Runaway Hearts

The American Hearts Collection

Book 3
Bookbinder Press
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Forced apart, two lovers must battle a world fueled by money and power. 


Emma Madding walks up to the door of a remote waterfront cliff house in upstate New York, and into the life of recluse Benjamin Stark. A typewriter girl, she is hired to transcribe his weathered journal and the memories his scarred hand can no longer write down. Stark is a rugged adventurer now back from the Klondike Gold Rush, where he found gold and tragedy, too. 


With the public hungry for gold rush stories and guidebooks, he agrees to chronicle his adventures. But for Emma and Benjamin, working together draws emotions that neither can allow. Benjamin tries not to love Emma, for the truth of his past will drive her away. Emma longs for love, but she has her own secret. Love conquers, but cannot protect.


An American Hearts Romance: historical romance novels set in Victorian America. 


Originally published as The Typewriter Girl.

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About the author

J.L. Jarvis is a left-handed opera singer/teacher/lawyer who writes romance novels. She received her undergraduate training from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a doctorate from the University of Houston. She now lives and writes in New York. For information about upcoming books, sign up for her newsletter at news.jljarvis.com.

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Publisher
Bookbinder Press
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Published on
Dec 21, 2011
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Pages
386
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ISBN
9780985855413
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Western
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Three full-length, stand-alone American romances from J.L. Jarvis:FORBIDDEN HEARTS
An enigmatic stranger appears on Ana Martin's Texas doorstep, summoned by her father before his untimely death. Left with no other family, Ana boards a train bound for her uncle's vast estate. Eduardo sees her safely to her new home. His passionate political ideals intrigue Ana, drawing her to him. But it is Carlos, the daring rodeo rider and freedom fighter, who touches her soul, setting Ana on a journey that will test her strength and forge her destiny.

SECRET HEARTS 
Maggie MacLaren longs to leave her home town, even if she must quell her attraction to rugged steelworker Jake O'Neill. When Andrew Adair walks into Maggie's library, he sweeps her into his world of wealth and power. But Andrew's world is not all it appears to be. High above town in a wealthy resort, reclusive young widow Allison Kimball embarks on a series of secret epistles and midnight trysts. Their love story unfolds to reveal a truth that will threaten to tear them apart as their world comes crashing down in the Johnstown Flood of 1889.

RUNAWAY HEARTS 
Emma Madding walks up to the door of a remote waterfront cliff house in upstate New York, and into the life of recluse Benjamin Stark. A typewriter girl, she is hired to transcribe his weathered journal of Klondike Gold Rush memories that his scarred hand can no longer write down. Working together draws emotions that neither can allow. Benjamin knows the truth of his tragic past will drive Emma away. She longs for love, but has her own secret. Forced apart, the two lovers must battle a world fueled by money and power.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this powerful novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs.

Decades later, through talent, faith, fortune, and relentless hard work, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity. Max is a rising star, a graduate of Harvard with friends among the wealthiest, most ambitious families in the world. And while his parents were thrown together by chance, Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family.

An opulent society wedding. A honeymoon in Tahiti. A palatial home in Greenwich. Max’s lavish lifestyle is unimaginable to his cautious old-world father and mother. Max wants to follow his father’s example and make his own fortune. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was. Angry and afraid, Max must do what he has never done before: struggle, persevere, and learn what it means to truly walk in his father’s footsteps, while pursuing his own ideals and setting an example for his children.

Moving from the ashes of postwar Europe to the Lower East Side of New York to wealth, success, and unlimited luxury, In His Father’s Footsteps is a stirring tale of three generations of strong, courageous, and loving people who pay their dues to achieve their goals.
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