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Henrietta (House of Donato #1)

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Tender romance, witty humor, spine-chilling suspense.

You’ll lose yourself in this book because the characters seem like you could sit down with them over coffee.

Etta and Tom have kissed passionately but don’t remember it. They’re both starting life over, she as a writer in grad school and he, as a former hockey player, after a career-ending injury. They start out as frien
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Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published December 20th 2015 by Self-Published (first published December 19th 2015)
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Teri
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book starts off and it kinda feels like it's slow moving. However as the action picks up and you get further along in the book you are happy you received those details in the beginning. This is a really good story about a girl that gets messed up by that guy and holds onto it as an excuse to run and not get too close. As the story and families and life grow on you the characters and their lives do too. When her new life is challenged and when she needs to she shows the backbone she has work ...more
Ellen
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading Tom and Etta's story...it's full of drama, suspense and romance! After an awful life changing event at college, Etta moves away to start anew at another college where no one knows her. While there, she falls for her roommates brother Tom. Even tho she really likes him a lot, she's afraid to date him or make a commitment to him because of her disastrous past. Then when Etta finally starts dating him, disaster strikes again...can they finally get their HEA or will her pas ...more
Coco.V
Apr 21, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ana Meyer
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Steamy novels are my weakness as I have said many times before so it was no challenge for me to pick this up. I really enjoyed this romance book. There were not a lot of suspense and surprises but was still very enjoyable. It was a fun love story with all the necessary to fulfill the need in a romance novel.If you are a romance fan than it will be a perfect fit.
Sweetpea
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After a terrible event, Etta relocates to escape her past and start anew. Overcoming her fear, she finds the courage to fall in love. Unfortunately the past once again rears its ugly head - this time with possibly deadly consequences. Will Etta find the happiness that she deserves with Tom?

Romance, suspense and sprinkles of humor made Henrietta a very enjoyable listening experience. Tom's patience and sensitivity allowed Etta to again trust a man and I loved the Donato family dynamics. Etta show
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Lucy
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn into the characters and was horrified at what happened to Henrietta but in end it made her stronger. She moved away from family and was lucky enough to be living with the Donato sisters. But Henrietta"s past does not end up staying there. Henrietta can be any small town woman in America. The book is a great read.
Ariadna
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Easy to read but when you're into the story it changes its path and seems a very different book and this happens too often fot me. It has not a clear point of view, changing subtley along the reading so it's confussing at times. Anyway, I enjoy reading it and wanna know more about the Donato family!
Mimi Davis Hopkins
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Special Kind Of LOVE

This it's a great life and love story. Right from the opening paragraph, thus book takes you into a journey of life and the paths we take. The twists and turns we take on our path to finding ourselves and happiness. Great Read!!
Jackie
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great reading. Loved this book and ready for more. Just kept me intrigued until the very end
deborah nagel
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is great! I loved every second of it.
Patricia Jackson
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
From Publishers Daily Review:

Etta and Tom have a problem. They just kissed each other passionately -- but neither one can remember doing it!

So begins this thoroughly engaging, meticulously written romance about two young people who overcome adversity and problematic pasts to grow a beautiful relationship. A supporting ensemble cast of friends and other well-developed characters helps make this excellent debut novel something truly special.

More about that mysterious kiss: it happens during a hyp
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Rebecca
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: rrbc
I found that this book was rather slow-moving, but this may be the nature of romance books. Around three-quarters of the way through, however, it picks up speed and I would classify it as a romantic suspense. There were hints and clues about what was going to happen, but I would have enjoyed the book more if this had been more of the focus of the book. That's just my preference, and others may enjoy the slow buildup of the relationship between Etta and Tom.

Things I did quite enjoy were the envir
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Patricia M Jackson started out life raised a country girl, growing up in a series of small Minnesotan towns. She writes fiction wrapped around the stories of real people. She draws inspiration for her novels from people she’s found in researching genealogy or people she’s known who lived inspired lives; people who deserve to be remembered forever. She weaves their stories with fiction within a rom ...more

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