Saturday, August 26, 2017

#BookReview - Home of Her Heart by Shanna Hatfield

Title:  Home of Her Heart (Hearts of the War - Book 2)
Author:  Shanna Hatfield
Genre:  Historical Romance
Publisher:  Self Published
Release Date:  August 10, 2017

About the Book:

A sweet World War II romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield

All he needed was a bride. . .

Who said anything about falling in love?

Orphaned at birth and a loner all his life, the last thing Sergeant Klayne Campbell needs is for feisty Delaney Danvers to entangle his thoughts. Bravely volunteering for a top-secret mission almost certain to get him killed, Klayne can’t bear the thought of dying utterly alone. All he wants is to face death knowing his life meant something to at least one person. Offering Delaney a marriage of convenience, he plans to leave behind a war bride as his beneficiary. After just one night as her husband, Klayne realizes he’ll do anything to survive and return to her.
The moment she met handsome Sergeant Campbell at a holiday party, Delaney’s whole world shifted off kilter. Full of fun with an unquenchable zest for life, she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. And what she wants is Klayne. When he prepares to join a hazardous mission, she seizes the opportunity to give him a reason to fight his way back home - to her heart.
A tender, sweet romance rich with history and enduring love, Home of Her Heart captures the era and emotions prevalent during America’s entry into World War II.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

Shanna Hatfield is well known for writing sweet romance with characters the reader can easily embrace.  She has done that once again with her novel HOME OF HER HEART, set during the time of WWII.

Sergeant Klayne Campbell grew up as an orphan, never feeling loved or able to love in return.  Then one night, while lingering behind a Christmas tree in the corner, Delaney Danvers caught his eye... and soon his heart.  By February the two were married, the day before Klayne left for a dangerous mission that took him to fly over Tokyo.  After being severely injured in a plane crash, he fights his way back by holding on to his love for Delaney.  All the while, Delaney has no idea if Klayne is dead or alive.  All she knows is that he left her the day after their wedding night and has heard very little since then.

More tragedy hits the Danvers family that Delaney has to deal with alone.  Although she still loves Klayne deeply, can she forgive him if he returns home?

This story was incredibly sad and although there were a few moments of smile-worthy pages, the majority of the book was just downright sad.  Tears streamed down my cheeks on numerous occasions.  During the months of waiting for Klayne to return, the story dragged a bit, and I felt the frustration that Delaney must have felt.  

This is not my favorite of Shanna Hatfield's books, but it is certainly read-worthy, especially if you enjoy books in the time period of the 1940's.  There were interesting time period references to things like chocolate chip cookies, food rationing, war bonds, homemade cloth diapers, music and Bob Hope movies.

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. 

Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen, one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

To learn more about Shanna or the books she writes, visit her blog or follow her on Facebook.


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