I really love to read books that turn into movies. Even though I know many people feel that movies ruin the books, I always want to see if the book can translate well into a movie. I was not disappointed with the book and movie Heart of the County starring Jana Kramer. Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge and John Ward tells the story of Faith and her husband Luke. When Luke’s company is investigated for running a Ponzi scheme, Faith returns to her home that she hasn’t visited in 10 years. Faith cannot believe that Luke lied to her so she goes to the only other place she knows she can turn to. Faith is soon facing her past and the death of her mother while trying to get along with her older sister Olivia. Luke, meanwhile, is at their home in New York City where he finds out everyone he thought was his friend has turned on him. Both of these characters soon come to realize that their families and faith are what they need to get through their difficult times.
The book was written in a way that has each chapter from the perspective of a different character. I think this really added to the story because it helped me understand the reason certain characters acted in the way that they did, especially Faith’s sister. I think if we had only seen Olivia from the perspective of Faith, she would not have been a likeable character, but from getting her perspective it was possible to understand why she treated Faith the way she did. I really enjoyed this book, and the movie as well. I would recommend both to others.
You can watch a trailer for the movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4DXfARALE8
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