Can a sheltered young seamstress, disillusioned by the horrors of WWII, escape an arsonist/murderer who has killed her employer and mentor, while trying to decide if she can trust the dashing war hero who’s ridden into town on his Harley—who some say is the murderer?
Erica Brogna hurried down Hill Street, eager to sketch her new design, a forest green taffeta dress with a swirling skirt for a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary -- her first significant assignment. She paused to inhale the salt scent on the ocean breeze, and her gaze lingered on a copse of red, rust, and gold maples near Ada's house and dress shop.
"Right from the start, BURNING HEARTS captured my imagination and tweaked my
curiosity. Nike Chillemi certainly knows how to set a scene and ignite
excitement." ~ Athol Dickson, three time Christy Award winning author of LOST
MISSION and THE OPPOSITE OF ART.
Why Nike Wrote BURNING HEARTS:
The 1940s era has always captured my imaginatin. It's a time in American history when ordinary citizens had a great deal of dignity and class. It was a time of "can doism" in America when most people believed if they simply applied themselves they could use their natural talents and abilities to achieve something in their lives. I wanted to portray that noble American spirit. I wanted to show that the guy and gal next door could accomplish a great deal, could face evil and triumph. I wanted to portray in novel form the concept that evil cannot defeat love...love in all it's forms.
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