✓ US Books Playing by HeartKindle Ebook By Anne Mateer – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Playing by Heart Lula Bowman has finally achieved her dream a teaching position and a scholarship to continue her college education in mathematics But then a shocking phone call from her sister, Jewel, changes everything.With a heavy heart, Lula returns to her Oklahoma hometown to do right by her sister, but the only teaching job available in Dunn is combination music instructor basketball coach Lula doesn t even consider those real subjects Determined to prove herself, Lula commits to covering the job for the rest of the school year Reluctantly, she turns to the boys coach, Chet, to learn the newfangled game of basketball Chet is handsome and single, but Lula has no plans to fall for a local boy She s returning to college and her scholarship as soon as she gets Jewel back on her feet.However, the time she spends around Jewel s family, the girls basketball team, music classes, and Chet, the Lula comes to realize what she s given up in her single minded pursuit of degree after degree God is working on her heart, and her future is starting to look a lot different than she d expected. Free Read [ Playing by Heart ] By [ Anne Mateer ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Another author I am just trying for the first time If I could give this bookthan 5 stars I would I just loved the story and how it ended I need to readof her books.

  2. This was a very sweet love story I loved the setting It is set during WWI and it was really great to learn about this time, not from a war perspective, but through the eyes of US civilians Also, I m not a big fan of sports and I liked seeing how it has evolved I hadn t realized girls and boys games were so different back then.Lula and Chet were great characters I really appreciated seeing their story unfold I also loved the other characters such as Jewel, JC, Blaze, Nannie and even Bo All This was a very sweet love story I loved the setting It is set during WWI and it was really great to learn about this time, not from a war perspective, but through the eyes of US civilians Also, I m not a big fan of sports and I liked seeing how it has evolved I hadn t realized girls and boys games were so different back then.Lula and Chet were g...

  3. I think my favorite thing about this book is that it takes place very near where I live and at a time when my great grandpa would have been about 10 or so years old Things like that just really make a book that muchinteresting for me.Other than that, though, I did really enjoy this book I thought it was well written and I really liked the characters Perhaps it was the time at which I read the book, but I was able to connect with these characters quite a bit and I like that I think the I think my favorite thing about this book is that it takes place very near where I live and at a time when my great grandpa would have been about 10 or so years old Things like that just really make a book that muchinteresting for me.Other than that, though, I did really enjoy this book I thought it was well written and I really liked the characters Perhaps it was the time at which I read the book, but I was able to connect with these characters quite a bit and I like that I think the only thing I a...

  4. Can I give this ten stars This book was like a breath of fresh airnew scenery, new time period, new subject For once the man tries unsuccessfully to get the attention of the woman who really doesn t care if she ends up a spinster or not Actually, that s her plan, until life in the form of the sudden death of her brother in law interferes Lulu intends to do her father proud and become the first woman from Oklahoma to obtain a doctorate After her sister s husband dies suddenly, though, she Can I give this ten stars This book was like a breath of fresh airnew scenery, new time period, new subject For once the man tries unsuccessfully to get the attention of the woman who really doesn t care if she ends up a spinster or not Actually, that s her plan, until life in the form of the sudden death of her brother in law interferes Lulu intends to do her father proud and become the first woman from Oklahoma to obtain a doctorate After her sister s husband dies suddenly, though, she answers her sister s plea and goes to live with her in the town she grew up, where she was known as Fruity Lu because of her flighty, fun loving ways before her mother s deat...

  5. 3.5 stars This was such a unique storylinebasketball in 1917 So many fun characters and events, although I never really felt like I knew Chet that well It would have been nice to knowabout his interaction with his brother, Clay, and maybe some letters they would have exchanged Also, I felt like it was a bit silly that both Lula and Chet would act so surprised when the school board found them out I enjoyed the second half of the book better than the first half Romance wise, ther 3.5 stars This was such a unique storylinebasketball in 1917 So many fun characters and events, although I never really felt like I knew Chet that well It would have been nice to knowabout his interaction with his brother, Clay, and maybe some letters they would have exchanged Also, I felt like it was a bit silly that both Lula and Chet would act so surprised when the school board found them out I enjoyed the second half of t...

