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Forced apart, two lovers must battle a world fueled by money and power.

Emma Madding walks up to the door of a remote waterfront cliff house in upstate New York and into the life of recluse Benjamin Stark. A typewriter girl, she is hired to transcribe his weathered journal and the memories his scarred hand can no longer write down. Stark is a rugged adventurer now back from the Klondike Gold Rush, where he found gold and tragedy, too.

With the public hungry for gold rush stories and guidebooks, he agrees to chronicle his adventures. But for Emma and Benjamin, working together draws emotions that neither can allow. Benjamin tries not to love Emma, for the truth of his past will drive her away. Emma longs for love, but she has her own secret. Love conquers but cannot protect. Forced apart, the two lovers must battle a world fueled by money and power.

Originally published as The Typewriter Girl

PRAISE FOR RUNAWAY HEARTS

★ ★ ★ ★ ★katydid74, Amazon Reviewer
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“I was spellbound. Loved this story! It held my attention from beginning to end. The characters were interesting, even the villains. I was cheering for the hero all the way, hoping to not be disappointed, and I wasn’t.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Carolynn A. C.,, , Amazon Reviewer
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“J.L. Is cutting into my sleep time! I have now read all three American Hearts stories, and know I will forever be a fan of this wonderful author's style of writing and stories. Her story lines are so engaging that one can't easily say goodnight, close down the book and go to sleep. I find myself lying down with one eye open trying to decide whether or not to get back up and finish another chapter or going back to sleep. So it is, another chapter😄.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Beirutgirl, Amazon Reviewer
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“Im in love with this book!!! I literally finished this book in a day. for lovers of romance you need this book. This book blew me away!! So get it today!!!!!!!!”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Gerrie M., Amazon Reviewer
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“Thoroughly enjoyed!! Just when I thought I knew what was happening, there was a new twist. Thoroughly enjoyed!!”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Stephanie, Amazon Reviewer
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“Couldnt put this one down, lots of twists and turns, great plot and characters- you develop a real feeling for the heroine in this almost period set tale. Highly recommended, quick read.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Love it, Amazon Reviewer
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“A fabulous read. The characters were compelling, the plot was twisted and historically accurate, and I hated putting it down until I finished it. It was like reading about people I care about!”
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