The Heart of a Hero (Spellbound Falls Series #4)

The Heart of a Hero (Spellbound Falls Series #4)

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by Janet Chapman
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman welcomes her fans back to Spellbound Falls, where no one is immune to the magical powers of love…

Originally from the ancient mythical island of Atlantis, Nicholas has spent the last year deep in the mountains of Maine, serving as Director of Security for the Nova Mare and Inglenook resorts.

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New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman welcomes her fans back to Spellbound Falls, where no one is immune to the magical powers of love…

Originally from the ancient mythical island of Atlantis, Nicholas has spent the last year deep in the mountains of Maine, serving as Director of Security for the Nova Mare and Inglenook resorts. Fully embracing his life in the twenty-first century, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a trouble-prone employee, and is determined to keep her safe.

The last thing Julia Campbell needs is a man with a hero complex, especially one as handsome and imposing as Nicholas. All she has to do is keep it together until her younger sister turns eighteen, and then she can focus on her own life. But strange things have been happening at the resort—and it’s Nicholas who keeps coming to her rescue. When Nicholas is suddenly the one in trouble, Julia realizes he’s not quite what he seems—and that she’ll do anything to help the man who’s stolen her heart…  

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Chapman’s engaging fourth Spellbound Falls novel (after Courting Carolina) pairs up Nicholas, an Atlantean who’s now director of security for the exquisite and magic-drenched Nova Mare resort, and Julia Campbell, a quiet, pretty housekeeper at the resort. After Nicholas steps in to protect Julia from her bullying brother, he’s impressed by her strength of character and fierce loyalty. While a career upgrade increases Julia’s financial security as well as her confidence, she cannot fathom why Nicholas, the most eligible bachelor in town, is attempting to woo her. As the chemistry between Julia and Nicholas heats up, Julia resists forging a stronger connection until she realizes that the magic she senses could be real. Life-and-death struggles between magic-wielders force her to stretch her imagination and decide how much she will risk for love. Fans will find this a satisfying addition to the series. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
"Chapman's engaging fourth Spellbound Falls novel...pairs up Nicholas, an Atlantean who's now director of security for the exquisite and magic-drenched Nova Mare resort, and Julia Campbell, a quiet, pretty housekeeper at the resort....Fans will find this a satisfying addition to the series." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for the novels of Janet Chapman
“Readers will be enchanted…a story filled with wit and tenderness.”—Booklist
“Heartwarming…Readers will enjoy the enchanting town and characters.”—Publishers Weekly
"Janet Chapman can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary while making even the most outrageous situation feel real. These are just two of the many, many reasons why we love this author. And her Spellbound Falls series, chock full of sorcerers, time travel, single parents and needy in-laws is the perfect vehicle for showcasing Chapman’s amazing talents." —Romantic Times
“Janet Chapman is a keeper.”—Linda Howard, New York Times bestselling author
“Spectacular and brilliant.”—Romance Reviews Today
“Absolutely enchanting.”—Romance Junkies
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101618288
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Series:
Spellbound Falls Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
20,229
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Chapman's engaging fourth Spellbound Falls novel...pairs up Nicholas, an Atlantean who's now director of security for the exquisite and magic-drenched Nova Mare resort, and Julia Campbell, a quiet, pretty housekeeper at the resort....Fans will find this a satisfying addition to the series." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for the novels of Janet Chapman
“Readers will be enchanted…a story filled with wit and tenderness.”—Booklist
“Heartwarming…Readers will enjoy the enchanting town and characters.”—Publishers Weekly
"Janet Chapman can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary while making even the most outrageous situation feel real. These are just two of the many, many reasons why we love this author. And her Spellbound Falls series, chock full of sorcerers, time travel, single parents and needy in-laws is the perfect vehicle for showcasing Chapman’s amazing talents." —Romantic Times
“Janet Chapman is a keeper.”—Linda Howard, New York Times bestselling author
“Spectacular and brilliant.”—Romance Reviews Today
“Absolutely enchanting.”—Romance Junkies
 

Meet the Author

Janet Chapman is the author of twenty contemporary and paranormal romance novels, all set in the state of Maine, where she lives with her husband, surrounded by wildlife. Best known for her magical Highlander series (a family saga of twelfth-century warriors rebuilding their clans in modern-day Maine), Janet also has several contemporary series set on the coast and in the mountains. With more than three million books printed in six languages, her stories regularly appear on the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists.

When she’s not writing, Janet and her husband are camping, hunting, fishing, and generally rubbing elbows with nature.  

