Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Origins: From Publisher for Review
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Synopsis: When Tori Drumm (known to the New York theatre world as the glamorous Sabrina Chadwick) is betrayed by the married producer she thinks she loves, she abandons the stage and flees to Colorado’s gold country, where her estranged brother is a union leader responsible for a massive miners’ strike. As she struggles to establish herself in Colorado Springs, she’s thankful for the help of rugged local boy, Link Buchanan, who helps lead her to her brother. Tori quickly comes to enjoy a simpler life, where no one recognizes the scandalous actress from the tabloids…but when that seedy producer appears with a traveling troupe, will her secret past drive Link away for good?
Review: Tori Drumm loves to act and she’s quite good, too. As Sabrina Chadwick, she’s starring in a play to myriad accolades. When she’s heartbroken by the producer she loves, who is married, she decides a change of scenery is in order. She runs off to Colorado to find her brother Manny, but she meets Link Buchanan first. Link has made his home in Colorado and his money in the gold rush. Manny Drumm is one of the union leaders, determined to make fair working wages and hours for all miners. Tori enjoys Link’s company and the different setting, but she has her own secrets. Can Link and Tori find common ground through their troubled pasts? Set in the 1800s, HEARTS AFIRE takes from the lively theatre life in New York to the gold rush in Colorado. A love story set against history, with strong primary and secondary characters, HEARTS AFIRE will capture your senses. This book will show readers true love is worth risking your heart for, and maybe much more.