. Timeless story, amazing characters, wonderful lessons, awesome ending. What more could you want?

  • Jessica
    2018-11-13 15:06

    I was extremely disappointed in this book. I've read one other book by Lori Wick and I really enjoyed it. But this one was way over the top and too much. By the end I couldn't get through it fast enough and I ended rolling my eyes and some of the cheesy conversations. I thought the characters were too sentimental. They cried way too much and too often, they prayed ALL the time. It seemed like there was at least one prayer on every page. I remember there was a time that Sophie and Mr. Riley were at McDonalds and they decided to pray. I just think that is too much praying. The thing that really had me rolling my eyes is towards the end of the story Sophie helps her dying neighbor convert and come unto the Lord. All the lady had to do is say she believes in Christ and say this prayer and she was forgiven of everything and she was saved. I'm a Christian and I think there is more to it than that. I think repenting takes more than just saying you believe and praying.

  • Lauren
    2018-11-01 20:02

    Out of 5Style of Writing: 1Originality/Creativity: 3 Character development: 2Plot development & flow: 2Enjoyment Factor: 1Overall Rating: 1I give this book a one based on the fact that I didn't finish it. I bought this book on my kindle but returned 3/4 of the way through because I really didn't care how it ended and wanted my money back.This book is about an immagrant named Sophie during the late 1980's who travels to America fulfilling her and her grandmothers life long dream. In Chicago she meets a woman through church who leads her to a new job as a housekeeper/nanny for a recent widower (the lady's brother). Sophie moves in an makes herself a fixture in their home and lives and the man eventually begins to fall in love with her.This book has the stuffs I love but the style of writing just doesn't deliver for me. It's choppy and lacks depth. A would-be somewhat major conflict can occur and the author would more or less drop it the following paragraph. The plot wasn't too original but started strong and could have developed nicely but just didn't. As I said early I didn't finish the book because I no longer cared how it ended.

  • Tonya
    2018-11-08 17:03

    This is another of my favorite books. It is about a woman who moves to the US from Prague in the 1980s. She has to find her place in this country while she works as a house keeper for a family that has recently lost their mother/wife. As with all of Lori Wicks books, it involves a romantic relationship between an man and woman as well as different character's relationship with God. It is uplifting and almost every time I read one of her books I find something that applies to my life right now either my relationship with someone else or my relationship with God. I love most of her books for this reason.

  • Everydayreader1
    2018-11-07 15:19

    Sophie wants to come to America, and when her name comes up on the immigration list, she leaves her native Czechoslovakia, and begins working in a restaurant in Chicago. But she is lonely. One day, she attends a Bible study. She is a believer, and there she meets Janet. Janet's brother is struggling to raise his three children, after the tragic death of his wife, and Janet, knowing of his need, and Sophie's wish to live somewhere more quiet, brings Sophie and the family together. Everyone is nervous about the arrangement, but they agree to give it a try. Their lives are changed forever as they struggle to adjust to the changes life often brings.This is a wonderful story of love and faith and God's provision. I read this marvelous book many years ago, and have just revisited it again. It is a treasure.

  • Evelyn
    2018-10-24 17:59

    Really good book.

  • Joy Avery Melville
    2018-11-02 18:16

    I think this is one of my favorite Christian Fiction books. It's the first Lori Wick novel I ever read. I've put it on my 'keeper' shelf in my personal library. This book will be on the list of 'must-reads' for my granddaughters.Sometimes we see Christian Fiction as either preachy or fake - this is neither. I've seen first hand the kind of grief, survivors guilt, growing love between a child's nanny and her employer (not myself) and am able to see this character-driven story as true to life. It may have some less realistic dialogue between the children but I have to say I've heard some rather over-protected children speak that way.I have no problem with it and will highly recommend this book to anyone - Christian or non-Christian. But - not my copy - I'm protecting that one with my life. ;0I read it first when it was released but re-read it this Spring. Just as I'd remembered - it's my favorite Lori Wick book with The Princess a close second.

  • Susan Webb
    2018-10-28 21:12

    I love this book. I have read it so many times that I am on my 3rd copy of it. It tells a story or redemption after pain, of forgiveness and finding your way back to God, and a young woman, far from home, showing the love of Christ in all she does. I wouldn't really call this a contemporary romance, but there is a happy ending. Every time I read it, I cry tears of sadness and tears of joy. A really good book. If you want to know how a courtship should be between two Christ-followers, one with children and a widower, one single and never been married, then this is the book for you.

