Review: Hearts Entwined (Anthology)






Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer’s “The Love Knot,” Claire Nevin gets the surprise of her life awaiting her sister’s arrival by train. Mary Connealy’s “The Tangled Ties That Bind” offers the story of two former best friends who are reunited while escaping a stampede. Regina Jennings offers “Bound and Determined,” where a most unusual trip across barren Oklahoma plains is filled with adventure, romance, and . . . camels? And Melissa Jagears’ “Tied and True” entertains with a tale of two hearts from different social classes who become entwined at a cotton thread factory.

Each tale is a fun blend of history and romance that will delight readers.

Rating: 4.5-stars


Hearts Entwined is a super sweet collection of historical romances. Each story bares a different cast of characters as well as hardships. These writers have unique writing styles.

The Love Knot featured a story of one sister receiving her sister’s baby via train carried by her past lover. Claire gets the surprise of her life. From there, loving her nephew like her own child and working on her relationship with her love, Claire has her hands full. It was heartfelt. I love Claire. She’s a good woman.

The Tangled Ties that Bind featured two young lovers who grew apart. Now, one of them returns back home to pursue his heart. Yet his love isn’t interested. The suspense of what happened next between the two kept me hooked. I had fun following this story. It tempted me. Conor thought he did the right thing. While Maggie felt like her left her for good.

Bound and Determined was really interesting. It involved a heard of camels! That was rare in a story such as this one. Two young people meet in this journey. One is a young man needing to mature, so he is assigned military work. The other is a daughter of a military man. Both find a lot more than they were expecting.

Tied and True featured a love between a poor man and a rich woman. Both are strong, independent, and stubborn. In this tale, the woman did the chasing. She also went a long way, to try and catch her love’s heart. I felt connected to her. Her hope and determination made me like her all the more.

Three Romance Authors

I am super happy to say that 3 romances authors have agreed to have me look over their manuscripts for publishing. I am beyond excited to help these authors with every step in becoming published by the publishing house where I work. I am a senior publisher of the adult romance department. I have helped 1 YA author become published and have another two authors who might be published as well. Out of these two other authors, one is another YA author and the other is a science fiction fantasy author.

To be a part of the process in helping authors become published is a dream come true. I never thought that I would have been able to do this so soon. I kept thinking one day in the future I would like to help authors become published and now, I can officially say I am helping authors. It’s the greatest blessing and honor to be able to work with authors with the publishing process.

I will keep you all posted on which authors have been published and what their novels are all about when the time comes. Also, just for those wondering the publishing company that I work for is called Pulse. Pulse is an exciting new traditional publishing imprint committed to cultivating and promoting the works of authors from all walks of life.
Through our innovative, modern approach to publishing, we seek to foster the success of established authors seeking to enhance their publishing efforts, as well as aspiring authors looking to make their mark in the literary world.

Pulse publishes titles in the following categories:

-Urban/Street Romance

– Christian

– YA – All sub-genres are welcomed!

– Erotica

– Science Fiction Fantasy

– Adult Romances – All sub-genres in the adult romance category are welcomed!

If you are interested in being published, please send your query letter and manuscript to me at:

Book Review: Get Lucky

Walking the Line

Can a hot, charmable and unrelenting Irishman convince Ellie to beileve in love again? She has long since given up on love and there is one determind man to make her all his. Absolutely a compelling story to read by Nicola Marsh. Nicola Marsh is a best-selling authors whose talents have created a beautifully told masterpiece.

Amazed by You

Oliva McLaughin is an author’s assistant. She is working her butt off to score a much needed promotion. Unfortunately she can’t win that promotion without the help of the gardener, who happens to be her high school boyfirend. Talk about fate playing it’s cards when it comes to these two. Can they work together? And does their old romance burst out into hot flames that reginte passion that is sizzling between them? Kelsey Browning has created a prefect ot read that readers will love.

One Little Kiss

Two individuals are trapped in snowstorm at the same time and same place. Will Leighton and Jonas have more than just a one hot night together? Will their one little kiss turn be the start of many more new beginings together? What happpens when the snowstorm ends? Where where that leave them? A hot and enticing read, One Little Kiss, is indeed a novel that readers won’t want to put down!

Big, Bad Red

We all love the classic fair tales we have heaard and read as little kids but now that we are adults we need something a bit more luring. And Avery Fylnn does exactly that in this sexy hot read. This story is about Red Riding Hood Holding a fencing in the back yard of her Granny’s Pub. But all readers know that this story is never complete without the big bad wolf. And in this case, he’s hot, sexy, and irresistible to Red Riding Hood. Liam MacTire, the werewolf finally comes into Red’s life. What will she do? Will he entice his way into her heart only to hurt her? Or will they be abe to be together in ways that will heat up any reader’s night? I recommend reading this incredible story to every reader. You won’t be disappointed.

Luck of the Irish

Sara Humpreys  has created an enchanting and mystical world that will hook and lure readers deeper into her novel. Luck of the Irish is a fabulous story telling how one man is trapped in the mirrored realm where he plans and thinks about how he will take his revenge for his wife’s death. Unitl one day a beautiful looking woman who is human and wearing the same amulet stares into the mirror.  Declan Aherne is just about to get lucky but in what ways? And what about his revenge for his wife? I highly recommend reading this brilliantly well written novel and to find out.

Something Borrowed

Kimberly Kincaid has done an excellent job in creating a world that pops off the pages. Sasha Arrington is to attend her successful brother’s weeding in Ireland. But Sasha unlike her brother is unlucky in the love department or is she? Her best friend, James Sullivan wants to take her to the wedding and maybe convince her that he wants to be more than just friends. Will Sasha say yes? And will James be able to convice Sasha to be his forever? Or will they always be left at just being friends? Something borrowed is the best realistic and beleiveable story that I have read in a long time. A sweet and sexy story that readers will conitnue to fal in love with.

Overall, I rate the enitre novel a five out of five stars for all of the amazing stories written by the talented professionals. Get Lucky is one novel readers all over will want to pick up and begin reading.

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