Read Grounded Hearts Online Free - In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone, but if caught harboring a combatant, she’ll face imprisonment.
Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond.
But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband’s death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?
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July 17, 2017
by Andrea Renee Cox
The gorgeous cover of this book fooled me, as did the premise. I expected a sweet story about a midwife who rescued an injured flyboy, but once I dug into the plot, I discovered the sweetness was merely a mask, and a flimsy one at that. The majority of the story ended up being...
June 14, 2017
Grounded Hearts by Jeanne Dickson is a romantic and compelling tale. The details on wartime life in neutral Ireland are fascinating, and the village is filled with a charmingly humorous populace. Dutch and Nan are appealing characters with depth, and their relationship sizzles as they both find h...
July 07, 2017
In a nutshell – the setting is World War II, County Clare Ireland. As Ireland has declared their country neutral, any troops captured must be reported and interned. The story opens with a Canadian RAF bomber crashing, introducing us to a wounded flyer named Dutch Whitney. He doesn’t know where is...
July 10, 2017
Audiobook Review | Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson
I was in nursing school when I met my pilot husband; who’s father’s side of the family immigrated from Ireland just three generations ago. Therefore, when I read the synopsis of Grounded Hearts my curio...
July 15, 2017
Full review on Faithfully Bookish http://wp.me/p7ngfE-13g
Grounded Hearts fully captured my attention and reader heart! This book is delightfully immersive and engaging and reading it is an experience I won't soon forget!
The rich setting and intriguing historical circumstances saturate the story...
July 21, 2017
I finished Grounded Hearts by Jeanne Dickson a few days ago. Usually I write a review immediately so I can get down all the things that I love, like, or sometimes dislike about a book. I read a lot of books, so this is essential in capturing my thoughts before moving on to the next book. But I’ve...
July 21, 2017
While I've read many, many novels set during World War II, I've never read one quite like this. It's set entirely in Ireland, which had declared herself neutral during the war. Therefore, any troops found in Ireland—weather Axis or Allied—were subject to internment, and anyone found helping them...
July 17, 2017
GROUNDED HEARTS is a story with a mix of charm, humor, religion, friendship, and romance set in Ireland during WWII. The story is sure to tug on readers' hearts with its lovable characters, small-town charm, mild espionage, sizzling romance, and themes of forgiveness and trust. An enjoyable story...
August 07, 2017
Dickson has a talent for creating vibrant & colorful characters as well as weaving history into an intriguing story. Off the top of my head, I can’t readily think of another book I’ve read that shines a spotlight on Irish neutrality – and how that played out in reality – during WW2. She has v...
August 05, 2017
Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/2v1FVRZ
My feelings about Grounded Hearts are mixed, as there were both pros and cons. First of all, I’m always eager to try a new-to-me author, and a story set in Ireland is an added bonus. Jeanne M. Dickson is an excellent writer and it’s rare that I...