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Two crooked hearts have never fit together so perfectly.

Orphaned and forsaken, Ivy Porter and Shane McLaughlin band together at the tender ages of eight and ten in order to survive the brutal streets of nineteenth-century Chicago. Years later, displaced by the historic fire that razes the city, the loyal duo migrates to Colorado. The next decade is spent gambling, picking
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Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published January 26th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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InD'tale Magazine
Rating: 4.5/5.0

Brilliant! A truly splendid book told entirely from Ivy’s point of view! Ms. Ziegler has crafted a powerful story with characters that come to life with such realism, readers will feel as though Ivy and Shane could walk right off the page at any moment.

Read full review in the 2020 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Romance4thebeach
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
To put it as simply and succinctly as possible, this is a beautiful story. We are immediately captivated by the connection of these two characters, and we want to follow along with them for as long as we can. The true beauty of their story is that it’s about trust, which ultimately develops into love. It’s a love that isn’t necessarily romantic at first. They’re literally all the other person has in the world, thereby becoming their whole world, in a sense. In the beginning their trust is one of ...more
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Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
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Two orphaned childhood friends together surviving the streets of Chicago in the nineteen century and later migrating to Colorado. Their adventures as they grew up and having feelings for each other but his past holds something that keep them apart.

Will they find away to be together perhaps from an unlikely source?
Hebby Roman
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this romance. It was different and not predictable with lots of twists and turns.
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good book. nice to read about history with a story woven in
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