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Hannah's Blessing

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,329 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
Following her husband’s scandalous death, a devastated Diana Somerset makes a promise at his funeral to never trust so easily again. However, she was not prepared to meet his enigmatic step-brother, Devlan Doyle. He was a man accustomed to getting whatever he wanted, and he wanted Diana. Not only was Diana's child his heiress, but her stubborn pride and disinterest intrigu ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Createspace (first published July 31st 2011)
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Bette Stanek
Jun 17, 2014 Bette Stanek rated it it was ok
Meh. This was totally predictable: miscommunication, assumptions, selfish husband killed (under well deserved circumstances), defeated and untrusting widow determined to find herself again, adoring brother-in-law (who has adored from afar for forever) who has a playboy rep, manipulating and conniving girlfriend (who's a girlfriend in her mind only), and a child who must be protected at all costs. The characters were OK, I didn't find a lot of depth in any of them. The action/situations the chara ...more
Feb 14, 2012 Mary rated it it was ok
I'm not much for romances. Midway through story I kept thinking, stop the game playing and get on with the happily ever after.
Mary Findley
Jan 19, 2012 Mary Findley rated it it was amazing
They Got More Than Hannah's Blessing

If any contemporary romance gave excellent advice to its readers, it's this one. It tells lovers, and readers, not to make assumptions. It reminded me a lot of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. There is a small amount of language and non-graphic sexual reference in the book dealt with appropriately for any adult or young adult reader.
I mostly read romance because I write romance. Sometimes after I finish one I want that piece of my life back. This one charmed
Belinda Buchanan
Dec 14, 2011 Belinda Buchanan rated it it was amazing
Diana has had the rug yanked out from under her. She stayed with Peter throughout her dismal marriage for her daughter, Hannah's sake. Now suddenly, she is a broken spirited, penniless widow facing eviction from her home. Where do you go from here?

She has no choice but to move forward carrying her inhibitions with her. Enter Devlan Doyle, her husband's step-brother. Diana has built a wall around her and Hannah to protect her from the hurts previously dealt to her. Despite her objections, she fin
Diana Hockley
Dec 22, 2012 Diana Hockley rated it it was ok
There is nothing totally wrong with this story, but the author could have done more to make it more exciting and less weak.

Diana Somerset's husband abuses her and runs around with other women, then tragedy occurs. Diana and her daughter, Hannah, are left alone but along comes a saviour, the husband's womanising, rich stepbrother - and you guessed it, takes over his younger stepbrother's debts. Then trouble ensues and Devlan Doyle, comes to the rescue again and takes over the family this time.

Mar 21, 2012 Dawn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: romance, freebie
I finished this book out of pure stubbornness. This is a contemporary romance and a good reminder to me to not read books that involve children as part of the romantic storyline. I like kids very much in real life and non-romance genre books, but a romance novel that focuses on the children is usually not very compelling in my experience.

I picked this up as a freebie on Amazon, so I can't complain about money spent.

Diana is a wrong woman, whose husband of six years dies in an car accident with h
Sep 12, 2011 Tima rated it it was amazing
Hannah is distrustful of men. Her husband drained her trust fund and then moved on to other women. After his death she takes her daughter and tries to move on with her life. Then Devlan enters the picture and changes all of her ideas about men and having that forever kind of love. But she's still so scared that she almost ruins everything.

I loved the way that this book was written. It grabbed my attention from the very beginning and never let go. The story flowed well and kept me entertained the
Joy  Cagil
Jul 01, 2014 Joy Cagil rated it really liked it
This novel catches and takes captive of the reader despite its fumbles and tumbles. I was enjoying it until the main character started getting on my nerves somewhere at midpoint. Her distrust of men took many forms and odd directions.

In the story, Diana--the stunningly beautiful protagonist--has suffered a bad marriage and the scandalous death of her husband, ending up wounded and distrustful of men. Her late husband's stepbrother Devlan, a highly successful and handsome businessman, suddenly sh
Jamie Rhodes
Jun 26, 2014 Jamie Rhodes rated it really liked it
If you like your romance with a roller coaster ride pick this book up? If you like angst, pick this book up? I think miscommunication is the name of the game in this book. Devlan and Diana are the king and queen of miscommunication. I honestly didn't know which one of them to pound on next. At one point I thought Devlan should be strung up, and then I would read some more and think Diana should be strung up. It's for sure I was kept engaged in the book. Diana just lost her cheating husband to a ...more
Although 2 stars seems like a bad review, I'm going by the Goodreads rating system. On Goodreads, 2 stars means 'it was okay'. And that's what it was. Okay.
It took me longer than it should've to read but it just didn't make me WANT to read it. That's not to say I wasn't interested though, cause it had good romance, nicely detailed characters and a good plot.

BUT I really hated the main character's love interest, Devlan (I can't remember if that's how you spell it. I think it's right). He was so c
Ingryd Masters
Jul 06, 2014 Ingryd Masters rated it liked it
I liked the book. It had the intensity of 50 Shades of Grey without any sex if you can understand that. It was a great little book, but I wish she had continued on with a better ending. I felt like I needed more. She did a great job of keeping you intrigued and wanting you to read more and want more for the characters, but then it's like going to a great fireworks display and the grand finale going bust on the ground and not in the air for you to enjoy. Also, if the book is called Hannah's bless ...more
Feb 23, 2014 Jean rated it it was ok
Following her husband’s scandalous death, a devastated Diana Somerset makes a promise at his funeral to never trust so easily again. However, she was not prepared to meet his enigmatic step-brother, Devlan Doyle. He was a man accustomed to getting whatever he wanted, and he wanted Diana. Not only was Diana's child his heiress, but her stubborn pride and disinterest intrigues him. Following a near-tragic accident that forces them together, Devlan sets out to conquer her distrust. Whisked away on ...more
literary smut so far, but I need a bit of fluffy reading right now...

