Dream of Her Heart by Shanna Hatfield – Excerpt 3, Giveaway

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Dream of Her Heart by Shanna Hatfield - Excerpt 3, Giveaway

Dream of Her Heart by Shanna Hatfield – Excerpt 3, Giveaway

Dream of Her Heart

by Shanna Hatfield

Series: Hearts of the War #3
Publication Date September 27, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance
Setting: Oregon World War II Era - 1939 - 1946
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 279


Is there room for love
In a time of war?

Days before he must ship out to prepare for a dangerous mission in the Pacific, Lieutenant Zane West crosses Oregon to see a good friend who has been wounded in action. He arrives at the veteran’s hospital, only to discover the army captain has disappeared without a trace. As Zane searches for answers, he finds himself captivated by a beautiful and spunky nurse who offers her help. Is she the key to his future, or an unwelcome distraction from his important wartime mission?

Nurse Billie Brighton puts her heart and boundless energy into caring for wounded soldiers, but she vowed long ago never to let one of the dashing rogues turn her head. That is, until a handsome lieutenant arrives seeking his missing friend. Thoroughly enchanted, she can’t help but break her own rules. Has she finally found the love she secretly longs for, or is she headed for heartbreak?

Step back in time to 1942 with a sweet, charming World War II romance full of history, heart, and a happily ever after.

I would like to thank Shanna Hatfield for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Home of Her Heart, Dream of Her Heart

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Here is a final excerpt from Dream of Her Heart. But, seriously, stop reading these excerpts – go buy the book!


Drops of rain started to fall and she looked up as Zane stepped in front of her.

“Care to dance with me?” he asked, holding out his hands.

Billie knew the smart thing to do was to climb in the car, shut the door, and wait for him to drive her home. But her heart overruled her head.

“I’d like that,” she said in a low voice she barely recognized as her own. Zane swept her into his arms as the singer on the radio crooned “The Very Thought of You.”

While a soft spring rain fell around them, Zane danced her around in circles, humming along to the song. Billie wondered if he had any idea what he was doing to her. The damage the romantic song with the even more romantic moment was inflicting on her heart.

“It’s just the thought of you,” he whispered as the singer sang the last line of the song.

One moment they were dancing and the next Zane had bracketed her face with his hands and was kissing the rain drops from her eyelids, her cheeks, her lips.

The second his mouth brushed hers, Billie felt the impact of the touch throughout every cell of her body. When he wrapped her in his arms and lifted her up, she slid her arms around his neck and gave herself over to the passionate exchange.

Oh, the man could kiss! His lips tantalized hers in a dance far more exquisite than any their feet might have executed. And he tasted heavenly — rich, dark, and decidedly decadent.

In that moment, Billie knew she was lost. Lost to emotions she hadn’t anticipated, to a love she’d most certainly not expected. Lost to the possibilities of what the future might hold with Zane by her side.


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  • Vintage 1940s razor, brand Gillette, made in England, Vintage for man. €33.00, via Etsy.
  • WW2 B&L AN-6531 sunglasses, another example from the ebay seller schutzenfest42
  • Chestnut horse :: Quarter Horse gelding
  • Roughly a hundred thousand Japanese-Americans ended up in camps. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 on February 19, uprooting Japanese Americans on the west coast to be sent to Internment camps. The order led to the internment of Japanese Americans or AJAs (Americans of Japanese Ancestry) in which some 120,000 ethnic Japanese people were held in internment camps for the duration of the war.
  • "Tagged for evacuation": A Japanese American boy waits to be relocated to an internment camp wearing an identification tag to avoid being separated from his family. Russell Lee 1942 [3666x4896]
  • Little train case suitcase, used for overnight trips, too.
  • My Furry Valentine by Brith, via Flickr
  • Image result for september 1942 calendar
  • Russian Tea Cakes are a holiday favorite and are known by other names including, Snowballs and Mexican Wedding Cakes. No matter what you call them, these buttery melt-in-your-mouth cookie balls always contain finely chopped nuts and are twice rolled in powdered sugar. For an extra-special version, try making them with macadamia nuts.  - Russian Tea Cakes (snowballs)
  • A fantastic array of 1940s summer shoe styles. #vintage #1940s #shoes #fashion
  • 1937 general electric, refrigerator art deco style
  • Thrifty Tuesday-The Benefits of Canning your Own Food « Inspiring Savings
  • Preserving for Victory 1944. Quilt Block printed on cotton for quilters. Ready to sew.  Single 4x6 block $4.95. Set of 4 blocks with pattern $17.95.
  • California Bungalow - Small Craftsman-style House - American Homes Beautiful - 1921
  • 1922 Armstrong Bedroom by American Vintage Home, via Flickr
  • 1924 Floral Bedroom - Design Inspiration from 20s
  • 1930's home decor | Art Deco 1930'S Waterfall Bedroom Set Vanity | Home Decor: Bedroom
  • Rock and Miko's home
  • The perfect Petey


Author Shanna Hatfield is gracious giving away a $15 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner.

ends October 5, 2018


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About Shanna Hatfield

Shanna Hatfield

USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is a farm girl who loves to write. Her sweet historical romances are filled with sarcasm, humor, hope, and hunky heroes. When Shanna isn’t dreaming up unforgettable characters, twisting plots, snapping photos, or trying new recipes, she hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller, at their home ear Walla Walla, Washington.

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