9 February 2015

Review: Winning Over the Heiress by Narelle Atkins

Fun Yet Thought-Provoking

Yes, the title is a little cliché, but that’s what we expect from Heartsong Presents (where references to billionaires and heiresses are almost obligatory). However, the plot is a welcome turnup on the more typical cliché of the pretty female falling for her rich male boss.

Julia Radcliffe has taken a temporary job as church secretary while the current secretary is on maternity leave. It’s a change from her previous roles, but she’s enjoying the challenge—except for the website work. The church hires an IT person, who turns out to be Sean Mitchell, the bad boy brother of her best friend’s husband. Julia soon finds Sean has changed and developed a faith in God, although he’s still as attractive as the last time they met.

Sean has the same trouble with Julia as he does with his parents: they don’t believe he’s changed, and they don’t believe he’s good enough. It’s a good reminder to see that while on one hand none of us are “good enough” for God, He loves and forgives us regardless. It’s a lesson Sean and Julia each have to learn, in their own different ways.

Winning Over the Heiress is a sequel to Her Tycoon Hero (Ryan and Cassie’s story), but can easily be read as a standalone novel. It’s an enjoyable way to spend a summer afternoon, with an almost-perfect combination of romance and Christian truth.

Thanks to the author for providing a free ebook for review. You can find out more about Narelle Atkins at her website.


  1. Yes, I too received a copy from Narelle, Iola. A great review and one I wholeheartedly endorse. It is always good to get that extra "twist" in a plot like this. I love the way she shows and grows the characters in her books

  2. Iola, thanks so much for reviewing my book. Mary, I appreciate your encouragement and support of my writing journey :)

    1. Had a smile at your comment, Narelle, because you are a delight to encourage and support!