The Heart Goes On: An absolutely heartbreaking historical romance novel
He drew in a deep breath. “I know it’s too much to ask, but I ask it anyway… Will you wait for me, Harriet?”
1819, Isle of Mull, Scotland: As Harriet Campbell looks out at the stormy Atlantic Ocean on the eve of Allan MacDougall’s departure to the New World, she expects a tearful goodbye. But instead her childhood sweetheart begs her to wait for him, promising one day he will come back for her.
As months and eventually years pass—waiting for just one love letter to arrive —Harriet begins to regret the promise she made. Not realising his letters have gone astray, Allan is devastated to not hear back from Harriet; his heart quietly breaking as he battles for his independence and ultimately his life, in the wild and brutal new settlements.
Then, Harriet’s fragile family fortunes take a turn for the worse, and when an immoral neighbour makes her an offer she isn’t sure she can refuse, she’s left with an impossible choice—stay faithful to the man she loves… or save her family and their farm from destitution?
Can fate bring Harriet and Allan back together again? Or will time and the ocean that has separated them, keep them apart forever?
An absolutely heart-wrenching, powerful, epic story about love, courage and betrayal for fans of Diana Gabaldon and Poldark.
Previously published as Far Horizons.
Readers are loving The Heart Goes On:
“So thrilling and gripping. It completely tugs at your heart strings!... It gave me all of the feels… I truly felt that the storytelling was brilliant. This is the kind of book that stays with you.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
“Epic historical saga with two romances!... Grab a cuppa before you sit down to immerse yourself in this fantastic book, as you won't be able to put it down until you're done… The writing is breathtaking, catapulting the reader back in time so viscerally that one can truly feel every struggle these daring families endured. I highly recommend this book, and this series, for anyone who loves true history with heart-warming romance.” Be My Book Boyfriend, 5 stars
“A great historical romance, I loved the way with the perspectives you almost get two stories in one. I loved the drama, the emotion and tension. I loved the themes of hope, patience and perseverance throughout which we all need during these turbulent times and it takes the past sometimes to remind us of this. A fantastic read, my first by the author but definitely won’t be the last.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
“This historical romance was packed with raw emotion that grabbed my attention and held it until the last page. The characters are extremely well-developed and I enjoyed the way Kate gives us two stories in one novel… I am so excited for the next instalments in this series!” Steph and Chris’s Book Reviews, 5 stars
“I really loved this book. … A love story that stands the test of time… An entertaining historical read that all can enjoy.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
“If this is book one of a series, I can’t wait for the next one… Riveting and enjoyable.” Goodreads Reviewer
“Themes of faith, hope, and perseverance are woven throughout this work of historical fiction. Filled with authentic historical details and continuous plot twists, this book would make an excellent addition to any historical fiction collection.” NetGalley Reviewer
“[An] engrossing read, very hard to put down… I look forward to continuing the saga.” Goodreads Reviewer
“Loved this book… The characters were great.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars