The path to love is filled with twists and turns in these stories of entangled romance with a touch of humor! 


Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer‘s “The Love Knot,” Claire Nevin gets the surprise of her life awaiting her sister’s arrival by train. Mary Connealy‘s “The Tangled Ties That Bind” offers the story of two former best friends who are reunited while escaping a stampede. Regina Jennings offers “Bound and Determined,” where a most unusual trip across barren Oklahoma plains is filled with adventure, romance, and . . . camels? And Melissa Jagears‘ “Tied and True” entertains with a tale of two hearts from different social classes who become entwined at a cotton thread factory. Each tale is a fun blend of history and romance that will delight readers.

My Thoughts:

This collection features four stories from four different, gifted authors. Those who have read books from these authors will recognize characters from their full-length novels, and newcomers will find new favorite authors and stories they will want to pick up and enjoy! I fully enjoyed reading each of these stories.

In the first story “The Love Knot” by Karen Witemeyer we find Claire an Irish immigrant, living in Harpers Station who finds herself face to face with a past she thought she left behind. Will she be able to let go of past hurts and move forward on a new unexpected path?

Next, we travel with Mary Connealy in “The Tangled Ties that Bind” to Colorado and meet Connor Kincaid returning home to the Kincaid family ranch and ready to sweep Maggie off her feet and start a ranch of his own. Only to discover that Maggie has plans and dreams of her own.

Our next story “Bound and Determined” by Regina Jennings takes us on a bit of a journey across the hot, sun-baked land of Oklahoma.  Private Bradley Willis is assigned to accompany retired Army Officer, Herald across Indian Territory as they herd not cattle, but Camels. More surprises are in store as Bradley realizes that Officer Herald’s daughter is also along for the trip, and she is trying to keep them from getting to Texas.

Our final story “Tied and True” by Melissa Jagears brings us to Kansas City, Missouri. The expectations her family has set are thwarted when wealthy socialite Marianne Lister falls for the unlikely business assistant, Calvin Hochstetler. But will Marianne be able to prove to Calvin that he’s not just a passing fancy and that he is worthy of love?

Each story is unique and independent of the next. What ties them together is the central theme of love and entanglement, but in the best possible way. I give this fabulous collection of novella’s 5 stars.

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

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About the Authors:

bio-pic-Karen  Karen Witemeyer

MaryConnealy  Mary Connealy

ReginaJennings Regina Jennings

jagearsheadshotcompressed Melissa Jagears


Hearts Entwined


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68 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway – Hearts Entwined: A Historical Romance Novella Collection

  1. Every time I think I have a favorite period nailed down, someone writes another story that leads me on a new discovery. For instance, I just finished Jocelyn Green’s new book A Refuge Assured and I learned so much about lacemaking and the Whiskey Rebellion of the late 1700’s. Historical fiction adds a human element that’s missing from most text books. Oftentimes, a novel will birth a desire in me to read more about the actual events.

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    1. Amanda, I can relate! About the time I think I’ve found my favorite a new story will come along, and I’m captivated. I just started reading A Refuge Assured. I’m loving it!!


  2. I love historical fiction set in the 1880s American West the most, I think, because I love cowboys and strong women. A very close second would be Regency England, because of all the lords and ladies and the rules of society in those days are so fascinating to read about.

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  3. Honestly, it depends on the author. I’ve loved the American West stories since I was little (thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder) but I discovered the Regency period (Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer) in college. That’s a lot of fun, too. I love reading worlds that seem real, from Ancient Egypt to the 1900s. 🙂

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  4. My favorite time period to read about is World War 2. I also enjoy books that take place in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

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  5. I love historical books in general, but prefer ones set in the American west. I love books about the Oregon Trail and those settling in the western half of our country.

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  6. I actually have two favorite historical time periods. I love to read the Regency era in England (not Scotland or Ireland). I love the element of resonance those ones bring.

    And then I love post civil war era in the US, mostly the western ones with mail order brides and cowboys. The ones with ex confederate officers, they’re all really good.

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  7. I love historical fiction best up until World War I. Reading about days gone by with no electricity or cars is much quainter.

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  8. Hi Trish,

    I love those historicals. What a fun bunch of authors in this collection. My favorite era to read about is Rebolutionary War/Colonial era. Thanks,


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  9. My favorites are a toss up between the American West (pre 1900s) and Pre 1900s England with all the history that happened there.

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  10. I love early 20th century (1900-1940). Especially, the Great Depression. I think it’s mostly because my family (grandmother, aunts, and uncles) were noticeably shaped by those years. My grandmother married and started her family in the late 20’s/early 30’s. My mom is one of 15 kids and having been raised by parents who endured those years was apparent in how my mom raised us. It’s very different than the attitude of entitlement we often see today. It also reminds me to try to instill the same in my own kids which can be so hard when competing with peers, social media, etc.

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  11. My very favorite is Civil War Era but I love all Historical Fiction. Now saying that I read contemporary fiction too. I just like to read.

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  12. Recently I’ve been reading mostly contemporary romances but for awhile I was only reading historical fiction. My favourite would be the wild west era.

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  13. I really enjoy historical fiction, it’s my favorite genre. As long as I learn something about a time period or an event, I love it! Some of my favorites are Civil War Era, Regency, WWI, WWII, revolutionary times, and frontier times. Thank you so much for the chance to win! This book is on my wish list!

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  14. It used to be the Civil War, but now I’ve changed to the Old West. Love Karen’s Archer brothers and I’m just getting started on Regina’s books. I really enjoyed Sixty Acres and a Bride.

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  15. As a History major and History lover I love all era’s of history! Each has its own story of triumph and trials that led them all to be legendary!!!:) But I would have to say 1800’s and 1940’s because Jane Austen had her height of true Romance writing in 1811 to 1813 and the 1940’s was when World War 2 made heros out of young people fighting to take back their freedom of love, truth, and honor:) Thank you so much for the opportunity! God bless!

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  16. I’m not really sure I have a favorite. I love reading and learning about all time periods. I usually skip around too. Mix up the books I read so I don’t read the same time period back to back.

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