Paper Hearts

Megan believes if she can dream it then she can do it until her story changes unexpectedly.

Growing up, Megan O’Brien believes she can become anything she wants to be, do any job she sets her sights on, and she has never been anything but focussed on her future career as a Gaming Developer.

She falls for handsome Donovan when he transfers in from another school, and then her high aspirations disappear before her eyes when she must consider a decision she never imagined she would ever have to make.

At St. Mary's Home for Unwed Mothers, she meets Marcus and even though cute boys should be the very last thing on her mind, he makes her feel as if she is not such a huge outcast as she thinks she is.

Megan needs to find the strength to triumph over adversity and to make her dreams come true, despite life throwing her a curve-ball in the form of David.

What readers are saying...

★ ★ ★ ★ Good book

Good read, story was cute. Interesting story-line as well. Characters were well written and definitely wanted to see what happens next. ardelongbooklover on January 27, 2020

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Heartwarming and heartbreaking

Megan was forced to face what girls are often left to face alone at a young age when sex is involved. Marcus was supporting his sister with her teenage pregnancy and her decision when he falls for Megan. Sixteen and pregnant Megan decides to keep her baby after much deliberation and support. Real life issues with real life problems and situations. Heartwarming yet heartbreaking at times. Great story. Elizabeth McDaniel on January 3, 2020

★ ★ ★ ★ Quick Read

A story of unforbidden love and the consequences. She finds out she's pregnant and he doesn't care. When she goes to a support group she meets the brother of another girl that is in support and they eventually build a friendship that he hopes will be more. She doesn't think there is room for that, but it has a HEA even with them being so young. fischer on December 16, 2019

★ ★ ★ ★ Good Read

The book is a good teen young adult romance read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good. The story is an enjoyable inspirational romance read. Kimberly on December 12, 2019

★ ★ ★ ★ teenage pregnancy

A novella following a teen girl as she sifts through the terrifying experience of an unplanned pregnancy. There were good characters. It’s tricky navigating those waters and she portrayed the different angles fairly well. Michaela on December 12, 2019

★ ★ ★ ★ Heartwarming, full of emotions and beautifully written.

A very touching story about the teens being pregnant and about all the struggles that come with it. Decisions to be made, choices that sometimes are not ours. Story about importance of family and how it really helps to have loving and understanding parents. Loved this story for its message that no matter what curve-ball life trows at us we can manage to get our dreams come true and find solace and love even if at the beginning we think our life and world just ended. Maria Loch-Bednarczyk on December 7, 2019

★ ★ ★ ★ Wow this one gets you in the ticker and pulls on all the heart strings

Although I can't grasp being young with a bun in the oven (with me being a man and all) I can however total grasp and relate the 'where do i fit in' group, especially when I was at the age these characters were. Lynette grasps normality to the point where to some extent we can all see a tiny slither of Edwina's dad in our own families not to mention the roller coaster of emotion that entails. It was also a nice breath of fresh air to see some good old family value to most notably in Megan's family and the way they sorted the story arc out, again was well done. Not many authors in my experience can pull that off, and make it believable to is a real skill. Well done there girl. The only reason I gave this book a four is this, to my mind this book could easily have been split and spread into a series of its own, if not that then it has the potential for a world of books set around Megan and the characters in orbit around her, so that we could really sink our teeth into each character and arc. But hey that's just one man's opinion. Lynette's work which I have not read before mind, had the same quality in character as published author and in my opinion queen of the YA genre, Jacqueline Wilson with the same power as that of YA's king Melvin Burgess. Miss Ferreira you have defiantly made me a fan and not just of the genre but of you as well. Author Adam C Mitchell on October 14, 2018

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ highly recommended

This one got straight to my heart. I can understand the struggle being young, pregnant and not knowing how it, and I, fit it to the life everyone expected. To see how hard Edwina took her decision made me cry and I wanted to slap her father. Why can’t families rally around in hard times? It would be so much easier. But any decision, when pregnant, is hard to make and everybody has to find what’s right for themselves. But there doesn’t have to be more pressure then there already is. So, it was sweet to see how Megan, her family and, of course, Marcus found a new way that might be just as good as the one she had to give up. An interesting, thought provoking story about love, families and being pregnant as a teen. Alex_K on June 26, 2018