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A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee
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Catherine, a school teacher in a small Nebrasca town in the early 1900s, walks in the city street when she sees three drunk men torturing a young man. Seeing that no one else is helping, she steps in front of the horse that's dragging poor Jim Kinney on the ground and puts and end to this charade. When she goes to check up on him, she finds out that the man's deaf and mute. Taking an instant liking to him and realizing he's not the feebleminded man the town considers him to be, she proposes to teach him reading and writting so he can better communicate with other people. Jim is looking forward to being able to read, but even more to spending time with the beautiful and kindhearted teacher. It soon becomes obvious that the attraction is mutual, but what future can there be for a teacher of good lineage and a deaf stable hand?

I really don't know what to say for this book. I loved it. It was sweet and tender and also passionate and bordering on angsty at the same time. I loved Jim. He was a wonderful man, living alone for most of his life and his devotion to Catherine was unwavering. I loved the way he wasn't quick to condemn her when she had trouble admitting their relationship in public; he understood how difficult it was for her and realized that while he had nothing to loose by doing so, she could loose everything and didn't hold it against her. I also deeply ached for him when he realized that feelings, however mutual, may not be enough to keep them together in the end.

The chemistry between them was pretty hot from the first moment and their love scenes hot and also amazingly tender. I could feel Jim's passion and then love growing with every page, and felt for him deeply. I had a little trouble seeing Catherine as in love instead of in lust with him though for most of the book, but since Jim was so lovable anyway, I chose to ignore it. I chose to immerse in the feelings the book created in me rather than details and the truth is I totally fell for the heroes and their story:) If I could change on thing about this book, it would be the addition of an epilogue. IMHO, it sorely needed one. Jim was so alone and lonely for most of his life, I needed to see him happy and complete, getting home from work and being welcomed by his family. Well, I'll just have to fantasize about it I guess:)
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Reading Progress

02/05/2011 "I need something good after the last fiasco and can't take any chances. I pray this won't let me down, since my expectations are pretty high." 2 comments
02/06/2011
25.0% "Great so far. Beautiful writting and Jim is a very sweet hero!"
02/06/2011
50.0% "I am a fan of angsty and emotionally intense romances and this is right up my alley! Have I said how much I love Jim?"
02/06/2011
70.0% "Jim's excited getting ready for the dance but I can see it ending in heartache:("

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Anthi Fani ayto apo pou to phres san e-book? fainetai wraio! O typos sto exwfyllo moiazei me kapoion metaxy tou Gerarg Depardieu kai tou Gabriele Burne (sta niata tous)


message 2: by Fani (last edited Feb 06, 2011 11:51PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fani Nai, to agorasa apo to url poy exei sto GR to vivlio: http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart...
H prwth moy agora gia to 2011! Kai den to metaniwsa ka8oloy. Ase poy htan kai f8hno.

O hrwas sto vivlio einai 22 xronwn mono. Eixa provlhma na fantastw kapoion sto rolo toy, alla katelhksa me ayton:

Edward Westwick


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Anthi LMFAO!!! O shamefuck? kalo!!!


Fani Ntrepomai, alla emena aytos moy aresei:) Arxisa na vlepw to GG eksaitias toy kai mono!


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Anthi Gi'ayto ton apokalw shamefuck!! LOL!!! Oles ntrepomaste giati kata vathos ton vriskoume sexy me ena diestrammeno tropo, den eisai h monh don't worry. Exallou kaka ta psemata, an den htan aytos kai h Blair (e entaxei kai ta rouxa) to GG 8a htan poly vareto!


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Anthi re sy Fani epeidh exoun spasei ta neyra mou me thn html kai to paradeigma pou dinei to GR, pes mou ligo..pws mpainei photografia opws thn evales esy prin?


Fani Pali kala! Na mhn ais8anomai asxhma apo edw kai pera:) Einai ligo pio dark apo toys allous sth seira pantws.


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Anthi e ayth einai kai h gohteia tou, tous allous tous variemai aforhta...


Fani Symfwnw!


message 10: by Rane (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rane Great Review Fani! Sounds like such an amazing story!


message 11: by Dina (new) - rated it 4 stars

Dina Great review, Fani. I'm sold! *adds book to Wish List*


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AgentScully Great Review Fani!


message 13: by Fani (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fani Thanks ladies:) I really liked the story, the writing and the characters very much. I believe you'll all enjoy it too!


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Chryssa xaxaxa! pe8ainw!!! kai egw gia ayton kai thn Blair ksekinhsa na to vlepw|!!!
beautiful and sweet review.....alla na fantastw oti den exei HEA??? mh mou to kaneis ayto!!! mou proteineis vivlio kai den exei HEA??? 8eleis na pe8ainw? na anteksw thn talaipwria, na anteksw ta apeira arkei to vivlio na exei HEA!!!! perimenw na mou peis gia na to valw sta to read!! alliws....no can do! ;o)


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Fani Oxi re sy, exei HEA! Apla einai alla Anne Stuart, exei ligo apotomo telos kai meta ta osa travane aytoi oi dyo, h8ela na toys dw ligo parapanw mazi kai xwris pia provlhmata, na to eyxaristh8w re paidi moy.

Ase, ki emena oi ypoloipoi toy sirial den moy kanane klik, panw omws poy epese to plano se ayton kai th Blair poy agapioyntai kai misioyntai taytoxrona, kollhsa. Eytyxws ayto htan pio palia, twra den to vlepw pia, alla aytos paroti kontoylhs einai wraio paidaki akoma:)


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Chryssa HEA!!!! YEAHH!!
Good morning Fani!
Wraio to palikari alla....aisxos to ntysimo toy sth seira! Alla pe8ainw gia to I love to hate you skhniko!!!
opte...to pros8etw to vivliaraki! ;)


message 17: by Fani (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fani Afoy eprepe na einai koystoymatos olh thn wra, ti na kanei ki aytos? Kai h alh8eia einai egw ston antra to koystoymi to 8elw klassiko, oxi mov sakakia kai laxoyre gravates h den kserw ti allo prostazei h moda... Afoy omws h seira htan modath, eprepe na valei ki aytos to katitis toy.

Valto ki ayto, na doyme pote 8a ta diavasoyme ola ta to-read:) EGw pali diavazw to Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Moy fanhke poly kseneroya sthn arxh, alla edw kai arketa kefalaia, efaga kollhma MEGALO! Ki exei hrwa kontoylh ki omorfoylh, poy 8a mporoyse kallista na ton paiksei to palikaraki apo panw:)


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Chryssa ELEOS!!! oute se 10 zwes de 8a prolavoume na diavasoume ola ayta!! alla....h pros8hkh sta to-read den kostizei!
VALTO KAI AYTO!!! xaxaxaxaxa....
:P


message 19: by Fani (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fani Loipon, ekana mia lista me hrwes & hrwides poy exoyn disability problems h poly sovara scars. Take a look:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/34...

Kai stelnw kai email. Mhden oreksh gia doyleia shmera kai exw kai pragmata na kanw. Na dw pws 8a perasei h mera:(


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Chryssa I am online k perimenw email!
ZERO oreksh gia douleia here epishs!!! OVER!

se ligo 8a dw ayth th lista kai 8a dw an exei meinei kai kanena pou kserw egw na valw!!! :)


message 21: by Fani (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fani Ok, thn esvhsa ki ekana allh: Evgala aytoys poy eixan apla scars, ki evala tis pio varvates periptwseis:)

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