Book Title: Hearts Entwined
Author: Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Melissa Jagears
*Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of Hearts Entwined in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.*
Hearts Entwined is comprised of four historical romance novellas written by different authors. Each novella has its own theme but all surrounding the topic of love. Each of the novellas has twists and humor wrapped into the story lines which made it a fun and quick read.
The Love Knot by Karen Witemeyer
Claire Nevin’s was young and determined to go her own way. But despite her determination and passion to start a new life, her sister sends an untimely letter with an unexpected message. She faces the challenges before her with determination and holds her own – even with her ‘extra’ responsibilites.
The Tangled Ties That Bind by Mary Connealy
After being left behind, Maggie has figured out that being a doctor is her passion. She embarks on a journey to be trained and then take on her own practice. Her long lost beau, Connor Kincaid, comes waltzing back to town only to realize he may have missed out on what he came back to capture – Maggie’s heart. Do they have to give up their dreams for love…..you will have to read to find out….no spoilers here! We all know the answer……it’s not a mystery!
Bound and Determined by Regina Jennings
Private Bradley Willis is sent on a mission after not following orders during a sticky situation. His new mission has become quite comical due to camels, a retired officer and his spunky daughter. Ambrosia Herald is not about to let anyone side rail her mission which is to undermine her fathers attempt to keep his beloved camels. This novella is quite humorous and almost unbelievable. But despite that, it makes for a lighthearted, quirky read.
Tied and True by Melissa Jagears
The last novella in the book is my favorite! Marianne Lister comes from a prestigious and wealthy family, but that does not stop her from following her heart. No one is going to stop her and she sets out to prove, she will WIN! Not only does she break out from the stereotypes of gender, but she also pushes the boundaries of social class. By doing this, she finds a passion of helping others, women specifically. Her heart knows no boundaries when it comes to love and helping those in need.
I enjoyed reading all four novellas, but the one that captured my attention and tugged at my heartstrings the most was Tied and True. The book was an easy read and one you can pick up right where you left off. The writing is crisp and full of detail but also to the point, no detail left out. Each story stood on its own and didn’t leave me with any unanswered questions, which sometimes happens with short stories.
I would recommend all four authors, and I look forward to reading some of their other works. If you enjoy historical romantic fiction, then this is a great read for poolside or to tuck in your beach bag. No need to worry about distractions, you can pick up right where you left off! Grab your copy today at this link.
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