Donna Hatch


Donna Hatch is the award-winning author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series” and more than 25 published titles. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8. She juggles writing, freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and speaking at workshops and conferences. Both natives of Arizona, she and her husband of over thirty years have raised 6 children together and are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Depending on how early the day starts, a sense of duty is the only thing that gets me out of bed. My husband enjoys my attention, despite my rather curmudgeonly attitude early in the morning, and my children count on me to send them out the door to school, so I drag myself up. However, once I'm well and truly awake, I head straight to my office to write. Writing, though I now view it as a job, is still a source of joy.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Because of family moves, I attended nine different schools, mostly in the western United States. Though I've always been a mildly introverted person, being the perpetual new kid turned me into someone painfully shy. Since I often felt alone, I turned to books, both reading and writing.
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Where to find Donna Hatch online

Where to buy in print


Unmasking the Duke
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,230. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
A masquerade ball emboldens the shy Hannah to flirt with a charming stranger, matching him wit for wit, but when masks come off, she's horrified to see her despised neighbor, Duke of Suttenberg. No matter how charming the duke was at the ball, he is the last man she could ever love.
Sabrina's Hero
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,480. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Inspirational
Two suitors. Two promises. Only one will stand by her when it matters most.
When Ship Bells Ring
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Lily longs for the day when her true love returns home from war, but as months go by without a letter, she loses hope that her happily ever after will come true. When his ship arrives, she must choose between her dignity and her heart's desire.
A Winter's Knight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A young lady’s fascination with a murdering earl and his dark castle lands her in the heart of an ancient and terrible secret. It will take more than a Christmas kiss underneath the mistletoe to break the curse and find a happily ever after.
The Stranger She Married
Series: Rogue Hearts, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,650. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
To save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia must marry the first wealthy man to propose. Her choices narrow to a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret. Cole believes he is beyond redemption, yet cannot deny his attraction for the girl who touches his heart. He must protect her from the murderer killing her family before she becomes the next target.
Emma's Dilemma
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,870. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Horrors! Emma's favorite Gothic novel seems to have come true...but reality is not as fun as fiction. The only man she's ever loved is home from war, but he has changed in a terrifying way. Emma must decide if she can love a creature of darkness, or reveal his secret and lose him forever.
Mistletoe Magic, A Christmas Regency Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00 from 12 reviews)
At the Christmas Eve masquerade ball, Evelyn plans to lure Michael underneath the mistletoe. With a single, earth-shattering kiss, she's certain he'll finally realize she's the only girl for him. But her childhood friend, Colin, has the same plans for Evelyn. They'll both need the magic of a mistletoe kiss, but only one will succeed in their plans.
The Reluctant Bride
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.35 from 17 reviews)
Fleeing a looming marriage to a terrifying man, Abby meets a mysterious stranger who makes her a startling proposition that will either save her, or leave her mired in scandal.
Constant Hearts, Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,910. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(4.38 from 8 reviews)
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.