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Chair Then an American heiress falls in his lap literally and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill h. She moved closer extended her hand and ran her fingers through his hair A shiver shot down his spine It took all his effort to keep the reaction from showing He remained still as stoneDon t think I don t see who is really beneath the armourYou put up this steel cage around yourself in the form of hostility and disinterest whichever works to shield you best at the moment but that s not who you are He was the rejected crippled heir The forgotten and abandoned son of his other The man no one looked in the eye because they d have to bend down to do it Rejected Crippled Forgotten AbandonedTristan Gareth Smyth is a young lord with a bleak future His wheelchair is a prison a constant reminder of the future he cannot have and of the fact that no one no one at all could truly love a cripple without suffocating him in a downpour of pity So he resigns himself to a life behind his cold prickly uncaring facade He was about to call out a warning to her when it was too late The branch snapped The little girl was falling But the future may hold than he originally thought When a young girl falls from a tree Gareth watches in horror all too aware of his disability and wills himself to move Suddenly he rushes towards her catching her several feet above the groundHe can fly Was she a ghost after all A phantom Years have passed but Gareth has never forgotten the girl he saved secretly using his newfound ability to gain a measure of independency from day to day His young aunt Tabitha is the only one in on his secret aiding him in using his ability to covertly protect and watch over the town by night a suit of armour concealing his features A rumour of a Flying Knight patrolling the shire steadily begins to grow The dark haired girl ran backwards trying to hit the thing completely oblivious to Gareth directly in her path Before he could move his chair out of her way the girl tripped and landed suarely in his lap Jessamine Cardinal Keller is a bold intelligent pretty thing whose refusal to be cowed by Gareth s less than charming personality makes her both irritating and intriguing to Gareth who is adamant that love of any kind is not for him But Jessamine s lovely face conceals a will of steel and she s never backed down from any challenge before And she won t now Not when she s so close to finding the thing she searched for for years Good can destroy evil but evil is no match for good Gareth s ability may not be as shocking or unforeseen as he may have thought In fact it may be the instigator for a war of supernatural proportions And if he is to keep safe those he loves he may have to take off the armour he s made for himselfand become the man those closest to him knew he could beMechanical inventions secret societies reluctant vows shape shifting cats and family secrets when put together create a vivid tale that is bound to enchant and enthrall

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When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree it reveals a secret about himself and his mother's side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thou. Confined to his wheel chair and living in a world where cripples are despised Gareth is bitter and resentful Then he saves a girl falling from a tree and discovers he can fly but he needs to keep his secrets and confides only in his sister Tabitha As he grows he uses his gift to help the townsfolk becoming something like a 19th century super hero all the while his own family s financial situation worsens Then an American heiress crashes into his world in search of a title and in order to secure the family s future he has little choice but to marry her Meanwhile dark forces are circling My rating for this book might seem to imply that I only thought it was OK but I actually enjoyed it a lot It s uite unusual in that the authors have thrown steam punk into the pot along with a fairy tale aesthetic with a bit of an urban fantasy feel It s obviously Young Adult and perhaps even suitable for older children if you consider Grimm s Fairy Tales suitable for older children So uite difficult to know where it belongs but it was good fun

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Ght only existed in fairy tales Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London all because of his blasted wheel. Be sure to check out my blog post for this review Check it out hereThis story is simple and entertaining being very well described by the synopsis Showing the frustration of a young man bound to a wheelchair crippled physically but feisty and energetic in spirit Spanning many years of his life the secrets and mysteries that are revealed as time goes on make his life much complicated than he ever expected With adventure suspense mystery and sweet romance this book provides the perfect entertainment for a uiet afternoon While the story primarily focuses on Mr Smyth we also learn about several other characters as well as getting glimpses into the economic situation and social environment of the time With several side stories we re able to follow the growth of several characters and see how they re all effected by Mr Smyth s secrets All these characters mix wonderfully to make a dynamic story that sticks with you long after the last page Written well this book provides an smooth and easy read Pauline Creeden and Melissa Turner Lee did a wonderful job of mixing many aspects of a captivating story while keeping it flowing uick giving it a natural and realistic feel Overall I enjoyed this book and am glad to have had the opportunity to read and review I d recommend this book to fantasy and historical fiction fans I was given a complimentary ecopy of this book from the author to read in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “Ard Hearts

  1. says:

    Why do I keep doing this to myself? After some of the dreck I've read for Netgalley and LibraryThing giveaways and because I got it free on Ammie why do I still do it?I'm a masochist andor optimistic because of the very few real successes I've come across I guess and a sucker for a premise that sounds promising Also the chalice wi

  2. says:

    This book follows a young man Gareth Smyth He’s a cripple confined to a wheel chair and he’s got himself a surly attitude about it as well He won’t let anyone close to him only his young aunt Tabitha But there is one girl who tries to push her way into his life – Jessamine The story involves Gareth on a discovery of who is and who he eventually wants to be With the help of Jessamine and his servants he finally discovers who he is

  3. says:

    Confined to his wheel chair and living in a world where cripples are despised Gareth is bitter and resentful Then he saves a girl falling from a tree and discovers he can fly but he needs to keep his secrets and confides only in his sister Tabitha As he grows he uses his gift to help the townsfolk becoming som

  4. says:

    Reviewed on my blog on 7242013 haven’t read a lot of steam punk novels fair warning The last being Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series which can fit right along the time period of this one I absolutely loved Ard Hearts It h

  5. says:

    I have previously read books by Melissa Turner Lee but I haven't read anything by Pauline Creeden before so I was curious to find out what these two authors could come up with This is a fantastic story I loved itTristan Gareth Smyth is a fascinating character Unable to walk he uses a wheelchair to get around I liked this character v

  6. says:

    Be sure to check out my blog post for this review Check it out hereThis story is simple and entertaining being very well described by the synopsis Showing the frustration of a young man bound to a wheelchair crippled physically but feisty and energetic in spirit Spanning many years of his life the secrets and mys

  7. says:

    I can’t wait for the next book in this series I’ve never read anything like this and I can’t wait to read Initially getting into Ard Heart

  8. says:

    No rating because I didn't finish this one Sigh I guess this really cements that steampunk is not for me It was actually a bit sci f

  9. says:

    'She moved closer extended her hand and ran her fingers through his hair A shiver shot down his spine It took all his effort to keep the reactio

  10. says:

    From the captivating cover to the final word Ard Hearts is one of those reads that is a joy to discover Not too dark not to