Two Hearts in Winter

Two Hearts in Winter

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by Donna Fasano
     
 

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Loss and betrayal have caused Heather Phillips to give up on love. She's thrown herself into running The Lonely Loon, her Bed and Breakfast located on the boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland. The "off season" in this tourist town is usually a time of rest and reflection for her; however, DB Atwell, a famous author, arrives at The Loon for the winter to finish his

Overview

Loss and betrayal have caused Heather Phillips to give up on love. She's thrown herself into running The Lonely Loon, her Bed and Breakfast located on the boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland. The "off season" in this tourist town is usually a time of rest and reflection for her; however, DB Atwell, a famous author, arrives at The Loon for the winter to finish his long-overdue novel. Daniel, too, has faced grief, and tragedy continues to haunt him. Once Heather and Daniel meet, their lives will never be the same.

Reminiscent of Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks and culminating in a happily-ever-after similar to the great Nora Roberts, Two Hearts in Winter is a story about learning to let go of the past, about realizing that, though hardship affects us, it need not define us, and about coming to understand and truly believe that beauty is sometimes covered in scars. The human heart has an amazing ability to forgive, to heal, and to hope, especially when touched by love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939000323
Publisher:
Hard Knocks Books
Publication date:
04/07/2016
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,111,593
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written 35 romance and women's fiction books.

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Two Hearts in Winter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
AndMilesToGo 10 months ago
Whenever I see 'author: Donna Fasano' I don't hesitate to buy. Her Boardwalk series (NO cliffhangers) is a wonderful gift to all readers, not just those of romance. Daniel and Heather - in my humble opinion - are so real, it's like the reader is part of their lives and the story. The dialogue is wonderful and just flows seemlessly - the characters are well-developed and frankly, I'd go to Ocean City and stay at the Lonely Loon just to meet them. Their story is very 'today.' I won't spoil it but it deals with the aftermath of every woman's nightmare - breast cancer. Heather learns to trust and return to living. Daniel, in sharing his personal trials, learns the same. Together, Heather and Daniel make a strong team for the readers to enjoy over and over again.
Teri_D More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet and emotional love story. Heather runs a bed and breakfast, the Lonely Loon, on the shores of the Atlantic. Daniel is an author that has rented the Lonely Loon for the winter to work on his current novel. Both Heather and Daniel are struggling with personal trials. Slowly, they learn to trust and love. Each scene is well crafted. One of my favorites is that of Christmas Eve. Heather and her friends welcome a family into the inn. The little girl is battling cancer. It is very touching. The characters are all brought to life with the author's words. She gave us a special treat at the end of the book with the Christmas Eve recipes. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
donna_m89 More than 1 year ago
Note. I received a free copy of this book for my honest review. My review is in no way influenced by receipt of a free copy. I loved this book. Once I started reading I could not put it down. The twists and turns through the relationship and her friendships were very realistic. Some things just catch you out of nowhere and sometimes your best friends can hurt you more than anyone else. I will have to read the other two books in this series. I would recommend this book.
DMGP More than 1 year ago
Note: I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review. It's not a long book, so I'm going to have to be ambiguous in places to avoid giving away spoilers. This book continues the stories of the residents in Ocean City with the focus this time on Heather. Heather is the owner of the Lonely Loon B&B and at the end of the previous book, Following His Heart, she has a new guest check in. He's reserved the entire B&B for the entire winter. Daniel Atwell needs quiet and solitude. He's supposed to be writing a book, but his secrets are becoming more than he can bear. And, when he realizes that he's creating a frustrating environment for his hostess, he feels the need to reach out to her. And, the more he reaches out to her, the more attracted to her he becomes. Heather feels attracted to Daniel, but she's ashamed of her body and is convinced that she's ugly. She refuses to allow a man to get close to her. Can the two of them move beyond their past hurts and pains? Can they resolve the conflict that is keeping them apart? I enjoyed this book. It does deal with some heavy issues, but those are in a fair and balanced manner. Heather has some very real issues that many women today are facing. Daniel, on the other hand, experiences a living nightmare beyond description. His struggles are real, yet he continues to live in hope of things working out. The end of the book is also realistic and satisfactory. Not everything is wrapped up in a tidy little bow - that's not real life. But, the reader is left with the satisfaction that the characters will continue to work things to a full and complete conclusion. Hopefully, the next book will focus on Cathy and more of the characters' lives will be revealed. Do not misunderstand, there is NO cliffhanger. But, the reader understands that another character will likely get her story next and the other characters' lives will continue in the background. This story did the same with Sara. Her story continued in the background of this book. Romance - PG / PG13. There is kissing, some heavy petting, but the romance scene is largely fade to black. There are some Innuendos - women talking about romance and references of desire between characters Language - PG / PG13 - There are a few strong words - nothing extreme My rating - 5 stars
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Anonymous 8 months ago
I would have given this book 4 stars, but I subtracted two: one for typos, too many to count; and two for the fact that the Product Description claimed there were 288 pages, when there are a meager 136. I hate false advertising.
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carol223CS 12 months ago
Donna Fasano's Two Hearts in Winter Welcome to the Lonely Loon B&B. Heather Phillips runs the Boardwalk establishment. It is the winter season. Writer DB “Daniel” Atwell has rented the entire Lonely Loon for the entire winter season. Both characters are dealing with a lot of emotional baggage. Romantic sparks are there but will these two be able to triumph over their circumstances. The vivid and beautiful descriptions will literally transport the reader to the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. I could hear the ocean waves crashing upon the shore plus smell the sea air. The characters have dynamic dimensions plus are well described. These characters jump off the pages right into your heart. Two Hearts in Winter is the second book in the Ocean City Boardwalk series. This book can be read as a stand alone story. At the end of the story, there are recipes from the Christmas Eve International Holiday Dinner included for the reader to try. Thank you to the author for the eBook. My opinion is my own.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
A beautiful story of two battered souls who find each other and help each other deal with a few of the twists life throws at you. Heather is the owner of the Lonely Loon B&B and while she's thankful to have the entire place rented out by 1 guest, the requirement for total quiet is slowly getting to her. Her guest is a writer so she assumes he needs to quiet to finish his book. Does he have to be so grouchy and anti-social though?? During a bit of a mental break she confronts him and finds that he is not as uncaring and grouchy as he seems. In fact, DB "Daniel" Atwell seems to be a kind man who is dealing with something that is making him profoundly sad. As these two really get to know each and the real issues of their lives are exposed, it becomes obvious how much they care about each other but will their love be enough??? This is a wonderful book and one I highly recommend for everyone.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! It is the second book in Donna Fasano's Ocean City Boardwalk series. Heather is happy running and owning The Lonely Loon Bed and Breakfast and enjoys spending time with her friends especially when she has more down time during the holidays. The idea of love is off the page since she suffered loss and betrayal from her former fiance. Daniel Atwell a famous writer needs the peace and quite that the B&B can offer him during the off season to get his work finished. He finds Heather very interesting, kind and a very loving woman and after losing his wife and missing his daughter having someone that interests him is just what he needs. They soon find it difficult fighting their attraction for one another. I was given an ARC for an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.