Ian and Jane Garner are Harvest Bay’s storybook couple: high school sweethearts now married for twenty years with four great kids and a beautiful home. But this storybook, like most, can’t be judged by its cover. Ian works long hours at the business he built to provide for his family, unintentionally alienating his wife in the process. Feeling unappreciated and disrespected when Jane demands more of his time, he turns to an adult website and retreats to lick his wounded pride in private.

For over half of her life, Jane fulfilled her role as Ian’s wife, seldom receiving as much as she gave to the marriage. Left lonely and dying inside, she turns to her forgotten love of painting and a new friendship with a male coworker to revive the cold and dormant part of heart. As their marriage unravels, Ian and Jane begin to realize that to save their marriage, first they both need a Savior and that a threefold cord is not easily broken. But when a life or death situation occurs, is it too late for forgiveness, grace, and mercy to set them free to return to the love they once knew? Or will they continue to be held as The Heart’s Hostage?

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About The Author

Jennifer Stephens grew up in Ohio, where she developed a passion for writing at an early age. She now lives in the Nashville, Tennessee, area with her husband and two daughters. She teaches third grade at a Christian school and is very active with the youth in her church. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, she writes in her “spare” time.

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