Circled Heart

Meet a remarkable woman Read an unforgettable love story Johanna Swan is a survivor She escaped death twice as a child in China during the Boxer Uprising of 1900 and twelve years later as a young woman aboard the ocean liner Titanic Now a forward thinking suffragist and an heiress besides, Johanna intends to use her intelligence, energy, and fortune to help poor and imMeet a remarkable woman Read an unforgettable love story Johanna Swan is a survivor She escaped death twice as a child in China during the Boxer Uprising of 1900 and twelve years later as a young woman aboard the ocean liner Titanic Now a forward thinking suffragist and an heiress besides, Johanna intends to use her intelligence, energy, and fortune to help poor and immigrant women Johanna manages life the way she manages her money Invest sensibly Never be obligated Reduce risk Keep control of your assets But the emotional turmoil in her family and the growing confusion in her own heart when it comes to charismatic, sentimental and she fears deceitful Drew Gallagher are interfering with Johanna s orderly existence For all her logical decision making, it will be the shifting emotions of desire and despair that finally force Johanna to realize that love is complex and life far less predictable than any business venture.
Circled Heart Meet a remarkable woman Read an unforgettable love story Johanna Swan is a survivor She escaped death twice as a child in China during the Boxer Uprising of and twelve years later as a young woma

  • Title: Circled Heart
  • Author: Karen J. Hasley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Circled Heart”

    1. Best of the Series yetI adore this book. Such depth of character development. I don't yet see how to fits into the series yet, but I'm looking forward to the next two books to see.My favorite story so far.

    2. Lovely storyThis was such a lovely story to read. So many historic events but it was the friendship to love that highlighted the whole story. This was the first book in this series I read but I know I will order the others. I loved Karen's way of telling the story.

    3. I didn't think I was going to like this book, it started with a bang then seemed to settle into a whimper. The early stuff about Johanna's social causes were a ho-hum, but just when I was deciding that the author was going to waste a lot of my reading time getting on a soapboxe didn't! The book becomes much more engrossing once you slog through the early wheel-spinning about the Crittenden Home, which doesn't take long. The author establishes the setting and the characters and the story is then [...]

    4. This story is about Johanna who is a Titanic survivor (which I found interesting and wish they had talked about more). She is a women's rights activist and want women to have the right to vote. She has a very strong personality as does her grandmother which I enjoyed. Their relationship was great but also interesting because they both seem very harsh sometimes. Her job at the Anchorage was very interesting and I loved the progress she made there. I do wish they had tied up more at the end of wha [...]

    5. A Different LifeI enjoyed this book from the first page to the last. It shares the difference in lifestyles of the super rich. Loved it!

    6. This book was offered for free. I was glad I found it and read it. I look forward to starting from the first in the series.

    7. Enjoyed this book immensely. I love how Karen is able to create characters who become "real" people because of their strength and because she allows them to have character flaws. The book doesn't get overly romantic to become sappy, instead the relationships feel authentic because of realistic dialogue and focus on character and plot development rather on sentimentality. As with Karen's previous novels, the description of events doesn't get prissy or shy away from adult situations. I had difficu [...]

    8. This is the second book I've read in the Laramie series, and I enjoyed it. For awhile early on, I was concerned that the story seemed to be a variation on the theme of the previous book in the series, with issues about social welfare, women's issues, suffrage, etc. There was a scene where the protagonist, Johanna, took a stand against a male intruder that was almost identical to the one Katherine did in the previous book. This bothered me. However, as the story progressed, mostly focusing on the [...]

    9. Love! What an absolutely lovely story. I am so glad I took the chance and read it. It's the kind of book that stays with you long after you've finished reading it. Thank you.

    10. While this book is only indirectly tied to the Davis family story, it is one of my favourites in the series. The historical aspects - suffrage, the Titanic, unwed motherhood and familial/societal expectations - were a fascinating background for this love story between two extraordinary people who didn't believe they were, in fact, extraordinary. I worried that the last book's introduction of the Gallagher brothers would make this story less appealing for me but that was hardly the case.

    11. A Good book for a winter read or lounging at the beachA Good book for a winter read or lounging at the beachthe characters come alive and you are caught up in the moment as if you were living in that time and place. excellent read from start to finish. not one to be caught up in "love stories" - this book was truly entertaining and kept you reading to see what happened next.

    12. I think that this is my favorite book in Karen J. Hasley's The Laramie Series. Of course, they have all been great and interesting reads, blending history and romance into a story that resonates with emotion. Johanna and Drew, as the hero and heroine, became part of the me, as the reader. Well done and my compliments to the author.

    13. Circled HeartBoy Johanna was a mess! I enjoy books of yesteryear.Now. I could be yesterday years myself. My love of fifty five years is gone. But remembered by all of his family. I enjoyed your book very much.

    14. I liked the book very much. It did seem to be a drawn out story, but the content challenged me to quickly finish it. Toward the end there were some very good quotes I would like to share with my friends. I look forward to reading more by Karen Hasley.

    15. A thought-provoking joy to readMultidimensional characters, a well-crafted storyline and a historically accurate narrative make this book very much worth the readers time. I look forward to reading more by this author.

    16. Great read!I became so engrossed in this story and characters that I could not put it down. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    17. I absolutely loved the dialogue. This would make a great movie with Kiera Knightly as the leading lady and perhaps Chris Pine or Chris Hemsworth as the leading man.

    18. Very different love storyNot quite four stars because sometimes it moved very slowly, felt repetitive. Some wonderful lines about love and trust and time.

    19. This book touched my heart and brought new meaning to having passion for causes that are important to you! Delightful!

    20. Cute story, light reading. I like historical fiction, and this begins with the sinking of the Titanic, and follows the story line of the women's suffrage.

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