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Dream of Her Heart

(Hearts of the War #3)

4.86  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Is there room for love In a time of war?

Days before he must ship out to prepare for a dangerous mission in the Pacific, Lieutenant Zane West crosses Oregon to see a good friend who has been wounded in action. He arrives at the veteran’s hospital, only to discover the army captain has disappeared without a trace. As Zane searches for answers, he finds himself captivated b

Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published September 27th 2018

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Glenda Kinard
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was blown away with Dream of Her Heart just like leaves falling now. Dream of Her Heart just totally wrapped itself around my Heart and hums just like a Dream. Zane and Billie girl are forever engraved in my Heart. I even came to love the tight strung Landlady Miss Burwell. Shanna Hatfield just has a way in writing that all her books touch me deep in my soul. She is amazing how she can put her characters in such situations that coming thru them can touch upon every emotion a reader has. Dream ...more
Tonya Lucas
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t prepared for the emotions this book was about to bring me. Shanna Hatfield is stellar in her ability to write books that develop her characters straight into your heart and very soul.
Shanna truly incorporated a beautiful love story with Zane and Billie. A love story so heartwarming and poignant, you’ll believe its non-fiction.
Dream Of Her Heart not only swept me into the story, it brought back memories of my Papa Douglas who was a prisoner in Japanese Prison camp for 3 1/2 years. His s
Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
Oh my goodness I loved this book. Shanna Hatfield never disappoints and most often astounds me with her writings. The research for the time period and the bombing of Pearl Harbor alone bewilders me. These characters will draw you in and you'll just have to know what happens with them. I can't imagine being in the front lines of any of the wars we have been in or imagine being the doctors or nurses that take care of wounded soldiers. This book packs a great moral issue in it too, an American is a ...more
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved this book! It is a heartwarming
& engaging story.
It really pulled all my heartstrings.
This is a well-written book
that has wonderful characters
& has some incredible & touching
scenes. Set in the 1940's. At the time
of Midway & Pearl Harbor.
Zane, a pilot that is recovering from
an injury to his leg. When he went to
visit his friend, Rock, Zane meets
Nurse Billie. She is like a ray of sunshine.
Together they tried to figure out the
mystery about Rock. While spending
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! The characters jumped off the page and the settings were vividly described. I felt like I was inside the story watching everything happen around me. I loved Billie and Zane!! Billie's ability to lift the spirits of everyone around her was inspiring. I loved the loyalty and love she was given in return. Zane is determined and dedicated. He is a fighter. I loved seeing the brotherhood among the soldiers and the strength that brought them. Zane is also quite the romantic. There a ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful story with more twists and turns then I expected. I loved it. Author Shanna Hatfield brings to life another side of World War II, the nurses at home and the hospitals that cared for the wounded. You can see, feel the emotion of the wounded, nurses, and doctors during this whole book. I very much enjoyed the growing relationship between Zane and Billie. It wasn't rushed. Both Zane and Billie had things from their past that had to be worked through, and the journey was not eas ...more
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zane and Billie's story

Wow! Shanna Hatfield has outdone herself with this finale! The historical references are so spot on and place us right there. The characters are so real and breathe life into every page. It was heart warming to get the stories of characters from the previous books in the series. Zane is so romantic and Billie so loveable. Their patriotism was boundless. Their growing love was so visible around them. This one is written so masterfully with the characteristic humor only Shan
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved the story, he is a friend of Rock form book 1 she is the nurse that helps all of them. He is sent to Midway to fly planes, I wont say how or why he comes back and there are things going on in the hospital that are not right. he goes to stay with Rock and his wife, while there he meets Petey he is a hoot, if you read Marnie then you read about Sadie, Petey is just like Sadie, they would make a pair. I was given a copy of the book but this is an honest review. Zane is the best and Billie is ...more
Vickie Raynor
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I literally walked in to this book with a bang, right along with Zane. Zane and Billie are those characters that steal your heart from the beginning. I really enjoyed the historical facts that were included, it gave the book that much more of a believable edge. I felt like I was transported back to WWII, and I was helping the war efforts while falling in love. Amazing way to feel part of a book. Thank you Shanna Hatfield! Book gifted to me.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully written story taking place during WWII and hardships of falling in love and marrying a service man. This story deals with a nurse who cares for injured soldiers and falls in love with one visiting a patient. It takes you througn their daily lives and courtship through letters. The toughest patient she ends up having is her soldier after he is wounded. She will show him she loves him no matter what and hopes he will eventually ask her to marry him. I received a complimentary copy an ...more
Ann-Maree Howarth
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book had my attention to the very end with it warm loving story, mixed with a bit of history, you won’t want to put this one down. In a time of war, decisions and action are different from the norm with many lives changed. As this is set in the1940’s the author had captured the assents of the time period exactly as I believed it would have been. The 1940’s come alive in the words and as each page went by the more I felt for these wonderful characters in this wonderful wartime romance. I ...more
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
His brother was his enemy and his enemy, his friend

My rating is 4.5 stars

If I wasn’t already a fan of Zane, the gift of the beautiful seashell he picked up on the beach simply because it made him think of Billie would have put me over the top. He showed the kind of loyalty and friendship that had him searching for his friend when he went missing from the hospital. He was playful, strong, determined and handsome as well. One fun quirk of his was that he liked reading the encyclopedia.

