Heart on a Chain [NOOK Book]

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17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns.

Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun an to develop feelings for one another. He ...
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Heart on a Chain

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Overview

17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns.

Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun an to develop feelings for one another. He returns to find the bright, funny, outgoing girl he had known now timidly hiding in corners, barely speaking to anyone around her, suspicious of even him.

Kate can’t figure out what game Henry is playing with her - for surely it is a game. What else would the gorgeous, popular boy from her past want with her?

Kate finally decides to trust Henry’s intentions, opening her heart to him. Just when it seems he might be genuine in his friendship, tragedy strikes, threatening everything Kate has worked so hard to gain. Can Henry help her to overcome this new devastation, or will it tear them apart forever?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012700216
  • Publisher: Cindy C Bennett
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 73,775
  • File size: 167 KB

Meet the Author

Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City. She is married to her high-school sweetheart, and is the mother of 4 humans and 3 dogs. Her two daughters keep her writing with their constant encouragement. Her two sons keep her writing with their willingness to read her books—even if they aren’t fantasy, sci-fi, or comics! She volunteers her time working with teen girls between the ages of 12-18, all of whom she finds to be beautiful, fascinating creatures. When she’s not writing, reading or answering emails she can often times be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home.
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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    absolutely in love with this book!!!

    i was just browsing on my nook to find a great new read... to he honest, the initial reason i bought this book was because it was cheap. I WAS DEFINITELY PROVEN WRONG!!!! not only was this a great book, but it is so inspirational! i actually faked being sick today so i could stay home and finish it! absolutely worth reading!! i am so happy i found this! its twisting riveting plot and extaordinary characters, astonishing emotions, and theme do not disappoint! i COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!! it is definitely underpriced... you'd think such a brilliant story would cost more! READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2011

    Purely amazing, a must must must read!

    My Thoughts:

    Kate has a very rough life. At home, she deals with a drug addicted mother and alcoholic father. She is basically a slave in her own home--cleaning and cooking for her parents, getting barely anything in return from them. She is in a constant state of worry as to what will happen if things aren¿t just so, because there are consequences to mistakes, even the smallest. Those consequences are being abused by her mother while her father is gone getting drunk. At school she is bullied and teased and tortured, and she just lets it happen. She has no friends anymore.

    And then Henry returns. He and Kate shared a special bond a few years back. They even shared a kiss before he moved away. Henry tries to get close to Kate again, but she distrusts his motive. There were many times that the kids at school would pull a fake friendship on her, and just when she starts to believe she has a friend, they humiliate her. Even though Kate resists, Henry persists until he wins her over. She doesn¿t fully trust him though, but as his kindness is expressed over and over in different ways, she lets him in more and more.

    While Kate¿s friendship with Henry begins to turn into something deeper, she faces some intense trials. One of them involves a former friend at school, the other involving a confrontation by her mother. Henry and his family take Kate under their wing and nurture her like she has never been by her own parents. She begins to understand what family and love should be like.

    Suddenly, disaster strikes Kate and threatens to make her whole life crumble before her. She is in disbelief over what has happened and is reluctant to allow Henry¿s family to intervene and help. Kate lets go of some things, even though it breaks her heart, while at the same time letting others build that were never there to begin with. But the things once left behind always have a way of returning. No matter how much Kate fights it, she knows what her future should hold.

    This story is intense and enormously absorbing. Kate and Henry are the most amazing couple I¿ve ever read about. Henry¿s deep affection for Kate is so touching. You can¿t help but be brought to tears as you read of the pains and struggles Kate faces--physically and emotionally. One thing that touched me on a personal level was her relationship with her father. It hits close to home and I wish I could have that same ending Kate had. I found myself sobbing in happiness over the joy of her father¿s epiphany. I also hope to find a love like Kate and Henry's--powerful and timeless--someday.

    Cindy C. Bennett has definitely hit the mark when it comes to story telling. Her words evoke the depth of the character¿s feelings. Heart On A Chain has become one of the best books I have ever read.

