Burning Hearts - eBook  -     By: Nike Chillemi
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Desert Breeze / 2011 / ePub

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Desert Breeze
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781612520421
ISBN-13: 9781612520421
Availability: In Stock
Series: Sanctuary Point

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Erica Brogna's parents doted on her and taught her to think for herself. So many young men she grew up with fell in the war, shaking her childhood faith. In rides a handsome stranger, at the hour of her desperate need when her best friend and mentor is trapped in a burning house. This stranger rushes into the inferno and carries Erica's friend's lifeless body out. Lorne Kincade can't out run his past on his Harley Davidson, though he tried. He's been a knock-about biker since the end of WWII. His uncle bequeathed him a ramshackle cottage in Sanctuary Point, on the Great South Bay of Long Island, NY and now he has hope for the future, wants to repair the miniscule place, and settle down. The problem is someone's setting him up for a murder rap, a young woman with hair the color of mink is starting to get under his skin, and that's the last thing he needs.

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  1. Upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Poor Writing Style
    December 19, 2012
    BookLover
    Upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I didn't care for this book at all. I loved the plot, but the method of writing made it difficult to read. There was very little description of surroundings and even who was speaking. It was like a guessing game as to which character was saying what. The author would suddenly change the subjects location without even saying so. For example, one moment they were in one room of a house having a conversation and in literally the next sentence (with no fore-warning) they were seated around the dining room table with other people.

    When I read a book I like to feel like I am 'in' it. The author's writing made it impossible for me to feel this way. With my love for this era, and such a great plot, it was a huge disappointment. I will not be reading this author again.
  2. St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Circumstantial Evidence
    February 14, 2012
    St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Erica Brogna arrives at Ada's Fabric Shoppe, only to find it on fire. She attempts to save Ada, but finding herself unable to accomplish the goal, she runs outside to wave down help.

    Lorne Kinkade was out cruising on his Harley when he smelled smoke and saw a young woman frantically waving for help. Upon arriving, Erica informs Lorne that Ada is still in the house. He goes in to rescue her and is successful, though she is badly burned on her face and arm.

    Erica, Lorne and Ada end up at the Memorial Hospital, where Erica and Lorne are treated and released. Ada was in surgery, but subsequently did not survive her injuries.

    Nike Chillemi, in Burning Hearts, creates a genuine story line of a senseless, selfish arson/murder, with characters that are personal, personable, cruel, and real. The conversations seemed so natural and true for the circumstances, the delightful romance was respectful for the time era (1946), the police action/non-action seemed appropriate in the days of family powers ruling, and the suspense and mystery, though slow compared to today's action, was timely and kept my attention. Nike kept me guessing who the killer/arsonist was throughout the whole book, down to the last few pages. And even then the action was powerful, dangerous and alarming. Emotions were palpable! Definitely moved me.

    For her first novel, Nike did an outstanding job of keeping the storyline moving with all the different characters, crimes, and social and daily activities. Her descriptive language gave you a sense of the era, surrounding scenery, scenarios, area, and emotions. This aspect made for a very intimate read. Powerfully written with a sense of gentility mixed in. Definitely a 1946-era book. I loved it! Looking forward to her next book!

    Nike's inclusion of the dilemmas of Lorne and Erica's faith, their anger at God, and their spiritual growth is applicable for people everywhere. We all struggle, but we have a God who is there for us.

    I received this e-book through Debra Gaynor of Readers Favorite in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
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