  6. Lulu has put herself on the back burner to help her sister and her family after an unfortunate accident She becomes a music teacher and a basketball coach where she meets Chet I enjoyed seeing a glimpse of history in Lulu and Chet s story and seeing some tense but wonderful moments between them This book has been on my TBR shelf for awhile now but am I glad that I have taken it of the shelf and have now read it Anne Mateer is a new author to me and one that I will continue to read I enjoyed Lulu has put herself on the back burner to help her sister and her family after an unfortunate accident She becomes a music teacher and a basketball coach where she meets Chet I enjoyed seeing a glimpse of history in Lulu and Chet s story and seeing some tense but wonderful moments b...

  7. Age Appropriate For 13 and up for mild romanceBest for Ages 13 and upMy friend and fellow author, Alicia Willis, has been telling me what a talented writer Mateer is So, when I was given the opportunity to review one of her books, I was eager to try Sure enough, I found that she is an excellent story teller.At first, I thought this book was going to be very typical Girl in man s world shows everybody that she is even better than the men in her field However, this book was far from typical Age Appropriate For 13 and up for mild romanceBest for...

  8. An exceptional historical novel that had mr cringing and fuming and cheering I love being steeped in history and Mateer is known for her excellent research In an interesting author s note, she reveals that basketball coaching aspect of Playing By Heart was inspired by both of her grandmothers That adds yet another dimension to this fantastic story I felt for both Lula and Chet as they tried to balance following their own dreams with family responsibilities and God s will Both have critical An exceptional historical novel that had mr cringing and fuming and cheering I love being steeped in history and Mateer is known for her excellent research In an interesting author s note, she reveals that basketball coaching aspect of Playing By Heart was inspired by both of her grandmothers That adds yet another dimension to this fantastic story I felt for both Lula and Chet as they tried to balance following their own dreams with family responsibilities and God s will Both have critical families quick to tear down instead of build upin a loving way of course Lula s siblings in particular so dismissive Argh ...

  9. I am always eagerly awaiting Anne s new releases, which are not as often as I would like, but if they were, poor Mrs Mateer would never get a break and they never disappoint Playing By Heart is a lovely story of friendship, relying and leaning on God through struggles and tragedies, and trusting that His will is best for our lives even if in the moment we don t understand how.I m not much of a sports fan, and I never thought I would enjoy reading about basketball techniques and the gam I am always eagerly awaiting Anne s new releases, which are not as often as I would like, but if they were, poor Mrs Mateer would never get a break and they never disappoint Playing By Heart is a lovely story of friendship, relying and leaning on God through struggles and tragedies, and trusting that His will is best for our lives even if in the moment we don t understand how.I m not much of a sports fan, and I never thought I would enjoy reading about basketball techniques and the game itself however, Anne has a way of writing that has me captivated by any subject she chooses, and turn of the century athletics was no exception This entire cast of characters was so charming and welcoming Lula Chet were a super sweet couple though...

  10. I loved it Anne Mateer is on my favorite author list For starters, the setting was small town, patriotic America I always connect with Americana and patriotism The time period takes you to the turn of the century, when people, as a whole, put others needs before there own Their families, their neighbors and their country I love that you can feel that in this story Lula is a lovable character Chet is brave and true The side characters were also fun and lovable The romance was sweet and I loved it Anne Mateer is on my favorite author list For starters, the setting was small town, patriotic America I always connect with Americana and patriotism The time period takes you to the turn of the century, when people, as a whole, put others needs before there own Their families, their neighbors and their country I love that you can feel that in this story Lula is a lovable character Chet is brave and true The side characters wer...