A Hearing Heart
The heart conveys messages beyond what ears can hear. After the death of her fiancé, Catherine Johnson, a New York schoolteacher in 1902, travels to Nebraska to teach in a one-room school. When violence erupts in the sleepy town, Catherine saves deaf stable hand, Jim Kinney from torture by... show more
The heart conveys messages beyond what ears can hear. After the death of her fiancé, Catherine Johnson, a New York schoolteacher in 1902, travels to Nebraska to teach in a one-room school. When violence erupts in the sleepy town, Catherine saves deaf stable hand, Jim Kinney from torture by drunken thugs. As she begins teaching Jim to read and sign, attraction grows between them. The warmth and humor in this silent man transcends the need for speech and his eyes tell her all about his feelings for her. But the obstacles of class difference and the stigma of his handicap are almost insurmountable barriers to their growing affection. Will Catherine flaunt society’s rules and allow herself to love again? Can Jim make his way out of poverty as a deaf man in a hearing world? And will the lovers overcome a corrupt robber baron who has a stranglehold on the town? Romance, sensuality and adventure abound in this heartfelt tale.
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Erotic Romance
, Historical Romance
, Western Romance
Certainly not Dee's best work, but enjoyable just the same. This time our hero is deaf and our heroine a teacher who helps him learn to read and write, as well as communicate via sign language. They characters did have as much pull for me as many of her others did. I am not sure when this was publi...
This was a heart-warming story of a school teacher and a deaf man in 1901 Nebraska territory. It told a tale from their meeting and through their evolving relationship. They started as teacher and student; teaching a deaf man to communicate through written word and eventually signing. They moved qui...
A wonderful story about a deaf mute man named Jim, who lives and works in the town stables and tavern in a small town in Nebraska, 1901. Catherine, new to town, transplanted herself from Ny to become the town teacher after needing to go away to deal with the loss of her Fiance' who dies in the war. ...
Jim, a deaf man, works odd jobs in a town in rural Nebraska in 1901. Catherine is the new school teacher in town and when she sees some people roughing Jim up badly, she stops them. She goes with him to his room to wash some of his cuts and bruises and they find there's a connection between them. ...
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...Oh my! Another winner from Bonnie Dee and another hero I just wanna hug and kiss, want to hold close to my heart. A deaf-mute hero, I’ve never read about one before. Social inequality, I did but both together? I was...