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This book by Virginia Andrew has been on my bookshelf for some time, I cannot remember where it came from as it has been there that long. Finally getting up enough interest to give it a go I started reading again to find the story well worth the effort.
It starts with a young teacher called Heaven (names a bit pretentious but there you go) she is about to be married to a chap called Logan who is a son of a chemist and church going bible belted family.
She is the natural daughter of Tony Tatterton, a big toy making genius, he took her mother to bed creating Heaven which caused quite a scandal. She being married to a fairground owner. It turns out that Heaven has a step sister Fanny who is insanely jealous of Heaven and tries to spite her at every turn.
Heaven's first love is as it turns out Her Uncle Troy so this is clamped down on early on by Tony her father as he knows she cannot be with him due to incest (which runs rife through this book).
Troy fakes his own death and Tony goes along with it so Heaven can get on with her life. She falls in love once more with a childhood friend and marries him. Tony being an interfering sod buys Logan, by giving him a large factory to maintain and run which upsets his bride. Things start to hot up with all sorts of skeletons coming out of the closet and things are not all that they seem.
This was a good book as I could not put it down I found this is part of a series which as yet I haven't read but will have too now I have read this one. I am glad I finally got around to reading this one it was well worth the effort.
Fallen hearts is the third book in the "Heaven" series -
Heaven has finally broken free from the clutches of her maternal family, the Tatterton's. She accepts a proposal of marriage from her childhood sweetheart Logan.
She marries and prepares to return to the "backwards town" of her childhood, finally she will be seen as a respected member of the community, married to the local school teacher and hopefully no longer seen as one of the scum Casteel children.
She try's to rekindle some form of relationship with her biological father, who still blames her for the untimely death of his beloved first love Leigh. (Leigh died in childbirth with Heaven). She hopes his new relationship with his new love Stacie and the birth off their son Drake, has mellowed him enough to see the affection she hopes he once felt for her and her mother.
Everything is rosy for a while, even the constant irritation of her younger stepsister Fanny, who always seems to be competing against Heaven for Logan's affections, fails to drag her down.
The trouble starts when the pair accept an invitation to Tatterton house to see her family. Her father/ step grandfather Tony, (sorry not explaining that one, would take far too long!), wants to try and make things better between them, so proposes a party to celebrate their nuptials, and to introduce Logan to the family.
Heaven is not too threatened by this somewhat generous offer as, she views herself as an independent women, away from the confines of her family, and as she is newly married is hoping the support from her husband will be enough to keep the over zealous Tony at bay.
However, when faced with all the grandeur and riches that the maternal side of her family has to offer, Logan's resolve to support Heaven wavers, with a little help from Tony and his bank balance Logan is drawn, unbeknown to him, into a dangerous game of cat and mouse............
This is another fabulous book in the Heaven series from Virginia Andrews, again you can never second guess what will happen in the story, and with characters being, in your mind at least, well developed, they do things that are never foreseen, adding to the story the complexities of the human nature, and this book has them all......love, hope, lust, power, wealth and jealousy, all weaved beautifully into the characters.
The paperback copy cost me £4.99 some while ago, but can be bought from Ebay new or used, for pence.
Thanks for reading x
Third book in the Casteel series.