Civil Hearts

Civil Hearts

by Claire Gem

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ISBN-13: 9780997432664
Publisher: Erato Publishing
Publication date: 03/16/2018
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Strong Women, Starting Over
~Redefining Romance~

Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of five titles in the genres of contemporary romance, supernatural suspense, and women's fiction. She also writes Author Resource guide books, and presents seminars on writing craft and marketing.

Her supernatural suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New York Book Festival, and was a finalist in the 2017 RONE Awards. Also in 2017, her women's fiction, The Phoenix Syndrome, was a finalist in the National Reader's Choice Awards, and her contemporary romance, A Taming Season, was a Literary Award of Merit finalist in the HOLT Medallion Awards. Her latest release, Spirits of the Heart, was a finalist in the 2017 "I Heart Indie Awards."

Creating cross-genre fiction she calls "supernatural suspense," Claire loves exploring the paranormal and the unexplained, and holds a certificate in Parapsychology from the Rhine Research Center of Duke University.

A New York native, Claire has lived in five of the United States and held a variety of jobs, from waitress to bridal designer to research technician-but loves being an author best. She and her happily-ever-after hero, her husband of 39 years, now live in central Massachusetts.

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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Liv knew she needed to start over, fresh, creating a new life for herself free of the pain of her loss. Her husband’s death from brain cancer had killed a piece of her soul. When she was inexplicably drawn to a Southern small southern town and a deserted and forlorn looking antebellum mansion, she saw a chance to heal both the home and her heart. She had no idea it was haunted by a Confederate soldier in search of his young wife and rest for his own soul. Enter Heath Barrow, Southern gentleman, antiques dealer. His good looks and gentle charm awaken a spark in Liv just as his antiques and reproductions brighten her mansion, the Belle Bride. Will he believe Liv that her mansion is haunted? Perhaps the history of the house and its owners can uncover who the soldier is. As Heath and Liv find a connection that can’t be denied, Liv witnesses the effects of a secret Heath hasn’t shared, and she flees in raw panic. Heath has epilepsy and his new medications are not tweaked to his system. Liv sees history repeating itself in Heath’s seizure. Can Liv deal with a man whose future is uncertain? Will they find their attraction is deeper than they realized? A long dead soldier’s love and need for his young wife prove that real love is eternal…is that what Liv has found? Is she strong enough to take what she wants? Two couples, one beyond the veil, will they help each other find peace of mind and heart? CIVIL HEARTS by Claire Gem transcends time and circumstance in a romantic tale with just a hint of a ghost story and a touch of destiny as the heart of a home and the hearts of flawed humans are healed. Wonderful writing, emotional pain that feels as real as the solid bones of a home that knew love long ago and recognized the chance to bring it back again. Claire Gem has created a world to get lost in with characters that feel dimensional enough to believe are real. And the Belle Bride? Ahhhh, if walls could talk….