When Sarah Lawson's father is rescued from the claws of death by David Saye, a torious rebel commander, she believes it is simply a miraculous coincidence. It isn't long, however, before Sarah realises that behind this extraordinary intervention is David's wish to lure her into his arms. He is handsome, educated, and generous-all qualities that ignite the fires of her heart. But they are from very different worlds. Sarah is the daughter of a respectable middle-class family, while David has been accused of gruesome atrocities. As the heat of the Liberian civil war casts waves over them all, Sarah faces a three-front battle of her own. Despite her feelings, she must contain David's advances, preserve her family's integrity, and prevent her heart from betraying her.When the Heart Decides is a story of the triumph of love over adversity and of the strength of the heart that seeks love even in the midst of one of the world's bloodiest civil wars. A classic African epic that recounts the realities of war with a dash of romance and Christianity. -Belynda A. Akello, President of the African Students' Association and Vice President of the Postgraduate and Research Students' Association of the Australian National University.