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17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns.

Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun an to develop feelings for one another. He returns to find the bright, funny, outgoing girl he had known now timidly hiding in corners, barely speaking to anyone around her, suspicious of even him.

Kate can’t figure out what game Henry is playing with her - for surely it is a game. What else would the gorgeous, popular boy from her past want with her?

Kate finally decides to trust Henry’s intentions, opening her heart to him. Just when it seems he might be genuine in his friendship, tragedy strikes, threatening everything Kate has worked so hard to gain. Can Henry help her to overcome this new devastation, or will it tear them apart forever?

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Heart on a Chain
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4.4 / 5
July 22nd, 2014
I have read this book twice and both times I could not put it down. some of the story was more close to home If more people could see the signs of abuse it wold make more children come forward.
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Loved this book!!
January 25th, 2014
Honestly one of my favourite books to date. Loved how the author includes serious problems like abuse & can make it work as a romance. Following the mc's emotions, from being afraid of all human contact & socialising to finally accepting & having a boyfriend, from having noone to love her to having a boyfriend and a family, it was touching & sweet. It made my heart ache & stomach clench on many occasions. The characters had really clear personalities & were easy to understand & relate to. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.
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From the start
November 14th, 2013
From the prologue to the epilogue this book, this story gripped my heart strings....loved it
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Heart on a chain
July 5th, 2013
Awesome story with awesome ending! If more people steps forward this story wouldnt be needed to wake people up to the abuse some children have endure.
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