Zane had dev
Dorothy Roller
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, what a wonderful story, another from Ms. Hatfield that just touches your heart in so many ways. She creates fantastic characters, scenes and scenarios that just make you keep reading and such awesome heroes and heroines that her books are winning awards.
This is the third book in this series about war and the lives of people affected and involved as soldiers. This one is about a nurse at the VA hospital in Portland who has a room full of injured men some barely men. She calls them her boys.
Elizabeth Fiscus
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story takes place during World War II. It was definitely an eye opening book that held many historical details about the planes that soldiers flew and the attacks that took place.
Billie is a nurse who takes care of wounded soldiers in a civilian hospital during WWII. The soldiers all love and respect her for the amazing care she constantly delivers. One day she meets Zane, a friend of one of her patients and the short time that they spend together leaves both of them wanting to see more of
claire jones
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The third book of a series set during World War 2, this story brings out a mixture of emotions. There is sadness, joy, fear and love plus the feelings of hatred towards fellow human beings just because of their nationality.
Billie is a phenomenal character who has just the right mixture of pathos and firmness to make her a good nurse to men who have suffered terrible injuries through war.
It was good to catch up with Rock and Miko from Garden of her Heart and the continuing plight of Japanese Ame
Julia David
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love stories set in this era. I enjoyed it so much. It was good to see some of the other characters from the previous stories too and I loved Petey. Billie is such a great nurse, she goes above and beyond to help her patients. When one of her patients goes missing, she is very worried and agreed to help a friend of the patient to search for him. Zane only has a couple of days to find his friend and is very glad to accept the help of the beautiful nurse. They agree to write to each other after ...more
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shanna Hatfield Dream of Her Heart is more than a romance, as she weaves humorous elements, historical events, historical details, legends, a recipe and romance into a page turning emotional story. As stated in the author's note, the WW2 story is well researched through pictures, stories, slang, and legends. Heart and history woven together by a nurse and pilot, a starving dog, a young boy, a missing comrade, Japanese internment camp and more. The realistic 1940s characters, the twist and turn p ...more
Sandra Sorola
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WWII as a backdrop. This book brings romance, love , and compassion to you. This Author writes incredible romances and this one does not disappoint! You will not regret reading it. Historical information abounds. Intertwined into a beautiful story that leaves you wanting more. I love how you can absorb into the Authors story and feel a part of it. The strong characters and detail to history make you feel like you were right there in the 1940's.

I received an Arc of this book and have voluntarily
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The sweetest dreams come true...

I have so enjoyed this trilogy by Shanna Hatfield. Her writing never disappoints, but these WWII stories, intricately woven together, are really the cats pajamas! I adored Billie and Zane, whom I had already met in Garden of Her Heart, but was amazed at what a true romantic Zane was once he met his match! Additionally, the historical bits and pieces were thoroughly researched and brought these books to life in a way I truly appreciated. Breathtakingly poignant and
Alma Conchas
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I think with each new book in this series, the stories get better and better! I really loved, loved, loved Billie and Zane's story, it had so much good history and a love story that made me want to clobber Zane and Billie a few times but in the end I was rooting for them to have their HEA, and boy did they get their happily ever after! This has been one of the best romance books I've read so far and I truly can't wait to be able to read more of this series! Thank you so much Mrs. Hatfield f ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I recommend this series of books, they are stepping back to the 1940s during WWII. These stories have what Hatfield's books are known to be, sweet, clean, romance and humor, with no cliffhangers, (just some new characters that I hope get their own stories in future books). Story telling at it's best, a relaxing romantic read with respect and honor to those who served their country. Thank you Shanna Hatfield for bringing this time period to life with such endearing characters.
Judy Esposito
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dream of Her Heart!

This is a beautifully written book to add to this awesome series. Wonderful storyline, well written characters that played all their parts well, even that dastardly varmint Floyd! The work spent researching for this novel, really paid off with all the historical facts woven in and around this beautiful sweet romance. Shanna Hatfield's writings has you feeling as though you are in the midst of what is going on and I love it! JudyE
Cindy Nipper
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Shanna! I’m really loving this World War II Series!! Nurse Billie gets her own story in this tale! We get to reunite with Rock and Miko from book 1, and finally meet Zane, another War Hero and Rock’s best friend! This is an exciting and emotional book with an attempted murder... the relocation of Japanese-Americans... and a Birthday surprise or two!
InD'tale Magazine
At a time in U.S. history that is historically full of sad stories, this is a sweet glimpse into the softer side of the war.

Read full review in the 2019 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another outstanding story in this series by Ms. Hatfield! From the WWII era details (including songs, movies, news, products--I remember potato chips in a can!!), to the interaction of characters from previous books in the series, to the WWI drama and romance, I was taken away! I highly recommend this book! Can't wait to make some Canteen Cookie Bars!
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Shanna Hatfield’s novels, and Dream of Her Heart is my favorite so far. It’s a wonderful wartime romance. I appreciated Ms. Hatfield’s thorough research, and she makes this time period come to life! I enjoyed learning more about World War II, while reading a heartwarming book. Highly recommend!
Robyn Echols
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved This Story

I thoroughly enjoyed this romance which read as a stand-alone, but included some characters I met in an earlier novel in the series. Great characters with plenty of suspense regarding what direction the plot would go. Definitely recommend this book.
Dana A Smith
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Shanna

Great story of love that endures even during war. The WW2 settIng have the book a richness & deepened the story. The growth of the relationship between Billie and Zane was sweet and real. A great read.
Deanna Stevens
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read
A charming World War II romance full of history, heart, and a happily ever after is the perfect description of this story. A patient, his best friend and a kind caring nurse make this an interesting causalities of war story. I was gifted a copy, my review is voluntary.
Donna Campbell
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great romance

This is a great World War II love story. The characters were great, including some reminders of a previous story. This is a sweet, clean romance.
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A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a best-selling author of clean romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor.

In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her histor

Other books in the series

Hearts of the War (3 books)
  • Garden of Her Heart (Hearts of the War #1)
  • Home of Her Heart (Hearts of the War #2)