  • Brooke
    2018-11-19 19:13

    I've also read this book several times over the years. It is a bit more of an undertaking than The Pricess but still every bit worth it. This is another modern day fiction book that takes place after the mother of the family dies and Sophie, a new immigrant, comes to live with the family. There are many funny parts as Sophie tries to fit into the culture and many serious moments as she tries to help this family with their grief. This book always makes me cry! (in a good way, I love when a book can bring out emotion in a reader). I truly love this book.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-13 23:23

    Re-read today and remembered why I didn't like it all that much. There are some sweet moments, but it's not a very well-crafted or well-written book, and it seems like many elements are only included for their "preach factor". Jesus and Christianity are so much bigger and more beautiful than a few tacked-on moral sentiments or a deathbed conversion scene can hope to convey, and while some of the ways the characters lived and/or expressed their faith were more realistic and deep, the incongruities made it hard for me to appreciate the story overall.

  • Abbie
    2018-11-08 23:04

    I read this book many many moon's ago but I still remember it. I might even have to reread it. Its a great story and I remember not being able to put it down. The story line(a bit hard to remember since its been at least 10 years since I read it) was about Sophie who be comes a nanny to three children who's mom has died. The father is still dealing in his grief. Sophie slowly starts to bring love and God back into the family and ends up finding love alone the way.

  • Alexa
    2018-11-18 15:18

    Great romance. Its my second fav. Book by Lori Wick, notwithstanding- her magna opus -Pretense. This is a book you just have to read because if i describe anything, you will configure the plot and it may steal your enjoyment of it. Highly enjoyable, a thick novel, you will immediately get get hooked into the storyline. I read this eons ago and yet I still want to read this book again. It a heart warmer!!! Romance: genre.

  • Judine
    2018-11-03 15:19

    This is quite possibly the perfect romance, with all the right themes and messages. Rita was by far my favorite character and I'd love to see her return in a later novel -- maybe finding her own unique path to love the way Alec and Sophie did. I fell more in love with the children than the main characters.

  • Helena
    2018-11-11 19:24

    Too much for me! I am a practising Christian but could not help rolling my eyes throughout the book.

  • Rachel
    2018-10-20 23:15

    This was such a wonderful book. It is a well written and truly sweet Christian novel about both romance and family. I really loved the characters and their development throughout the book, which has definitely earned a place on my favorites' list.

  • Katherine
    2018-10-29 16:17

    This book really interested me because the main character was from Prague, where my husband spent a couple of years. It was an enjoyable book, clean, interesting. It seemed to me that it took a really long time to tell the story. It was good, though.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-02 21:12

    all Lori Wick's books are pretty cheesy and this one was no exception... I was left wondering, "why exactly did I read this??" probably because I don't know what to read and it's driving me crazy.

  • Sara R.
    2018-11-07 23:25

    I smiled, and i cried. A lot! But oh so good. If you have a couple slow days and want a really good story, read this.

  • Jenni
    2018-11-02 23:16

    A bit predictable, but a beautiful read. Lovely how Sophie gently works her way into the hearts of the children.

  • Dorothy
    2018-11-14 22:14

    Alec Riley and his three children are just barely living one year after the tragic accident where the wife & mother is killed. His sister becomes friends with Sophie who is from Czechoslovakia. She suggest that Sophie live in their apartment and help care for the family. Alec agrees to have Sophie come help after he and his children interview her. Slowly Sophie through her faith is able to help all of the family.

  • Karen Lynn Ross
    2018-10-29 16:13

    My Favorite BookI chose this rating because this book is so good. You laugh at times and cry at times as you read it. The people in the book are so well portrayed that they come alive as you read. I read it at least once a year and never grow tired of the story. It is wonderful. I love it.

  • Rosey Woodson
    2018-11-07 23:13

    Life is so tough, but with God's help we can navigate through it. That's what happened with Sophie. She kept her eyes and heart on the Lord, when the world wasn't treating her well. Because of her obedience she was blessed with the desires of her heart and more.

  • Becca Hart
    2018-10-25 14:58

    It's a sweet romance (which I love) with complicated characters with the hearts and souls of real people. It actually served as an inspiration for my own novel, Against All Odds, which was just published. Lori Wick is one of my favorite authors.

  • Janette Gates
    2018-10-19 15:20

    This book is so well written. My mom read it to me in my teenage years for fun. I became a nanny because of the influence of this book. Although I think sometimes the scenarios work out too well at times, I love the story and read it twice a year.

  • Sharon Rudolph
    2018-11-08 17:16

    Great bookI really enjoyed this book! Lori Wick is a great author, you can see everything that she is writing about. You feel like you are part of the story. This was a wonderful story with characters you could fall in love with.

  • Hussy
    2018-11-09 17:58

    The book is amazing...stayed up finishing it..

  • Rhoda Schmidt
    2018-10-24 19:01

    This is a wonderful Christian book!! This family cares more about pleasing God than anything else! Thank you Lori Wick for these books.

  • Trish Cooper
    2018-11-19 17:12

    This is one of my all time favorite books. I read it many years ago, but I still remember coming away with the feeling that I wanted to be more like Sophie.

  • Maggie Shanley
    2018-11-15 19:59

    This was a cutesy Christian romance with a sweet main character, but at times it draggged. I felt like Sophie and Alex weren't the only ones going slow in their relationship.