Heart on a Chain

Heart on a Chain

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by Cindy C Bennett
     
 

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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

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012700216
Publisher:
Cindy C Bennett
Publication date:
01/15/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
219,781
File size:
171 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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Heart on a Chain 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 635 reviews.
greengirl09 More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
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
Debra Paszek More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Layla Cohen More than 1 year ago
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
Brooke25 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A totally astounding book. It was a total tearjerker, but an utterly amazing book all the way :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down, sigh why can't guys be more like Henry? :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
harriet naylor More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for all teenage girls. I highly recomend it to everyone.
kim Spencer More than 1 year ago
Soooo flipping amazinggg!!!!!!! I love henry! Perfect guy. :)
Taryn Volk More than 1 year ago
This book was AMAZING!
readaholicHW More than 1 year ago
I got this because it was free and thus far it is the best free ebook I have ever read. I just wish there were more by her. I would definitely purchase them. I couldn't put it down all the way to Florida. Reminds me of how invested I got when reading, "A Child Called It."
Lacey Latour More than 1 year ago
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Kathryn Palmer More than 1 year ago
This book was so good I never wanted to put it down it was sweet, heartbreaking, and amazing all at once. You have to buy this book!!!
James Grimes More than 1 year ago
If u dont feel like crying then dont get this book cuz it made me cry sooooo many times. It was so good it another must read. I think this is a new author just by the way ahe rights but its still a REALLY good book.
JGriff84 More than 1 year ago
I cant even begin to tell you how many times i cried! So sad, such powerful messages! Heart warming all at the same time! I loved every minute of it even if i only did get 3 hours of sleep, so worth it!
Christine Flay More than 1 year ago
this book blew me away so so good! i loved it def. one of my favorites
teen_reader8D More than 1 year ago
this is a great book. it actually holds a plot while. maintaining a romance. this book is full of raw emotion....i literally felt my mood channge when i was reading it. buy it. :)
Gina Como More than 1 year ago
this book was really good! I didn't think it would be because it was so low princed but it was amazing!
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