Book Review: Garden of Her Heart by Shanna Hartfield
Garden of Her Heart – Shanna Hatfield
Hearts of the War, Book 1
A Sweet World War II Romance
Publisher: Shanna Hatfield (December 7, 201)
“Story of courage, strength, and hope in the face of great adversity”
A wonderful sweet romance with history woven into the storyline. The characters are well developed and the story interesting. This is a realistic story from the early 1940’s that showcases the love story (and friendship) between an American-Japanese woman and a wounded American soldier. Garden of Her Heart certainly inspired me and I learned quite a bit of history that wasn’t on my radar. It will definitely touch your heart and it’s a tale I won’t soon forget.
Can forbidden love blossom amid the constraints of war?
The moment the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, life shifted for Miko Nishimura. Desperate to reach the Portland Assembly Center for Japanese Americans, she’s kicked off the bus miles from town. Every tick of the clock pushes her closer to becoming a fugitive in the land of her birth. Exhausted, she stumbles to her grandparents’ abandoned farm only to find a dying soldier sprawled across the step. Unable to leave him, she forsakes all else to keep him alive.
After crashing his plane in the Battle of the Atlantic, the doctors condemn Captain Rock Laroux to die. Determined to meet his maker beneath a blue sky at his family home, he sneaks out of the hospital. Weary and half out of his mind, he makes it as far as a produce stand he remembers from his youth. Rather than surrender to death, Rock fights a battle of the heart as he falls in love with the beautiful Japanese woman who saves his life.
A poignant, sweet romance, Garden of Her Heart proves love can bloom in unlikely places even under the most challenging circumstances.
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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. AUTHOR LINKS: