Hearts of Iron

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Jesse is a dreamer.
At fourteen he's already thinking about his future, and the excitement of Navy life is calling him.

Lucy is just the opposite.
She can't imagine ever leaving her beloved mountainside community or saying good-bye to those she cares about.

But despite their desires, these two best friends know that their futures have been decided for them. The year is 1820, and Jesse's parents expect him to continue in the family tradition of working at the forge on the mountain, while Lucy's father expects her to marry someone outside their community and find a better, more sophisticated life somewhere else. So what happens when family expectations clash with what's in a teenager's heart? Is it possible to find a balance between one's destiny and one's dreams -- or must these two friends risk everything to create their own path to happiness?

Hearts of Iron is a moving novel about family, friendship, the power of love, and the few precious opportunities we're given to set the course of our life.

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About the Author:

Kathleen Benner Duble is the author of such books as Hearts of Iron, The Sacrifice, Bridging Beyond, and Pilot Mom. She lives in Boxford, Massachusetts with her family.  You can visit her online at www.kathleenduble.com.

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Grade 5-8–Lucy Pettee, 14, is getting too old to swim with her pal Jesse in just her under-shift, but she feels she is too young to consider marrying a proper suitor her father might choose from Boston. Her father runs a profitable store on the iron forgers' mountain of Mt. Riga, CT, in the early 19th century. While Jesse longs to escape the mountain and its brutal forge that has burned and disfigured his brother, Lucy loves its spectacular meadows and lakes. Then, Samuel Lernley appears on the scene to learn shopkeeping from Mr. Pettee and to take a look at Lucy as a possible wife. The teen is thrust into a love triangle when she realizes that she has feelings for both Jesse and Mr. Lernley. Well-written historical fiction with a unique setting and a touch of mystery, Lucy's story will both inform and entertain readers.–Suzanne Gordon, Peachtree Ridge High School, Suwanee, GA
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