Monday, March 26, 2012
Diamond Heart by Ann Mayburn Review!
After catching her no good cheat'n rat bastard ex-fiancé in bed with her best friend, Rowan Belmont leaves the mills and factories of the Midwest to move nearer her sister in San Francisco. After being robbed in Kansas City, she loses the money to complete her journey and she tries to pawn her engagement ring, only to find out that it‘s fake. Alone, broke, and on the edge of giving up, Rowan hopes for a miracle.
Marcel Champlain can't get the beautiful woman he met at the Kansas City hotel out of his mind. When she turns up at his family’s jewelry he knows that God has brought them together. He makes Rowan a job offer: Go with him to Freewill, Wyoming to open a new jewelry store and pose as his wife.
With only three months to convince Rowan that she should become his wife in truth, Marcel intends to show Rowan that no other man on earth will ever love her as much as he does. Their time together may be cut short by when it seems like fate will take Marcel from Rowan all too soon and leave her once again alone in the world.
Diamond Heart is the first book I've read by Ann! I had been told by several people what a great story teller she was and I was not disappointed! Thank you for allowing me to review this wonderful story, Ann!
Diamond Heart is a lovely tale that mixes historical aspects with romance with a hint of French flavor. It really is a great combination and a quick and addicting read! Add in some great characters like the hunky and charming Marcel and the strong, but distressed Rowan and you have one heck of a story. One of the best things about Ann's writing is that she really gets you to connect and feel for these characters!
This story has such amazing descriptions! Of the character's surroundings, the scenery, ect! The intimate scenes were done amazingly! It is a magical story of love overcoming both obstacles and inner turmoil!
Normally I'm not a big fan of short stories because they sometimes leave you feeling that the story was missing something or incomplete, but Diamond Heart left me feeling both happy and completely satisfied! I wouldn't mind reading more about the pair! This story was also quite fascinating! Ann did a good job researching the time period. I usually stick to paranormal romance, but I found myself enjoying this story a lot! I love the beautiful cover! It really goes with the story, even though Marcel isn't a cowboy.
I cannot wait to read more by the wonderful Mrs. Mayburn! Go pick Diamond Heart up! You won't regret it!