Constant Hearts, Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion

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The scandalous Lady Amelia Dasherwood must face her enemies to get aid for a forgotten orphanage. Newly returned from the war, Dr. Reed St. Ives plans to make a new life and forget Amelia. When fate reunites them, the last thing they want is to face the heartbreak that tore them apart. Amelia must choose between honoring her family’s wishes or declaring herself and risking Reed’s rejection. More

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Published: April 28, 2011
Words: 14,610
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458158659
About Donna Hatch

Donna Hatch's writing has won or been nominated as a finalist in many writing awards including the Golden Rose and the prestigious Golden Quill. In between caring for six children, (7 counting her husband), her day job, and her many volunteer positions, she manages to carve out time to indulge in her writing obsession. Donna's passion for writing began at age 8 she wrote her first short story. A native of Arizona, she writes Regency Romance and Fantasy. And yes, all of her heroes are patterned after her husband of over 20 years, who continues to prove that there really is a happily ever after.

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Review by: anjay on Aug. 25, 2011 : star star star star
A great story with a divorced heroine who falls for her first love once again.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kathy on July 05, 2011 : star star star star star
This was a very fun short story! I normally get frustrated with short stories...they're too short! While I would have loved for this to be a full-length novel, it worked out perfectly for my very busy schedule. Amy and Reed have great chemistry together. I think the tension and obstacles could have been expanded, but was really well written so it didn't seem too easily resolved. Overall, a very fun read and also very clean. I love Donna Hatch and will buy anything she writes. I like that she is able to keep her books clean, but still has tons of romance and romantic tension. When I saw this short story was available I bought it instantly! I can't wait for her to write more books! =)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shaunna Gonzales on June 23, 2011 : star star star star
Constant Hearts is the first ebook I've ever read. (Okay, I'm scared of electronics.) I found Donna Hatch's work delightful. (And by the way, I was looking for the little mistakes.) I found the characters engaging for a short story. The language felt true to the period, engrossing me in the Regency time period. This short read has rekindled my faith in clean Regency Romance. Thank you Donna.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Eagar Cheri on June 18, 2011 : star star star star
I loved it!! I only wish it was a longer book. Donna Hatch is a wonderful writer!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Joyce DiPastena on June 13, 2011 : star star star star
Donna Hatch has done it again! "Constant Hearts" is a beautifully written Regency romance novelette. Donna is a master of clean romances that are nevertheless filled with heart-pulling emotion and passion. A wonderful read!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Blair Bancroft on June 07, 2011 : star star star star
If you long for a tale of true romance, unsullied by masses of heavy breathing and graphic sex, this is the book for you. Ms. Hatch credits her inspiration for this novella to Jane Austen, and that's what you get. A charmingly romantic story of star-crossed lovers, torn apart years earlier, and now reunited with even greater impediments. She—oh horrors!—is divorced, and he is so hurt by her earlier rejection that he plots vengeance. I thoroughly enjoyed this all-too-short read and heartily recommend it to those who like their love stories framed in the rosy glow of classic romance.
Reviewed by: Dana Archer
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Regina Jeffers on June 06, 2011 : star star star star star
Ms. Hatch does an excellent job of handling the description. She creates the mood/tone by depending on specific details and concrete language. This is a quick, satisfying read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Viki Lyn on May 12, 2011 : star star star star star
A wonderful heartfelt Regency with a HEA.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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