    My Rating:

    Exceptional...Stay up until at least 1 AM

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Astonishing

    This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read. Parts of the book made me cry parts made laugh and parts made me smile. I read this book in less than 2 hours and its has 609 pages!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2011

    Amazing! Brought tears!

    This book was so just great! I read it so fast! I take forever to read and I read this 609 page book extremely fast! I couldn't put it down! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is the best book ever! toatally worth $4.00! i would pay $20.00 for it. i would give this book 1,000 stars! i finished in 3 days, it was soo hard to put down! but you can only understad it if ur 10 or older

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    Great start. Way too predictable finish

    I was engrossed in the book for about the first 100 pages. After that, the book lost it's appeal. Too nice and tidy. I had such high hopes.

    3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Amazing

    I couldn't put this book down, sigh why can't guys be more like Henry? :)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2011

    A Must Read for ALL teenagers....and their parents!

    This was a well written book about the life of a teenager who is severely abused at home and is tormented and bullied at school. This is a must read for ALL teenagers. It will make you cry, laugh and not want to stop reading. I lost an entire nights sleep reading the entire book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended!!

    I was timid on reading this book to begin with, even with all of the great reviews just because it isn't my normal area I read in. This is a WONDERFUL book, it is 609 pages, and I read it in a day(at work) and finished the last 100 pages at home that evening. You will find yourself happy, sad, mad, hurting for the characters and in the end elated and happy. A def. MUST READ! Enjoy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    OMG BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!

    This book was amazing! It makes you laugh, it makes you cry. The way Henrry and Kate fell in love and how much he loves her. I fell in love with thus book right away i have read it ovet 10 time! Just read the book and you will know i am right!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Anonymous

    This book was excellent! I recommend it for teenagers because in today's world, there is a lot of bullying going on in schools. Kate had to deal with her abusive mother and drunk father at home. School wasn't an escape for her because her fellow classmates taunted her. Then there's Henry. Her popular ex-bestfriend/boyfriend. He comes along and teaches her that she is so much more then what she thinks she is. This is a great book that teaches forgiveness, courage, and true love. Henry is every girl's dream guy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Heae Heart on a Chain

    A totally astounding book. It was a total tearjerker, but an utterly amazing book all the way :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Absolutely Amazing story.

    This book was truly amazing. My friend recommended it to me so i bought it on my nook, and didn't really get around reading it until I have nothing else to read, as soon as I read the first page i couldn't stop reading till I read the last page, i finished this book in a few hours. Amazingly true and raw emotions, a true story about what a lot of kids actually go through. Words can only being to describe this book! Highly, Highly, Highly! Recommended. I Wish she would right and continue this book, I felt like i knew the characters personally or something, when they felt pain, i felt pain like they we're my friend. it was so real. I loved it, and again highly recommended it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Bellanique13

    There are no words to express how amazing this book is. I have no complaints. Its hard to nfind a book that constantly pulls at your heart strings. Not only did i fall in love with the plot but also with the charactors. A truley amazing book and definatly underprised.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    AMAZING(:

    This is one of the best book i've ever read. Its sadning to realize thats therws familys out there like hers. Amaazing. Must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Wonderful

    Its sad but very good at the same time. Its sad that kate had to go through all that;but its even worse that things like that go on every day. Everybody that goes through something like that needs somebody like Henry in thier life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2011

    read the book!!!!!!!

    i loved this book!!! one of the best reads ever:) in the begining kate is abused and bullied through elementry school to high school. and now she is in her senior year still being badly abused and bullied but that all changes when henry, a boy that used to go to shcool with kate before he moved, came back and now he has his eyes set on kate.
    from the minute henry saw kate he knew that they should be together. he hates the fact that kate is treated so badly at school. and he knows he wants to be with her. problem is kate doesnt know if she wants to trust henry and let him find what no one else tried to look for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Fantastic

    This book is a must read for all teenage girls. I highly recomend it to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Bcool.

    Soooo flipping amazinggg!!!!!!! I love henry! Perfect guy. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2011

    This book was AMAZING!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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