Dear Heart

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Linda Lingle

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Can love survive a forty year separation? Can passion? And what happens to lovers separated for a lifetime? This is the story told in Dear Heart.



Short Summary

Deirdre and Lee carry on a passionate affair until circumstances separate them for a lifetime. On the first anniversary of their parting, an unexpected gift sets in motion a ritual that keeps their love alive.


San Francisco

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Deirdre Elaine Anderson Reid

Age: 76

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sexy, Educated, Gracious, Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Honorable, Perseverance, Romantic, Beautiful, Complex, Seductive,Adventurous,Charming,Engaging,Romantic,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Hartley Albert Rutherford Tate (Lee)

Age: 82

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Engaging, Masculine, Sexy, Adventurous, Faithful, Honorable, Perseverance, Romantic,Adventurous,Masculine,Sexy,Engaging,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Denise

Age: 78

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Blunt, Funny, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Adventurous,Adventurous,Badass,Outspoken,Blunt,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Bill

Age: 70

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Faithful, Honorable, Selfless,Modest,Selfless,Honorable

About The Author

Linda Lingle began writing at a young age and had some early success with her whimsical short stories. Then life intervened and she took a break from writing to build a career in public service. When the storyline for Dear Heart began to crystallize in her mind, it sparked Lingle’s imagination and reignited her enthusiasm for writing. Lingle lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Arthur, and her rescue dog, Sam. She is currently working on a novel about politics and power, shady legal dealings, and simmering passion entitled, Officer Kelly. Linda Lingle can be found on her website: on Facebook: and on Twitter:

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Female leaning,Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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