Can a love that started so young endure? “April’s Heart” follows the journey of one girl from puberty to adulthood. It is lovingly written and touchingly reminiscent of all the pains and joys each of us experience.
~ Indie & Small Published Book Reviews (indtale.com)
Autumn 1977. Thirteen year old cheerleader April Schweiter falls hard for Mitch Hudgins, putting an end to childhood and changing her life forever. April embarks on a coming of age journey full of angst and unanswered questions. And her dysfunctional family is only one of the problems in her way.
Classmate and wrestler Mitch Hudgins cannot get enough of April either. She stirs in him surprising passion that is new, unfamiliar and needs to be explored.
But they say goodbye when they attend schools in different towns, far away from each other. Surely staying together wouldn’t have a chance of working out. But they were crazy for each other! Would breaking up have a chance of working out?
“You guys are the nicest friends anyone could have!” April choked down a sob. She was still emotional at the realization of the future of her romance with the guy who took her virginity, the guy who once told her he loved her, the guy she fought for, the guy with whom she was really very happy with. She was heartbroken but didn’t know it yet.
This romance novel is the story of young love, hot and heavy, with all the drama of high school in the eighties. The ebook contains almost 40 Spotify music links on all the songs in the story, taking you there.
“What are we going to do Mitch?”April whispered.
“I don’t know April, I just don’t see how…” This time it was April who kissed him. She didn’t want him to say what he was going to say. Mitch didn’t want to say it anyway. They wanted things to stay the way they were, but that was impossible.
Find out what happens to the star crossed lovers with the on again, off again romance riddled with breakups.
I give it 4 out of 4 stars. It was captivating, and unlike what I have read before. I truly found myself getting involved with the characters and rooting for April and Mitch.-Angela Roura, OnlineBookClub.org
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In 1977, I kept a diary pretty faithfully for the whole year. After that I kept scrapbooks for that documented my entire high school career and even college days. As I pondered whether I had a book in me waiting to be written, I thought about all that documentation up in my attic. My friends and I were quite the derelicts! Going through it was certainly inspirational.