Title: Armored Hearts
Series: Armored Hearts #1
By: Pauline Creeden & Melissa Turner Lee
Published: May 20th, 2013 by AltWit Press, approx. 247 pages
When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother's side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales.
Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair.
Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.
My Review: What a brilliant and delightful read! I was so completely won over by this story and the characters. Each one playing such a pivotal role it was an exciting well thought out book. When I first was introduced to Gareth he was such a hard nut to crack he would let know one get close for fear of either being made a spectacle of or to only be tragically hurt by heart ache. He had no friends and was left to his on devices often as his Grandfather seemed to always be off on his many trips to London. Young Gareth's only bright spot was his Grandfather's ward Tabitha. They were the best of friends and the one person he could share all of his secrets with and could let his guard down with. That is until Jessamine falls literally right into his lap and from that moment on Gareth's world is forever changed and turned upside down. From this moment on Gareth embarks on a quest to discover who he really is and finds out that sometimes letting your guard down will turn into something wonderful. Armored Hearts is a awesome start to what I hope is an amazing series I can't wait to see what the future holds for Gareth and the rest.
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In simple language, Pauline Creeden breaks down Biblical stories and applies them to real life in new ways. Her methods of teaching have brought new light to old scriptures. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Pauline is horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
She is the Admin for Spirit Filled Kindle and an administrator for Readers' Realm. Her articles, reviews, and devotionals have been featured in RUBY FOR WOMEN Magazine,Devotionals for Bloggers, Faith Filled Family Magazine, and Christian Fiction Book Reviews.
One of Pauline's short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group. She is currently editing and drafting several novels at various stages.
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