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Holiday Hearts Awakening

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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  17 reviews
The last thing Natalie needs in her life is a handsome-as-sin single father living right next door. What she wants to do is shun the world and embrace her broken heart. She regrets snapping at his little girl over something as silly as Christmas lights, but nothing in the world will change her mind about taking part in holiday hoopla or letting a cherub, or her sexy father ...more
Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Published December 6th 2014 by Self-Published
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Christine Menditto
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a refreshing holiday read where it really was little Belle that seemed to be pulling everyone together. It was such a sweet story of overcoming your past. Zach is such a good hearted and incredibly patient man. Natalie is going through some really hard times that it's easy to understand the way she is. You can just tell that these two are really
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Janis
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have no Christmas spirit this year. I need a neighbor like the one in this book to help me find it again. All of the characters in this book seemed like real people that I could enjoy sharing a pizza with. I think they had pizza about 3 times in this novella. They are my kind of folks!
Trimaze
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
"I received this book from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this is my honest review."

This is a well written short story about Natalie, an emotionally scarred woman who has suffered tremendous loss and Zach, a devout single father trying to do his best to raise and protect his daughter Belle from her drug addicted mother. When circumstances beyond their control throw Natalie and Zach together sparks fly! But can two broken hearts see past all the hurt and learn to let love i
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Amy Fudge
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a very heartwarming novella that renews your belief that you can find love again after tragedy if you only open yourself up to it. Very sweet story with a wonderful HEA.

I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery. I am voluntarily reviewing this book and this is my honest opinion.
Grady
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“She loves Christmas and wants the neighborhood to be pretty. I’ll make sure she doesn’t bother you again.”

Oregon author Fiola Faelan has traveled widely, taking in all manner of adventures and visual and physical stimuli to prepare for her stories. This is her debut novel and for a lady who has experienced such a rich and rewarding life this book offers a hint of her imagination and forays.
From the opening pages of Fila’s novel we have a clear picture of the thrice-operated Natalie, her fatigue
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Zoe
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily post this review. This is my honest review.

I really liked this book from the start, it was a great romance with a great feel good factor to it. The characters were great and the little girl had such a big heart you just want to cuddle her, she just wants the best for her gorgeous daddy and wants everyone to love Christmas the way she does, but she tries to keep secrets which are going to come out at some point. But you don't reali
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Margaret Watkins
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A gentle love story, Holiday Hearts Awakening speaks of hearts that have been broken and in need of healing, and who better to bring this about than one irrepresible little girl who wants everyone to be happy and enjoy Christmas with her. The attraction between Natalie and Zach is instant and surprises both of them. I could identify with Natalie having lost her child and from experience know that it can take years to get over the tragic death of your son or daughter. Zach's paranoia regarding hi ...more
Kym
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Although, as the title implies, this short story evolves around the holiday season, it is so much more than a Christmas story. How does one recover from a broken heart, when she's closed herself off from feeling much of anything? For Natalie, Zach is her knight in shining armor, even if he has to push her to get her moving towards living fully again. For readers who are looking for a romantic, heartwarming story, this is it!

I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily post t
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Nathalie
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
What an emotionnal journey for the characters !! This is about re-opening and rebuilding your heart when it has been shattered.

I loved this book, made me think, smile and cry !

I just wished it were longer !!

I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.
Jan Pfeifer
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun read and difficult to put down once you start. Love is hard to find unless it's meant to be and Fiola Faelan is convincing that it truly was right for these two hurting neighbors. But will they finally realize it? Pick up your own copy and find out.

I received a copy of this book from eDiscoverys in exchange for my honest review. Happy that I chose this story and you will be too.
Nicole Laverdure
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fiola Faelan is a new-to-me author. What a nice way to discover her books and style of writing by reading a romantic novella. This contemporary, Holiday Hearts Awakening, contains sexually graphic scenes that may offend young readers, but it’s well written with finesse and tenderness.

This short novella tells the story of Natalie, Zach, and his charming daughter Belle. Natalie was once married to a man who abused her. One day, a tragic event happened and she still blames herself for the death of
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Ashley
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is one of those classic heartwarming stories where the characters make very bad first impressions on each other at their first meeting. In this installment, Natalie is suffering from the recent loss of her grandmother and so much more. When she meets Zach and his daughter, she wasn’t expecting to have company and was caught off guard. However, when something much unexpected happens, things start to change and inhibitions are broken down until they can have a conversation that is meaningful. ...more
Sdan12
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A love story for the holiday season
I wished I had read this book over Christmas because it is set during the Christmas holiday period. As he prepares to create a magical Christmas for his small daughter, Belle, Zach finds his own wishes answered. Lovely neighbour, Natalie, relies on Zach for help as she recovers form an injured leg and, as he cares for her, she begins to care for him. The romance is erotically charged throughout and there are no prizes for guessing the outcome! Both Natalie and
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Damion Young
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holiday Hearts Awakening is a romantic novel with sexually graphic scenes.

Two people not looking for love happen to cross path. Both Natalie and Zach are carrying baggage from the past. Zach is trying to protect his daughter Belle from his dillusional ex-wife while Natalie is dealing with the loss of her son and grandmother. They have no time for love or any desire to welcome anyone else in their lives. During this particular Christmas season tho, will their hearts awakening. Will love win in th
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LyndaVee
Oct 06, 2016 rated it liked it
The title of this book makes you think of a light frothy romance and that is exactly what it is. However, there is one big difference - this frothy romance contains explicit sex scenes. It is not a book to recommend to your maiden aunt. The love story is enjoyable – if highly predictable – and will put you in a good mood as the protagonists find each other and, with this discovery, they each have a second chance of a good life, with a loving partner.
InD'tale Magazine
What starts off as a promising story soon becomes a disappointment as frequent punctuation errors and extraneous words appear out of nowhere.

Read full review in the 2015 March issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Kari Jaquith
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the book. I haven't picked up a romance novel in over twenty years. Everyone needs a little steamy romance once in a while.
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Fiola has always loved to read and cut her teeth on books such as The Forest of Mystery, Edgar Allen Poe, Robin Hood, and Nancy Drew. She grew up a devout tomboy, still reading voraciously but writing too, back when Silicon Valley wasn’t even a gleam in San Jose’s eyes.

She’s experienced life to the fullest, from barrel-racing her Appaloosa to surf-fishing while living in Hawaii. Moving to Oregon h
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