Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Heart on a Chain Paperback – December 22, 2010
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
More About the Author
Find Cindy at:
Top Customer Reviews
Fear is a burden Kate Mosley bares with every intake of breath. Life for her is filled with heartbreak and suffering. Kate's home life is full of memories of what could have been and realities of what is (an abusive, drug addicted mother and an alcoholic father). School, which we would hope to be a safe haven, is no better for Kate. She escapes one torture chamber just to enter another. Until Henry, Kate's childhood friend comes back into the picture. Henry is the light in her world that is filled with shadows. His love and devotion for Kate allows her to see beyond the pain that consumes her and gives her a glimpse of the good in the world.
What made this book so riveting for me was the realness of the circumstances and characters. It has been my life's aspiration to better the lives of at-risk youth. As a counselor at a youth facility for girls ages 12-18, I witness many similarities between the shattered girls I work with and Cindy C. Bennett's character Kate. The only difference is that their reality doesn't have a gorgeous guy and a loving family awaiting them with open arms. Cindy C. Bennett's Heart on a Chain leaves one with an array of emotions. It may make you question your own character. IT'S A MUST READ!!
Kate lives with her severely abusive, drug-addicted mother, and her alcoholic father who beats on her mother. She has no food, no friends, and spends her days being bashed up by other students. There's not a single good thing in her life until Henry returns to the area and the school and takes her under his wing. The two form a relationship against the odds.
This story is definitely engaging, and Henry a dream come true. I couldn't put it down once I started. However, with things so bad, with the students abusing Kate constantly in front of the teachers, and with her walking around sporting huge bruises on a daily basis, I do not believe that there wasn't a single person in the world who didn't see anything or do anything about it until perfect Henry arrived on the scene.
I definitely didn't buy main bully Jessica's miraculous turnaround at the end - nobody's personality changes like that, and the girl should have been in prison at the end of the book, not friends with Kate again. Same goes for Kate's father - that man was a criminal, and should have been arrested and prosecuted.
Additionally, the handling of the manslaughter charges was inaccurate.
I did like the author's writing style, and suspect the success of this book will do wonders for her career.Read more ›
I have always had this deep seeded fear of missing the obvious. Not hey-there's-a-tree-don't-run-into-it obvious, but a fear of not SEEING the person in front of me. Every morning I walk into my shop and say good morning to my guys. I then immediately ask them how they are, but instead of listening to their answer as I walk away (as most people do) I stop and actually listen. Why? Because what if this one time, is the time they have something REALLY important to say; they got into a wreck on the way to work, their mother is in the hospital, or better yet, what if it is the one time they say nothing at all but you can tell by their eyes that they are hurt. This is the reason I read so many books about abuse. So I can understand. So I don't miss signs. So if I am ever needed, by anyone of any age, I won't be too blind to see what is right in front of me. "Heart on a Chain" by Cindy Bennett is about this exact concept. 1 person stopping long enough to really see a person, who everyone else either ignored, or teased out of ignorance.
When Kate was a little girl life was beautiful. She had a loving family, a happy home life and a best-friend named Henry. Then one day... Henry moved away, things at home changed and instead of Kate growing up to be the lovely girl she could have been, she instead turns in to every-one's joke. A broken girl too kick at will in order for others to feel more powerful. But all of that is about to change. Henry comes home.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
heart on a chain is a great book the author should write a book from Henry's point of view. it is definitely a worth wile read. i definitely recomend it(:Published 1 month ago by mike57
Kind of dark for what I think of as a YA novel, but I really like the characters, the plot, etc.Published 11 months ago by Leslie L. Shafer
Story about an abused teen and the impact on her personality throughout her life and how she is bullied. Someone is confident enough to befriend her and stand by her. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kathy B
Nothing beats a good romance and this one was great. I've 're-read it .any times and it just gets more enjoyable.Published 13 months ago by Kadie
Oh my goodness where to begin. It is a story that happens everyday to children who have terrible home lives and are also bullied and tormented throughout their school years. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer