Armored Hearts (Armored Hearts, #1)

Armored Hearts (Armored Hearts, #1) - Pauline Creeden This 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 more complicated than he ever expected. With adventure, suspense, mystery and sweet romance, this book provides the perfect entertainment for a quiet 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 quick, 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 an ecopy of this book, from the author via Girls *Heart* Books Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review.