Treasures of the Heart: Jewels of the Quill Valentine's Day Anthology
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by Jewels Of The Quill
Description: Rediscover the magic and romance of Valentine's Day! Seven Jewels of the Quill authors offer a story featuring a token of love--possibly small, but straight from the heart! A collection of love stories for readers to enjoy on Valentine's Day ... or any day of the year, including: "Heart of Grace" (Angels On Patrol Series) Romantic Comedy/Paranormal by Michele Bardsley. "Desert Rose" romance by Carrie S. Masek. "The Sheriff Takes a Wife" contemporary romance by Nancy Pirri. "The Sting of Love" contemporary humorous romance by Barbara Raffin. "Penelope's Problem" romantic comedy by Julie Skerven. "A Rose For Romeo" contemorary romance by Karen Wiesner. "Heart of Stone" paranormal suspense romance by Karen Woods.
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2006
eBookwise Release Date: February 2006
7 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [368 KB]
Reading time: 239-335 min.
"This was a great selection of stories, all quite different from the next and great fun to read. Very enjoyable. 4 1/2 Hearts!"--Glenda K. Bauerle, The Romance Studio
"Treasures of the Heart is an anthology of stories that will leave readers craving the melting chocolate of romance. 'A Rose for Romeo' by Karen Wiesner: Karen weaves a story to bring renewed warmth to beating hearts. 'The Sheriff Takes a Wife' by Nancy Pirri: Readers will be enchanted by the wonderful mix of characters. 'Penelope's Problem' by Julie Skerven: A fabulous romp with romance. 'Desert Rose' by Carrie S. Masek: This is a story of hope for lonely hearts. 'Heart of Stone' by Karen Woods: A romance story with a twist! 'The Sting of Love' by Barbara Raffin: Another great anthology romance. 'Heart of Grace' by Michele Bardsley: Grace Talbot is a feisty woman with a heart of gold. This story from Michele is pure melting chocolate to the taste buds! Treasures of the Heart is a great romance anthology from Jewels of the Quill authors."--Dakota Wind, Rolling Seas Reviews
"In 'A Rose for Romeo' by Karen Wiesner (3 1/2 hearts), sometimes time can heal old hurts and even keep love alive. It's a quiet romance where the sex is as sweet and quiet as true love can be. With 'A Rose for Romeo', you'll take your own trip down memory lane. And sometimes, home is where your heart can truly be. With 'The Sheriff Takes A Wife' by Nancy Pirri (3 1/2 hearts), you would think that there's bound to be a wedding proposal in it. After struggling through the beginning, there's a lot of sexual tension between the main characters, but it's causally acted on. Overall the story was a good one and deserves the recommendation that 'The Sheriff Takes A Wife' is for anyone who can take love as it comes, and keep it for all it's worth. Once in a while it is nice to read a story that makes you wish that things could be real, like the situation that arises in 'Penelope's Problem' by Julie Skerven (3 stars)... Overall the entire story is a good one... In 'Desert Rose' by Carrie S. Masek (4 hearts), you're heart will break when Rose thinks she's been betrayed by Jack. And you'll want to cry a little when Jack finally realizes how much he needs Rose and her family in his life. If you find amusement in sweet young love, then this is a must read for you. ['Heart of Stone'] was a sweet story of the friendship that is found in love, as well as the strength and kindness that it takes. A mystery tale this is, from the beginning you are drawn into it. Through all the confusion, in 'Heart of Stone' by Karen Woods (3 hearts), you know that there is an underlying anecdote of forgiveness. And forgiveness is what was needed for the closer to be complete. Overall, ['The Sting of Love'] was a good short story. From start to finish, you saw the problem and solution. It couldn't have been better, even if it was longer. A must read for the good laughs you'll have when you read this novella 'The Sting of Love' by Barbara Raffin (4 hearts). Your typical knight in shining armor, that is who Call Mallory is [in 'Heart of Grace']. And Grace is your typical nice, passionate female. These two were destined to fall in love, just how was a different story. In 'Heart of Grace' by Michele Bardsley (4 hearts), you find that some things are preordained and some are just for eternity. 3 1/2 hearts!"--Emerald Nyght, Realms of Love
A Rose for Romeo (Adventures in Amethyst Series) [contemporary romance} by Karen Wiesner (Dame Amethyst): What happens when a nationally renowned sex therapist and author begins to abhor every aspect of her successful occupation? She falls in love, of course. Dr. Melina Rose is sick of discussing, listening to, and writing about sex. She's spent her life avoiding intimacy in her own personal life. After abandoning everything she's worked all her life for, she returns to the small, peaceful town of Amethyst, Wisconsin she grew up in only to discover that everything has changed--everything except her crush on her sister's old boyfriend Scott "Romeo" Romero.
