USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield joins us with her latest release, a sweet World War II romance.
Thank you so much for hosting me today. It’s such a pleasure to be here with you!
We are excited to host you! Onisha is a big fan.
I thought you and your readers might like to meet one of the characters from the story, a rascally boy named Petey.
Welcome, Petey. Thank you for joining us today.
Petey: Golly! Thanks for letting me visit!
You live on the farm next to Miko’s grandparents’ farm. What do you think of her?
Petey: Miko’s the limit, and I mean The Limit. You can capitalize that and take it to the bank, but she’s as good an egg as ever was laid. If anyone tells you different, it’s applesauce with a side of baloney.
You had some excitement at your house recently. How do you like your brand-new baby sister?
Petey: If Mom and Pop had to drag home a crying, pooping machine, I sure wish it would’ve been a boy. It looks like we’re stuck with Alice Marie, though. Why, you’d think she came from the royal palace the way Granny carries on. I suppose, though, for a baby, the Princess ain’t all bad.
Have you met the soldier Miko’s been helping?
Petey: Sure, I’ve met the captain. He’s a real crackerjack. Cap plays cowboys and Indians with me, and he knows how to do all kinds of things. Did you know he got injured in the war? Boom! (Slaps hands together loudly) His plane got shot down and he crashed and everything. He’s a real, honest-to-goodness hero!
That’s quite impressive.
Petey: I’ll tell it to the world, he’s the cat’s pajamas. (Petey sighs) But I think he’s got his eye on Miko. I planned to marry her when I grew up big enough but he might just beat me to it. I reckon if someone else gets to marry her, he’s the best man for the job.
Do you have anything else you’d like to share with our readers today, Petey?
Petey: Just to remind folks to read Miko and Rock’s story. You’ll find out how I get to be a big hero if you do!
Thank you for joining us, Petey, and Shanna.
Shanna: Thank you, again for hosting us!
Can forbidden love blossom
amid the constraints of war?
The moment the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, life shifted for Miko Nishimura. Desperate to reach the Portland Assembly Center for Japanese-Americans, she’s kicked off the bus miles from town. Every tick of the clock pushes her closer to becoming a fugitive in the land of her birth. Exhausted, she stumbles to her grandparents’ abandoned farm only to find a dying soldier sprawled across the step. Unable to leave him, she forsakes all else to keep him alive.
After crashing his plane in the Battle of the Atlantic, the doctors condemn Captain Rock Laroux to die. Determined to meet his maker beneath a blue sky at his family home, he sneaks out of the hospital. Weary and half out of his mind, he makes it as far as a produce stand he remembers from his youth. Rather than surrender to death, Rock fights a battle of the heart as he falls in love with the beautiful Japanese woman who saves his life.
A poignant, sweet romance, Garden of Her Heart proves love can bloom in unlikely places even under the most challenging circumstances.
Hi friends, Onisha here. I just finished reading this incredible novel. I am pretty sure it was the compelling story as much as my nasty night time cough that kept me awake for hours. Miko and Captain Rock Laroux are characters you want to know better and root for while Petey provides humor and I loved his fiercely loyal heart.
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen, one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
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