Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hearts Entwined by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears -- my REVIEW

Hearts Entwined is a collection of "novellas" (aka short-ish story/books --they're not really short stories, but not full books either!) by four different authors.  The book is labelled as "A Historical Romance Novella Collection." Each novella is written by a different author, most of whom I've read their material before.  The "theme," if there is one, is that they have something about thread/knots/string within the pages (at least three of them do, I can't remember if "Bound and Determined" did.

The first story, The Love Knot is about a woman who receives a huge surprise and also is given the opportunity to rekindle a lost romance.

The second, The Tangled Ties That Bind features Maggie, an aspiring doctor, and Connor, an aspiring husband.

The third, Bound and Determined, follows a soldier who is on a strange mission to accompany a retiree, his fleet of camels, and his daughter across Indian territory.

The fourth, Tied and True, is about a woman who wants to marry a man, that man thinks he is beneath her and refuses to marry her, so she takes extreme measures to make him agree with her.

The four novellas make up a regular-sized book. They are not very long, and if you are looking for something short, you might like these.  For my taste, they were a bit short to really develop characters or the story as fully as I might have hoped. I actually found the book quite dull--basically just short romance stories of wooing or being wooed. Not exactly my cup of tea.  Each was different, set in a different era of history, in a different locale, but just not what I like to read. There was a teeny bit of adventure sprinkled throughout, but just pretty much basically quick romances. Maybe that's what you like, and you'll like these stories!  They are "clean" and not filled with objectionable language or material, and that is a good thing.

So basically, not my favorite, I probably wouldn't have finished it had I not committed to review it, but nothing objectionable.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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