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Hearts Entwined a historical romance novella collection

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about the book

Hearts Entwined by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Melissa JagearsFour 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.

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my thoughts

The Love Knot

Harper’s Station is one of those fictional places that readers long to visit! Feisty Claire Nevin and her Irish brogue have played a prominent secondary role in the previous novels and she’s been a favorite of mine from the start! Seems to me, Claire’s stubbornness and lack of trust are merely protective prickles to guard her tender and compassionate heart. Her unexpected delivery (and deliverer) opens the door to new possibilities prompting Claire to reexamine the past and reconsider her plans for the future.

The Tangled Ties that Bind

This second generation Kincaid Brides story (with references to the Trouble in Texas and Cimarron Legacy series) is an absolute delight! Connor Kincaid left home to become a man worthy of the girl he loves (SWOON! How sweet is that, reader friends?! sigh) but our gal Maggie isn’t sitting around pining for him year after year, she is training to become a doctor (go, girl!) These two are super adorable together and they display compassion and maturity beyond their years. I could read book after book after book about the Kincaids and love every page!

Bound and Determined

This series is the only one I have not read but it didn’t take long for Private Bradley Willis to convince me THAT needed to change! Private Willis is a bit of a loose cannon but he means well and he’s certainly courageous. Ambrosia Herald is a spunky city gal and devoted daughter who wants to protect her recovering father but also keep the peace between her parents. I dare you NOT laugh at a story with camels and parasols in the same sentence. Funny stuff here, reader friends, plus plenty of adventure and flirtation.

Tied and True

Have you ever wondered what was happening between characters C and D while A and B are getting their happily ever after?! Answer time! C and D are dear friend fiancée, Marianne Lister, and dear friend assistant, Calvin Hochstetler, of A Heart Most Certain‘s hero, David. Mari is a classy lady (and I’m not referring to her family’s economic status), she extends compassion and generosity to anyone in need. Even though he takes it a bit far, I admire Calvin’s conservative approach to finances. This is an excellent addition to the Teaville Moral Society series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the authors

Karen WitemeyerKaren Witemeyer offers warm-hearted historical romances with a flair of humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home.

Winner of the HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, National Reader’s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream.

To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, visit her website. Join Karen’s private FB fan group, the Posse.

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Mary ConnealyMary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys always with a strong suspense thread. She is a two-time Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

Her most recent three-book series are Cimarron LegacyWild at HeartTrouble in TexasKincaid Bride for Bethany House Publishing. She’s also written four other series for Barbour Publishing and many novellas and several stand-alone books for multiple publishers.

Mary will be a published author for ten years in 2017 with nearly a million books in print. She has a degree in broadcast communications with an emphasis in journalism and has worked at her local newspaper.

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Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a minor in history. She’s the winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award, a two-time Golden Quill finalist and a finalist for the Oklahoma Book of the Year Award.

Regina has worked at the Mustang News and at First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows.

She lives outside of Oklahoma City with her husband and four children and can be found on her website.

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Melissa Jagears

Melissa Jagears is a homeschooling mom who writes Christian Historical Romance into the wee hours of the night.

She’s the author of the Unexpected Brides series, the Teaville Moral Society series, and Love by the Letter, a free ACFW Carol Award-winning prequel ebook novella.

You can learn more about her, her books, and where she hangs out online on her website.

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also available


Ladies of Harper’s Station series

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book 1 review | flf novella | book 2 review


Kincaid Brides series

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Fort Reno series

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Teaville Moral Society series

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book 1 review | book 2 review



Enter to win a copy of Hearts Entwined on Karen Witemeyer’s author spotlight!


Novella collections are a great way to find new to you authors and get a little taste of wonderful series!

7 thoughts on “Hearts Entwined a historical romance novella collection”

  1. I love Karen’s books. I like learning about historical things while reading an enjoyable story. Thanks for the chance.


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