hlawrence would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Riding on the Hearts of Love

By hlawrence All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Drama


Jacqueline wants to become a journalist and doesn't have time for a relationship. When her mother attempts to set her up with new neighbor Roger though, she soon changes her mind. Handsome, smart and an animal lover, he seems perfect. During a date, Jacqueline feels ill and passes out. She gets bad news from the doctor. Will Roger stand by her? Can she overcome her illness and make a life with him?

Chapter 1

It was Tuesday and Jacqueline had a deadline. She had recently graduated from school and had gotten a job at the regional newspaper with some connections with national papers. She leaned over her desk, fountain pen in hand, and tried to think of how she wanted to continue the sentence. Her dark brown hair cascaded over her shoulder and she brushed it off the paper. Jacqueline always wrote long-hand first, convinced that it let her ideas flow more easily.

Jacqueline always loved the written word. There was a certain beauty, an art to the curve of the letters with their ancient origins. The way that twenty-six characters could be strung together to form something so elegant. It was something she admired in people as well, a strong formation that could reveal so many intricate things.

She pressed the antique pen to her lips and looked out the window above her desk. The clouds were white, forming

shapes that her mind sought to put to words. The wind pushed them across the sky and ruffled the leaves at the tops of the trees. The expanse of the neighborhood stretched out before

her through the antique panes of glass in the simple window. The house was old, but she had lived there her whole life. Comfort soaked into her, she loved this house.

“Jacqueline! Could you come downstairs please?” her mother called. Her voice bounced off the bead board in the stairwell. Jacqueline always wrote in the attic, even if it was a little chilly in the spring air.

“Just a minute!” she answered back. She scribbled down a few thoughts to come back to when she came back upstairs. She pulled her sweater more tightly around her as she headed downstairs to see what her mother needed. Mother was standing in the hallway, a warm smile on her face. “I can only help out for a moment. I have work that needs to be in by tonight.”

“That’s all right, dear, but I thought you’d like to meet the new neighbor.”

There was something about the way her mother smiled that made Jacqueline suspicious. She raised an eyebrow and her mother tried to hide, unsuccessfully, a mischievous smile. “Mother! I told you I don’t have time to date!”

“Just come meet him.” Her mother took her gently by the elbow and steered her toward the front porch. Jacqueline could hear her father’s rumbling voice just beyond the screen door. Another male voice spoke back.

Her mother practically thrust her out the door, following close on her heels so Jacqueline could not make a hasty retreat back indoors.

“Ah, Jacqueline, meet Roger Dudley. He just moved nearby. Roger, this is my daughter, Jacqueline.”

She had been expecting someone plain, her mother tended to foist any unsuspecting unmarried man towards Jacqueline. However, Roger was hardly plain at all. He had

slick blond hair and was wearing a dark brown sweater that deepened the brown of his eyes so that they looked nearly

black. He smiled at her and she couldn’t look away. He stretched out a hand and she took it.

“Nice to meet you, Jacqueline.” She nodded.

It took no time at all to fall in love with Roger Dudley.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

gabita123mb: This story kept me up all night and the plot was great. I love how the author keep going with the story even though she was not interested in writing it anymore, but you may think "so as she didn't want to continue with it, it might be bad" Nooo is the complete opposite is such a beautiful book a...

aanniemaazziinnggzz: I love the story itself. I did not regret reading it!

Angela R Smith: I havent been able to stop reading since this morning. I love this book. Cant wait for the update

_B1ankFac3_: It was an interesting read.

portia: This whole series is everything!! Too good

deedpa: Thank you for the Book

wankinoya: I love this book so bad. I like everything in this story except the ending. But overall is good. Keep it up.

ldmiranda: This novel was worth, hot, romantic, and very captivating! Well done!

alice: Ok, so at first I didn't like it and didn't really want to like it either, because I thought it was going to be like all the other sexist-werewolf-arranged-marriage stories, with characters that don't actually have a character or opinion. But this one starts off the way but after only a few chapt...

More Recommendations

Alfi Siswosugito: So much intimate, a little humor, and a happy end! What else could we ask more? Oh, maybe a second story? Hahaha

VictimOfMyFeelings: This story is too amazing. Every single detail is spectacular. The plot is very detailed and well planned. The writing style is powerful and at the same time easy to understand. Not to mention that it is edited and doesn’t have grammar mistakes.

Sarah Kennedy: Couldn't put it down once started reading! Loved it so much ❤ def worth reading and so are her other books as this is the 3rd book of hers I've read and can't wait to read the rest! Very talented indeed

Brittani Nicole Case: Your summary of the story is what got me to read it. You have a way with words and with humor. I didn't really see the strong-willed version of Cordelia. When I think of a strong-willed female character the very first one to pop in my head is Buffy Sommers (There is no stronger-willed female than...

Madeline2911: This is the second time I have this story and I have fallen in love with it all over again. I just can't get enough of your books. They are well written and the plot is developed really well. Please continue writing!

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.