Thursday, April 1, 2010
Genre: Romance, historical
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Troubled Hearts by Donna Hatch
In an era where it was ruinous for a woman to leave her husband, Julia takes her chances and flees her stagnant marriage. To heighten the trouble, she is accompanied by her childhood friend who would rather abandon his job as head stable master to protect her.
Troubled Hearts is a highly emotional romantic tale told in a historical setting. Ms. Hatch instills deep emotions into her characters and provides excellent reasons behind them. Julia is plagued by the death of a stillborn child, and that event has brought a rift in her marriage. Can two hearts repair the damage done by the loss? The drama is intense throughout the short story, keeping me scrolling to the very last page.