The Sheriff Takes a Wife [contemporary romance} by Nancy Pirri (Dame Sapphire): After arriving home from her last modeling job, twenty-seven year old city woman, Summer Sanders discovers her young sister, Autumn, has left a note that she's moved to Minnesota based on an advertisement in the newspaper: "Harmon Junction, Minnesota is looking for brides." Summer has no choice but to try to stop her sister from making what could be the biggest mistake of her life. Summer's first 'taste' of Harmon Junction is a run-in with the local sheriff, Nathaniel Whitefeather, who immediately issues her a speeding ticket. When he runs her license, he discovers California has revoked her driver's license because of the non-payment of several speeding and parking tickets. The sheriff informs her that he's obliged to place her under arrest until she pays off all of the tickets. Summer finds Nathaniel as infuriating as he is gorgeous, and the sparks fly between them each time they're together. But she has a whole different life waiting for her in Monterey. Can she give up her plans for the sheriff who's determined to get her locked up in his jail--or in his heart?
Penelope's Problem [romantic comedy} by Julie Skerven (Dame Peridot): A carefree, hippy chick in the process of closing her Home Help Agency meets a conservative Assistant District Attorney. He needs a home-helper pronto because his mother is being ejected from her retirement home for instigating a food fight. Mix a matchmaking mother and a crystal ball and what do you have? Penelope's problem.
Desert Rose [romance} by Carrie S. Masek (Dame Topaz): In the winter of 1991, an emotionally scarred young widow is determined not to become romantically involved with anyone, particularly not the sexy Marine sergeant who storms into her convenience store and accuses her of selling booze to his underage men. With the help of her two small children, he persuades her to let love back into her life, only to have Operation Desert Storm threaten to steal it from her forever.
Heart of Stone [paranormal suspense} by Special Guest Jewel Karen Woods: Geologist Katie McCord is being stalked by a person or persons unknown. When threatening deliveries are made to her rock shop, her brother-in-law, the local chief of police, calls in the only man who can help--Katie's estranged husband, Army Ranger, Colonel Steve Moore. The only thing Katie wants more than never to see Steve again is his love. With both Katie and Steve united in the goal of keeping Katie safe, can the two of them survive long enough to work out their problems?
The Sting of Love [contemporary humorous romance} by Barbara Raffin (Dame Jade): Forest Ranger Kelly Jackson has been given the fluff job of babysitting Hollywood's latest action star as he researches his next movie. When Zack Archer doesn't follow her orders and falls into a ground hornets' nest, she figures she can kiss good-bye her chances for advancement in the job she loves. But Zack proves to be a far more genuine article than she expects from a Hollywood action-adventure star.
Heart of Grace (Angels On Patrol Series) [paranormal romantic comedy} by Michele Bardsley (Dame Obsidian): The dream of every heart is love ... Grace Talbot's idea of opening a home for down-on-their-luck expectant mothers is crushed by the cold heart and legal rigmarole of lawyer Cal Malloy. Cal has his own reasons for buying the house and property currently occupied by Grace and several very pregnant women. He may be known in the business world as the Iceman, but when it comes to pretty, defiant Grace, his cool exterior melts away. Little does Cal or Grace know that an angel named Sophie is playing matchmaker ... and when love's on the line, she aims straight for the heart.