Monday, November 13, 2017

Book Review: Home of Her Heart

I tried a new to me author this week and her name is Shanna Hatfield. She writes clean historical romances and the one I read was Home of Her Heart. (I got to meet her at a recent writer's conference and she was so fun to talk to!)

It's a wartime romance, when the U.S. was just about to enter World War II. Klayne is a shy loner pilot, whose buddies convince him to go to a Christmas party. While there he sees a beautiful girl named Delaney and when she spots him hidden behind a Christmas tree, she comes to talk to him and they end up hitting it off and heading to a diner to talk in a more quiet place. The sparks are there from the beginning and the more they get to know each other, the more you want them to be together! Of course, the war interrupts their romance and both Klayne and Delaney have to go through a bumpy journey to have a chance of happily ever after. The historical aspect was spot on and I loved how the author brought a small town to life with memorable characters that make me want to go back and read their stories! (This book is part of a series, but stands alone since I hadn't read any of her other books and wasn't confused at all.)

I loved the author's style and thought that this was a tender story of love during a time when both the men and women who were coping with a country at war were called upon to display extraordinary courage abroad and at the home front. I'll definitely be looking for more titles by this author, especially in this series!

You can download your copy here

Here's the back copy:

All he needed was a bride. . .

Who said anything about falling in love?

Orphaned at birth and a loner all his life, the last thing Sergeant Klayne Campbell needs is for feisty Delaney Danvers to entangle his thoughts. Bravely volunteering for a top-secret mission almost certain to get him killed, Klayne can’t bear the thought of dying utterly alone. All he wants is to face death knowing his life meant something to at least one person. Offering Delaney a marriage of convenience, he plans to leave behind a war bride as his beneficiary. After just one night as her husband, Klayne realizes he’ll do anything to survive and return to her.

The moment she met handsome Sergeant Campbell at a holiday party, Delaney’s whole world shifted off kilter. Full of fun with an unquenchable zest for life, she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. And what she wants is Klayne. When he prepares to join a hazardous mission, she seizes the opportunity to give him a reason to fight his way back home - to her heart.

A tender, sweet romance rich with history and enduring love, Home of Her Heart captures the era and emotions prevalent during America’s entry into World War II.

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