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The Heart of a Hero 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Heart of a Hero was charming and heartwarming, full of friendship, love and in this case a herd of extremely cheeky cats!” ~ Under the Covers Nicholas, originally an Atlantian but now working as Director of Security in Nova Mare, can face down Roman legions and angry gods but somehow is having trouble keeping safe one stubborn 21st century woman. Julia Campbell doesn’t need Nicholas, the most eligible bachelor around, to be her hero not only will she risk all the single women in Spellbound Falls pushing her off the nearest mountain but she has had her heart broken and her reputation ruined once she refuses doing it again…no matter how tempting he is. What I like about Janet Chapman’s books are her characters, they are always so warm and easy to like; Julia was no different, she comes from a troubled background and I loved seeing her bravery and determination to make her own life and her siblings life’s better. As for Nicholas…he had me at six and half feet tall, maybe it is because I am quite tall but having a hero that I could potentially climb like a tree is a big YES for me! If you are after a fast paced and exciting book this probably isn’t for you, this more like a slow romantic stroll through a meadow rather than a mad dash through rocky terrain. Although there was a small amount of action, this was mostly about Nicholas and Julia’s path to their own happily ever after. Like all Janet Chapman books Heart of a Hero was charming and heartwarming, full of friendship, love and in this case a herd of extremely cheeky cats! I recommend you give this series a try.
vanettaq More than 1 year ago
The long awaited story of Nicholas! This story made you feel that you were right there with Nicholas and you wanted to make sure he finally fell in love with the women he was supposed to. Since Nicholas isn’t sure what he wanted or what his future held for him, this story took you along for the ride with him. Julie is a woman after my own heart… She is feisty and she does what she has to do for herself and her family, and she has to look into her own heart to know that she can love again. The entire gang is back in this book, love seeing them all back in this story, I just love this “FAMILY”. Can’t put this book down…. A MUST READ! We all love Nicholas and this story lived up to it again!
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This was the first book I read by Janet Chapman. I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Since it really doesn't fall within my normal preference in books. A great read.
shirlsweetSE More than 1 year ago
another great chapter in a great series. Thank you for an excellent visit to spellbound falls.
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celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I have been hooked on Janet's books for years. I have every book she has written up to this point. I love her Spellbound Falls series which is a spinoff of her Highlander series. This series has a bit more Magic than the Highlanders. Her characters are true. They have flaws but somehow manage to find the person who is meant for them. I wish there really was a place like this. It would be a great place to live and work. Poor Julia. She is abused by her father, betrayed by her, as of now, ex-husband and runs into Nicholas who thinks he needs to fix the problems she thinks she has. This does not endear him to her. Nicholas worries that people will learn that he doesn't know who his parents are. So between weddings, sonic booms and paintball accidents there is no shortage of action. If you have read Janet before you will understand. If you haven't you will be pulled into her World. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i just love janet chapman, her books are great. this book is the fourth in the series and i can't wait for the fifth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't remember how I got hooked on this series, but I've read all of them from Grey to Nicolas now and each one is awesome and not just a boring romance, they meet, they fall income, they live happily ever after. These are filled with adventure and intrigue and suspense all held together by the main characters. I love how past characters make appearances in newer books so you can get a glimpse into how they have evolved too. Love LOVE LOVE!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Janet Chapman delivers a great story with a lot of heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Janet does it again with a real page turner you never want to put down. Read and ENJOY, because I sure did.
Soarineagle More than 1 year ago
I've read almost all of this series. Whether this is your first Janet Chapman or your 10th I think you'll like this story. The characters are realistic and yet the magic is believable with a sorcerer and time travel somehow that fit right in. Even with magic the characters still have challenges to overcome. If you want a break from reality and a chance to believe in more than what you can understand you won't be sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as great as the other books in this series. Can not wait for the next one.
MaryBeeMR More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this series! It's fun, exciting and keeps you entertained through out the series!
kmtnd More than 1 year ago
I really like this author and her work, and this series is one of her best!!!! Hard to put the Hear of a Hero book down, and I stayed up late and read it in one day! You will not be disappointed in the continuation of the Spellbound Falls stories.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While some tell n ruin a book, all I can say ,is Janet Chapman and this series is my favorite series. Yes there are a few books I like better. But to write this many n they all fit together n make u laugh n cry are well worth it,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so love the series!!! I have gotten my friends hooked on these series...The author is very good at what she does...I so wished I could find me a highlander!!!!
moontan More than 1 year ago
Janet's Spellbound Falls series just keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for the next one to come.
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love this whole series she has wrote