Desires of the Heart is a story of love and forgiveness. It demonstrates how God uses our past failures to teach us that His love transcends a painful past not only to forgive, but to restore lives to a new hope and joy.
Jackie Mason’s life had not been the same since her husband died over two years ago. Although she tried to be both mother and father to her two teenage kids, she couldn’t help but feel lonely and a bit bitter. Still holding onto her deep love for her deceased husband, Jackie knew she could never truly love again. To make matters worse, her 13 year old daughter, Jocelyn, had found solace, but why did it have to be a “bad” boy, this new kid in town who flat-out scared Jackie?
Matt Spencer’s dream had finally come true. Becoming head coach of his alma mater, the Miller Mustangs football team, meant he had nothing left to wish for. At least, that’s what he thought, until he met Jackie Mason, the mother of one of his brightest young players, and realized there could be more to life than coaching football. How could he capture her heart the way she had captured his?
Twenty-two years ago, as a starry-eyed sophomore girl, Jackie had suffered through a crush on the senior star football player, Matt Spencer. Of course, he didn’t know she existed, and worse yet, he had a reputation of being a lady’s man. Her commitment to God would never let her become involved with him. However, here he was now, a completely changed man, and interested in her. Could she put his past and her memories of her husband behind her?