Very predictable and the leading lady DROVE ME NUTS!! I think I'm done reading from the free kindle books.
Apr 26, 2015 Tarri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diana's abusive husband leaves her and her four year old daughter, Hannah, destitute and runs off with a woman who has money. Unfortunately for him, she "distracts" him on a mountain road and he crashes the car killing them both. At the funeral his ultra-rich, ultra-successful step-brother, Devlan, shows up and tells Diana that he wants to ensure they don't want for anything as Hannah is his only living relative. Diana tells him to get lost.

When Hannah needs him, Devlan swoops in to help, getti
Leigh Parrish
Ok, I gave this book 3 stars because I really liked the story. I was enjoying them building a relationship and even the angst. But to me, the ending ruined it. Of course I wanted a HEA but this one felt like it came to the end of the story and the Author didn't know how to finish it so just threw them back together real quick & called it a wrap. So many questions left and we didn't even get to see the villain have to answer for anything. I'm just disappointed because it could have been a gre ...more
Sarah Magner
Jun 18, 2014 Sarah Magner rated it it was ok
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Jan 30, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Wow... Great book!
Nancy Silk
Mar 01, 2012 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing
This novel grabbed me quickly with the death of Diana's dominating and demoralizing husband. Left with her mortgage in arrears, bank acounts drained by her late husband, she is determined to make a better life for herself and daughter, Hannah. She carries reservations of connecting with another man, until her ex-husband's step-brother, Devlan, offers to help her daughter, Hannah, obtain proper rehabilitation after little Hannah is struck tragically by an auto. Diane is gun-shy but accepts his he ...more
Apr 05, 2015 Carmen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
One thing I liked was where Diana moved in with Allen's friend near the end of the book. From what I read about Peter, for the short bit in the beginning and then what was said and thought by Diana and Devlyn, he seemed very shallow and self-centered. Roxanne seemed vindictive and malicious. There were times when I thought Devlyn should have asked Diana what she wanted to do instead of doing it the way he wanted to. Another thing I liked was the discreet way they handled the sex scenes.
Jun 29, 2012 KareB rated it really liked it
Main Characters: Devlan, Diana, and Hannah

I started to read this book a few months ago but put it away because the husband was all too familiar and disgusting. The second time I picked it up was because I was avoiding reading "The Awakening". Again I almost stopped because it seemed somewhat crude. Wow! I'm glad I stuck with it though. The lack of communication is completely understandable considering what both characters had to face for so long. The fear that they harbored was a real reaction t
S.E. Nelson
Jun 22, 2014 S.E. Nelson rated it it was amazing
This is a mature story with two strong adults who develop a bond after a set of tragic events. I like the fact that the author concentrated on the romance and did not get into graphic love scenes..Although there is an element of Hollywood glitz and glamour, the story stays its course and does not lose its objective. It's also refreshing to read a good size book instead of the usual short-cuts. Loved it.
Heer  Ranjhana
Jun 19, 2014 Heer Ranjhana rated it liked it
This was a good story and I invested time in it because of that but as you get into the middle somewhere there are a few sex scenes. This disappointed me because I will only read books that are clean and am sorry to not be able to finish it. From the title I had thought it would not have sex, this is not meant to be a criticism for anyone who liked the book, just info for the ones who like clean romance.
May 24, 2014 Ryanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Good Book, but.....

I've never wanted to strangle a heroine so bad before. I must even admit to wanting the hero to go through with his threat to her towards the end, that's just how angry she made me. I actually loved all of the character, until the heroine was so dang smart and pulled her stunt. Overall it was a very good book, but I could only give 4 stars b/c of her.
Jun 19, 2014 Dawn-Ann rated it liked it
OOOHH.. You had me, you really did..and then the end came and I was lost. I really liked this book. I mean the two main characters are stubborn as all get out and there is so much miscommunication and avoidance of issues it's ridiculous. But I loved it... Until the end.. I just feel like it was wrapped up all too easy and neat.
Jessica Stevens
Jul 28, 2014 Jessica Stevens rated it really liked it
I loved the story line. characters were well formed and strong. I did feel the story was dragged out a bit but it didn't stop me from turning the pages. I cried at parts (what mother wouldn't?) and when I finished the book I felt slightly lost. I would definitely recommend this book to all romance lovers
Jul 19, 2014 June rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great holiday read - good, solid storyline and well-developed and believable characters who you cannot help but like (although I did become rather frustrated with the two main protagonists at times!). The prose is straightforward but descriptive, not 'great literature', but far from 'trashy'. A welcome 'light read'.
Brenda Robertson
Old fashion

It was a clean love story that I enjoyed reading. I don't like mushy love stories or ones that like to use bad language in the story line. I guess I'm old fashion when it comes to clean love stories.This is the first book I read by this author and enjoy the whole story line.
Sep 21, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it
I liked the book but felt the characters were weak. For 2 smart, successful people they acted dumb. Can two people who really love each other be so closed mouth about their feelings for each other. At times I wanted to just say get this over with enough is enough but something always pulled me in to continue reading this. I liked how the author laid out this love story with such feeling and didn't need to rely on graphic detail and for that I applaud her.
Sep 05, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Could not get enough of this book! I disagree to the statement that said there weren't enough cliff hangers to keep you on your seat! I couldn't read the book fast enough to find out what would happen next and I actually felt sad when the book had come to an end! Would love a sequel!
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